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Alexandria 06-08-2003 08:39 PM

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www.corbis.com - 2003 French Open Tennis - Day 13

06/07/03, Paris, France --- 2003 French Open Tennis - Day 12 Women's final. The final score. Justine Henin-Hardenne dominated countrywoman Kim Clijsters from the start for a 6-0, 6-4 victory. She wins French for first Grand Slam title for her and for Belgium. Front row: Princess Astrid and Prince Philippe of Belgium, back row: Joachim, Maria Laura and Princess Claire. >>> Tournoi de tennis. Internationaux de France de Roland Garros 2003. Finale dames. Le score final. Justine Henin-Hardenne a dominee sa compatriote Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 pour remporter son premier titre dans un tournoi du Grand Chlem, elle offre par la meme un premier titre a la Belgique. Premier rang: La Princesse Astrid et le Prince Philippe de Belgique, deuxieme rang: Joachim, Maria-Laura et la Princesse Claire. --- Photo by Alain Issock/Corbis

thissal 06-15-2003 11:13 PM

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Belgium's King Albert and Queen Paola watch the French tennis Open earlier this month. Two people broke into the Royal Palace saying they wanted to protect the couple from an assassination attempt by Saddam Hussein

Alexandria 07-21-2003 08:56 PM

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www.ibl.se - 07/12/2003. King Albert II of Belgium attends day of defense "Joint event 2003" as part of tenth anniversary of his accession to the throne © DEMARET RAPHAEL/PHOTO NEWS/GAMMA 740448

Alexandria 07-21-2003 09:54 PM

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The Glittering Royals Message Board - King Albert and Queen Paola at the Garden Party at Laaken Castle.

Alexandria 08-20-2003 08:31 PM

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(Not really news ...) www.ibl.se - Belgiska kungaparet tar en promenad Albert II och Paola 1996 Foto: Gamma / IBL Bildbyrå 640.408

www.ibl.se - Den Belgiska kungliga familjen 1997 Foto: Gamma / IBL Bildbyrå 647.143

Alexandria 09-10-2003 07:29 PM

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Polfoto 09-09-2003 Royal visit at the commune of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. Queen Paola visits the local school "Petit Bois" and the residence "Arcadia". Here: the Queen talks to women in the street. Molenbeek, Belgium. 09 September 2003. CAPRICORN

Polfoto 09-09-2003 Royal visit at the commune of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. King Albert II participates in a working meeting on the subject "Employment and Socio-Professional Integration" held at the Academy of Drawing and Visual Arts, and visits "Le Foyer", a vocational training center (picture). Molenbeek, Belgium. 09 September 2003. CAPRICORN

Alexandria 09-19-2003 10:25 AM

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www.hellomagazine.com

Good Causes and Kids' Stuff For Belgian Royals

19 SEPTEMBER 2003
Belgium's Princess Astrid is following in the footsteps of the late Princess of Wales by campaigning for the eradication landmines. The 41-year-old took time out during a tour of Cambodia to visit a landmine clearance programme in the heart of the war-ravaged country.

"There's still an enormous amount of work to be done all over the world, but especially in poor countries," said the princess. "It's so important that the donor countries and mine-affected ones all work together."

Earlier in the week she opened an international anti-landmine conference in Thailand. And she also gave the ordnance experts a hand by detonating a recently uncovered anti-tank rocket.

Meanwhile, back home in Belgium, her brother Prince Laurent was taking part in some rather more light-hearted activities. He and his wife Claire Coombs were guests of honour at a children's day in the town of Tervuren, where they wasted no time in joining in the fun.

The couple's day out came just a few weeks after they announced they're expecting their first child. The baby, who will be eleventh in line to the throne, is expected next February.

www.hellomagazine.com - The Belgian royal expressed concern that Asian countries are falling behind the rest of the world in landmine eradication.

Alexandria 09-19-2003 10:28 AM

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www.hellomagazine.com - A shorter new do for the expectant-mom.

thissal 09-19-2003 06:46 PM

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www.hellomagazine.com - The Belgian royal expressed concern that Asian countries are falling behind the rest of the world in landmine eradication.
Belgium's Princess Astrid is following in the footsteps of the late Princess of Wales by campaigning for the eradication landmines. The 41-year-old took time out during a tour of Cambodia to visit a landmine clearance programme in the heart of the war-ravaged country.

"There's still an enormous amount of work to be done all over the world, but especially in poor countries," said the princess. "It's so important that the donor countries and mine-affected ones all work together."

Earlier in the week she opened an international anti-landmine conference in Thailand. And she also gave the ordnance experts a hand by detonating a recently uncovered anti-tank rocket.

Josefine 10-02-2003 04:02 PM

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Queen Paola and Princess Claire 10/01/2003. Belgian Royals and Italian President at the opening of Europalia 2003 Italia

Queen Paola 10/01/2003. Belgian Royals and Italian President at the opening of Europalia 2003 Italia

Mrs Ciampi, Queen Paola, Italian President Ciampi and King Albert 10/01/2003. Belgian Royals and Italian President at the opening of Europalia 2003 Italia (

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10/01/2003. Italian President with Belgian Royals at Royal Castle Queen Paola, Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and wife, king Albert

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Alexandria 11-29-2003 09:58 PM

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GETTY IMAGES - ANTWERP, BELGIUM - 18 NOVEMBER 2003: Queen Paola of Belgium visits the Fashion Museum in Antwerp.

GETTY IMAGES - ANTWERP, BELGIUM - 18 NOVEMBER 2003: Queen Paola of Belgium visits the Fashion Museum in Antwerp.

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-06-2003 08:54 AM

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On the 2nd December 2003, queen Paola and king Albert II brought a visit to the Flemish community Geel.

Alexandria 12-06-2003 02:20 PM

Thanks Cathérine Bergeyck for these pictures of the King and Queen. What event are they attending?

Cathérine Bergeyck 12-06-2003 05:19 PM

They're bringing a visit to Geel, a small community in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. So then they go to the town hall, greet people outside and visit local things (factories, monuments, nursery homes for old people etc. could be anything). Geel is especially known because it has been working with psychiatric patients for over a hundred years, the patients weren't kept in a closed hospital but lived with host families in the town, and were really part of the community...

samitude 12-06-2003 11:38 PM

Posting photos directly on the board uses the bandwidth of the photo agencies. We don't want to do that and make them upset; therefore removing their pictures from public access. If you want to post a picture please use the Attach An Image feature (where you take it from your own hardrive) or just link to the picture.

Thank you!

Alexandria 12-08-2003 11:04 PM

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IBL - 12/02/2003. Belgian sovereigns on visit in Geel.

thissal 12-09-2003 02:36 PM

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IBL - 12/04/2003. Queen Paola of Belgium inaugurates the new wing of the ancient art museum of Brussels.
Queen Paola exudes strength of character as well as good looks. Now if we could just move her past the art museums to something of a little more significance................

Alexandria 12-22-2003 04:46 PM

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Prince Albert takes a photo of Paola and Phillipe around Astrid's cot in December 1962.

Prince Albert and Princess Paola on the beach at Juan les Pins with Astrid and Philippe.

: The King with Queen Fabiola & their niece Princess Astrid and her children Amedeo & Marie-Laura.

Dennism 12-23-2003 11:24 PM

I should have caught this earlier but I didn't:

ITTF


"Lausanne, Switzerland, 23 October 2003. Mr. Table Tennis of Belgium, Jean-Michel SAIVE, on Wednesday was honoured by Queen Paula of Belgium because of his 20 years of service with the Belgium National Team.

Jean-Michel played his first match for the national team in 1983 and on Wednesday Queen Paula attended the European League match between Belgium and the Czech Republic, played in Namur.
The Queen watched the match and had a conversation with Jean-Mi. There was arranged a small ceremony and the Queen also brought a royal present.

Unfortunately from a sports point of view the Queen came at a bad time. Jean-Michel SAIVE and his team mates lost 3-0.

Jean-Michel SAIVE lost the opening match 3-2 to Tomas PAVELKA (no. 163 on the World Ranking) and after that Philippe SAIVE and Martin BRATANOV lost as well."

Alexandria 12-31-2003 05:30 PM

Yahoo News

Belgium's King Albert in Bulgaria for New Year
Wed Dec 31, 8:37 AM ET

SOFIA (AFP) - Belgian King Albert II and his wife Queen Paula will see in the New Year in Bulgaria's Borovetz ski resort, in the company of Bulgaria's former king and current prime minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

The prime minister and his wife will host the Belgian royals in a former royal residence in the southwestern mountain resort, officials here said.

Saxe-Coburg, a former monarch of Bulgaria, is a relative of Belgium's King Albert and England's Queen Elizabeth. He returned to his country after the fall of communism, ending 55 years in exile, and won legislative elections there in 2001.

USCtrojan 01-01-2004 12:50 AM

Cant wait to see photos from the event.

liliawodna 01-05-2004 03:13 PM

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The largest ski resort in Bulgaria had some royal visitors over the New Year, as the king and queen of Belgium spent a three-day private visit with Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

King Albert II and Queen Paola were guests of the premier – who is the country's former monarch and a relative of the couple – and his wife, Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela. The foursome spent the special occasion at a former royal residence in the Borovetz ski resort, which is located in the Rila mountains.

While staying at the winter sports hotspot, the royal pair also had time to take in some of the historical landmarks in the region, including the medieval Rila monastery. The monastery, located about 120 kilometres south of Sofia, is also the location where the prime minister's father, the late King Boris III, is buried.

The 10th-century building, which was rebuilt between 1834 and 1862 after being destroyed by fire, is a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned as a symbol of the 19th-century Bulgarian Renaissance.

Alexandria 01-09-2004 05:49 PM

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IBL - 12/24/2003. King Albert II of Belgium delivers his Royal Christmas speech.

Alexandria 01-20-2004 10:58 PM

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paola welcome NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer for the annual new year's reception at the royal palace in Brussels, 20 January 2004.

didem 01-21-2004 03:28 AM

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Alexandria 01-29-2004 12:00 PM

Just a reminder to not post images directly to the forum but rather as links. Images, no matter how small, affect our bandwidth and I think we can all agree that we don't want to face another temporary shutdown because of bandwidth issues.

Thank you.

Alexandria

Alexandria 02-09-2004 09:10 PM

Getty Images) BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Belgium's King Albert II meets with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, 09 February 2004 at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

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Dennism 02-10-2004 11:13 AM

Belgian King Albert II welcomes Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila 10 February 2004 at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Kabila is on an official three-day visit to Belgium.

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Alexandria 02-16-2004 09:15 PM

(Getty Images) BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY16: World number one womens tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne (2nd from L) and number two Kim Clijsters pose with HM King Albert II (L) and Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt after receiving the Grande-Croix de l?Ordre de la Couronne at the Royal Palace February 16, 2004 in Brussels, Belgium. (Mark Renders)

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Dennism 02-19-2004 12:33 PM

World number one women's tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne and number two Kim Clijsters pose with HM King Albert II and Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt after receiving the Grande-Croix de l'Ordre de la Couronne at the Royal Palace February 16, 2004 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Cathérine Bergeyck 04-05-2004 02:46 PM

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King Albert II and Queen Paola meet with Juan Pratt y Coll, Spanish Nato ambassador in Belgium (L) and Carlos Bastarecche Sagues, Spanish EU ambassador in Belgium ®, 12 March 2004 at the Royal Palace in Brussels, to discuss the situation in Spain, after the trains attacks in Madrid that killed at least 198 people, and injured more than 1400.

Gabriella 04-05-2004 07:19 PM

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03/15/2004. Cartoonist Philippe Geluck receives Queen Paola and King Albert of Belgium at his Exhibition "Le Chat s'expose" in Brussels.

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irishchic5 04-30-2004 10:04 AM

I love the shoes!! :lol: :innocent:

Hannelore 05-02-2004 09:40 AM

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Paola and Albert at the party for the wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima
Paola wore a really gorgeous blue Armani galadress.

Lyonnaise 05-06-2004 11:28 PM

from the Benelux Royals Message board

A delegation of some children who participated in the celebration of the "feast of the free-thinking youth"

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Lyonnaise 05-06-2004 11:31 PM

King Albert meets the Chinese prime minister, Mr. Wen Jiabao

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(thanks again to the Benelux Royals message board

Cathérine Bergeyck 05-17-2004 05:19 PM

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Albert and Paola at the Danish royal wedding

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Albert and Paola at the banquet for the Spanish royal wedding

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sara1981 06-04-2004 02:36 PM

have plans for Princess Louise's christening yet?

Sara Boyce

Cathérine Bergeyck 06-04-2004 02:52 PM

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Informal photo shoot for the king's 70th birthday

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xicamaluca 06-04-2004 03:47 PM

Hello!

King Albert surrounded by grandkids for his 70th

4 JUNE 2004

Though King Albert II of Belgium will celebrate his 70th birthday on June 6 with a ceremony in the Place des Palais in Brussels, photos taken in honour of the landmark occasion portray the king where he seems to be happiest – surrounded by his growing family.

The Belgian royals gathered at the palace of Laken for the shots, which show the monarch with his wife and eight grandchildren, who range in age from four months to 18 years.

The latest addition to the family is Princess Louise, who was born in February 2004 to Prince Laurent and his British-born wife Princess Claire. Prince Amedeo, the eldest offspring of Princess Astrid and her husband, Archduke Lorenz of Austria, was the king's first grandchild, born in 1986.

It has been a baby boom of sorts for the royal family in recent years, with four new grandchildren – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Princess Laetitia Maria and Princess Louise – all making their debuts since 2001.

King Albert and Queen Paola with their grandchildren. Front, l to r: Princess Laetitia-Maria, Prince Joachim, Princess Louise, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel and Princess Louisa-Maria. Standing: Princess Maria-Laura and Prince Amadeo - Photo: © AFP

Crown Prince Philippe holds daughter Princess Elisabeth - Photo: © PA

konan 06-05-2004 03:33 AM

Oh it's really nice to see how the youngest grandchildren are looking now. It was a long time that I saw photos of Gabriel. Louise is a cute baby and Elisabeth is really looking like Mathilde. She's really becoming a handsome girl.

rox 06-06-2004 06:22 AM

Happy Birtday for King Albert of Belgium ;) :lol: He 's now 70 years old . But I think he's a great king . The Belgium people love him because he is very social . And he has a beautiful family and very cute grandchildren . He mast be a very luckey man ! B)

Sancia 06-06-2004 08:44 AM

On the first pic, Joachim has the same attitude than a "basic teenager".

Gabriella 06-06-2004 02:55 PM

What adorable photos, thanks for posting them! I loved little Elisabeth with her hair in the headband - so cute. She is really starting to look like Mathilde. Louise is also adorable, as is Letiticia (sp?) Funny how she has dark hair while all of her siblings with the exception of Amedeo are all blondes. The photos of Paola with her arms around Albert are so sweet as well.

I also love the one where it kind of looks like Gabriel is pulling Elisabeth's hair.

Dennism 06-08-2004 04:16 PM

To celebrate his Birthday King Albert from Belgium invited artists and writers to the Royal Castle in Brussels. June 8, 2004

The King and Queen

Prince Laurent

Princess Claire helping out her husband

King Albert II

Prince Laurent and Princess Claire

Laurent and Claire again

Crown Princess Mathilde

Princess Astrid and Prince Amedeo

Crown Princess Mathilde

Chatting with some Artists

Mathilde

The King having a good time

The King and Queens

Cutting the Cake

Cathérine Bergeyck 07-16-2004 03:30 PM

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Queen Paola visits the beguinage of Lier, 13/07/2004

Cathérine Bergeyck 08-07-2004 05:06 AM

Belgian King Albert II ©, joined by Interior Minister Patrick Dewael (L) and other government officials, walk alongside a charred building during a visit of the site of an explosion of escaped gas from a leaking pipeline in Ghislenghien, southwest of Brussels, July 31, 2004. The blast, which occurred early Friday, killed at least 15 people and injured more than 100.

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Lyonnaise 08-15-2004 11:47 AM

My goodness, Philippe looks like him. No one can ever deny that those two aren't father and son.



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prince Albert with his aunt, queen Marie José of Italy.

*I've only removed the quoted photo. No part of the text was altered. Alexandria*

GrandDuchess 09-03-2004 02:46 PM

King Albert and Queen Paola on a visit to Hasselt today:

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Cathérine Bergeyck 09-03-2004 02:49 PM

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3rd September 2004.The king & queen payed a visit to the city Hasselt. They were received at the townhall, and then met the people of the city at the "Groenplein". Then the king went to the newspaper "Het belang van Limburg" that celebrated its 125 anniversary. The queen first went to the fashion museum and afterwards to "Boelvaar", a home for elderly people, after that she joined Albert at the redaction of the paper for an official reception.

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-03-2004 02:54 PM

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more photos from today:

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-04-2004 06:15 AM

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2 very nice portraits of king Albert II, taken by Wim Beddegenoodts.

Alexandria 09-04-2004 11:34 AM

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2 very nice portraits of king Albert II, taken by Wim Beddegenoodts.

Very striking portraits of the King.

Were they taken for a particular reason? To comemmorate his recent milestone birthday or something?

GrandDuchess 09-04-2004 12:12 PM

King Albert Visits Breendonk Fortress:

60th National Pilgrimage at the Breendonk Fortress on September 04, 2004 in Breendonk, Belgium. During the occupation of Belgium in WW2 the Nazi's used the fortress as a concentration camp from 1940 until 1944, and took prisoners from here to German extermination camps. After the occupation ended it was used as a prison, but since 1947 it has been a National Memorial.

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Cathérine Bergeyck 09-04-2004 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
Very striking portraits of the King.

Were they taken for a particular reason? To comemmorate his recent milestone birthday or something?

I have no idea, I just saw them at Cover.es

Maybe for his 70th birthday...

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-04-2004 01:47 PM

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Grandduchess, I hope you don't mind I post the pictures again about king Albert visiting the nazi fortress of Breendonk, but I can't see anything at your links...

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-04-2004 02:19 PM

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mybags 09-08-2004 05:02 PM

Next month we should have some very nice pictures of Albert and Paola as they will be traveling to Morocco for a state visit on October 5.

Danielle 09-13-2004 07:25 AM

A bit of topic but have there been any more photos taken of Princess Laetitia Maria since Belgium’s National Day?

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-24-2004 08:21 AM

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Thursday 23 September 2004, King Albert II and Interior Minister Patrick Dewael visit the Communication and Information Center for East-Flanders (CIC) in Gent, where the "Astrid" communications system is being set up.

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-27-2004 05:56 AM

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Chaos during a photo shoot :)

lilydale 09-27-2004 11:53 AM

Hee! Good to see even royal families have some trouble getting organized for big family portraits!

Martine 09-27-2004 03:45 PM

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A bit of topic but have there been any more photos taken of Princess Laetitia Maria since Belgium’s National Day?

not that i know of :(, i think the last pics of Laetitia was the shoot with all the grandchildren in may...

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-29-2004 12:23 PM

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29/09/2004

King Albert visits Roularta Media Group which celebrates its 50th anniversary, at the Brussels Media Center BMC in Haren.

Cathérine Bergeyck 09-29-2004 12:30 PM

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29/09/2004

Queen Paola met with seriously ill and handicapped children at the castle of Laeken.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-03-2004 03:42 PM

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03/10/2004

Members of the Belgian RF (and other royal families) were present in Rome today for the beatification of emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary. He was the grandfather of archduke Lorenz, husband of princess Astrid of Belgium.

Gabriella 10-03-2004 06:22 PM

Is the lady in black next to Queen Paola Princess Marie of Liechtenstein? The Princely family of Liechtenstein are Catholic as well, are they not?

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-04-2004 04:33 AM

Yes, Marie of Liechtenstein and behind her: Margaretha of Liechtenstein (born as a princess of Luxemburg).

Martine 10-04-2004 03:30 PM

i didn't see Queen Paola on the pics :s but it's a bit of a suprise to me that Lea Wohlman was there...I like her though, but you don't see her that much with other members of the royal family (except for Prince Alexandre (obviously) and Prince Laurent)

Hannelore 10-04-2004 03:33 PM

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Paola & Albert weren't present.

Very nice to see Lea there yes.

Pics from Corbis, fotomarktplatz & seeger.

Danielle 10-04-2004 07:07 PM

Thank you Cathérine and Hannelore for posting the pictures. =)

Gabriella 10-04-2004 08:43 PM

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Yes, Marie of Liechtenstein and behind her: Margaretha of Liechtenstein (born as a princess of Luxemburg).

Thank you :)

mousbah 10-12-2004 05:05 AM

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03.06.04 Belgian King Albert II and Queen Paola pose on the occasion of the King´ s 70th birthday in the gardens of the Royal Palace in Brussels-Belgium on Thursday , June 3 , 2004.

next pics: viennareport

next pics june 2004

Hannelore 10-12-2004 05:22 AM

All these pics have been posted before...

mousbah 10-12-2004 06:52 AM

Sorry Hannelore

Hannelore 10-12-2004 08:58 AM

No problem, it was nice seeing them again anyway :)

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-13-2004 03:25 PM

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King Albert II and Queen Paola pay a visit to the village Tielt, Wednesday 13 October 2004.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-13-2004 03:27 PM

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Cathérine Bergeyck 10-14-2004 09:40 AM

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14/10/2004

a ceremony in the greenhouses of the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels, Thursday Oct. 14, 2004. Belgian athletes who took part at the Athens Olympic Games & paralympics were invited by the Belgian Royal Family for a gathering.

Here with Justine Hénin-Hardenne.

Caroline Marie 10-14-2004 01:30 PM

Thanks for the all wonderful pictures that are posted on this website. I don't understand why so few pictures are posted on the official belgian website ... such a shame.

Which Princess, Mathilde or Claire, will announce she is again expecting ?

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-14-2004 02:11 PM

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a ceremony in the greenhouses of the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels, Thursday Oct. 14, 2004. Belgian athletes who took part at the Athens Olympic Games & paralympics were invited by the Belgian Royal Family for a gathering.

the entire royal family was present

Caroline Marie 10-14-2004 03:19 PM

Next Belgian Royal Baby ??
Perhaps Princess Claire will soon announce she is expecting a 2nd child ... in the picture posted today by Cathérine, it looks like her vest is a little tight and that she has a little buldge.
What do you all think ?

Danielle 10-14-2004 06:29 PM

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Well, a poster on the Spanish royals message board said they wondered if Claire is expecting another baby. This poster was using this photo for their basis.

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I don't think it's a baby, it's just the way she is standing. But it could very well be possible she is expecting. :D

ILoveCristina 10-15-2004 08:56 AM

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It's possible... some people are also wondering if Mathilde is pregnant, after looking at these photos . Now we have to wait and see : is all the rumours are correct there will be 4 royal babies in 2005 (Letizia, Mary, Mathilde, Claire), and these are onl for the rumours...

Danielle 10-15-2004 09:19 AM

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It's possible... some people are also wondering if Mathilde is pregnant, after looking at these photos . Now we have to wait and see : is all the rumours are correct there will be 4 royal babies in 2005 (Letizia, Mary, Mathilde, Claire), and these are onl for the rumours...

Wow, in those pictures she does look pregnant. Is it possible that there will be 4 royal babies born next year? I suppose we'll have to wait and see. :)

liv 10-15-2004 10:45 AM

Do you remeber her dress the evening berore the Spanish wedding?She showed a little belly.I think it´s usual for her to have after she gave birth to two children.
But don´t understand me wrong,I would also be happy...

Sancia 10-15-2004 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ILoveCristina
It's possible... some people are also wondering if Mathilde is pregnant, after looking at these photos . Now we have to wait and see : is all the rumours are correct there will be 4 royal babies in 2005 (Letizia, Mary, Mathilde, Claire), and these are onl for the rumours...

Mary isn't pregnant: the Royal Court announced she went through an operation, but that she wasn't pregnant.

Mette2 10-15-2004 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by liv
Do you remeber her dress the evening berore the Spanish wedding?She showed a little belly.I think it´s usual for her to have after she gave birth to two children.
But don´t understand me wrong,I would also be happy...

Wasn't it the dress she wore the night before the Danish wedding that made people speculate? Or perhaps it was at both weddings?
However, I totally agree it would be great with some new royal babies in the new year. I also thought that both Mathilde and Claire could be pregnant when I saw the pictures. But like people said we'll have to wait and see.

Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures.:)

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 05:13 AM

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18 October 2004 at the occasion of the 70th birthday of the Belgian National Lotery,there was a super lotto in presence of ing Albert II, in Brussels Beaux-Arts palace.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 08:24 AM

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the Belgian royal family in 1976:

prince Laurent, prince Philippe, princess Paola, king Baudouin, queen Fabiola, prince Albert and princess Astrid.

Alexandria 10-19-2004 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Cathérine Bergeyck
the Belgian royal family in 1976:

prince Laurent, prince Philippe, princess Paola, king Baudouin, queen Fabiola, prince Albert and princess Astrid.

What a great picture Catherine! I really noticed the resemblance between Astrid and her son (who is probably roughly the same age now as Astrid then?). Kind of amusing to see Phillippe with such tousled, wind-blown hair; I always pictured him more as someone who was always perfectly coiffed.

Paola looks so glamorous in this picture, as casual as she is.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 10:41 AM

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Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne chats with King Albert II, Tuesday 19 October 2004, as King Albert II of Belgium receives the people ennobled in 2004 at the Royal Castle of Laeken.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
What a great picture Catherine! I really noticed the resemblance between Astrid and her son (who is probably roughly the same age now as Astrid then?). Kind of amusing to see Phillippe with such tousled, wind-blown hair; I always pictured him more as someone who was always perfectly coiffed.

Paola looks so glamorous in this picture, as casual as she is.

I guess you'll like these as well :)

1. Albert, paola and Philippe skiing
2. the family in the seventies

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 11:38 AM

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king Albert as a young prince of Liège

Danielle 10-20-2004 06:23 PM

Thank you so much for the photos.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-21-2004 01:54 PM

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King Albert II visits the Deurganckdok in Antwerp, Thursday 21 October 2004.

Hannelore 10-24-2004 01:53 PM

At this link (tip from Johann), you can see wonderful pics of the Begian RF at a classic concert at the royal palace. You can enlarge the pics by clicking on them, but I can't post them individually.

https://www.isopix.be/start.aspx

sara1981 10-24-2004 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Danielane
Mary isn't pregnant: the Royal Court announced she went through an operation, but that she wasn't pregnant.

wait and see if Mathilde would get another one or she not going get have baby again if she wanted if her husband would delight to add more family like Queen Paola did raise 4 children

Sara Boyce


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