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Marengo 12-14-2016 02:13 PM

Prince Laurent, Princess Claire & Family - News & Events, Part 6; Dec 2016 - present

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Katrianna 12-16-2016 01:18 AM

The Traditional Christmas Concert at the Palace will be held next week, Laurent has made it known that neither he nor Claire will attend, thus snubbing the King and Queen as well as his sister Astrid and her husband.
Well, every Christmas has to have a Grinch.:bang:

Prins Laurent stuurt kat naar kerstconcert van broer Filip (Brussel) - Gazet van Antwerpen

maria-olivia 12-16-2016 06:38 AM

That is a wise decision we will not see his boring face at a Christmas Concert.

I really don't undestand Princess Claire's attitude.

When Queen Fabiola was alive they all attend the Christmas Concert at the Royal Palace.

Tatiana Maria 12-18-2016 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1944981)
HRH Prince Laurent has to explain his attitude to The Prime Minister Charles Michel and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders.
Speech of the Prime Minister to day at the Parliament.

"The Prime Minister Charles Michel is not at all happy with the Prince’s rant. Not least because he told Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (Francophone liberal) to bring the Prince to book after it emerged that he had had talks with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

This will be the first time that the Prince Laurent will be carpeted by the Prime Minister.

Speaking during question time in the Chamber of Representatives, Mr Michel said "In my eyes his words were completely inappropriate. As a member of the royal family the law states that he should show reserve when making public statements. Of course I also ask him to respect parliament."

PM to carpet Prince Laurent


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1925253)
According to Het Nieuwsblad, prince Laurent uses his new twitter account to highlight the events he visits. Apparently the agenda and social media of the royal palace does not cover them, which leaves the impression that he does not attend anything at all.

The palace website shows zero events after July 21st, while his own account shows seven of them. That is why last year there was a large difference in the official amount of public duties, as listed by the palace (36) and as listed by himself (69).

After Prince Laurent created the Twitter account, the palace retroactively added some events.

Laurent plots erg actief volgens Paleis - Het Nieuwsblad

iceflower 12-18-2016 08:36 AM


On December 16 Prince Laurent as a new honorary member of the association opened the Belgian Bird Championship organized by the General Ornithological Union of Belgium in Sint-Niklaas and shared his personal view about birds in cages..

** video **

** Prins Laurent leest vogelliefhebbers de les: Een vogel hoort niet in een kooi ** translation **

** "Vogels in kooien, ik zie dat niet graag": prins Laurent leest vogelliefhebbers de les ** translation **

Lee-Z 12-18-2016 11:39 AM

Imo it's very much "Laurent" to accept an invitation to open an exhibition of belgian ornitologists, then telling his hosts he doesn't like birds in cages (which is basically the big part of the expo) and then accepts to become an honorary member of the organisation :lol:

He probably is interested in birds, but doesn't have the usual sensitivty most royals learn during their life to not always have to speak their own mind...

Countessmeout 12-18-2016 01:11 PM

Okay it seem like a stupid comment to make, abd so like Laurent :ermm:

But good thing about the association, unlike the expo, it's not about caged birds. It us about bird watching and appreciation. And as unthought out as his comments were Laurent seems to enjoy birds. Now if this was the national association of bird owners, it would be a bit more hypocritical for him to join.

eya 12-25-2016 02:42 AM

Christmas Card from Prince Laurent and Princess Claire


An Ard Ri 12-25-2016 03:36 AM


Originally Posted by eya (Post 1949603)
Christmas Card from Prince Laurent and Princess Claire


Nice to see them all together and relaxed looking.

eya 01-05-2017 04:22 PM

Prince Laurent and his family visit a shelter for the homeless and their dogs


La Fondation prince Laurent a ouvert un abri de nuit pour les SDF avec leurs chiens


melina premiere 01-05-2017 05:06 PM

Bravo Prince Laurent, you have a big heart and it was nice that P Claire and the children were with you

Moonmaiden23 01-05-2017 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by eya (Post 1952001)
Prince Laurent and his family visit a shelter for the homeless and their dogs


La Fondation prince Laurent a ouvert un abri de nuit pour les SDF avec leurs chiens

I agree with melinapremiere...I am so impressed that Laurent-who gets so much bad publicity, took the time to visit these unfortunate people and their pets at a homeless shelter. I am even more impressed that the shelter allows the homeless to keep their pet friends with them, which isn't the case much of the time.

BRAVO LAURENT! He has a big heart, imo.

Marie H 01-05-2017 09:12 PM

I congratulate Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and their children for being so compassionate with homeless people and their dogs.

Countessmeout 01-05-2017 09:31 PM

Great to see them visiting the shelter and meeting Ruth the homeless and pets. Nice yo see a shelter that allows pets.

I also like that they brought the kids. It's good exposure for them. :flowers:

iceflower 01-06-2017 03:11 AM


Here's a very nice additional gallery of the visit to the shelter for homeless people with dogs, organised by the Prince Laurent Foundation:

** Le prince Laurent et sa famille visitent un refuge pour sans-abri et leurs chiens **

rominet09 01-06-2017 06:31 AM

Great great great !!!!!!!

QUEENECE29 01-06-2017 12:40 PM


iceflower 01-30-2017 05:58 AM


On January 27 Prince Laurent presented the prizes at the 35th Pigeons Olympics in Brussels:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

Yesterday, January 29, he and Prince Aymeric attended the Pauwelviering, an annual historical-cultural celebration that took place this year for the 635th time in Galmaarden.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** gallery & video **

Marie H 01-30-2017 08:47 AM

It's a pleasure for me to see Prince Laurent and his son.

melina premiere 01-30-2017 08:51 AM

Me too, it is a pleasure to see Prince Laurent and his son at a public event

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