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Old 12-25-2013, 04:40 AM
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King Philippe's Christmas Speech 2013 -present

King Philippe did his first Christmas speech yesterday:
King Filip: "Nelson Mandela showed us dialogue and reconciliation can change the world"

He pronounced it completely in the 3 official languages: Dutch, French and German (his father did one in Dutch and one in French and added a German phrase at the end, his uncle did only one half Dutch, half French and a German phrase at the end, I believe)
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:05 AM
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King Philippe's voice is so nice!
Good first christmas speech
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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Very nice indeed to see the king make his first Christmas speach! A vert festive scene with him standing by the tree!
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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The speech is nice. It is great that Belgium accomplished a lot in 2013.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:54 PM
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I love how he's working so hard to include all communities of Belgium, I feel like he truly believes in his job and loves his country genuinely :)
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:46 AM
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Here are a couple of pics of the speech - it was already recorded on December 20.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **


** gettyimages: BEL: King Philippe Of Belgium Delivers His Christmas Address ** belga **
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Lovely message in french. I love this couple, they are nice and serious people.
I remember, i had watched thei wedding, around 15 years ago, Mathilde was very delicate and emotionnated, but i think she became a strong and devoted person. I think she will be a great Queen.
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2nd Christmas speech

article in english: King Filip calls for positive attitude to free up energy

speech in dutch:

speech in french:

speech in german:
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Excellent speech by the King. Politically neutral and non-partisan, as it is appropriate for a constitutional monarch, yet mindful of the current socioeconomic circumstances facing many Belgian citizens.
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And a nice dedication to Fabiola.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:25 PM
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The King's Christmas Speech

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