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Forum: Current Events Archive 04-25-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Henri M.
Another municpiality has removed portraits of the King and Queen

Again another municipality, this time Lennik (https://www.lennik.be/fb111xjf163bjc1bjc47.aspx) (a Flemish municipality 15 km west of Brussels) has decided to remove the state portraits of King Albert...
Forum: Current Events Archive 04-06-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
No, there are only two public services the royal...

No, there are only two public services the royal family attends.

On July 21st, the National Day, there is a Te Deum (a praise) and the same happens on 15 November, King's Day. The Te Deum is ...
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-07-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Henri M.
The monarchy becoming irrelevant

Well, the 'damage' is the dirty laundry hanged out of the window in the family d'Udekem d'Acoz, and not in the Belgian royal family itself. But its 'fall out' is there: instead of serenity, there is...
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-07-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Henri M.
The birthday of King Harald barely made any press...

The birthday of King Harald barely made any press oustide Norway because it is as it is: a birthday party. No more, no less.

The royals can not easily step up the number of occasions on short...
Forum: Current Events Archive 02-15-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Henri M.
I have the idea Queen Paola never really...

I have the idea Queen Paola never really recovered from her nasty fall, last year in Italy.

For some reasons she looks depressed. The Belgian royal family is in difficult circumstances and the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-27-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Status-quo

I think that the monarchy in Belgium will remain in the present status-quo, for the simple reason that the Wallonians (= the French-speaking part of Belgium) will do everything to prevent a collapse...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-27-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Nasty debate on Prince Philippe in Parliament (2)

Koen T’Sijen (sp.a-Spirit):
Mr. Chairman, Madam the vice-premier, in front of you stands a republican. I have nothing against the Royal House or against the royal family. Let them live at the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-27-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Nasty debate on Prince Philippe in Parliament (1)

25 January 2007



The Chairman (mr. Herman de Croo):
The next two questions are directed at the premier minister, who is absent today due to an important meeting in Paris. The questions...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
No, the reason was that the editors were all...

No, the reason was that the editors were all spic-and-span dressed, behaving most well-mannered and polite in front of the Prince while he knew very well that it all was a fašade and that the two...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Scandalous behaviour

The most strange thing in the whole Belgian controverse is the scandalous behaviour of the Belgian Government, especially premier minister Guy Verhofstadt.

The Government bears responsibility for...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Domino-effect

I'm a little bit eh... 'pissed off' (excusez-moi) about the serious problems of the Belgian monarchy because I fear for a domino-effect in neighbouring Netherlands and Luxembourg.

When the Flemish...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Henri M.
Irritated about hypocrisy

It seems that the Duke of Brabant (Prince Philippe) was in fact irritated about the hypocrite attitude of these two editors.

During the New Year's Reception they were polished, well-mannered,...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-25-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Beside all the ooh and aah for Mathilde....

The very same New Year's Reception ended in a public riot in Belgian media and politics.

The Duke of Brabant (Prince Philippe) attacked two chief-editors, Yves de Smet of De Morgen and Paul van...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Queen Paola

I don't know? Shocked by the problems around her youngest son, Prince Laurent?

By the way, I have the idea the Queen has not fully recovered since her nasty fall in Italy, last year. It looks a...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-11-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 50,473
Posted By Henri M.
Mabelian couture

It looks like the Duchess of Brabant (https://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07011106.jpg) has left her regular couturier Natan (https://www.natan.be/) and went for the Mabelian way.

The creation she...
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