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« on: June 02, 2012, 11:53:58 PM »

Princess Astrid celebrating her birthday in Brussels June 2, 2012.
She will be 50 years old on June 5, 2012.  Champagne














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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 02:11:15 AM »

Lovely family shots.
Is that Astrid's husband looking really proud to the right of the picture?
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 02:15:26 AM »

Yes, that´s Lorenz  Smiley

http://www.daylife.com/se...incess+astrid+2+june+2012

Princess Luisa Maria, Princess Louise and Prince Aymeric



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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 03:33:10 AM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 03:49:29 AM »

The Belgian Royal children look beautiful.  Thumb up
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 05:12:53 AM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

What are you suggesting, should she have farmed out or sold a few of them?  Thinking
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 09:59:27 AM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

What are you suggesting, should she have farmed out or sold a few of them?  Thinking

 Star KittyHeaven 

I don't think Astrid's kids are on tax payer support that much. The older ones at least seem to have gotten the message that they need to find their own way (which is a shame because we don't get to see Amedeo more than once a year because he actually works a regular job). And Lorenz made a fortune with his investment company, so unless they've taken a huge hit during the crisis, I doubt they get much taxpayer money. Astrid probably does because she does official engagements, but the children hopefully all figured out that they've got no future as full-time royalty.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »

I wonder why there's no pictures of Philip and Mathilde with their children there?  They must have had another commitment or I would think they would have been there too.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 01:09:46 PM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

Astrid and Laurent get the same amount of money. At least Astrid works Whistle
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 02:37:30 PM »

the tallest guy on the pic is just  
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 07:01:57 PM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

What are you suggesting, should she have farmed out or sold a few of them?  Thinking

 Star KittyHeaven 

I don't think Astrid's kids are on tax payer support that much. The older ones at least seem to have gotten the message that they need to find their own way (which is a shame because we don't get to see Amedeo more than once a year because he actually works a regular job). And Lorenz made a fortune with his investment company, so unless they've taken a huge hit during the crisis, I doubt they get much taxpayer money. Astrid probably does because she does official engagements, but the children hopefully all figured out that they've got no future as full-time royalty.

Thanks Chriss   Smiley...that is how I understood it as well. Astrid's children are not on the Dotation..or whatever it is called in Belgium. Lorenz is a very wealthy man indeed, and can well afford to send the eldest ones to the best schools money can buy which is exactly what has happened. Amadeo and Maria Laura are said to be well educated and brilliant..and both are pursuing careers outside the country. The last I heard was that Amadeo(who graduated from the very prestigious London School of Economics btw) was living and working in NYC. Maria Laura is studying Chinese in Beijing...or is it Hong Kong?

And none of this is on the taxpayer dime. Only Astrid receives $$ from the State because she carries out official duties.
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 07:19:48 PM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

What are you suggesting, should she have farmed out or sold a few of them?  Thinking

 Star KittyHeaven 

I don't think Astrid's kids are on tax payer support that much. The older ones at least seem to have gotten the message that they need to find their own way (which is a shame because we don't get to see Amedeo more than once a year because he actually works a regular job). And Lorenz made a fortune with his investment company, so unless they've taken a huge hit during the crisis, I doubt they get much taxpayer money. Astrid probably does because she does official engagements, but the children hopefully all figured out that they've got no future as full-time royalty.

Thanks Chriss   Smiley...that is how I understood it as well. Astrid's children are not on the Dotation..or whatever it is called in Belgium. Lorenz is a very wealthy man indeed, and can well afford to send the eldest ones to the best schools money can buy which is exactly what has happened. Amadeo and Maria Laura are said to be well educated and brilliant..and both are pursuing careers outside the country. The last I heard was that Amadeo(who graduated from the very prestigious London School of Economics btw) was living and working in NYC. Maria Laura is studying Chinese in Beijing...or is it Hong Kong?

And none of this is on the taxpayer dime. Only Astrid receives $$ from the State because she carries out official duties.

I think Laura is actually living in Shanghai. The children of Astrid and Lorenz seem to be intelligent, well-educated and most importantly seem to have their hearts and heads in the right place.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012, 07:30:00 PM »

I think Laura is actually living in Shanghai. The children of Astrid and Lorenz seem to be intelligent, well-educated and most importantly seem to have their hearts and heads in the right place.

They've figured out that they'd better not count on tax money and a lot of royal duties, at least. When you think about it, they're in the same position as the York girls, but they're not clinging to the royal life with teeth and claws. Amedeo especially; they had him in line to succeed Philippe eventually until Elisabeth was born, and he got the full heir-to-the-heir education and attention for a large part of his life. It's good to see that he isn't insisting on it and that he does his own thing instead. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 07:46:23 PM »

Astreed had too many children for the Belgian taxpayers to support.

What are you suggesting, should she have farmed out or sold a few of them?  Thinking

 Star KittyHeaven 

I don't think Astrid's kids are on tax payer support that much. The older ones at least seem to have gotten the message that they need to find their own way (which is a shame because we don't get to see Amedeo more than once a year because he actually works a regular job). And Lorenz made a fortune with his investment company, so unless they've taken a huge hit during the crisis, I doubt they get much taxpayer money. Astrid probably does because she does official engagements, but the children hopefully all figured out that they've got no future as full-time royalty.

Thanks Chriss   Smiley...that is how I understood it as well. Astrid's children are not on the Dotation..or whatever it is called in Belgium. Lorenz is a very wealthy man indeed, and can well afford to send the eldest ones to the best schools money can buy which is exactly what has happened. Amadeo and Maria Laura are said to be well educated and brilliant..and both are pursuing careers outside the country. The last I heard was that Amadeo(who graduated from the very prestigious London School of Economics btw) was living and working in NYC. Maria Laura is studying Chinese in Beijing...or is it Hong Kong?

And none of this is on the taxpayer dime. Only Astrid receives $$ from the State because she carries out official duties.

I think Laura is actually living in Shanghai. The children of Astrid and Lorenz seem to be intelligent, well-educated and most importantly seem to have their hearts and heads in the right place.

Aha...Shanghai..thanks SydneyLux! Smiley I know that she is pursuing Asian studies.

Astrid seems to have done a great job with her kids. No bar brawls, no crotch shots, no stumbling out of nightclubs drunk at 3am.  Shocked

Let's keep our fingers crossed that Amadeo is not interested in snakes. Cool Nono

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