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Marengo 06-13-2007 12:31 PM

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to visit Belgium July 12, 2007
 
As posted by Torkel on the Benelux Royals MB

Quote:

According to the website of the Belgian monarchy, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Belgium 12 July to commemorate WWI. They will visit Ypres and the cemetary of Tyne Cot at Passendale.
They will also visit the Pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline at Wavre.

I am surprised that they will visit Belgium in a semi-official vieit when they have not paid a state visit to King Albert, though it is a nice guesture to the few living veterans of WWI.

12/07/2007
Le Roi, La Reine
Cérémonies de commémoration A l'invitation du Roi et de la Reine, Sa Majesté la Reine Elizabeth II et Son Altesse Royale le Duc d'Edinbourgh sont présents en Belgique.
A Ypres et au Cimetière de Tyne Cot à Passendale, ils participent aux cérémonies de commémoration de la Première Guerre Mondiale.
A Wavre, ils visitent l'entreprise GlaxoSmithKline.

BeatrixFan 06-13-2007 12:50 PM

Well this is a suprise. Hopefully we'll see some nice pictures of the Queen with Albert and Paola.

Marengo 06-13-2007 12:54 PM

I believe this will be the 4th time they meet officially since King Albert became King. The previous occassions would have been the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the 50th and 60th remembrances of D-Day (though I am not sure about the 50th one btw).

Marengo 07-03-2007 06:27 AM

As the event is approaching, I wondered if a time sheduele is already revealed, for those who want to see the Queens, King and Duke?

JessRulz 07-03-2007 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 635569)
As the event is approaching, I wondered if a time sheduele is already revealed, for those who want to see the Queens, King and Duke?

No scheudule is up on the British website yet, but the visit is mentioned on HM's calender - and also another event for EIIR on the same day

Kelly 07-10-2007 09:36 PM

This is a surprise. Don't see much of the Queen out in State visits with other royals.

Elspeth 07-11-2007 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 635572)
No scheudule is up on the British website yet, but the visit is mentioned on HM's calender - and also another event for EIIR on the same day

It looks as though this other event is where Prince Charles is deputising for the Queen at an investiture.

Marengo 07-11-2007 08:09 AM

The couple will have lunch with the Belgian King and Queen at the royal palace. After that they will be accompanied by Queen Paola. King Albert II stays at home due to his recent operation.

morhange 07-11-2007 11:34 AM

I hope we see a nice picture with Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth :) Or maybe one with the Queen and Prince Philip with Philippe and Elisabeth. Namesakes!

acdc1 07-11-2007 12:12 PM

That would be pretty cool if we saw the namesakes with each other, although I doubt Queen Elizabeth and the Princess will be photographed together, for some reason.;) I didn't think that the Queen made official state visits to other reigning countries these days.

Avalon 07-11-2007 04:50 PM

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Waterloo station, London, on the Eurostar train on an official engagement to Brussels, Belgium. ----> Picture

inigo 07-11-2007 07:19 PM

Is there a reason why King Albert II has not been made KG (an Extra Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter)? Most European Sovereigns have been honoured in this manner.

Henri M. 07-11-2007 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by inigo (Post 639633)
Is there a reason why King Albert II has not been made KG (an Extra Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter)? Most European Sovereigns have been honoured in this manner.

Usually Her Brittanic Majesty bestows the Order of the Garter in the course of a State Visit. During the Reign of King Albert II, there has not been any State Visit from or to the United Kingdom.

But The Garter was not always bestowed during a State Visit. In 1989 it had pleased Her Brittanic Majesty to bestow the Garter to Queen Beatrix. There was no State Visit (or even an official visit) between the two countries in that year.

LOSSEAN 07-11-2007 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Avalon (Post 639556)
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Waterloo station, London, on the Eurostar train on an official engagement to Brussels, Belgium. ----> Picture

Thank you Avalon for this picture. Her Majesty looks wonderful as usual. I am looking forward to see how this trip unfolds.

Avalon 07-12-2007 02:50 AM

You are welcome LOSSEAN.
One thing I can say about the visit - we are going to see more bright colours from Her Majesty. ;)

JessRulz 07-12-2007 05:53 AM

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Princess Mathilde (2nd L) and Prince Philippe (R) of Belgium welcome British Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (L), at the Meridien hotel in Brussels, Thursday 12 July 2007. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are on a onde day visit to Belgium.

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:flowers:

(Belga)

Marengo 07-12-2007 05:56 AM

Remarkable that HM changed clothes inside the eurolines train .:smile: Both outfits look lovely on her but I especially like the fresh colours of the first one.

tdarlene 07-12-2007 06:00 AM

Brussel Princess Mathilde and Prince Filip (Philippe) welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at the Meridien hotel in Brussels. The British royal couple are on a one-day official visit to Belgium during which they attend commemorations to mark the 90th anniversary of WW I
PPE Agency

royaltylover 07-12-2007 07:52 AM

Queen Elisabeth and prince Philippe are at the Palace with King Albert and Queen Paola I have seen it on the television on the news. Are there any pictures?

lucien 07-12-2007 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by royaltylover (Post 639829)
Queen Elisabeth and prince Philippe are at the Palace with King Albert and Queen Paola I have seen it on the television on the news. Are there any pictures?

Ofcourse!:flowers:

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/Albert Nieboer.


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