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Re: French State Visits to/from Belgium
Thank you for the pictures, Marianne - the one fro 1971 was a treat (look how glamourus Princess Paola is).
I suspect the first picture is from 1910, as Pedro indicates. Falličres was president from 1906 til 1913, followed by President Poincaré 1913-1920. The picture appears to show Falličres, with his long beard.
King Albert I paid a State Visit to President Falličres in 1910. Did he paid a second one 10 years later? Or the photo taken in 1920 is from a French State Visit to Belgium?
Always a pleasure to share royal news, kjćre Torkel!
The Belgian Royal Website has this to share;
From 19 to 20 November, the incoming state visit by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and Madame Brigitte Macron will take place in Belgium. The good relations between Belgium and France as neighboring countries and allies will be highlighted and strengthened.
These pictures illustrate previous encounters between French presidents and the Kings of the Belgians.
King Albert I and President Falličres /Versailles
October 1929/President Doumergue in Brussels
King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola with the General and Mrs. de Gaulle on the terrace of the Elysee, Paris, France.
Visit of President Georges Pompidou, in the Grand Anteroom of the Royal Palace.
King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Mr. Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic pictured during the first official visit abroad in Paris, France.