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Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-31-2019, 08:12 AM
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Posted By tommy100
The difference in both the UK and Dutch systems...

The difference in both the UK and Dutch systems vs the Belgian one is that the heir automatically gets the allowance/income when they turn 18 whereas in the Belgian system the government still has to...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By tommy100
IMO the allowance is to pay for official duties,...

IMO the allowance is to pay for official duties, a household and an element of personal allowance. Whilst Elisabeth is in full time education its clear she won't need an office of her own and won't...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 03-30-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
I think while Elisabeth is still in school it...

I think while Elisabeth is still in school it makes sense for her not to take the allowance. She would not be earning elsewhere anyway while studying and its always seemed to me the argument for...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 08-20-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By tommy100
I really don't know because the way they were...

I really don't know because the way they were given over to the State also had a clause the property of the royal trust would "remain at the disposal to the successors to the Belgian throne"
I guess...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-21-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
Lets face it, it would be much better for us and...

Lets face it, it would be much better for us and nosy journalists if all the costs of each RF were published in one place. However sadly nearly every RF has at least one element of their costs which...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-20-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By tommy100
Why nag about the costs, if the King can not fly...

Why nag about the costs, if the King can not fly on normal flights then there is no choice but to use military flights. Therefore, if anything, shouldn't the argument be about whether the King flies...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 07-26-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
Without going in too much detail: Laurent...

Without going in too much detail:

Laurent was involved in a corruption scandal that reached court when it was said money from the Royal Navy was used to renovate his holiday home. It was reported...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 07-26-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
Regering komt met gedragscode koninklijke familie...

Regering komt met gedragscode koninklijke familie (https://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/binnenland/130726_dotatie_gedragscode)

The members of the royal family have a code of conduct in exchange...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 07-05-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
Well you were right, I'm sure these new measures...

Well you were right, I'm sure these new measures were put in place with at least a small inkling that Albert wanted to abdicate at some point.
What will Albert and Paola get after the abdication?...
Forum: Royal Family of Belgium 02-15-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,731
Posted By tommy100
Princess Astrid offers to justify her allowance <...

Princess Astrid offers to justify her allowance < Belgian news | Expatica Belgium (https://www.expatica.com/be/news/belgian-news/Princess-Astrid-offers-to-justify-her-allowance-_256923.html)
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