Christmas card from King Albert and Queen Paola
A little change from previous cards.
This card arrived some time ago, but I just found it shuffled away with some more papers in our apartment. I’m not sure what happened, but somehow it was pushed aside and I just found it.
Every year the Christmas card of Albert and Paola changes a little bit. This year they made one of the biggest changes, which is not including a photo. Every Christmas reply I’ve gotten features some kind of photo of the couple. There’s no way of knowing why they decided to forgo the photo this year.
I do like the nice touch of holly in the corners. It adds the Christmas touch to an otherwise more normal card. This is also the first year the message is exclusively in French. Usually it’s in French, Dutch, German, and Italian. I currently live in the Flemish region of Belgium, but, of course, wrote my card in English. I assume that’s why I received a French reply and if I had written in Flemish (Dutch), I would have received that reply.
The message reads
Their majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola were extremely touched by the kind wishes you conveyed to them on the occasion of the end of the year celebrations and thank you wholeheartedly. May 2021 bring you joy, serenity, and happy moments to share. Take care of you and yours
Unfortunately, like I previously stated, I have no idea when I received this. The postmark is from December, so it’s likely it arrived early January.
Card sent: December 15, 2020
Reply Received: January 2021
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21 July 2011 | Queen Fabiola, Queen Paola, King Albert II of Belgium, Belgian Defence Minister Pieter de Crem and Belgian Minister Of Interior Affairs Annemie Turtelboom attend the National Day Parade at Place des Palais in Brussels, Belgium. (c) Mark Renders/Getty Images
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La família real belga visitó el Panteón Real de Laeken para recordar a todos los fallecidos de la familia real. La Princesa Delphine asistió por primera vez como miembro de la familia real.
The Belgian Royal familiy visited the Royal Pantheon of Laeken to remember all the deceased members of the royal family. Princess Delphine attended for the very first time as member of the royal family.
Source: Le soir
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