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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2005, 04:36:45 PM »
Today is the 10th birthday of Princess Luisa Maria :)

sitting on daddys lap,
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« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2005, 04:48:13 PM »
That's a lovely family pic.  :)
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« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2005, 04:59:25 PM »
I'm sure her funny uncle Laurent and charming aunt Claire(twins in january) came over for a piece of the birthday cake...... :D

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« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2005, 05:01:29 PM »
LOL, what a picture!  ;D Claire's dress is magnifique, though.  :D
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« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2005, 05:13:59 PM »
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« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2005, 05:19:53 PM »
What a wonderful outfit! Princess Claire is actually quite a pretty woman, IMO.  :D
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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2005, 09:41:42 AM »


A question for anyone - is military service obligatory in Belgium for a certain amount of years? Do most royal princes spend time in the army? Thanks.
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« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2005, 10:44:37 AM »
No, conscription has been abolished in Belgium - probably Amedeo enjoys that sort of thing, the scallywag!
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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2005, 11:39:40 AM »
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Great pics Tatia.  :)

A question for anyone - is military service obligatory in Belgium for a certain amount of years? Do most royal princes spend time in the army? Thanks.


Both Prince Filip and Prince Laurent were in the military.Filip had a full training,and also had an Airforce training
(ever since he has his own red 'chopper,he's a licensed pilot.Prince Laurent was in the Navy.

Here in the Netherlands of the Queens sons only Alexander served,in the Navy,(he's a licensed pilot as well),
Friso didn't have to,nor was he interested I think,and Constantijn had bad eyesight or something like that,
not that he was bothered.....

Prince Maurits served first in the Royal Marines and later switched to the Navy.His brother
Prince Pieter-Christiaan is in the Royal Constabulary Forces with the rank of Major.

No one is "drafted" here as that was abolished years ago.
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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2005, 02:49:01 PM »
And I believe Princess Astrid herself has a connection with the Army.

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« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2005, 06:27:05 PM »
Yes she is,she is (honorary-?)commander of the Medical component of the Forces,
with the rank of Luitenant-Colonel,IIRC,off the top of my head.
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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2005, 10:43:44 PM »
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Does anyone else think it slightly unusual that she was a rather advanced 41 when Laeticia was born, and Amedeo was already 17 years old?



Not really.  My mom was 35 when she had my brother and I was already 13, so I've been in a similar situation with my family.  It's not the way things are commonly done when it comes to having kids, but I wouldn't call it unusual either. :)
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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2006, 04:08:56 PM »
Princess Maria Laura of Belgium,Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 18th birthday last saturday august 26th

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Re: Archduke Lorenz & Marie Astrid of Belgium, their family
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2006, 10:37:56 AM »
The family of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorence was also in attendance at Laeken Castle,sept.3rd,



HRH Princess Maria Laura will start studying management and sinology in London,brother Prince Amedeo already studies in Londonl.
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