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cdm 12-25-2013 05:40 AM

King Philippe's Christmas Speech 2013 -present
King Philippe did his first Christmas speech yesterday:
King Filip: "Nelson Mandela showed us dialogue and reconciliation can change the world"

He pronounced it completely in the 3 official languages: Dutch, French and German (his father did one in Dutch and one in French and added a German phrase at the end, his uncle did only one half Dutch, half French and a German phrase at the end, I believe)

Isabella Park 12-25-2013 07:05 AM

King Philippe's voice is so nice!
Good first christmas speech :clap:

Jacknch 12-25-2013 12:13 PM

Very nice indeed to see the king make his first Christmas speach! A vert festive scene with him standing by the tree!

Al_bina 12-25-2013 01:35 PM

The speech is nice. It is great that Belgium accomplished a lot in 2013.

leidi 12-26-2013 12:54 AM

I love how he's working so hard to include all communities of Belgium, I feel like he truly believes in his job and loves his country genuinely :)

iceflower 12-26-2013 03:46 AM

Here are a couple of pics of the speech - it was already recorded on December 20.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

** gettyimages: BEL: King Philippe Of Belgium Delivers His Christmas Address ** belga **

fandesacs2003 12-26-2013 07:31 AM

Lovely message in french. I love this couple, they are nice and serious people.
I remember, i had watched thei wedding, around 15 years ago, Mathilde was very delicate and emotionnated, but i think she became a strong and devoted person. I think she will be a great Queen.

cdm 12-25-2014 05:51 AM

2nd Christmas speech

article in english: King Filip calls for positive attitude to free up energy

speech in dutch:

speech in french:

speech in german:

Mbruno 12-25-2014 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by cdm (Post 1734310)

Excellent speech by the King. Politically neutral and non-partisan, as it is appropriate for a constitutional monarch, yet mindful of the current socioeconomic circumstances facing many Belgian citizens.

episcogal 12-25-2014 12:01 PM

And a nice dedication to Fabiola.

An Ard Ri 12-26-2014 01:25 PM

The King's Christmas Speech

Belga Image - Editorial

cdm 12-25-2015 07:46 AM

The 2015 Christmas speech

“Zero tolerance for hate preachers”

in dutch
in french
in german

eya 12-25-2015 08:02 AM

It was absolutely natural after the recent tragic events in the Christmas message of the king to emphasize the fight against terrorism.

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