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Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 07-16-2019, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Mbruno
Is the free housing they get from the Royal...

Is the free housing they get from the Royal Donation Trust also factored in the magistrate's calculation ?



If they get "only" 90 thousand Euros as "personal income", where do the other 210...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-31-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Mbruno
I am afraid you might be comparing apples and...

I am afraid you might be comparing apples and oranges. The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate. It is not taxpayer money as the dotation that Elisabeth or Catharina Amalia will get. If the King has...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Mbruno
What is the purpose of a dotation ? Basically to...

What is the purpose of a dotation ? Basically to pay for the recipient's household (i.e. permanent staff) and for the discharging of his/her official duties on behalf of the Crown. Élisabeth will...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-27-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Mbruno
King Philippe seems to go on far more state or...

King Philippe seems to go on far more state or official visits overseas than his father did in the last years of his reign. Those visits are decided by the Belgian government and are in Belgium's...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 08-20-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Mbruno
My understanding is that the castle itself...

My understanding is that the castle itself belongs to the State, whereas the park, the greenhouses and some other buildings like the Asian pavilions are part of the Trust. But you are right that the...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 08-20-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Mbruno
The Royal Castle of Laeken and the Royal Palace...

The Royal Castle of Laeken and the Royal Palace of Brussels are actually owned by the Belgian state and, presumably, would continue to be so. The Royal Trust, which includes other residences such as...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-06-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Mbruno
Princess Elisabeth doesn't get any grants (at...

Princess Elisabeth doesn't get any grants (at least not yet). The poll is nonsensical then and just illustrates how badly informed the public is. They may think Astrid and Laurent are swimming in...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 12-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By Mbruno
Why do you say "it is impossible" ? Most lists...

Why do you say "it is impossible" ? Most lists I've seen put the Spanish monarchy as one of the least expensive in Europe.
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