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Old 01-05-2020, 08:36 AM
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You are right ! The first pictures of Prince Philippe, Astrid and Laurent.
All the others outside on the Terrace..
When Albert was Prince de Liege Belvedère had no security. It was placed when Belvedère was the King's Palace.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:24 AM
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Queen Paola attend at the ordination and installation of the new bisshop of Gent, today 23 February at the Sint-Baafskathedraal cathedral in Gent.

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Queen Paola attend at the ordination and installation of the new bisshop of Gent, today 23 February at the Sint-Baafskathedraal cathedral in Gent.

https://www.belgaimage.be/#/gallery/6871169
Is Queen Paola connected with Gent, the Sint-Baafskathedraal or the new bishop?
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Old 02-23-2020, 04:35 PM
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No, King Albert II should be there , perhaps he was ill.
I am happy she came for this important and rare Event;

I wonder who was the lady with dark hair and glasses.

PS In this Cathedral you have the greatest painting ever : l'agneau Mystique de Jan Van Eyck found back in the salt mines after WW2
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:38 AM
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Queen Paola pictured at a royal visit to the project 'Tintin and Belgique - Tintin in Belgium' or vzw Habbekrats at the Arts and History Museum of Brussels today

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Private visit of King Albert and Queen Paola to the 65 degrees association in Brussels. This non-profit association, founded in 2018, pursues an objective of integration and professional training for people with mental disabilities.


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Old 03-04-2020, 03:32 AM
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Private visit of King Albert and Queen Paola to the 65 degrees association in Brussels. This non-profit association, founded in 2018, pursues an objective of integration and professional training for people with mental disabilities.


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Good for them. I wonder what prompted this little outing? It looks like they are with another couple. https://www.65degres.be/en
"65 degrees, non profit association founded in 2018, has a mission of inclusion of handicapped people in a great restaurant.
It employs a total of 10 employees, out of which 7 bear a mental handicap (Down Syndrom, Autism, ...)

​The main activity is commercial, but not for profit. Together with its staff, the restaurant's goal is to delight its customers with great food and even greater welcome. By choosing Avenue Louise as it's home, we are making a statement, that difference should be celebrated, not hidden or avoided."

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Old 03-05-2020, 11:38 AM
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The other elder man is Count de Traux de Wardin.
He is, among others, the chairman of the Queen Paola Foundation.

They do know each other well and for a long time.
I don't know if the lady is his wife, I don't know her.

The project fits in with the atmosphere of the Queen Paola Foundation, but it can also be just a nice getaway with the four of them.
It is not an official event, nor reported on the official website of the Royal Family. It is just a private visit.
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King Albert was scheduled to visit Volvo in Ghent today, March 11. But "considering the latest developments in relation to the Covid-19 and in the spirit of the recommendations of the authorities", the Palace has decided to postpone the visit, the item was removed from the agenda today.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:48 AM
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King Albert was scheduled to visit Volvo in Ghent today, March 11. But "considering the latest developments in relation to the Covid-19 and in the spirit of the recommendations of the authorities", the Palace has decided to postpone the visit, the item was removed from the agenda today.

It makes sense. All senior citizens are being advised to stay at home and avoid social contact. That should apply to royals too.



I know it is politically delicate for reigning monarchs like Elizabeth II, Margrethe II ot Harald V to limit social contact, but they should follow the same guidelines as other people in their age bracket.
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Good for them. I wonder what prompted this little outing? It looks like they are with another couple. https://www.65degres.be/en
"65 degrees, non profit association founded in 2018, has a mission of inclusion of handicapped people in a great restaurant.
It employs a total of 10 employees, out of which 7 bear a mental handicap (Down Syndrom, Autism, ...)

​The main activity is commercial, but not for profit. Together with its staff, the restaurant's goal is to delight its customers with great food and even greater welcome. By choosing Avenue Louise as it's home, we are making a statement, that difference should be celebrated, not hidden or avoided."

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The other elder man is Count de Traux de Wardin.
He is, among others, the chairman of the Queen Paola Foundation.

They do know each other well and for a long time.
I don't know if the lady is his wife, I don't know her.

The project fits in with the atmosphere of the Queen Paola Foundation, but it can also be just a nice getaway with the four of them.
It is not an official event, nor reported on the official website of the Royal Family. It is just a private visit.
Thank you both for the information.
A visit inspired by the foundation and an outing purely to socialize both seem like possible interpretations (as the official website does not always report charitable visits by members of the royal family), or alternatively, it could be a convenient combination of the two.
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:27 AM
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T.M. King Albert II & Queen Paola - Current Events Part 5

http://En plots stappen Albert en Pa...in-sint-amands

Albert and Paola went to Puurs for a dinner with Italian family members. They enjoyed eel, king crab and dame blanche. They visited the grave of poet Emile Verhaeren. The King took pictures of the sunset at the river Schelde.
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Albert and Paola went to Puurs for a dinner with Italian family members. They enjoyed eel, king crab and dame blanche. They visited the grave of poet Emile Verhaeren. The King took pictures of the sunset at the river Schelde.
I am not able to open the link to see the photos.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:10 PM
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King Albert and Queen Paola at a concert in the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo today 9 July


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Old 07-09-2020, 03:37 PM
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The Queen is our Honory President. She loves la Chapelle. A lot of artists had to return home , that is sad8
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The Queen is our Honory President. She loves la Chapelle.
And doesn't Queen Paola look wonderful at this event!

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"Queen Paola turns 83 today! Did you know that: ⁣
�� Paola Ruffo di Calabria is of Italian origin, but also of Belgian blood. His paternal grandmother, Laura Mosselman du Chenoy (1851-1925), came from a Brussels family. ⁣
�� If we delve into the Queen's family tree, we cannot ignore the Marquis de La Fayette, one of the great heroes of the American struggle for independence. La Fayette is one of Queen Paola's great-grandfathers. If we climb in the family tree of his mother through the women, we arrive at Anastasie de La Fayette, daughter of the famous marquis.
�� On the initiative of Queen Paola, modern and contemporary art were introduced to the Royal Palace, in particular the installation of #JanFabre with beetles in the Hall of Mirrors, the paintings of #MichaelBorremans, the flowers of #PatrickCorillon , the green paintings of # MartheWéry near the King's office and the photographs of # DirkBraeckman.⁣"


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King Albert and Queen Paola present the Terre d'Avenir Prize, which annually rewards the best projects that have the Environment, Earth or Space as a subject on 7 October


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King Albert and Queen Paola have changed their contract of marriage. This has become clear from a notion by their notary in the State Gazette. The properties of the couple are now strictly separated for law.

The couple had already adapted their marriage contract in 2015, then opting for a limited sharing of property. With the new change, the common assets of the couple will have to be separated. If the majority goes to Paola, the possible inheritance of Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg, recently recognized as Albert's daughter, could be reduced. She is indeed not a heir to Queen Paola.

For the couple's three children, there is no change however, as they inherit from both their parents.

One royalty expert expressed this from a possible viewpoint of the Queen: "Having a coffee and a cookie with your husband's extramarital daughter is another category than leaving your wealth to her".

By the way, this change was made early this year, long before any verdict by the Brussels Court of Appeal on Albert's paternity and long before the "reconciliation" within the royal family. It wil have little effect for King Philippe and Princess Astrid (married to a wealthy banker). But Prince Laurent seems really cash strapped, having a partner without income and depending on a reduced dotation. It is believed Queen Paola wanted to make sure her children will be her beneficiaries. A few years ago she already bought a lovely vicarage in the Ardennes for the twin boys of Laurent.
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Interesting move and given that it happened 'earlier this year', it happened AFTER the DNA-test proved that Albert was Delphine's father, so it is extremely likely that this was done in anticipation of the judge's decision that Delphine should indeed be treated as Albert's daughter.
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