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King Philippe, Current Events, Part 1 (July 2013 - Sept. 2017)




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Old 07-22-2013, 03:30 PM
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On his first work day as King, Philippe today, July 22nd, received members of the government and several other officials.



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King Philippe today, August 17, officially attended the European Hockey Championships 2013 in Boom. He was accompanied by Prince Gabriel.



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Old 08-17-2013, 08:32 PM
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Prince Gabriël is so handsome !
I'm so delighted to see the little guy.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:36 PM
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Look at how big Gabriel is growing!

All of Philippe and Mathilde's kids will be taller than average, I think!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:32 AM
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Look at how big Gabriel is growing!

All of Philippe and Mathilde's kids will be taller than average, I think!
well neither Philippe nor Mathilde are exactly short, so of course their children will be above average

a beautiful boy and his handsome father those pics are so cute
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He was already tall when he was born. He is extremely handsome !
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What lovely pictures of King Philippe with his son. Gabriel is extrmely handsome.
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Beautiful boy. Great he got some alone time with dad.It can't be easy with his dads royal duties and being one of four.
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Koning Filip en prins Gabriël bezoeken EK Hockey

Les championnats d'Europe de hockey ont débuté aujourd'hui à Boom

Koning en prins genieten van hockey
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Here is a sweet story about Gabriel at the European Hockey Championships. As Gabriel is playing hockey at the White Star Evere, someone asked Gabriel how many goals he had scored this season and Gabriel hesitated a bit and then answered "42". Philippe knew better and said it had been 72 goals actually whereupon Gabriel replied that he didn't mention the real score because he didn't want to sound pretentious .

What a sweet and modest boy!
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Here is a sweet story about Gabriel at the European Hockey Championships. As Gabriel is playing hockey at the White Star Evere, someone asked Gabriel how many goals he had scored this season and Gabriel hesitated a bit and then answered "42". Philippe knew better and said it had been 72 goals actually whereupon Gabriel replied that he didn't mention the real score because he didn't want to sound pretentious .

What a sweet and modest boy!
And a proud father.
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Is there a source where we can read about this?
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Here is a sweet story about Gabriel at the European Hockey Championships. As Gabriel is playing hockey at the White Star Evere, someone asked Gabriel how many goals he had scored this season and Gabriel hesitated a bit and then answered "42". Philippe knew better and said it had been 72 goals actually whereupon Gabriel replied that he didn't mention the real score because he didn't want to sound pretentious .

What a sweet and modest boy!
Now that's a young man who's been raised right. I'm guessing this is Field Hockey?
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For who's keeping track:
Belgian media report that belgian people's confidence in K.Philippe/Filip has risen from 51% in june (when he was still crownprince) to 69% in august (after becoming King).

Me thinks that's quite a nice thing for him to know...
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I am happy that the confidence is up. As Theo Aronson already wrote in 'The Coburgs from Belgium': The Belgian Coburgs blossom late in life'. It is remarkable that even in Flanders confidence is 60% (in Wallonia it even is 82%).
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I am happy that the confidence is up. As Theo Aronson already wrote in 'The Coburgs from Belgium': The Belgian Coburgs blossom late in life'. It is remarkable that even in Flanders confidence is 60% (in Wallonia it even is 82%).
I think the thing is that Philippe now looks very confident, not as shy as he used to be as Crown Prince and having someone who's as charismatic as Mathilde by his side helps a lot as well.

Also: getting linguistic neutral names for his children and getting them into dutch schools? stroke of genius IMO
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King Philippe and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite attended a concert in honour of the Lithuanian presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels this evening, September 12:


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King Philippe has met with Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo for their weekly meeting in Brussels today, September 16, 2013.




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King Philippe has received the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev in Brussels today, September 18, 2013.



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