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Old 10-13-2016, 02:42 PM
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It's great to see Masako attending, and she seems very at ease with Mathilde and Philippe. Also, it is great that the Belgians offered a concert given how fond the imperial family is of classical music!
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It's great to see Masako attending, and she seems very at ease with Mathilde and Philippe. Also, it is great that the Belgians offered a concert given how fond the imperial family of classical music!
Mathilde, who is also a musician herself, shares that trait with the Emperess, so the idea of a concert was a natural choice.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:49 AM
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It's great to see Masako attending, and she seems very at ease with Mathilde and Philippe. Also, it is great that the Belgians offered a concert given how fond the imperial family is of classical music!
In almost all monarchies (and republics) the return-banquet is replaced by a concert, a ballet, an opera or a theatre play. Only so now and then a fullblown white-tie second gala state banquet is still organized, for an example during the State Visit of King Carl XVI Gustaf to Queen Beatrix.

So it is great that the Belgian guests offered a concert, but almost all visiting state guest do so...
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:23 AM
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What lovely photos thi visited provided us with. And how nice that then crown princess was able to attend several parts of the programme. Nice to see princess Takamado again too, who seems to be a delightful lady.

Good to see the queen wearing mostly Dries van Noten. The quality of his clothes is so much higher and the designs are more interesting. Natan's Eduard Vermeulen did join the visit btw.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:15 AM
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He did? That's indeed interesting! Hoping for many Japanese customers it seems..


Here are more pics from today:


** belga gallery: JAPAN ROYALS STATE VISIT DAY 5 **
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:32 AM
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Some photos at Sankei Imperial Weekly #456 and Getty Images gallery of the return event
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:09 AM
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An interesting and busy trip for the Kings! With beuatiful pictures!

https://www.instagram.com/belgianroyalpalace/ …


Queen Mathilde in this state visit in Japan: 5 days, 12 outfits. Chic and Elegant!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuyvFhuWgAAl2Pc.jpg
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More threads about the Queen Consort than the King.
He was handsome with the Collar of greatest Japanese Order.
Our King did also a Jogging with the Crown Prince during their Stay..
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More threads about the Queen Consort than the King.
He was handsome with the Collar of greatest Japanese Order.
Our King did also a Jogging with the Crown Prince during their Stay..
Good to hear he had time to relax with such a busy program.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:17 AM
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A look back on some of the highlights of the visit:


** pm: Mathilde trinque avec Akihito **


** pm: Mathilde veut tout savoir du Yuki-tsumugi ** translation **
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:06 PM
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Place Royale’s coverage of the state visit. There’s a glimpse of Princess Tsuguko at the state banquet at 7:02 in the first video.

JAPON Philippe et Mathilde au pays du soleil levant < RTLTVI

JAPON visite d'état au pays du soleil levant < RTLTVI
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