The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 12-22-2014, 03:48 PM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 4,379
MAfan, King Albert II 's Speeches were recorded the day before .
__________________

  #122  
Old 12-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: xxx, Antarctica
Posts: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
MAfan, King Albert II 's Speeches were recorded the day before .
King Albert also recorded speeches a good few days before christmas. I recall newspaper reports of him holidaying in France or Italy a few days before christmas and there it was mentionend that the speech was recorded already.
Same situation in The Netherlands btw. Willem Alexander also recorded the speech before he travelled to Argentina.

The holiday in Bali is said to be a 15th wedding anniversary gift.
__________________

  #123  
Old 12-22-2014, 04:35 PM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 593
Quote:
Originally Posted by *Mara* View Post
King Albert also recorded speeches a good few days before christmas. I recall newspaper reports of him holidaying in France or Italy a few days before christmas and there it was mentionend that the speech was recorded already.
Same situation in The Netherlands btw. Willem Alexander also recorded the speech before he travelled to Argentina.

The holiday in Bali is said to be a 15th wedding anniversary gift.
And remember that they barely got holidays during the summer due to the government formation...
  #124  
Old 12-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Juliette2's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 257
As if Presidents of Republics wouldn't cost money to taxpayers...! I feel sorry for many Royal Families: they are navigating is such difficult situations (relatively speaking of course!).

I feel sorry for Elisabeth having to travel for such a long distance by herself, but I am sure she has a great relationship with her bodyguard! And maybe there were other staff members with her.

As far as the union complaining, well, I am sure that those who spend Christmas in Indonesia will be well compensated and their vacation time rescheduled. It is obvious that the plane and its crew should remain ready at all times close by to fly the family back in case of necessity. I bet some members of the crew asked to go! Ten days in Indonesia just waiting? I think there are much worse options as it has been wisely said.

About the documentary, I feel ambivalent. I loved seeing the family outside public appearances; on the other hand, they looked uncomfortable and somewhat unnatural in most segments. To me that is proof of how private, shy and sensitive they are but I am sure others will criticize them as phony or weak.

With regard to Queen Mathilde's lack of knowledge of history, I was certainly surprised to see that she doesn't know how to read Roman numerals! Really?
Regardless, I loved watching the documentary: they are a beautiful, sensitive family! And certainly in love. Who can even suggest an arranged marriage?? Believe me, I doubt you would have four children if your marriage were arranged!
  #125  
Old 12-24-2014, 07:39 AM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 593
The Royal Family wishes us all Happy Holidays :)

https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/stat...18679115612160

Beautiful picture, I love what Elisabeth is wearing :)
  #126  
Old 12-24-2014, 07:56 AM
Blog Real's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 1,827
__________________
Acclamation Manuel II of Portugal: 6 May 1908
  #127  
Old 12-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,386
Quote:
feel sorry for Elisabeth having to travel for such a long distance by herself, but I am sure she has a great relationship with her bodyguard! And maybe there were other staff members with her.
At her age, she is almost certainly loving it without little brothers and sister pestering or teasing or just in her business and Mom and dad looking over her shoulder. Feeling like a 'grown' person instead of a little kid is so important at 13.
  #128  
Old 12-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Princess Xenia's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., United States
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by leidi View Post
The Royal Family wishes us all Happy Holidays :)

https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/stat...18679115612160

Beautiful picture, I love what Elisabeth is wearing :)


So glad to see Eléonore's happy smile, beautiful picture , lovely family
  #129  
Old 12-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blog Real View Post
King Philippe's Christmas message can be also heard in Dutch, see

  #130  
Old 12-24-2014, 10:55 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 4,379
I worked the whole day in this rainy and windy weather ang knowing the King and his family are in Bali and that we have to pay his private flight and al its costs .. I won't listen the King's Speach . Na!
  #131  
Old 12-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: xxx, Antarctica
Posts: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
I worked the whole day in this rainy and windy weather ang knowing the King and his family are in Bali and that we have to pay his private flight and al its costs .. I won't listen the King's Speach . Na!
So you didn't listen to Albert's christmas speeches either?

Merry christmas everybody!
  #132  
Old 12-24-2014, 11:38 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
I worked the whole day in this rainy and windy weather ang knowing the King and his family are in Bali and that we have to pay his private flight and al its costs .. I won't listen the King's Speach . Na!
I wonder if president Obama pays from his pocket when he flies to Hawaii on Air Force One for his family vacation. Or if he pays for his security detail while on vacation.
  #133  
Old 12-24-2014, 01:21 PM
MarNoe's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Utah, United States
Posts: 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
I wonder if president Obama pays from his pocket when he flies to Hawaii on Air Force One for his family vacation. Or if he pays for his security detail while on vacation.
You're joking surely! It's a scandal the number of vacations that man and his family have taken at taxpayer expense!
  #134  
Old 12-24-2014, 03:36 PM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 593
New family photoshoot:

La Monarchie belge: Accueil - Actualités - Photos - Photos de famille - Leurs Majestés le Roi et la Reine et Leurs enfants (décembre 2014)

They look as if they were taken straight away from a model catalog, what a good looking family!
  #135  
Old 12-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Juliette2's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
I wonder if president Obama pays from his pocket when he flies to Hawaii on Air Force One for his family vacation. Or if he pays for his security detail while on vacation.
Of course he doesn't! And as MarNoe was saying, the expenses for his vacations have been highly criticized, but we're getting OT ...

I LOVE the picture the RF posted. Beautiful as always, and can I just add that Princess Elisabeth looks very sweet and I'm so glad she's not acting/dressing/posing as someone older than her age. She's a young 13 y.o. and I love that she doesn't feel pressured to act differently (believe it or not in other forums she's criticized for dressing like a child... and not grown-up enough! ). Her mom is a great role model.
  #136  
Old 12-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Juliette2's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by leidi View Post
New family photoshoot:

La Monarchie belge: Accueil - Actualités - Photos - Photos de famille - Leurs Majestés le Roi et la Reine et Leurs enfants (décembre 2014)

They look as if they were taken straight away from a model catalog, what a good looking family!
Gorgeous!! Thanks!
  #137  
Old 12-25-2014, 12:37 AM
Princess Xenia's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., United States
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by leidi View Post
New family photoshoot:

La Monarchie belge: Accueil - Actualités - Photos - Photos de famille - Leurs Majestés le Roi et la Reine et Leurs enfants (décembre 2014)

They look as if they were taken straight away from a model catalog, what a good looking family!

Thanks so much for posting these beautiful pictures.

I wonder if the Belgian Royal palace knows anything about HD camera?!!!!
  #138  
Old 12-25-2014, 12:45 AM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 593
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Xenia View Post
Thanks so much for posting these beautiful pictures.

I wonder if the Belgian Royal palace knows anything about HD camera?!!!!
MTE, sometimes the pics in the official Twitter are frustrating like 260px or something.

These should have been released in HQ but I guess one could find them in that quality in a photoagency somewhere
  #139  
Old 12-25-2014, 04:12 AM
Princess Xenia's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., United States
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by leidi View Post
MTE, sometimes the pics in the official Twitter are frustrating like 260px or something.



These should have been released in HQ but I guess one could find them in that quality in a photoagency somewhere

Yeah, it's very bad, such beautiful pictures and no decent quality

Gabriel is becoming more handsome day by day, too bad our ages don't match, too bad
  #140  
Old 12-25-2014, 04:56 AM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 593
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Xenia View Post
Yeah, it's very bad, such beautiful pictures and no decent quality

Gabriel is becoming more handsome day by day, too bad our ages don't match, too bad
In my opinion, the four of them as a group are the most beautiful royal children of this generation, a perfect combination of their parents' looks (and is not a wonder, considering how good looking the King and Queen are).

Eleonore might end up being more "stereotypically" beautiful than her sister but I find Elisabeth quite interesting to say so, like an old painting, her features have a lot of character, does that even make sense?
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
king philippe, queen mathilde


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Current Events, Part 2 (Sept. 2017 - present) Marengo King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family 4 10-19-2017 10:59 AM
King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family, General News, Part 2 (Sept. 2017 - present) Marengo King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family 4 10-10-2017 06:51 AM
King Philippe, Current Events, Part 1 (July 2013 - Sept. 2017) MAfan King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family 392 09-21-2017 04:07 PM
King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Family, General News Part 1: August 2014 - Sept. 2017 An Ard Ri King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 430 09-20-2017 06:27 PM
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Current Events, Part 1 (July 2013 - Sept. 2017) MAfan King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family 407 09-18-2017 02:29 PM




Popular Tags
best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill cristina crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark fashion poll general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hereditary prince alois infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week pierre casiraghi prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince nicholas prince oscar princess claire of luxembourg princess diana lady spencer princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess mary casual style princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia question rohan romania spanish state visit to japan state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises