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Marengo 09-18-2017 02:29 PM

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family, General News, Part 2 (Sept. 2017 - present)
 

Welcome to the King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family, General News, Part 2

Commencing September 17, 2017

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iceflower 09-20-2017 06:41 AM

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Last weekend the Heritage Days (with this year's theme "Nature in the city") also took place in Brussels. In honour of this occasion King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and the children visited the Sewer Museum in Brussels on September 17:


** monarchie.be: Journées du Patrimoine - Musée des Egouts **

leidi 09-21-2017 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2020210)
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Last weekend the Heritage Days (with this year's theme "Nature in the city") also took place in Brussels. In honour of this occasion King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and the children visited the Sewer Museum in Brussels on September 17:


** monarchie.be: Journées du Patrimoine - Musée des Egouts **

Lord are they back to the 360px pictures and lack of Facebook/Twitter updates? :bang:

eya 10-05-2017 02:33 PM

Queen Mathilde represent the King Philippe at the Royal Cremation of King Bhumibol in Thailand on October 26

https://www.monarchie.be/fr/agenda/c...j-de-thailande

Marchesina 10-10-2017 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2020434)
Lord are they back to the 360px pictures and lack of Facebook/Twitter updates? :bang:

oh no, again?! Please fire the webmaster :bang::bang::bang::bang:

eya 10-27-2017 03:50 PM

New Beautiful photo of the King Philippe and Queen Mathilde !!

https://scontent.fath3-2.fna.fbcdn.n...ee&oe=5A685185

Last week was autumn holidays for Belgian Royals. According Place Royale the family spent the holidays at the Castle Ciergnon

Enquête : qui a vu la famille royale ? ‹ RTLTVI


According the Belgian press two state visits for the next year 2018. The March in Canada ant the autumn Portugal!

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Countessmeout 11-06-2017 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 2034613)
Last week was autumn holidays for Belgian Royals. According Place Royale the family spent the holidays at the Castle Ciergnon

Enquête : qui a vu la famille royale ? ‹ RTLTVI


According the Belgian press two state visits for the next year 2018. The March in Canada ant the autumn Portugal!

I thought the couple tend to use the nearby Fenffe castle, that Ciergnon is the getaway for Albert and Paola. Or did they start using Ciergnon when they came to the throne?

Beautiful castle, both of them. Wouldn't mind spending my break there.

Duc_et_Pair 11-26-2017 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2034614)
I thought the couple tend to use the nearby Fenffe castle, that Ciergnon is the getaway for Albert and Paola. Or did they start using Ciergnon when they came to the throne?

Beautiful castle, both of them. Wouldn't mind spending my break there.

By my understanding former King Albert stopped the use of Ciergnon and Fenffe because he is left "poor" after his abdication. He had desavoued the Government for not maintaining certain promises made at the eve of his adbication. It seems he was worried how Queen Paola would be left once he was no more. Anyway, he makes only use of Bélvedère and their villa in Châteauneuf-sur-Grasse. Also his properties in Oostende and Knokke have been sold. Former Queen Paola bought an old vicarage near Fenffe as an alternative to the Château.

Hannelore 11-26-2017 06:22 AM

The vicarage was bought long before Albert II's abdication.

I think the real reason why Albert & Paola no longer use Ciergnon, is more practical. Since Albert's abdication they've hardly been in Belgium. They now live in Rome for most part of the year. The other times are spent travelling. I'd say they spend no more than a few weeks a year in Belgium.

eya 12-18-2017 11:04 AM

Christmas Card from the Belgian Royal Family! Lovely photo!!

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hUfkKFXzv...vtXUAcK3SS.jpg
https://scontent.fath3-2.fna.fbcdn.n...fc&oe=5AB87A8F

iceflower 01-19-2018 07:55 AM

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Queen Mathilde who celebrates her 45th birthday tomorrow already received a delicious-looking birthday cake by Hans Martens, winner of Bake Off Vlaanderen, who brought it to the Palace today:



** fb gallery **

Mbruno 01-19-2018 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 2052884)

A beuatiful picture of a very good-looking family !

eya 01-20-2018 03:21 AM

"Bedankt voor uw verjaardagswensen!
Merci pour vos vœux d'anniversaire!
Danke für Ihre Geburtstagswünsche!
Thank you for your birthday wishes!"

https://scontent.fath3-2.fna.fbcdn.n...0e&oe=5AFC3E6A


A look back at the Queen Mathilde's life on her 45th Birthday

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...-King-Philippe

eya 02-12-2018 01:09 PM

Winter Holidays for the Belgian Royal Family!!!

https://el-gr.facebook.com/BeMonarch...11122952484668

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfGyK71H...ianroyalpalace
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfGyP7ln...ianroyalpalace
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfG1-Vhn...by=placeroyale

Video with photos

https://soirmag.lesoir.be/139779/arti...otos-et-video#


Article

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...y-Verbier.html

iceflower 02-12-2018 01:25 PM

:previous:

Here are more photos and two videos of the photosession. It took place in Verbier, Switzerland, today, February 12:


** gettyimages gallery ** belga gallery ** rex gallery ** nieuws.vtm.be video **


** vrt.be video and gallery: Koning Filip en zijn gezin brengen krokusvakantie op de latten door **

Marengo 02-12-2018 02:21 PM

Thanks Iceflower. It seems that Elisabeth, Gabriel and Emmanuel are all wearing braces.

Hannelore 02-12-2018 02:36 PM

Yes, the joys of being a teenager! Emmanuel started wearing them last summer. He was first seen with them at the 'party' (haha) for his grandma's 80th birthday.

kathia_sophia 02-12-2018 03:09 PM

Braces surely are "popular" among royal children/teens nowadays (Alexia uses them now too and Amalia did as well). Elisabeth is using them for a while now, but I didn't know Gabriel started using them too. Never got the experience of using braces, me and my brother always had space in the mouth for all the teeth.

Love the headband on Elisabeth, but since it's snowing, I don't think it was a smart choice, for fashion yes, for the weather no. Love the style of Queen Mathilde, and Gabriel is getting so tall now.

HereditaryPrincess 02-12-2018 05:53 PM

Nice to see the photos and video from the family's skiing holiday, it looks as if they are enjoying themselves - and it seems very snowy in Verbier! Were Philippe and Mathilde speaking French or Flemish in the video? I couldn't quite tell, but it sounded like French, which I was surprised by since I read that after they sent their children to Flemish speaking schools it was their first language at home (even though I am aware that most of the other Belgian royals are French speaking).

Marchesina 02-12-2018 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 2073015)
Nice to see the photos and video from the family's skiing holiday, it looks as if they are enjoying themselves - and it seems very snowy in Verbier! Were Philippe and Mathilde speaking French or Flemish in the video? I couldn't quite tell, but it sounded like French, which I was surprised by since I read that after they sent their children to Flemish speaking schools it was their first language at home (even though I am aware that most of the other Belgian royals are French speaking).

IIRC they've always been a francophone family, even though the children are going to a Flemish school. If you've listen them speaking in Flemish between them it is because, on "official" visits they tend to respect the language of the place they're visiting (if they're in Wallonia they will speak French, if in Flanders they will speak Flemish). But, in their private life, they still speak mostly French (I don't know if they still have their Flemish a nanny/governess with them who of course speaks flemish with them).


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