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Old 11-15-2004, 08:13 PM
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I think I'll go out on a limb and say that I like Mathilde's outfit. Also with the hat. :)

The other ladies looked beautiful as well. I completely agree that Astrid looks better as she gets older.

As for the men, well that's a completely different story. Just kidding . I think it's highly unlikely that they can go wrong with their wardrobe when they attend official events. :)

Thanks to everyone who posted the pictures, they're absolutely wonderful.
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:18 PM
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Is it just me or did I miss seeing the Queen and King at the King's feast?
As it was said in the first post by Cathérine, the King and Queen don't celebrate themselves, so that's why they weren't there.
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:09 AM
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The governement was present at the Te Deum

1.Mme Lizin, president of the senate
2.Mr. Decroo (president of the chamber) and Mme Lizin
3.Prime minister Guy Verhofstadt
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:13 AM
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:20 AM
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Some more from the Te Deum, I hope there ll also be pictures of the afternoon, the ladies wore different outfits, and we really have to comment them :)
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:26 AM
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Claire's hair seems a bit darker, very pretty IMO. And of course Astrid: gorgeous :)
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:48 AM
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Didn't she also wear them at the recent jazz concert at the Royal Palace?
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:56 AM
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Didn't she also wear them at the recent jazz concert at the Royal Palace?
yes, she did!
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:58 AM
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here are some more from Fotomarktplatz. I still don't like the hat and jacket, but the colors do look good on her.
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Old 11-16-2004, 10:39 AM
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what about the King and Queen? Were Albert and Paola present at one of the Te Deums in Belgium, or only the members we saw above on the pictures.?
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:37 PM
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Laurent and beautiful Claire at the Te Deum
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:38 PM
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Here's a picture of the royal family in the afternoon, at the visit to the federal parliament
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:41 PM
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It looks like Claire also has been shopping at Natan:p He must make alot of money....the bag that Mathilde and Maxima has in all sorts of color and another tweed jacket in the same fabric as Maximas, a little different cut though. She looks very elegant again:)
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:44 PM
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From Corbis:

Prince Lorenz of Belgium talks to Mark Eyskens, the former Prime Minister of Belgium, at the traditional King's Feast celebrations, held on Saint Leopold's Day, at the Belgian Parliament.

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Queen Fabiola with the 2 persons who were honoured (a metereologist and a co-founder of the world wide web; both Belgian)

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Laurent and Claire (again very elegant) with the presidents of chamber and senate

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the RF listening to the speeches at parliament

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Shadi Torbey singing the Brabançonne

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Philippe & Mathilde with Mr De Croo (president of the chamber)

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Philippe and Mathilde at the Te Deum (Corbis)

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:00 PM
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Belgium, Brussels. 15 November, King's Feast in Belgium. King's Feast is celebrated on 15 November, St. Leopold's Day.This year's edition is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Belgium in 2005.
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Belgium, Brussels. 15 November, King's Feast in Belgium. King's Feast is celebrated on 15 November, St. Leopold's Day.This year's edition is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Belgium in 2005.
Like the black and white outfit much better than the tweed. I know tweed is "in" this year, but I think it can be overdone (i.e. Maxima or the coat AND hat combo). I'd like to see that tweed jacket with a relaxed turtleneck and jeans on M. Does she ever wear jeans? I don't think I've seen any pictures of her relaxing!
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Old 11-16-2004, 01:24 PM
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There are pictures of Mathilde in jeans during her free time (cycling with Philippe, with Elisabeth in the garden, visiting Claire in hospital at the birth of Louise), but not so many, her private life should be private after all.
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Old 11-17-2004, 04:40 AM
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Brussels - November 15, 2004 Queen Fabiola, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended a reception at the federal parliament celebrated on the occasion of the 'King's Feast'.
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Old 11-17-2004, 04:43 AM
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the arrival at parliament
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