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Alexandria 10-14-2004 08:13 PM

Queen Paola: Picture Thread Part Three
 
Welcome to the second thread of pictures for the lovely Queen Paola.

You can find the first thread here, chock full of wonderful pictures.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1577&page=1&pp=20

:)

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 04:53 AM

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Some more pictures of the afternoon at the castle of Laeken Paola organized for sick children, a few weeks ago.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 07:26 AM

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Paola and Fabiola

Hannelore 10-20-2004 04:17 AM

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Paola as a young princess with her dog

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 10:24 AM

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1.Paola with Philippe
2. with baby Laurent

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 10:33 AM

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More Paola pictures

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 10:35 AM

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1. Albert and Paola with a wedding picture of their daughter Astrid and Lorenz.
2. Queen Paola and empress Michiko of Japan.

3. In Amsterdam, 2002.

4. with Albert

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-21-2004 08:29 AM

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More pictures scanned by Chris

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-23-2004 10:29 AM

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1. with Grace of Monaco
2. In 1965, at the funeral of queen Elisabeth of the Belgians
3. with lord Snowdon
4. with president Pompidou
5. state visit of queen Elizabeth II to Belgium

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-23-2004 10:35 AM

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IN 1978, prince Philippe was a student at the Belgian royal military academy. Paola and Albert were present at the annual ball of the school.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-24-2004 07:17 AM

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1. with mother Theresa

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-24-2004 07:39 AM

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1. with empress Farah Diba of Iran

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-24-2004 08:06 AM

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In the seventies Paola posed for a photo shoot of Lord Lichfield, a relative of queen Elizabeth. The result is very glamorous, but caused also a stirr in Belgium, not yet quite used to such photos...

Hannelore 10-24-2004 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
In the seventies Paola posed for a photo shoot of Lord Litchfield, a relative of queen Elizabeth. The result is very glamorous, but caused also a sturr in Belgium, not yet quite used to such photos...

These kind of remind me of the photos Olivier Polet made now of Filip and Mathilde.

They're wonderful.

Regina 10-26-2004 01:34 PM

Cathérine, thank you so much for the pics of Paola!! Sh was very pretty and elegant, she's one of my favorit Queens!!

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-08-2004 01:05 PM

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Here's some more. Scanned by chris, from old Point de Vues (1960-1968)

Hannelore 11-09-2004 07:37 AM

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Thanks Catherine and Chris !!

1. Here's another one from the young and glamorous family

2. Albert and Paola at one of their joyeuse entrées

Hannelore 11-09-2004 08:01 AM

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Albert and Paola as a young couple

Hannelore 11-09-2004 10:54 AM

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More Paola pics, from ANP

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-09-2004 01:18 PM

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1. Paola before her marriage, at her apartment in Rome.

5,6,7. At the wedding of Baudouin and Fabiola.

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-09-2004 01:25 PM

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1,2: in 1960

GrandDuchess 11-09-2004 05:31 PM

Thank you all so much for posting these beautiful pictures of Queen Paola! What a remarkable personality she is, and these pictures are all great!

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-10-2004 01:02 PM

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pictures from old magazines

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-11-2004 03:49 PM

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1,2: 1959, in Italy

6: 1979

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-12-2004 07:40 AM

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photos from ANP and scans from old magazines.

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-12-2004 11:56 AM

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3. with princess Beatrix

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-12-2004 12:03 PM

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last photo: with her mother

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-12-2004 12:08 PM

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3: pregnant with Astrid

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-13-2004 08:41 AM

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Some more Paola scans from Chris

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 05:48 AM

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1. Bringing Astrid to school
4. At the enthronement of Henri of Luxemburg.

ally_cooper 11-14-2004 05:54 AM

Wow! Princes Astrid looks a lot like she...

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 05:58 AM

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Wow! Princes Astrid looks a lot like she...

I think so too, the older Astrid gets, the more she looks like her mother.

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 12:24 PM

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More Paola pics from Chris...

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 01:18 PM

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Paola.......

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-15-2004 02:49 AM

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photos scanned by Chris

KSDiva 11-16-2004 12:13 PM

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photos scanned by Chris

Wow, I hope I age that well...Question from the newbie though...what is a joyous entres?

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-16-2004 12:29 PM

Here' some info


This is a very old tradition, which goes back to the 14th century, when the actual Belgium was part of a bigger realm, under the power of the dukes of Burgundy.
In 1356, the reigning monarch came to Brabant to swear the oath on the charter of the 'Joyeuse Entrée' which recognised the rights and privileges of his subjects.

This text became one of the sources of the Belgian constitution in 1831.

Untill 1792 all reigning princes (Spaniards, and later Austrians, who dominated the territory which is now Belgium) sweared the oath on this text.

All kings of the Belgians, are being welcomed in an official way in the capitals of the Belgian provinces and the most important cities, since 1831.

The tradition of a crownprincely couple also making these visits has been introduced in 1900, by prince Albert and princess Elisabeth.

micas 11-16-2004 04:21 PM

She is so beutiful and have such a great setyl.
Ost more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-17-2004 09:10 AM

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2. Looking at fabrics for Astrid's wedding dress
4. State visit of queen Juliana to Belgium, 1960.
7,8. State visit of queen Elizabeth to Belgium, 1966.

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-17-2004 09:15 AM

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2. with Laurent at the ball of the royal military acadeny, where he was a student.

7. Expecting Astrid

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-17-2004 09:19 AM

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Stylish Paola

Duke of Lippe-Saalfeld 11-18-2004 09:22 AM

Defenitly, Paola is maybe one of the most beautiful royals ever... she fits in the list of Beautiful woman of the 60's next to Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale etc.

And she is 67 by now, and still such a beautiful woman

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-25-2004 03:08 AM

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Paola about 10 years ago

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-29-2004 12:04 PM

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A few more lovely photos of Paola (courtesy Chris :))

pdas1201 11-29-2004 09:37 PM

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Caricatures of Queen Paola and King Albert

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-30-2004 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by pdas1201
Caricatures of Queen Paola and King Albert

I woudn't have recognized Paola, but Albert's is quite good.

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-02-2004 05:07 AM

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Paola at the child focus conference

Hannelore 12-02-2004 12:55 PM

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Paola in Hasselt

Emily 12-02-2004 02:03 PM

How old is the Queen?

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-02-2004 02:38 PM

she's 67.

She was born on 11th September 1937.

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-02-2004 02:54 PM

here's some more info from the site of the Belgian monarchy.

http://www.monarchie.be/images/members/paola_cv2.jpg

Queen Paola was born Princess Ruffo di Calabria, on 11 September 1937, at Forte del Marmi in Italy. She is the youngest of seven children of Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, a First World War flying ace, and Countess Luisa Gazelli. Her grandmother on her father's side, Laure Mosselman du Chenoy, was Belgian.

The Queen spent her entire youth in Rome, where she completed her classical secondary education in Latin and Greek.

She married Prince Albert of Belgium on 2 July 1959. The couple have three children: Prince Philippe (born on 15 April 1960), Princess Astrid (born on 5 June 1962) and Prince Laurent (born on 19 October 1963).

The Constitution did not provide for any particular official role for the Queen. Nevertheless, Belgian queens have always played a role in the public life of the country. So the Queen assists the King in carrying out his functions as Head of State: many visits to institutions, contacts with the population, ceremonies in Belgium and abroad, State visits, audiences with representatives of various groups in society and many cultural and social activities.

Apart from her activities in the company of the King, the Queen also devotes time to topics that are close to her heart, mainly in the social and cultural sphere.

Social activities

http://www.monarchie.be/images/members/paola_cv1.jpg

Through her Social Secretariat and the Queen's Charities , she aids citizens in distress, who appeal to her as a last resort. The Social Secretariat of the Queen answers the many letters from people in difficulties.

On her own initiative or by invitation, she regularly visits social institutions or medical centres throughout the country. Through these contacts, she remains informed about the needs and concerns of the population.

In the social sphere, the Queen pays particular attention to improving the living conditions of children and young people. The Queen Paola Foundation , which was founded in 1992, provides practical assistance to young people in distress. In April 2002, the Queen was made Honorary President of Child Focus, the charity which searches for children who have disappeared, combats sexual abuse and helps the parents concerned. The Queen provides practical support to the activities of these organisations, including via her international contacts.

Queen Paola has a particular interest in education. The Queen Paola Foundation decided to support interesting initiatives in this field, by awarding the Queen Paola Education Prize each year. The Queen regularly visits schools of every level and every orientation, throughout the country.

Cultural activities

http://www.monarchie.be/images/members/paola_cv3.jpg

In the cultural sphere, the Queen is particularly interested in the protection and conservation of our cultural heritage, the development and preservation of crafts and all forms of contemporary art.

The Queen takes an interest in new and traditional crafts. She pays regular visits to artisans and encourages the exercise and teaching of craft professions. She takes a keen interest in the alteration and restoration of royal residences and the design and upkeep of their grounds.

The Queen is in constant contact with artistic circles and regularly supports major exhibitions or artistic performances both in Belgium and abroad by her presence or via High Patronage. On the initiative of the Queen, contemporary artists have had the opportunity to design and make original works within the Palace of Brussels.

Leisure activities

The Queen especially loves nature and takes a personal interest in the arrangement of the gardens of the royal estates. Apart from gardening, the Queen likes to spend her leisure time with her children and grandchildren. Interior decoration, reading, music, long walks in the forest with the King, skiing and yachting all provide greatly appreciated opportunities to relax.

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-07-2004 01:57 AM

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One more of young Paola with a bag from Delvaux

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-11-2004 11:13 AM

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pictures scanned by Chris :)

sol_anglada 12-12-2004 01:07 PM

Beauty
 
Really Her Majesty Queen Paola was, and is, very beautiful, she had, and has, a natural beauty.
Sol

sandee 12-12-2004 11:49 PM

Queen Paola is such a glamorous lady! Does anybody know if the queen is of any other descent other than italian? Or is she of 100% italian descent? I am just curious to know. Thankyou:)

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-13-2004 04:18 AM

I know her grandmother was Belgian (Laura Mosselman du Chenoy).

Here's some of her genealogy:

http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/ruffo.html

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-13-2004 04:24 AM

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some more....

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-13-2004 04:35 AM

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and some more

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-13-2004 04:45 AM

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some more photos from old magazines

sol_anglada 12-13-2004 02:15 PM

Good
 
Congratulations for this pictures !!!

ally_cooper 12-13-2004 03:47 PM

Thanks for the pics!

Regina 12-13-2004 06:30 PM

Once again, Thank you Cathérine! :)

Gabriella 12-13-2004 09:07 PM

great pictures Cathérine! Paola really was stunning when she was younger. In one of the pictures in the last set, you really can see the resembelence between her and Astrid.

sandee 12-13-2004 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
I know her grandmother was Belgian (Laura Mosselman du Chenoy).

Here's some of her genealogy:

http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/ruffo.html

Thankyou very much Cathérine.

Emily 12-14-2004 09:20 AM

Catherine, As always you are a treasure trove of information on the Belgian Royal Family and I greatly appreciate your sharing!

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-14-2004 02:30 PM

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You're all very welcome :)

Its also thanks to Chris of course, who has a fabulous collection of Paola pictures, and who's been sending so many to me so I can post them here! :)

Here are some more of Paola with her children.

Alexandria 12-14-2004 03:54 PM

Thanks Catherine (and Chris!) for all these sweet pictures of Paola with her young children. She seems like quite the doting mom.

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-15-2004 12:45 PM

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Paola with philippe

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-16-2004 02:46 PM

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more Paola........

Hannelore 12-22-2004 10:21 AM

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On December 18th, 2004, Paola, Astrid, Mathilde and Claire were present at the family info day of the Belgian military. It was a family day for the wives and children of Belgian soldiers who are on mission in the Balkans and in Afghanistan.

Hannelore 12-22-2004 10:26 AM

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more photos...........

sol_anglada 12-28-2004 04:10 PM

Birth
 
Do you know when Her Majesty Queen Paola was born? She was and she is very beautiful !!

micas 12-28-2004 04:23 PM

Yes, Queen Paola is a very beutiful lady!

Hannelore 12-29-2004 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by sol_anglada
Do you know when Her Majesty Queen Paola was born? She was and she is very beautiful !!

you can find her biography in this thread.

Amilia 12-29-2004 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by sol_anglada
Do you know when Her Majesty Queen Paola was born? She was and she is very beautiful !!

She was born on 11 september ?1935?

ally_cooper 12-29-2004 08:40 AM

Actually she was born in 1937. But yes, she born on september 11.

Amilia 12-29-2004 08:48 AM

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Actually she was born in 1937. But yes, she born on september 11.

Ooh , thank you :-)

That means that she 's now 67

I think she looks good for that age :-)

sol_anglada 12-29-2004 04:16 PM

Thanks
 
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Ooh , thank you :-)

That means that she 's now 67

I think she looks good for that age :-)

Thanks, she keeps her beauty .... she's a smart queen !!

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-04-2005 07:51 AM

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old and new photos

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-06-2005 10:32 AM

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Paola at the baptism of her daughter Astrid in 1962

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-06-2005 10:34 AM

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Albert and Paola

sol_anglada 01-07-2005 02:20 PM

Prince and Princess
 
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Albert and Paola

Really they are a very good couple.

elenaris 01-07-2005 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
and some more

In some of the pictures of the 70's you can see that Paola and Albert did not get along very well together... it is when Albert has a lot of affairs ans one lillegitimate child...

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-08-2005 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by elenaris
In some of the pictures of the 70's you can see that Paola and Albert did not get along very well together... it is when Albert has a lot of affairs ans one lillegitimate child...

They both had someone else (not a lot of affairs). But unlike so many couples who split up, they found each other again.

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-08-2005 06:45 AM

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Some more Paola and Albert...

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-08-2005 09:49 AM

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a few more of young Paola

sol_anglada 01-09-2005 12:39 PM

I see I was wrong
 
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They both had someone else (not a lot of affairs). But unlike so many couples who split up, they found each other again.

Well, it's clear I was wrong, I had no idea about this problems between them. However, itseems that they have reached to overcome them, so they deseerve our congratulations

sol_anglada 01-30-2005 12:44 PM

Question
 
Nobody is interested in this Forum? I miss old pictures of this beautiful Queen!!

Regina 01-30-2005 04:31 PM

I miss it too... :(

sol_anglada 01-31-2005 04:19 PM

To all friend of the Belgian royal family
 
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I miss it too... :(

We encourage you to post more pictures of the lovely and charm Queen and Princess Paola

Cathérine Bergeyck 02-01-2005 04:35 AM

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Here you go...

Regina 02-01-2005 04:41 AM

Thank you Cathérine!! :)

sol_anglada 02-01-2005 11:23 AM

Thanks
 
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Here you go...

Thanks Catherine, this pics are soberbious, marvellous, great, thanks for allowing to share this pics with us.
Sol

sol_anglada 02-08-2005 04:32 PM

Your opinion
 
At the photo gallery section there is a picture of Her Majesty. She looks very beautiful, as usual, but I want to know your opinion about the fact that in spite of wearing a nice skirt she is showing her legs .... For me is dfficult to understand this but I don't know if you consider it normal, maybe you consider it very usual.

Cathérine Bergeyck 02-09-2005 11:04 AM

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Paola with her children

sol_anglada 02-11-2005 01:35 PM

Princess Paola
 
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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
Paola with her children

I didin't know too much about the Princess, she was really beautiful.

Danielle 02-11-2005 05:09 PM

Thank you Cathérine. They are very beautiful photos of Paola; the last photo is very touching.

Cathérine Bergeyck 02-13-2005 07:31 AM

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Here are some photos of Paola (and Albert) with prince Philippe, their eldest child.

1. Paola and her mother with prince Philippe

sol_anglada 02-23-2005 05:06 PM

Good pctures
 
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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
Here are some photos of Paola (and Albert) with prince Philippe, their eldest child.

1. Paola and her mother with prince Philippe

Hello Heir pressumptive Catherine, thanks for this pictures !!

HMQueenElizabethII 02-25-2005 12:34 AM

An elegant Queen!Thanks for pics.


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