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Old 07-11-2015, 11:21 AM
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Summer Photo session in Pairi Daiza, Bluglette- July 11, 2015

Philippe, Mathilde and the childern visited the zoo 'pairi Daiza' in Buglette.

First pics from twitter:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJon6idVAAEf_ZV.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJon-13WwAA4be_.jpg
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:23 AM
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They came very early in the Morning when the zoo is closed for the public.

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Old 07-11-2015, 11:27 AM
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Thank you for the first pictures. I'm loving Elisabeth look! I hope we'll get better pictures soon.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:40 AM
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Beatiful pictures and beautiful family. I like every year choosing interesting places for the summer photo session.
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:44 PM
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Great pictures of a lovely family. Princess Elisabeth's dress looks very nice.
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:19 PM
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More pictures:
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It's hard to find some with good quality.
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:30 PM
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Pictures from Belga
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:47 PM
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:12 PM
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Better quality pictures:
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:26 PM
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They look like any other teens and preteens cajoled into a family pose
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:07 PM
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Lovely photos of the King ,Queen and their children at the Zoo visit!
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Emmanuel is such a curious child, I have noticed he always asks a lot of questions in these kind of visits

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Old 07-11-2015, 05:36 PM
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They are speaking french ; I don't know if at other moments they spoke dutch?
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:53 PM
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They are speaking french ; I don't know if at other moments they spoke dutch?
They were speaking Dutch last year in the Sea Life visit, I think the kids speak the language of the regions they go to.
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I believe the King and the Queen have arranged it so that the children go to Dutch-speaking schools and as counterbalance French is the language at home. The Dutch language of Princess Elisabeth (and I assume her siblings) seem better than the French language, and that is an unicum in the history of the Belgian royal family. Princess Elisabeth needed remedial teaching on French, to improve her writing. Source.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:17 PM
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Emmanuel is such a curious child, I have noticed he always asks a lot of questions in these kind of visits

La famille royale Ã* la rencontre des pandas Ã* Pairi Daiza - Vidéo - RTL Vidéos
Prince Emmanuel goes to a special school for children with dyslexia, dyscalculis and/or dyspraxis. He looks like a sensitive young man with a great interest in things, a hunger for knowledge but maybe needs intensive training to cope with all the overwhelming information his brains and his senses have to filter.
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I believe the King and the Queen have arranged it so that the children go to Dutch-speaking schools and as counterbalance French is the language at home. The Dutch language of Princess Elisabeth (and I assume her siblings) seem better than the French language, and that is an unicum in the history of the Belgian royal family. Princess Elisabeth needed remedial teaching on French, to improve her writing. Source.
I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to French, but did you notice any particular mistake they made while speaking?
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Emmanuel is such a curious child, I have noticed he always asks a lot of questions in these kind of visits

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Prince Emmanuel seems to be enjoying the zoo. Prince Gabriel looks bored and like he didn't want to be there.
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At some point a young teen wants to be anywhere else but a family trip with mom and dad and pesky siblings. Totally normal.
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