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purple_platinum 12-07-2005 06:29 AM

Baptism of Prince Emmanuel - December 10, 2005
 
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium will be baptized at Chapel of Ciergnon.

please post any news & pictures here...

(news from Carlota at GREMB)

ladybelline 12-07-2005 07:38 AM

The godparents will be Countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz, and Grand-Duke Heir of Luxembourg. (source from archivesgotha)

Princess Maxima 12-07-2005 08:01 AM

What???!! I thought the godmother was going to be Máxima

Marengo 12-07-2005 08:04 AM

No, Mathilde is the godmother of Maxima's daughter Alexia.

sara1981 12-07-2005 11:10 AM

have more godparents? like from non-royals but only 2 that it!

purple_platinum 12-07-2005 11:48 AM

well, at least we will see a foreign royals at the baptism (for the 1st time!).
Guillaume will make a great godfather..

Maxie 12-07-2005 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sara1981
have more godparents? like from non-royals but only 2 that it!

I thought it was quite normal in Catholic circles to only have two godparents. Or am I wrong? How many godparents did Gabriel have (as also not being a heir to the throne)?

Marie-Caroline 12-07-2005 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purple_platinum
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium will be baptized at Chapel of Ciergnon.

please post any news & pictures here...

(news from Carlota at GREMB)

I wonder when/where this was announced, by the Palace? I see on the Belgian RF website that Princess Astrid already has an engagement on that day.

Mette2 12-07-2005 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxie
I thought it was quite normal in Catholic circles to only have two godparents. Or am I wrong? How many godparents did Gabriel have (as also not being a heir to the throne)?

That's what I've heard too, and from members of this forum. Gabriel also had two godparents: Mathilde's brother count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz, and baroness Maria Christina von Freyburg, who's related to Philippe.

Can't wait to see pictures from the baptism.:)

kwanfan 12-07-2005 12:52 PM

Thanks for the news. It's exciting to finally have a date for the baptism.

bigheadshirmp 12-07-2005 06:51 PM

is it usual to announce the baptism just a few days b4 it actually take place?

cuz the danish one is around 2-3 months after his birth...the spanish one...not even announced.........any idea?

Emily 12-07-2005 07:28 PM

I don't recall how long in advance we knew of Prince Gabriel's christening. Emmanuelle (sorry, I know I keep hacking up the spelling) is their third child, though, and the other two you mention will be the reigning King/Queen some day so I think that may have something to do with the advance notice of the others.

regardez 12-07-2005 07:35 PM

Thanks for the news of the godparents. Can't wait (it's almost here!) to see new pictures of him and the rest of the family.

kwanfan 12-07-2005 09:16 PM

Do you think Princess Claire will be there?

photofan 12-07-2005 10:55 PM

I can't wait!!! he's soo cute. Is he already one month old? :p

Mette2 12-07-2005 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigheadshirmp
is it usual to announce the baptism just a few days b4 it actually take place?

cuz the danish one is around 2-3 months after his birth...the spanish one...not even announced.........any idea?

As Cathérine pointed out a few days ago in the thread "It's a boy! Emmanuel...." the baptism will be a private ceremony - a family event and not a world event so to speak. Pictures and news clips from the baptism will be released, but one photographer and one camera crew will take care of this. The baptism will not be covered by the entire press corps. Since it's a family event I guess this is the reason why the public is not informed about the baptism months in advance. If I'm way off on this then I apologize:o. This is just my understanding with the two previous baptisms. A Belgian member please correct me if I'm wrong.:o:)

Mette2 12-07-2005 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photofan
I can't wait!!! he's soo cute. Is he already one month old? :p

Emmanuel is already two months old.:) Well, actually two months and four days.;) He was born October 4th. I can't wait to see him again either, and I agree that he is soo cute.:)

purple_platinum 12-08-2005 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marie-Caroline
I wonder when/where this was announced, by the Palace? I see on the Belgian RF website that Princess Astrid already has an engagement on that day.

i don't recall Princess Astrid ever attending a belgian christening, i might be wrong, she might attended Elisabeth's since Amedeo is the princess' godfather. but yes, it is a private family baptism thus, it might not appear on the RF agenda.

Hannelore 12-08-2005 03:44 AM

Astrid (and her entire family) was present at the christening of Elisabeth and Gabriel (the Luxemburg RF was ther too), and at the baptism of Louise (daughter of Laurent & Claire).

purple_platinum 12-08-2005 04:12 AM

ooo... i'm sorry Hannelore, i guess i've missed her photos.
if that's the case, then i hope she and the rest of her family, and also the king, queen, laurent & his family attend this baptism as well.
we'll have to wait & see..


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