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Old 11-15-2008, 08:55 AM
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The royal family first attended Holy Mass at the St Michel & St Gudule Cathedral, the so called "Te Deum", in honour of the King.
Mass was read by Cardinal Danneels. All important politicians were there too, but honestly, they seemed to be bored

Queen Fabiola looked remarkably well this morning, in royal blue as often. Princess Mathilde still seems to be in mourning...
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:37 AM
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Lovely photos! Was Princess Astrid and her family in attendance? I thought Mathilde looked lovely. Claire seemed a bit casually-dressed for this event, IMO.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:39 AM
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Lovely photos! Was Princess Astrid and her family in attendance? I thought Mathilde looked lovely. Claire seemed a bit casually-dressed for this event, IMO.
Some more pictures!
Yes, princess Astrid and prince Lorenz were also there, se ethis picture
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:51 AM
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A little clip
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:52 PM
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Gallery from Getty and PPE
Belgium Royals Attend Mass at Saints Michel Cathedral During Kings Day on November 15, 2008 in Brussels, Belgium.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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Pics of the ceremony in Parliament & Senate (Belga)

Some clips of the festivities (in Dutch) and an article here.

The fact that the King attended the Te Deum Mass was exceptional. Normally he doesn't attend the Mass because it is held in his honour.

In his speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Leterme called the King " the cement of the nation" and " a factor of cohesion".
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:11 PM
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Thank you, stephanievl! Princess Astrid looks beautiful.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:19 PM
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Where was Queen Paola? Did she attend the Te Deum?
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:27 PM
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Pictures of the final event
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:30 PM
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2 lovely picture of Philippe and Mathilde
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:00 PM
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Where was Queen Paola? Did she attend the Te Deum?
She had the flu so she was forced to stay home at the Belvedere.
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King Albert seems to have a lot of funn during the slot show
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did any of astrid's children attend???
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I love these pics of Philippe and Mathilde! They are such a nice-looking couple.
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Belgium Royals Attend Mass at Saints Michel Cathedral During Kings Day. All the princesses look very stylish)
Belgium Royals Attend Mass at Saints Michel Cathedral During Kings Day - Pictures - Zimbio
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:00 PM
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Gorgeous pics, stephanievl! Thanks
They all look nice!
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Nowhere else could we find such a lot of beautiful photos at a time, as here in these Forums. Thank you very much.
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