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Old 11-16-2005, 04:43 PM
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100 bday of queen astrid of belgium

100 bday of queen astrid of belgium on 17 november 2005.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:45 PM
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the fotos are:
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:29 AM
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Im not sure if this is the right thread it seems there are many royals from different coutries at the Astrid exhibition today and they should all be in the Belgium forum I belive? Just move it if it is the wrong place.

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Luncheon at the Belgian Royal Palace to celebrate the opening of the Astrid, Queen of Belgium Exhibition
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:45 AM
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Thanks! Any pictures iof the queens of Belgium and Norway today (who are suppoed to be there)? The Grand Duchess looks magnificent btw.
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is there any picture from the belvue museum?
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:54 AM
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Mathilde looks glowing today. looks like she's back to her oldself.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:08 PM
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Pictures from Belga.

Nice surprise that Mathilde was there since her name was no longer on the list of Belgian royals, who were going to be at the event.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:08 PM
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I was surprised to see how much Princess/Archduchess Marie-Astrid resembles her late mother.Wow! I had to look twice..hopefully we'll see more pics soon..
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:28 PM
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This is such a lovely event, it's incredible how vivid the image of Queen Astrid still is in our memories today, and I guess especially in Belgium she's still very much remembered. I wish we would have a special postage stamp issued if Astrid here in Sweden as well, but unfortunately The Post has been on other tracks and has instead issued other special editions this year... :(

Queen Silvia looked wonderful, I love her outfit and the necklace! Mathilde looked great as well, I love that deep aubergine-ish colour she's wearing! And Queen Fabiola is adorable as always, and still going strong. As is Grand Duke Jean, he looks very handsome still. It's nice to see the older generations.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:37 PM
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:02 PM
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The pictures are so beautiful! :) Princess Mathilde looks lovels, her face is full of joy and beauty!
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:35 PM
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1. Märtha Louise.
2. Ari & Märtha Louise.
3. 4.Mathilde & Philipe.
5. Group.


6. Group.
7. Maria Teresa & Henri.
8. Grand Duke Jean.
9. Paola.
10. Queen Fabiola.
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:41 PM
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1. Group picture.
2. Sonja & Harald.
3. Silvia.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:35 PM
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no Princess Claire?

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Old 11-17-2005, 03:45 PM
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:34 PM
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Queen Astrids sisters and brother

I am see photo group is Countess Kristine Bernadotte now widow to prince Carl was brother to Queen Astrid. Princess Märtha of Norway was sister to Prince Carl born 1911-2003. Princess Märtha and Queen Astrid was sisters. Iam see photo queen Silvia,become princess Ragnhild photo on group. She is daughter to Princess Märtha of Norway.Grand duke Jean and Queen Fabiola,Kristine Bernadotte,Princess Astrid and Princess Ragnhild,King Albert is living to Queen Astrids family.Queen Astrids children is death,one King Albert is living son to Queen Astrid. King Alberts sister in law is Queen Fabiola 77 year and husband in law is Grand duke Jean is 84 year.Grand duchess Josephine-Charlotte and King Baudouin was death.He death 1930-1993 and she death 1927-2005.King Albert over 70 year.
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Thanks to all who posted pictures! It looks like the Swedish royals are quite close to King Albert. It also looks to me like Mathilde is tired! Quite understandable.
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Ok, lovely pictures and all, but can someone explain to me why--besides a great excuse for strengthening diplo ties between a few royal households who are related to each other via the person celebrated--this 100th b-day of astrid is being leveraged to build an event around?

I mean, as far as I'm aware, the Dutch don't celebrate King Willem's 300th b day, Wilhelmina's 100th, or whatever?? And the British don't invite everyone to mull over the 100 b day of King George?
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The opening of an exhibition celebrating 100 years since Queen Astrid's birth, at the Royal Palace / BelVue Museum on November 17, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium.
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