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An Ard Ri 06-28-2013 06:58 AM

What an amazing and highly interesting documentary on the Royal Palace of Brussels!

cdm 07-22-2013 02:44 PM

On their first day on the job, Philippe and Mathilde received their guests in the Palace in Brussels.

The weekly meeting between the King and Prime Minister will also take place there. (The PM can walk from his office to the Palace)
And Minister of Pensions, Alexander De Croo, said that Philippe will be working from the Palace in Brussels. Like his uncle did. Albert used to receive a lot of guests in Laeken.
Philippe and Mathilde seem to want to keep the Castle in Laeken really as their home and go to Brussels to work.

From the 1st of August until the 8th of September, you can visit the Palace.
http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm?id=4843&agendaid=742

amaryllus 07-22-2013 03:00 PM

good choice. you need a place to get away from work.

An Ard Ri 08-14-2013 08:02 AM

Royal Palace opens its doors to the public

Royal Palace opens its doors to the public < Belgian news | Expatica Belgium

*Mara* 12-19-2013 06:13 PM

2 really nice pictures of the christmas tree in front of the royal palace.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...77994143_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...99675561_o.jpg

Jacknch 12-19-2013 08:28 PM

I visited Brussels last weekend for some Christmas shopping and saw the Royal Palace at night just as it is in *Mara*'s photos! It's such a magnificent building and the Christmas tree is enormous - the whole scene is stunning! It was very quiet outside the palace, not many people about so the whole experience was quite surreal.

cepe 12-19-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1627235)
I visited Brussels last weekend for some Christmas shopping and saw the Royal Palace at night just as it is in *Mara*'s photos! It's such a magnificent building and the Christmas tree is enormous - the whole scene is stunning! It was very quiet outside the palace, not many people about so the whole experience was quite surreal.

The first time I "saw" it was in a light fog. We'd got lost and a kind person redirected us. In minutes we were in the crowded Grand Place area (and in a lovely restaurant recommended by same kind person).

It is so close to the hub-bub but is never overwhelmed. I love Brussels and this area.

eya 02-01-2016 11:35 AM

virtual walk in the Royal Palace in Brussels



https://www.facebook.com/BeMonarchie...2769052653395/

The Royal Palace of Brussels will be open to the public from 22 July, with three new exhibitions: almost ready.

See video!
https://www.facebook.com/BeMonarchie...8377456092554/

wyevale 02-01-2016 12:51 PM

Interesting, but sadly rather empty and unfurnished !

MAfan 02-01-2016 01:27 PM

I quite agree, it looks definitely empty and unfurnished. One just hopes that the many other rooms instead are furnished.

An Ard Ri 02-01-2016 01:49 PM

Yes I too was struck at how bare it looked,and also I didn't realise there was a throne room at the palace,which seems to have been set up for a conference.

MAfan 02-01-2016 05:54 PM

I'm not sure if there is an actual throne there, but anyway that's the way the room is called.
IIRC it is used as the location for the concerts hosted by the Royal Family, especially the annual Christmas concert. And of course it was there that King Albert II signed his abdication in 2013.
In the past, it was also used as the location for the civil wedding of Queen Baudouin and Queen Fabiola and also, if I don't mistake, for Queen Albert II and Queen Paola's civil wedding.

Stefan 02-02-2016 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MAfan (Post 1860584)
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In the past, it was also used as the location for the civil wedding of Queen Baudouin and Queen Fabiola and also, if I don't mistake, for Queen Albert II and Queen Paola's civil wedding.


No the Wedding of King Albert and Queen Paola took place in another smaller room. Sometimes also State Banquets are held in the Throne Room.

MAfan 02-02-2016 01:26 PM

Thanks for the correction, I had a vague remembrance about the exact room where it took place and wasn't sure about it.
Instead, did Princess Astrid's civil wedding take place at the Royal Palace as well?

Stefan 02-02-2016 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MAfan (Post 1860746)
Thanks for the correction, I had a vague remembrance about the exact room where it took place and wasn't sure about it.
Instead, did Princess Astrid's civil wedding take place at the Royal Palace as well?

No. Princess Astrid's civil Wedding took place in the Town Hall at the Grand Place ike for her brothers.

An Ard Ri 05-20-2016 06:10 PM

The beautful Le Petit Salon Blanc at the Royal Palace of Brussels,I'm trying to figure out who the 2 portraits are of?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FHirXfEODI...0/s1600/02.jpg

CyrilVladisla 06-08-2016 11:43 PM

The Royal Palace of Brussels is a wonderful place to be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOM29NUnhug

The Hall of Mirrors
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/154911541

The office of King Philippe
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/533505936

An Ard Ri 08-12-2016 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 1910893)
The Royal Palace of Brussels will be open to the public from 22 July, with three new exhibitions: almost ready.

See video!
https://www.facebook.com/BeMonarchie...8377456092554/


Some photos from PPE

PPE Agency

maria-olivia 08-12-2016 07:14 AM

I went into the Royal Palace two weeks ago at 6 pm for a Reception.
If you are in Brussels please go , it is a must , entrance free , and high Security. The Palace is open to the Public until 11 ? of September , closed on Monday and attention last entrance at about 16 pm.
You can buy a lot of postcards , books etc...

maria-olivia 08-12-2016 07:18 AM

Prince Albert and Princess Paola Civil Wedding in the Empire Room of the Royal Palace.

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola Civil Weddding in the Salle du Trone of the RP

Philippe, Astrid and Laurent 's Civil Wedding at the City Hall of Brussels.

King Leopold III and King Albert Ii's Abdication in the Salle du Trône.


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