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Old 10-02-2016, 12:46 PM
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Is that a private purchase or royal transport paid for by the King's public grant ?
I understood the King purchased it, indirectly paid by the Belgian taxpayer (paid from the civil list). Also here the Royal Houses have differences. The northern neighbours (Netherlands) "lease" 35 Audi's from the State Central Procurement Service (which purchases 250 limousines, 55.000 police cars, etc. and obtain firm rebates).
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:47 PM
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Try stopping a teenager LOL
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:38 PM
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It would be interesting to know if the King (or the Royal Court) actually paid full price for the car. Mercedes is a 'Purveyor to the Court' so clearly have a long standing business relationship with the Royal Court and if the car is going to be used for official events it will be seen by a great many people.

Regardless, if the King needs a new car then this is the price. Obviously the car needs to be secure, armoured etc so that costs more. Its not as if he is buying a whole fleet or a new car every month. Personally I don't see the fuss.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:47 PM
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In Belgium the Royals never pay the TVA .(in english ??)
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:56 PM
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In Belgium the Royals never pay the TVA .(in english ??)
VAT - value added tax?
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:06 AM
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Here are some more photos of yesterday's visit to the company 'Noorzee Drones' in Zeebrugge:


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Old 10-15-2016, 05:14 AM
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https://twitter.com/WDehandschutter/...607040?lang=el


"Queen Margrethe, here they come. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium will pay a State Visit to Denmark in the first half of 2017."
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:18 AM
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The King and the Queen decided to pay two State Visits a Year one out of Europe and one in Europe.
In 2017 are planned India and Denmark
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:39 AM
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"So Mathilde practiced for her wedding" a day before

Zo oefende Mathilde voor haar huwelijk | VTM NIEUWS
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:14 AM
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Marathon today in Belgium! King Philippe , princes Gabriel and Emmanuel and the Princess Eleonore!!

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Old 12-18-2016, 10:35 AM
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"So Mathilde practiced for her wedding" a day before

Zo oefende Mathilde voor haar huwelijk | VTM NIEUWS
Where has the time gone? I suspect that Mathilde is the not the only royal bride who has rehearsed for her wedding wearing a "practice train."
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Thank you for sharing these photos. It's nice to see Philippe with Emmanuel and Eleonore at the marathon.
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The Belgian royal family is so elegant, but modern at the same time :) good combination :)
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Clip of today:

Koning Filip loopt mee in Warmathon van Music for Life - Het Nieuwsblad
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:45 PM
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Great seeing the king and three of his kids participate I love how they are traditional when required, but still connect with things like this
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:33 PM
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We saw on vtm Royalty the day before the wedding when Mathilde in an empty Cathedral had to try to walk , to sit, the kneel with her wedding dress. Funny !
Next week very last Royalty !
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How long did they walk/run? Because they do not look as if they did 26 miles.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:35 AM
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How long did they walk/run? Because they do not look as if they did 26 miles.
According to the general info on the Warmathon a particpant can run as many rounds as he or she wants and a round is typically 2.5-3 kilometers, depending on the specific course set by the organisation where you participate
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Here are some more pics of the Warmathon charity run:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** belga gallery **


** lacapitale.be gallery: Le Roi Philippe prend part à un jogging de bienfaisance à Bruxelles **
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:18 PM
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what a nice family event. great that the kids went.
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