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Old 11-15-2018, 09:43 AM
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You noticed that Princess Claire was sittting next to Albert II and not Prince Laurent.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:02 PM
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Sure, but showing up to the king's feast is a form of respect to King Philippe. Even if they're are visibly distant from one another (not a novelty tbh) the relationship between Laurent and his father is not what matters today.
Anyway, I can't wait for Elizabeth and Gabriel to start attending the King's Feast celebration too!!!
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Prince Laurent made the nuns smile at least!

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Old 11-15-2018, 03:21 PM
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Anyway, I can't wait for Elizabeth and Gabriel to start attending the King's Feast celebration too!!!


Me too, since Philippe became King, Fête du Roi has been kinda awkward.


https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2018/11...-royal-family/

Even though I know of all about their relationships with each other, it’s still painful to watch.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:54 AM
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They may enter the Cathedral by a side door (without any steps . King Juan Carlos and Grand Duke jean did it for Queen Fabiola's Funerals.
Queen Paola did not like to come !
King Albert II was smiling ,the best to do.
As usual, you were right...

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181116_03948692

Paola was too tired to attend the King's Feast but she was not tired to travel to Italy
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:31 AM
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As usual, you were right...

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181116_03948692

Paola was too tired to attend the King's Feast but she was not tired to travel to Italy

The Queen is still convalescing from her recent stroke.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:19 PM
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King's Feast and this year on 15 November with the presence of King Albert, Queen Paola and Prince Lorenz so far at least..

https://www.monarchie.be/fr/agenda/t...la-fete-du-roi

Princess Astrid probably will be on the way for her visit in China and Laurent with Claire....
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:28 PM
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King's Feast and this year on 15 November with the presence of King Albert, Queen Paola and Prince Lorenz so far at least..

https://www.monarchie.be/fr/agenda/t...la-fete-du-roi

Princess Astrid probably will be on the way for her visit in China and Laurent with Claire....
Do Prince Laurent and Princess Claire have a conflicting commitment? It will be nice to see Prince Lorenz with his parents-in-law.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:56 PM
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I received for the first time a Pink invitation to attend the Te Deum.
It is not a VIP invitation (I have no private parking place before the Cathedral) but I am happy to attend.
I have to show my idendity card with my invitation. Tenue de ville /sacs interdits.
I will tell you how it was.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:03 PM
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Well done Maria Olivia,is there a dress code for the Te Deum Mass and will hopefully you'll be sitting beside Laurent
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:40 AM
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Tenue de Ville is the dress Code : Ties for Men , not too flashy Coats for Women.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:55 AM
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Tenue de Ville is the dress Code : Ties for Men , not too flashy Coats for Women.
In Swedish Tenue de Ville has the very Swedish name Cityklädsel.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:21 PM
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Tenue de Ville is the dress Code : Ties for Men , not too flashy Coats for Women.

Informal enough wear ,hope the weather is not wet!
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:07 AM
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King Albert , Queen Paola and Prince Lorenz attend at the celebration of the King's Feast today


https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/stat...357248/photo/2


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Old 11-15-2019, 06:09 AM
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Where was Princess Astrid,Archduchess of Este?
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:07 AM
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Maybe she's already on her way to China or making the last preparations for the Economic Mission that will start in Beijing on Sunday.


Here are some more photos of today's celebration:


** ppe gallery ** gettyimages gallery ** gettyimages gallery 2 **
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:58 AM
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That is indeed what Wim Dehandschutter (Flemish royalty reporter) claims as well about Pss Astrid's absence. He did not know why Prince Laurent and Princess Claire did not attend.

He has some videos on his twitter account. On one of them Prince Lorenz is explaining to children why the king is absent (he can not celebrate himself). Another one mentions that the royals exit the church from a different side, as the King's legs are not well enough to use the big main staircase.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:50 AM
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To Day I attend the King's Feast at our Cathedral in Brussels.
Through my Royal Association I was seated in the middle of the Cathedral at the beginning of my row.
The weather outside was gray and cold, a lot of diplomats , Ministers , old Ministers and even Schools.

But The King's Brother was not there, and we have no Government . A very sad te Deum and even the Te Deum was singing without panache .

But our King Albert II and Queen Paola were there and Prince Lorenz.

He was so happy to be there among the people he bas been King during 20 years.
I greated the Queen she said Bonjour to me. I greated the Prince but no answer. I think Prince Lorenz must have been shy that the whole Royal Family except Princess Astrid was not there.

When they went out , some (few) people were standing in the cold and warmly dressed. The King and the Queen stayed a long time outside with them but alas with no scarfs or hat. I hope they won't be ill.

They entered and left from the main entrance (not the side entrance), but their car was near the Doors , such as Queen Fabiola did at the end of her life, so they had only some steps.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:34 AM
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I think we had the lowest turnout today and no sign of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire but that is becoming oh so familiar and might have been a blessing in disguise given his sulky reputation.

Hopefully the next generation of the Belgian RF will be a little more loyal/royal.
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:51 AM
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In our Newspaper no word about Prince Laurent non attending.
But a lot of comments how popular the frail King Albert II and Queen Paola still are.
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