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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #135 on: August 12, 2013, 05:35:20 AM »
Thanks Lucien and welcome back!! I really missed your contributions.

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« Reply #136 on: August 14, 2013, 12:02:58 AM »
July 21st 2013,Enthronement  of King Filip.

The day started with a Te Deum at Brussels Cathedral in the presence of the entire Belgian Royal Family
including King Albert II and the then still Crown Prince Filip.It is unusual for the Reigning Monarch to attend
the Te Deum in His Honour but then this was to be a special occasion & day.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Cathedral

Followed by the Act of Abdication at the Royal Palace,Brussels

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Abdication

The Oath in Parliament

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Natie

Followed by the balcony appearance

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Balcony

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20King

Since July 21st is Belgiums National Day there was the traditional Military Parade

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Defile

In the evening there was a surprise appearance by King Filip and Queen Mathilde on
the Palace balcony and there was a thank you speech that was received with huge enthousiasm
by the tens of thousands in front of the Palace where most just had walked
out of the Warande Park opposite the Palace where a huge festive event was staged.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-07-2013%20Invesiture

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« Reply #137 on: September 13, 2013, 07:39:50 AM »
TM have started their tour of the country and will visit many cities and villages while on tour.They started off in Leuven on september 6th:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-09-2013%20Leuven


Followed by the city of Waver on september 10th:


http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-09-2013%20Waver

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They look more relaxed,I think...then when still the CP couple..Good for them!
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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #138 on: September 13, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »
Love the term Blijde Intrede / Joyeuse Entrée!
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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« Reply #139 on: September 20, 2013, 02:02:17 AM »
Love the term Blijde Intrede / Joyeuse Entrée!

Indeed!..grin..

TM will start with a series of introductory visits in october/november to Luxembourg and The Netherlands.
Germany,Italy and France follow after that but no specific dates have been set yet.Belgian Foreign Minister
Didier Reynders announced the visits yesterday.
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« Reply #140 on: September 25, 2013, 08:28:40 PM »
Love the term Blijde Intrede / Joyeuse Entrée!

And another Blije Intrede,this time in Hasselt,in the Belgian province of Limburg:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-09-2013%20Limburg

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« Reply #141 on: September 30, 2013, 05:14:32 AM »
Blijde Intrede in Antwerp last Friday:


http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=27-09-2013%20Antwerp

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« Reply #142 on: October 04, 2013, 10:21:50 AM »
TM King Filip and Queen Mathilde will be on a one-day introductory visit to The Netherlands on Friday november 8th
and will be received by TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.
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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #144 on: April 05, 2014, 08:55:51 PM »
Loved this pic of Their Majesties with Belgian chocolate and obscure Burgundians watching in the background: http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2015312.html (Of course Mathilde could have stepped right into the Burgundian times (as a man!) with that hat in that colour :-)
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Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #145 on: January 12, 2015, 04:58:16 AM »
When I listened to Princess Élisabeth and Prince Gabriel's speeches at Queen Fabiola's funeral and the WW1 centennial, I noticed that their Dutch was quite distinctly French-accented, despite their attending Batavophone schools.

I think the primacy of French (or their mother's heavily French-accented Dutch) in their upbringing shows itself in their un-Germanic prosody. They don't stress the syllables that must be stressed in Dutch, but have more of the fluid stress of French. Additionally they don't distinguish well between long and short vowels, something which is essential in Dutch and inexistant in French.

I was also quite baffled by their use of a uvular r in Dutch, but I now see that the Brussels Flemish dialect (together with Gents) actually uses uvular r, although this cannot be said to be standard Flemish Dutch, can it?

Since so few criticize the young royals' Dutch compared to the massive critique launched upon the older generations, I'm starting to wonder, as a foreigner familiar with both Dutch and French, if Élisabeth and Gabriel actually speak some strange new sociolect: an artificial Dutch learned by a Francophone Brussels elite determined to be bilingual, i.e. the modern equivalent of Franskiljons....

NB - don't misunderstand. I don't criticize the children themselves, they just speak like they are taught and if all Belgians can understand them in their own mother tongue, then more power to them. What I find strange is that their parents were so determined to have them raised bilingually and then seem to have failed to give them a true Dutch accent, something which should be easy with regard to small children, who can pick up any language and accent in a way most adults can't. Perhaps the error is that they have learned too much Dutch from people who don't speak with a good Dutch accent (e.g. their parents) instead of truly native speakers?
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #146 on: January 17, 2015, 05:11:34 PM »
When I listened to Princess Élisabeth and Prince Gabriel's speeches at Queen Fabiola's funeral and the WW1 centennial, I noticed that their Dutch was quite distinctly French-accented, despite their attending Batavophone schools.

Interesting to compare with Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, who also spoke (in German) at Queen Fabiola's funeral. Here an interview with him and his wife in Luxemburgian: http://www.rtl.lu/lifestyle/people/546808.html. Compared to his Belgian cousins, he has only a slight hint of a French accent, methinks, when speaking "the Germanic patois" of his country. (Mostly revealed in long vowels, I'd say. Of course it helps to smooth things over that Luxemburgians also has a uvular r.) Also interesting to listen to his wife, who now seems on a good way to fluency in Luxemburgian, with an ideal background of speaking Dutch, French and German.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #147 on: January 17, 2015, 05:12:05 PM »
Please delete. Double post.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: TM King Filip & Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
« Reply #148 on: March 09, 2015, 09:15:53 AM »
Привилегия белого - на костылях.
=
Privilège du blanc - on crutches.
http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2819345.html

(The Queen hurt her leg at a recent skiing vacation.)
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)