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Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-31-2019, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Ultimately it is also taxpayers' money because...

Ultimately it is also taxpayers' money because the revenues from the Crown Estates, the Duchy of Cornwall and the Duchy of Lancaster do not flow into the thirsty purse of the Chancellor but to the...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-31-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
There is a difference between the Dutch and...

There is a difference between the Dutch and Belgian situations, I learned today. In both situations it is arranged by law that the successor, when he/she reaches the age of consent, receives an...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Imagine that in the UK Prince George is the Heir,...

Imagine that in the UK Prince George is the Heir, the Duke of Cornwall, and does NOT automatically get the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall (which provides the income for the Heir) because " he is...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I don't think so. As only Belgian citizen...

I don't think so. As only Belgian citizen Elisabeth is not free to pursue her own life and career. The dotation is linked to purely that position as constitutional successor to the King. It was wiser...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
That argument was used too when Prince...

That argument was used too when Prince Willem-Alexander turned 18. But the Dutch Government said the dotation was a result of the constitutional position of the Heir who, as only citizen in the...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
When his father Prince Albert became King, Prince...

When his father Prince Albert became King, Prince Philippe was 33 at that moment. The new Civil List for the new King was then arranged and agreed by the Government.

Prince Albert received a...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The King has requested that his daughter,...

The King has requested that his daughter, Princess Elisabeth, will not receive an annual dotation (€ 925.000,--). The Princess turns 18 this year but enjoys studies abroad. The King wants to shield...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-27-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Well, no one stops you to provide a link yourself...

Well, no one stops you to provide a link yourself to Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, La Dernière Heure, etc. They all have the same news which I summarised in English.
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-27-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
There is upheaval in Belgian media and politics...

There is upheaval in Belgian media and politics about the flying costs of King Philippe, which was 143.148 Euro in 2014 but has grown 6 times more to 843.293 Euro.

The pain point is that King...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 09-18-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
For so far the Belgians are quite generous. In...

For so far the Belgians are quite generous. In neighbouring Netherlands never ever anyone other than the present, the future and the former King (and their eventual spouses) have received a grant...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 09-15-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
After his abdication the annual grant to former...

After his abdication the annual grant to former King Albert is half a million Euro less than was promised. Therefore the former King is still not pleased. When the former King discussed the intention...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 09-15-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Nine out of ten (!) people from the...

Nine out of ten (!) people from the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium have problems with the annual grants to members of the royal family. They find that former King Albert, Princess Astrid and Prince...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-20-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Spain is by no means the most inexpensive...

Spain is by no means the most inexpensive monarchy. Look to the Royal Palace in the city of Madrid, to the Pardo Palace, the site of La Zarzuela, the Palace of El Escorial, look to the grand display...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-20-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is just the favourite hobby of some Belgian...

It is just the favourite hobby of some Belgian politicians. I find it a bit pauvre to see His Majesty The King of the Belgians leaving a grey Hercules or something from the Belgian Airforce. Even the...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-20-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
There is some nagging about costs, see: Much Ado...

There is some nagging about costs, see: Much Ado About ... Travel Costs | The Royal Forums (https://www.theroyalforums.com/54816-much-ado-about-travel-costs/)
What a bargain the Belgians have....
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