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King Albert II and Queen Paola - Current events part 4 - (July 2013 - current)



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The League of Strong Women: Queen Paola of Belgium| Spletnik.ru
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:42 AM
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King Albert II and Queen Paola are vacationing in Northern Italy, in the area of Veneto. Apparently they are using a rented car and travel to see various cathedrals and monuments, among them the lovely villla rotonda by Palladio. The trip was a birthday present of Albert II to his wife.

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Albert en Paola duiken op in Italië - HLN.be
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Albert's and Paola's phone calls monitored by King Boudewijn < Belgian news | Expatica Belgium
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Paola underwent surgery: Queen Paola "doing well" after operation
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:51 AM
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Oh dear, Stasi-practices by the near-saint king.... I wonder what he did with the information.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:36 AM
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According to HLN King Albert is staying by her side in the hospital. Princess Astrid underwent surgery for a simular thing two years ago.

Albert wijkt niet van Paola's zijde na operatie - HLN.be
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:32 PM
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Thank you guys for posting the article about Queen Paola's surgery.
Glad to know that she is doing well.
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King Albert attended the Land of the Future Award of the Queen Paola Foundation at the Palais des Academies in Brussels today, October 16. The prize is given in collaboration with the Dirk Frimout Foundation and aims to encourage technical, professional, artistic and specialized education.




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Magazine 'Dag Allemaal' published an article about the lovers of Queen Paola.... and there were many according to them:

- Aldo Vastapane, importer of Mercedes cars and became rich with duty free shops in airports. He was rumoured to be the father of Laurent.

- Salvatore Adamo, singer.

- François-Xavier de Donnéa, former mayor of Brussels.

- Albert de Mun, French photographer.

- Piero Della Rosa, banker from Rome.

The list also contains a member of the Belgian aristocracy, a former minister and an art-maecenas.

For a while prince Laurent spoke about his mother as 'la pute Italliene' to the staff.
Paola had pied-a-terres at Avenue Louise in Brussels and in Paris where she received her lovers.

Explosief: de minnaars van koningin Paola - HLN.be

The magazine is a gossip magazine but they claim to have good sources and the article is all over the press in Belgium and The Netherlands.
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Le Chevalier de Donnea celebrated as Mayor of Brussels the Civil Wedding of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde !
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Magazine 'Dag Allemaal' published an article about the lovers of Queen Paola.... and there were many according to them:

- Aldo Vastapane, importer of Mercedes cars and became rich with duty free shops in airports. He was rumoured to be the father of Laurent.

- Salvatore Adamo, singer.

- François-Xavier de Donnéa, former mayor of Brussels.

- Albert de Mun, French photographer.

- Piero Della Rosa, banker from Rome.

The list also contains a member of the Belgian aristocracy, a former minister and an art-maecenas.

For a while prince Laurent spoke about his mother as 'la pute Italliene' to the staff.
Paola had pied-a-terres at Avenue Louise in Brussels and in Paris where she received her lovers.

Explosief: de minnaars van koningin Paola - HLN.be

The magazine is a gossip magazine but they claim to have good sources and the article is all over the press in Belgium and The Netherlands.
Very busy lady. Lucky for her she did not have to work for a living.
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Philippe must be *thrilled* that this came out right now, it's just what he needs *rolleyes*
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I don't think it will harm Philippe one bit actually, very little of the content will have come as a surprise to most Belgians.
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Le Chevalier de Donnea celebrated as Mayor of Brussels the Civil Wedding of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde !
*So who married you?
Oh, it was my mother's ex-lover, who happened to be Brussels mayor at the time*
Talk about awkward
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:39 AM
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It will not warm Philippe at all, this was known in Belgium .
Adamo said recently he never was Paola's lover!
Some Belgians are still sure that Laurent is the son of Aldo Vastapane ?
With our new King and Queen this will never happen anymore !
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If I don't mistake, also Vastapane has already said several times that he has never been Queen Paola's lover and that during the 1960s they actually had only few occasions to meet.
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The new hot news about Albert today is that he asked for contacts to be made with the prime minister with a request for higher income than what was decided at the time of his abdication!!
In fact the government just made a shift between the income of both the crown prince at that time and the outgoing king. The matter was already brought to the attention of the Parliament which expressed negative views on any change to be made.
This is commented very negatively in the press.
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yes, the vibe i got from the articles i read was more-or-less "we all have to economize, maybe K.Albert should first try to economize too before asking for more money", he gets a little over 900000 euro a year at the moment
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I find King Albert's request for more funds puzzling. He is privy to complex workings in the government and internal situation. Given the attempts to reduce all expenses associated with the royal family and a gloomy economic situation in Europe, King Albert should not expect the government to be accommodating. Hopefully this request will not reflect on King Philippe's image.
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