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Old 09-18-2017, 03:29 PM
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King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family, General News, Part 2 (Sept. 2017 - present)



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Last weekend the Heritage Days (with this year's theme "Nature in the city") also took place in Brussels. In honour of this occasion King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and the children visited the Sewer Museum in Brussels on September 17:


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Last weekend the Heritage Days (with this year's theme "Nature in the city") also took place in Brussels. In honour of this occasion King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and the children visited the Sewer Museum in Brussels on September 17:


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Lord are they back to the 360px pictures and lack of Facebook/Twitter updates?
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Queen Mathilde represent the King Philippe at the Royal Cremation of King Bhumibol in Thailand on October 26

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Lord are they back to the 360px pictures and lack of Facebook/Twitter updates?
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New Beautiful photo of the King Philippe and Queen Mathilde !!

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Last week was autumn holidays for Belgian Royals. According Place Royale the family spent the holidays at the Castle Ciergnon

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According the Belgian press two state visits for the next year 2018. The March in Canada ant the autumn Portugal!
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Last week was autumn holidays for Belgian Royals. According Place Royale the family spent the holidays at the Castle Ciergnon

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According the Belgian press two state visits for the next year 2018. The March in Canada ant the autumn Portugal!
I thought the couple tend to use the nearby Fenffe castle, that Ciergnon is the getaway for Albert and Paola. Or did they start using Ciergnon when they came to the throne?

Beautiful castle, both of them. Wouldn't mind spending my break there.
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The 6 favorite books of Queen Mathilde

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I thought the couple tend to use the nearby Fenffe castle, that Ciergnon is the getaway for Albert and Paola. Or did they start using Ciergnon when they came to the throne?

Beautiful castle, both of them. Wouldn't mind spending my break there.
By my understanding former King Albert stopped the use of Ciergnon and Fenffe because he is left "poor" after his abdication. He had desavoued the Government for not maintaining certain promises made at the eve of his adbication. It seems he was worried how Queen Paola would be left once he was no more. Anyway, he makes only use of Bélvedère and their villa in Châteauneuf-sur-Grasse. Also his properties in Oostende and Knokke have been sold. Former Queen Paola bought an old vicarage near Fenffe as an alternative to the Château.
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The vicarage was bought long before Albert II's abdication.

I think the real reason why Albert & Paola no longer use Ciergnon, is more practical. Since Albert's abdication they've hardly been in Belgium. They now live in Rome for most part of the year. The other times are spent travelling. I'd say they spend no more than a few weeks a year in Belgium.
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Christmas Card from the Belgian Royal Family! Lovely photo!!

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Queen Mathilde who celebrates her 45th birthday tomorrow already received a delicious-looking birthday cake by Hans Martens, winner of Bake Off Vlaanderen, who brought it to the Palace today:



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A beuatiful picture of a very good-looking family !
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"Bedankt voor uw verjaardagswensen!
Merci pour vos vœux d'anniversaire!
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Here are more photos and two videos of the photosession. It took place in Verbier, Switzerland, today, February 12:


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Thanks Iceflower. It seems that Elisabeth, Gabriel and Emmanuel are all wearing braces.
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Yes, the joys of being a teenager! Emmanuel started wearing them last summer. He was first seen with them at the 'party' (haha) for his grandma's 80th birthday.
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Braces surely are "popular" among royal children/teens nowadays (Alexia uses them now too and Amalia did as well). Elisabeth is using them for a while now, but I didn't know Gabriel started using them too. Never got the experience of using braces, me and my brother always had space in the mouth for all the teeth.

Love the headband on Elisabeth, but since it's snowing, I don't think it was a smart choice, for fashion yes, for the weather no. Love the style of Queen Mathilde, and Gabriel is getting so tall now.
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