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stephanievl 11-09-2012 02:19 PM

State visit Poland to Belgium
 
Z.E. Mr Bronislaw KOMOROWSKI, President of Poland and Mvw Anna KOMOROWSKA will pay a state visit to Belgium from 13/11/2012 until 14/11/2012.

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leidi 11-09-2012 02:36 PM

Isn't he distantly related to Mathilde? I thought I read something about that once.

stephanievl 11-09-2012 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 1481853)
Isn't he distantly related to Mathilde? I thought I read something about that once.

That's correct. Komorowski is a cousin of Anne Komorowski, the mother of Princess Mathilde.

Al_bina 11-09-2012 02:53 PM

The state visit from Poland is a great news. I am looking forward to seeing photos from the banquet and various engagements.

stephanievl 11-09-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1481858)
The state visit from Poland is a great news. I am looking forward to seeing photos.

Yes, after the state visit from Hungary in 2008 we now finally have a new state visit in Belgium.

*Mara* 11-10-2012 01:35 PM

That's great news indeed. :smile: For a while I thought Albert had given up on state visits.
It's remarkable that it is a state visit from Poland again. There aren't that many state visits to Belgium and the last state visit from a Polish president to Belgium was only in 2004. Next to diplomatic reasons I could imagine that Mathilde's family ties to Poland play a -albeit very small - role as well. IIRC Mathilde's aunt Rosa Maria Maus de Rolley appeared in a Belgian TV program on the occasion of the Polish EU presidency last year, incl. a meeting between Rosa Maria and President Komorowski.

*Mara* 11-10-2012 01:59 PM

Did a bit of research and last year Mathilde's mother and aunt attended the concert hosted by Komorowski on occasion of the Polish EU Presidency too.
Here's a picture of them, in the left corner (from top to bottom) are Rosa Maria Maus de Rolley, Anne d'Udekem d'Acoz, Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife Anna.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2yz0idh.jpg

iceflower 11-13-2012 10:05 AM

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The Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife have started their two-day official visit to Belgium today, November 13, 2012.

A meeting was held at the royal castle Laeken and some official group pictures were made:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery ** gettyimages **

stephanievl 11-13-2012 10:28 AM

The announcement from the State visit is dissapeared from the agenda.
They replaced it with an audiance and lunch.

Marengo 11-13-2012 12:20 PM

How odd! I guess that means no jewels tonight :sad:.

Al_bina 11-13-2012 12:57 PM

Why? :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: What prompted the changes?

maria-olivia 11-13-2012 02:35 PM

No state Visit since 2008... alas never glittering events in my Country anymore.
I saw pictures of the Lunch and must admit HM the Queen was not glittering at all.....

leidi 11-13-2012 03:42 PM

Wasn't Philippe present? :unsure:

Lina RdC 11-13-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by stephanievl (Post 1481857)
That's correct. Komorowski is a cousin of Anne Komorowski, the mother of Princess Mathilde.

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Originally Posted by *Mara* (Post 1482096)
Did a bit of research and last year Mathilde's mother and aunt attended the concert hosted by Komorowski on occasion of the Polish EU Presidency too. Here's a picture of them, in the left corner (from top to bottom) are Rosa Maria Maus de Rolley, Anne d'Udekem d'Acoz, Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife Anna. http://i50.tinypic.com/2yz0idh.jpg

Crown Princess Mathilde's mother countess Anne d'Udekem d'Acoz was present again at today's official lunch, sitting next to her cousin:
Getty Images - Suchen: 156321664 :flowers:
leidi, I can't believe that you've overlooked these shots from the Getty Images picture gallery above:
http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...hy&p=156321676; Getty Images - Suchen: 156321680 ;)

paola 11-13-2012 08:51 PM

:unsure:Some little voice in me says that this visit is never meant to be anything else than what it has been today. Maybe a not so very in the matter skilled person has made more about it by the way it was placed on the web-site. I was very surprised that it was announced so short before. To me it seems that the web-site is not that accurate anymore as it was before.
So I don’t think that the visit is downgraded, but I think that it is by accident upgraded in the announcement.:confused:

paola 11-13-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1482937)
No state Visit since 2008... alas never glittering events in my Country anymore.
I saw pictures of the Lunch and must admit HM the Queen was not glittering at all.....

Yes, unfortunately. I agree with you.
Let’s face it for a lunch you normally don’t dress with so much glitter and glamour.

I like it very much that Queen Paola seems to like corals. (At least that is what she wears I think)

But viewing the picture I was thinking the same as susan alicia in the QueenPaola'sFashionandStylet hread-

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Originally Posted by susan alicia (Post 1482923)
Is she had her jacket unbuttoned and did not stand with her arms behind her, she would look prettier, more feminine.


I am also not so fond of the outfit of the presidents wife by the way. The dress is ok and the jacket also, but she better wore it “unbuttoned” and the black horizontal bar does not make it nicer i.m.o.

vkrish 11-14-2012 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by *Mara* (Post 1482091)
That's great news indeed. :smile: For a while I thought Albert had given up on state visits.
Next to diplomatic reasons I could imagine that Mathilde's family ties to Poland play a -albeit very small - role as well. IIRC Mathilde's aunt Rosa Maria Maus de Rolley appeared in a Belgian TV program on the occasion of the Polish EU presidency last year, incl. a meeting between Rosa Maria and President Komorowski.

I am sorry to say Mara..Neither King Albert nor Mathilde nor her aunt nor her Polish connections have anything to do with State visits. A State visit is conducted after a thorough diplomatic workup between two nations on as many fronts as possible (strategic,economic,trade,defence etc.). And if things go well, then finally State visit is a very ceremonial thing , to just show the world that we are 'good friends'. It is strictly the discretion of the Foreign ministry and the PM of both the countries, and not at all the wish of the monarch or his daughter-in-law's aunt..:lol:

stephanievl 11-14-2012 05:04 AM

I think it changed in a luch and audiance because in nowadays the government is looking for money for the budget. It wouldn' be appropriate to have a state visit which is a heavy cost.

maria-olivia 11-14-2012 07:29 AM

Lucky they mar wear their tiaras and other jewels for glittering Events at other Royal Courts.
The King and The Queen never go on State Visits abroad anymore. Sad

An Ard Ri 11-14-2012 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1482901)
How odd! I guess that means no jewels tonight :sad:.

Its very odd!

Is it a State Visit or just an Official Visit?


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