Troubles of the Belgian Royal Family

When photographing the latest new years drink at the Royal Palace in Brussel, where the Royal family invited all high-leveled Belgians as well as the government,

it was forbidden to do interviews with the royals. However, as a picture says more than 100o words,

these photos, ( with remarks of guests of the drink) show there are some troubles in the family. Princess Astrid and Princess Claire both had trouble with their make up, showing they could have been crying before the meeting. All these troubles started with Queen Fabiola arranging ways to stall her money, away from Belgian taxes,

reviving the discussion on the dotations (money given to the Royal family members by the government), even lowerering the amount of money they get. Prince Laurent said he needs the money, Princess Astrid said she’s ready to discuss the subject.

 

Royal family with Astrid and Paola

Royal family with Astrid and Paola

King Albert doing  his humble speech

King Albert doing his humble speech

Princess Astrid looks as if she has cried

Princess Astrid looks as if she has cried

King Albert shakes hands with Herman Van Rompuy. Princess Astrid looks emotional

King Albert shakes hands with Herman Van Rompuy. Princess Astrid looks emotional

arrival of the Royal Family

arrival of the Royal Family

koninklijke nieuwjaarsreceptie

Prince Laurent and Princess Claire (no make up?)

Prince Laurent and Princess Claire (no make up?)

 

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