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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2006, 02:05:09 PM »
Footage by VTM Belgian TV of the recent trip to Russia,as well as much other wonderfull images

http://www.vtm.be/tv/index_programma_royalty_multimedia.htm

please click on: "Herbekijk Royalty"!    bekijk deel 1

All the comment is in dutch/flemish and some french,but the footage is wonderfull and a treasure to all with a penchant for Russia.

Princess Mathilde left Russia one day earlyer to be home at the last day of the schoolyear for Princess Elisabeth,as Mathilde regards the last day of the schoolyear just as important and the first day.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2006, 03:35:37 PM »
Today at the provincial domain of Bokrijk,Belgium,TRH the Duke and Duchess of Brabant and the children were on a day out:
http://foto.nieuwsblad.be/2027645234


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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2006, 04:14:46 PM »
July 21st,National Day in Belgium,on the eve the entire RF attended a concert at the Palais des Beaux Arts,Brussels,
july 21st started with a Te Deum at the St.Michel Cathedral,first time HRH Princess Elisabeth attended:

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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2006, 04:19:48 PM »
On july 22nd,Crown Princess Mathilde's sister,Countess Elisabeth d' Udekem d'Acoz married Marquis Alfonso Pallavicini at St.Peter's Church Bastogne,Belgium.

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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2006, 09:34:52 AM »
TRH invited the members of the Corps Diplomatique today,Royal Palace,Brussels

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=04-09-2006%20Brussel

Courtesy Mr.Nieboer/Mr.Veloo.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2006, 01:05:35 AM »
Last friday Princess Mathilde attended the galashow of the Circus school,Brussels:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-09-2006%20Brussel

Courtesy Mr.Nieboer/Mr.Veloo.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2006, 05:00:22 AM »
Itinerary for the official visit by TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima to Australia and New Zealand.

AUSTRALIA

Monday october 23rd:CANBERRA.

Arrival at Canberra Airport
Wreathlaying at the Australian War Memorial and visit to Remembrance Gallery and Museum
Reception of the dutch community in Canberra
Diner at Government House,hosted by the Governor-General Michael and Mrs.Marlene Jeffrey.

Tuesday oct.24th:CANBERRA/ULURU

Visit to the Australian Institute of Sport
Discussion at the Australian National University on relations of Australia and South East Asia and Indonesia
Flight to Uluru and visit to Ayers Rock and Urulu-Kata Tjuta Culturel Centre
Open air dinner and discussion with experts and locals on ecology and life in the outback.

Wednesday october 25th:HOBART,TASMANIA

Flight Uluru -  Hobart
Lunch with the Governor of Tasmania
Visit to exhibition "Antarctica Islands to Ice" at the Tasmanian museum and art gallery
Reception of the dutch community in Tasmania
Official diner at Government House hosted by the Governor

Thursday oct.26:TASMAINA

Visit to the Tahunae Forest Airwalk for a walk in the tree tops
Flight over the World Heritage Wilderness Area in south-west Tasmania
Visit to Port Arthur
Flight to Sydney

Friday oct.27th:SYDNEY

Sailing on the "Duyfken"(a replica of the 16th century dutch ship)Sydney harbour
Discussion with young & promising Aussies
Discussion on intigration with both policy makers amd immigrants
Official diner hosted by the Governor of New South Wales
Concluding event of the 400 years Netherlands - Australian celbrations at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and (dutch)director Jaap van Zweden.

Saturday oct.28th:SYDNEY

Breakfast with CEO's of dutch and/or dutch related companies while floating through Sydney Harbour
Visit to the Aboriginal Art Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales,initiated by the dutch embassy
Reception of the dutch community in Sydney.

 


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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2006, 05:23:52 AM »
NEW ZEALAND

Tuesday oct 31st:WELLINGTON

Arrival at Wellington International Airport
Visit to Parliament House
Welcome ceremony at Government House,Guard of Honour and Maori welcome
Meeting with the Governor-General of New Zealand
Wreathlaing at the National War Memorial
Visit to Te Papa Tongerewa,Museum of New Zealand
Official diner,hosted by the Governor General.

Wednesday november 1st:NELSON/WELINGTON

Visit to Abel Tasman National Park and discussion on conservation and ecology
Visit to the Woolleston Estates Vineyard
Visit to Cawthron laboratory
Visit to Abel Tasman statue
Visit to the Museum of Wearable Arts and Collectable Cars
Reception of the dutch community in Wellington.

Thursday november 2nd:CHRISTCHURCH

Visit to Antarctic Centre
Discussion on relation New Zealand - Europe at the University of Canterbury
Attending rugby game between kiwi kids and little cheeseheads(dutch kids..)
Reception of the dutch community of Christchurch.

Friday november 3rd:AUCKLAND

Discussion with the Department of Labour and the Refugee Migration Service on New Zealand migration policy
Visit to Selwyn College
Lunch with CEO's of dutch - or companies related to the Netherlands
Visit to Designer Textiles Ltd.
Diner hosted by the government.

Saturday november 4th:AUCKLAND

Visit to the dutch senior citizens complex "Ons Dorp"(Our Village)
Reception of the dutch community of Auckland.

Flying home.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2006, 05:59:34 AM »
Princess Mathilde at Ukkel/Brussels yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-10-2006%20Ukkel

Courtesy Ruebsamen/Veloo.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2006, 12:53:13 PM »
Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima have left for OZ early today,they're expected there on saturday for a short private visit over the weekend ahead of the official start on monday.
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2006, 02:06:05 AM »
After a stay at Whitsunday Island over the weekend,TRH,the "30-something royals...." arrived in Canberra:

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,20629718-5006009,00.html


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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
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Re: Philippe & Mathilde, Duke and Duchess of Brabant
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2006, 11:48:12 PM »


The headline is right,just minutes after their arrival they showed they master the "Australian salute"(the hand gesture to keep the flies away).The Prince and Princess told the children who welcomed them at the airport "to keep their mouth closed so they wouldn't have to deal with an unwanted australian snack".....flies.

However  lovely the outfits of the Princess,(but that's entirely personal taste ofcourse ;D),Megan Doherty in her society column ofcourse compares "our" Máxima to Australia's "homegrown" Mary of Denmark,in everything,specially clothing.Poor Megan has asked dutch "expert",NOT,Barbara Plugge of rag mag "Privé";"Do the dutch only have eyes for their own Princess"?As Megan questioned B.P. about Princess Mary she replied;"Mary who"?(according to the Canberra Times)...

Ofcourse,the dutch here,know about Mary,the pride and joy of OZ,but Oz will have to wait just a couple more weeks before they can turn out in force to welcome her,Fred and the Prince of Oz,wee Christian.

The couple met with veterans at the Australian War Memorial(were the 102.000 Australians are honoured who fell in battle from the Boer War in South Africa to the battle of Java(1942) and Iraq),and as they were lined up,the Prince found it difficult to talk that way so he asked them to "round up"and speak free and open,if necessary in english...(with a broad grin)..Many had been in battle in former dutch east indies,now Indonesia,Korea and The Netherlands.

The Prince has expressed his sympathy for all those in Australia who suffer under the extreme draught (hope that is the correct word),Australia has not seen rain in ages,and many,especially farmers,have a very hard time surviving,as crops are gone and debts build up.They're in my thoughts as well.

Meanwhile the couple has arrived at Uluru/Ayers Rock

note:I noticed an error in the itinerary posted above,I wrote "Tasmaina"" instead of Tasmania,sorry for that possums,in full respect of sensitivities regarding spelling.

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