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Old 12-21-2017, 02:29 PM
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I'm surprised at that, she has always seem close to her brother and always seems quite happy doing royal duties so I'm surprised if there is an issue? But i don't know that much
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I can safely say I did not miss Prince Laurent at the Christmas Concert,it was nice to see the Royal Family together and would have been especially nice to see Queen Paola there with her grandchildren.
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Nice to see the photos of the family at the Christmas concert - Princess Elisabeth looks really grown up! It's nice to see Nicolas and Aymeric there too but I also wonder where Louise was. Maybe she had to try and persuade her father to go, and it took them so long that they missed the concert.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:29 PM
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Tomorrow evening King and the Queen offer the annual Christmas concert in the Palace in Brussels. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Princess Claire, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric also attend the concert.

https://www.monarchie.be/nl/agenda/kerstconcert

And the final christmas preperations in the Palace for tomorrow

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Nice to see a nativity.
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The third New Year's reception (for the Belgian Authorities) took place today, January 18.

King Philippe held his annual speech, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz were present as well.


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Old 01-26-2018, 05:17 PM
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King Albert and Queen Paola together with Princess Claire, Princess Louise, Prince Aymeric and Prince Nicolas attended a performance of the Carmen Opera at the Royal Opera of Wallonia in Liège this evening, January 26:


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And here's a lovely group photo of King Albert, Queen Paola and Prince Nicolas with the cast members:


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Old 01-26-2018, 06:08 PM
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A glimpse behind the scenes of the Liege opera tonight with the children of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire

https://www.instagram.com/p/BebbFyDH...by=placeroyale


And a photo of King Albert and Queen Paola with the "Carmen"

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bebh7oen...by=placeroyale


Some more photos

http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/ro...ille-a-lopera/
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The family attended the annual mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the family at the Notre-Dame church in Laeken today, February 20:


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Old 02-20-2018, 10:38 AM
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It seems that Prince Laurent and Princess Claire were absent. Hardly surprising these days I suppose.
Nice to see Princess Esmeralda and Princess Lea on the front row though. And it seems that from Luxembourg there were Archduchess Marie Astrid, Archduke Carl-Christian, Prince Guillaume and his wife Princess Sibilla.
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I am afraid she's doing it on purpose. It's not the first time...but it's an extremely childish behaviour. Anything she has against her brother, should be left at home.
It looks like she were blaming the fate that her brother has four children and for her offspring there is no chance to take the throne.
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It looks like she were blaming the fate that her brother has four children and for her offspring there is no chance to take the throne.
Well, it has been almost 17 years (since Elisabeth's birth) that her family has lost any chance to get on that throne. I think it is about time to let that resentment go, if that's the case. If she has anything against her brother's choice of wife (which is something I often read on FB comments or things like that), I think Astrid - and the rest of the family - should consider the great support Mathilde has been for Philippe all over the years.

Btw it is good to see most of the family attending the Mass this year. Despite differences and bad relationships, respect for the family and those who are no longer with us should always come first.
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The best place to see our Royals, everybod is working and the Church of Laeken is far away from the center of Brussels.
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What is the dress code hat or no hat ??
My favorite are the Queen and Princess Esmeralda
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:42 PM
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What is the dress code hat or no hat ??
My favorite are the Queen and Princess Esmeralda
As many thing regarding the Belgian royal family, protocol and dress code aren't quite clear ... in the past royal ladies all wore hats, but in recent years, it has been rather a personal choice.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:39 PM
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A wonderful picture of Queen Paola:

https://www.facebook.com/royalsaroun...type=3&theater
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Prince Laurent absence was no real surprise and probably a blessing in disguise for his family at the Mass,nice to see Princesses Leah and Esmeralda-Marie with old king Albert and queen Paola.
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Queen Paola and Princess Claire attended the award ceremony for the Queen Paola Award for Education 2017-2018 at the Royal Palace in Brussels today, May 30:


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Nice to see Queen Paola and her daughter in law at the Queen Paola Award for Education today.
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Queen Paola and Princess Claire attended the award ceremony for the Queen Paola Award for Education 2017-2018 at the Royal Palace in Brussels today, May 30:


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Holidays with their yacht for King Albert, Queen Paola , Princess Claire,Princess Louise, Prince Aymeric and Prince Nicolas!

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