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Old 07-29-2018, 04:57 PM
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They could have been in Brussels for our National Day , the 5th years of King Philippe's Reign and the 25th years of King Baudouin death.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:05 PM
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Posts about the memorial mass to commemorate the 2th anniversary of King Baudouin's death have been moved here:

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:18 AM
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King Albert, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid , Prince Lorenz and Princess Maria Laura vote today at a polling station in Brussels. Belgium votes in municipal, district and provincial elections.

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Nice to see Queen Paola to feel well so she can go voted!

Yes, only the King and the Queen don't voted. And Luxemburg the same, today also they have elections and only the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess don't voted.
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Lovely to see Queen Paola up and about after her recent ill health.
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In Belgium Royal Family is allowed to vote?
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:23 AM
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Queen Fabiola ho was directly Queen had to vote for the first time when King Baudouin passed away.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:32 AM
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So only King Philippe and Queen Mathilde don't vote?
And Amedeo, Joachim and Luisa-Maria? Do they currently live outside Belgium?
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:40 AM
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Yes . Members of the RF have to inform that they are abroad and not able to vote. Belgian Vote is obligatory.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:13 AM
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So only King Philippe and Queen Mathilde don't vote?
And Amedeo, Joachim and Luisa-Maria? Do they currently live outside Belgium?
The king & queen don't vote to stay neutral.

As voting is compulsory in Belgium, the other royals do vote.

Laura, Luisa & Laetitia (too young to vote) are all living in London.
Amedeo lives is Switzerland.
Joachim was living in South Africa last I heard.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:24 AM
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I still think they (both in Belgium and Luxembourg) should not only request the king and queen not to vote but also the direct heirs as first they are asked to choose a position (although they could decide to refrain by not checking any candidate) and later on are supposed to be neutral. If an exception is made for the king and even the queen the same should apply to the direct heir.
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Joachim was living in South Africa last I heard.
What is Joachim doing in South Africa?
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I still think they (both in Belgium and Luxembourg) should not only request the king and queen not to vote but also the direct heirs as first they are asked to choose a position (although they could decide to refrain by not checking any candidate) and later on are supposed to be neutral. If an exception is made for the king and even the queen the same should apply to the direct heir.
That would probably be ill perceived in Belgium as the rest of us have the duty to vote.
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What is Joachim doing in South Africa?
Working for a company called "New Southern Energy" in Cape Town.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:12 AM
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Paola seems to be having some kind of issue in her left arm, maybe a lingering problem from her stroke?

I hope she gets through it, although the fact that they are still in Belgium makes me think she's going through physical therapy or is under medical orders, since she and Albert leave the country as quickly as they can once they are released from the hospital.
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The king & queen don't vote to stay neutral.

As voting is compulsory in Belgium, the other royals do vote.

Laura, Luisa & Laetitia (too young to vote) are all living in London.
Amedeo lives is Switzerland.
Joachim was living in South Africa last I heard.
Thank you, when did Luisa move to London?

What is the legislation making an exception for the king and queen?

I concur with Somebody that it seems more essential that the future head of state should appear neutral than the spouse of the head of state.
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Luisa moved a couple of weeks ago, after finishing her degree in Canada. She's studying Law at BPP University.
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King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a gala concert at the Royal Palace this evening, Noevmber 9, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War:



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Pic 3 , great picture of our Salle du Trône
Who is sitting next to King Philippe and Princess Astrid.
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King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a concert in Brussels today, November 11, marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War:


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