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johann 07-02-2006 01:45 PM

Queen Beatrix and Prince Philippe of Belgium at the 'Schuttersfeest': July 3, 2006
Queen Beatrix and Prince Philippe having a jolly good time together at the Schuttersfeest (shooting match) in Stramproy. (anp)

johann 07-02-2006 01:47 PM

Some more (anp and belga).
And they still keep secret if they met each other yesterday evening in Luxembourg ;-)

johann 07-02-2006 02:01 PM

And the last ones (belga)

Marengo 07-02-2006 02:32 PM

Good to see them together. And HM is wearing two of the three Indonesian brooches (originally intended to be a tiara, a gift from indonisian sultans to Queen Wilhelmina).

They must know each other quite well as Beatrix was very close to the late king Boudouin (almost 2nd father for Phillipe) and Phillipe also attends the Bilderberg conferences regulary (probably on the invitation/suggestion of HM).

Maxie 07-02-2006 04:38 PM

Ha, the OLS! That really is a big event in the regions where I was born almost 30 years ago. :D Great to see Beatrix and Filip together at this joint Dutch-Belgian gathering of good old folklore. Personally, I don't like the Schuttersfeest at all (seen too much of it through the years, I guess) but it's a tradition that should last till the end of days for the tuns of people in Belgian and Dutch Limburg who obviously love it! :p So it's good to have some royal attendance from two countries. Lovely to see how the Queen and the prince really seem to get along!

mandyy 07-02-2006 07:36 PM

Photos from Getty images

soCal girl 07-02-2006 11:10 PM

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More pictures from Bruno Press. Queen Beatrix looks quite lovely! :)

soCal girl 07-02-2006 11:12 PM

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Five more from Bruno Press. There are more images at

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