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iceflower 06-02-2012 03:32 PM

Princess Astrid's 50th Birthday
 
Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.


Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members!

Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **


** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **


** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **


** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **

Esmerelda 06-02-2012 03:44 PM

Where were the Crown Prince family? It's a shame they weren't there.

Blue_ 06-02-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Esmerelda (Post 1423957)
Where were the Crown Prince family? It's a shame they weren't there.

Prince Philippe attended an other event, and princess Mathilde was with the children at school, they were performing at a school spectacle.

stephanievl 06-02-2012 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1423951)
Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.


Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members!

Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **


** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **


** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **


** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **

Lovely pictures.

According to the article princess Mathilde was present at the lunch with her 2 daughters, prince Philippe was abroad and Queen Fabiola was sick.

sheikah deena 06-02-2012 04:22 PM

Sooo Lovely Family Pics , Thank you iceflower :)

stephanievl 06-02-2012 04:26 PM

Movie clip
Prinses Astrid viert vijftigste verjaardag

Lenora 06-03-2012 02:26 AM

Princess Astrid celebrates her 50th birthday in the circle of family.
Noblesse & Royautés » La princesse Astrid de Belgique fête ses 50 ans en famille

IloveCP 06-03-2012 03:00 AM

Lovely photos. Great to see Astrid's children together.

Esmerelda 06-03-2012 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lenora
Princess Astrid celebrates her 50th birthday in the circle of family.
Noblesse & Royautés » La princesse Astrid de Belgique fête ses 50 ans en famille

Thanks for the article. I didn't realize that four of the five kids are studying or living abroad. Must be very quiet for them normally.

stephanievl 06-03-2012 08:50 AM

Prince Philippe was not there since he is in the USA for the Bilderbergconference.
Bilderbergconferentie 2012

Princess Mathilde and her daugters attended the luch.

Marengo 06-03-2012 08:57 AM

It say that Queen Fabiola was unable to attend too, and she felt unwell. The article says that Mathilde did not attend as her children had a celebration at school. Nice to see that Laurent was there too with his family. The princess looks great for her age btw and seems to be one of the most sympathetic people of the family!

Was the lunch after the official photo shoot? I guess a few of her Habsburg and Luxembourg/Liechtenstein relatives may have been there too. A pity that Archduchess Margherita wasn't included in the pictures as she usually is.

dazzling 06-04-2012 05:31 AM

She looks great for her age! Nice to see that most of the family was there, pity the rest couldn't make it.
Any idea why this was celebrated before her actual birthday date?

maria-olivia 06-04-2012 05:42 AM

I think they did a pre-celebration to allow her working children to be there.
She is wonderful and what a smile !
Queen Paola was not in her good days.

iceflower 06-04-2012 08:52 AM

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In addition to the family pics, some really nice official portraits of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have been made:




** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** belga gallery **

auntie 06-04-2012 09:37 AM

I must say, astrid looks better at 50 than at 15, or 25;)

maria-olivia 06-04-2012 11:52 AM

Auntie , you are absolutely right!
The same for Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

iceflower 06-04-2012 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by auntie (Post 1425138)
I must say, astrid looks better at 50 than at 15, or 25;)


I think that's one of the compliments a woman of that age likes best :smile:


Here are the pics without watermarks:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** reuters/daylife **

** presscenter.org: 50ste verjaardag Prinses Astrid van België **

stephanievl 06-04-2012 04:08 PM

I love the new pics of Astrid and Lorenz. The princess looks fabulous.

Noble Consort Ming 06-04-2012 04:44 PM

She looks great. Astrid and Lorenz look like such a sweet couple in the new official pics.

Lina RdC 06-04-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1423951)
Fantastic new pictures of the family were made today, June 2, 2012.
Princess Astrid will be 50 on June 5 and already celebrated her birthday with several family members! Only Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their children were not present.
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 **
** reuters/ap/gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **
** hln.be: Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **
** nieuwsblad.be: FOTOSPECIAL. Prinses Astrid viert 50ste verjaardag **

Still from the family pre-celebrations of Princess Astrid's 50th birthday:
La princesse Astrid fête son 50e anniversaire - L'Avenir (another photo gallery)
Astrid a fêté ses 50 ans en famille (photos) | rue royale (blog entry including two nice high resolution pictures http://blog.soirmag.lesoir.be/rue-ro...372419-015.jpg; http://blog.soirmag.lesoir.be/rue-ro...372419-019.jpg)
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/det...20605_00173082 (video -June 5):flowers:


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