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Old 05-17-2010, 07:45 AM
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Engagement of Philippe & Mathilde

in the other forums, there were discussions about the engagement presentation and the press conference...are they videos and pictures or stories regarding the engagement about CP Philippe and Mathilde??
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:59 PM
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Pictures of the engagement 10 september 1999 after dating 3 years they announced there wedding. The engagement took place at the garden of Laken Palace

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:04 PM
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November 13, 1999 engegament party at Laken Palace with 150 guests
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:11 PM
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I have to say the ring is not one of my favourites.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:52 PM
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No, it's not one of mine either. It looks very masculine to me for some reason. I think if the band had been narrower and the stone a princess or emerald cut, it would have looked more delicate or feminine.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:56 PM
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I've always been struck by Mathilde's choice of a casual trouser outfit for the engagement press conference. There's something inherently regal and dignified in the understatedness of her choice - like she wasn't a girl living out a princess fantasy and letting it all go to her head.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:38 PM
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thanks stephanievl, I'm a great admirer of CP Mathilde...and I quite agree with the ring..it is not something I expect, it's more like a class ring with a huge stone
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I like to see a princess (or an engaged princess-to-be) in a skirt. She could have still dressed casually but in a skirt ensemble. I supppose this shows how old-fashioned I am.


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I've always been struck by Mathilde's choice of a casual trouser outfit for the engagement press conference. There's something inherently regal and dignified in the understatedness of her choice - like she wasn't a girl living out a princess fantasy and letting it all go to her head.
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I like to see a princess (or an engaged princess-to-be) in a skirt. She could have still dressed casually but in a skirt ensemble. I supppose this shows how old-fashioned I am.
I would usually agree with you, but I snobbishly give the nobly-born Mathilde a pass. Show's how old-fashioned I am.
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I have to say the ring is not one of my favourites.
It's interesting that the stone in Mathilde's ring is now blue (sapphire), I wonder if the original stone was lost or damaged. Thank you for the lovely pictures Stephanie, I hadn't viewed many of them before.
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Some days ago, martha-louise wrote in the CP Philippe and CP Mathilde current events-thread that Mathilde’s engagement ring has been renewed on the occasion of the couple’s 10th engagement anniversary. Perhaps they choose the colour blue because it represents fidelity… Hence, I think the old stone is still in a good condition.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:51 AM
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In my region here in Belgium, in earlier days, it was common to give a cheap stone in the engagement ring and a real or a more expensive stone after a few years. This is because people didn't have much money before their marriage. It was common to give all your earned money to your parents as long as you lived with them.
But of course in the case of Philippe and Mathilde this won't be the reason, but maybe it is in this tradition the ring is renewed.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:15 PM
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Can someone tell me where I can find photos and videos of the princes's marriage?
Is there something in youtube? I can't find it...

Thanks in advance :)
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:49 PM
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There are pictures and a few videos in this thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...999-a-265.html
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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I like to see a princess (or an engaged princess-to-be) in a skirt. She could have still dressed casually but in a skirt ensemble. I supppose this shows how old-fashioned I am.
Then call me old fashioned too because I thought she would've looked so much better in a skirt and better jewelry. If they have a thread for the worst engagement outfit I'd put her in it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:51 AM
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Some HQ pictures (click on the picture to enlarge)

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Does CP Mathilde drink alcohol? I'm asking because she made toast with a juice, instead of champaigne, as the others do.
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Does anyone have a picture of her ring as a sapphire?
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Does anyone have a picture of her ring as a sapphire?
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Thank you.I really like better than the ruby.
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