Belgian Royal Family has released their Christmas photo for 2020

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Princess Eleonore and Prince Emmanuel

The Belgian Royal Family releases a new family portrait each December to celebrate the New Year, and as such, the family portrait follows a yearly tradition. As they do every year before Christmas, on December 18, 2020, Belgian Royal family published their a new family photo with the title "On the eve of this special Christmas season, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year"

The photo showing together King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Princess Eleonore and Prince Emmanuel was taken by photographer, Michel Gronemberger.

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  1. While it is a nice family photo, I cannot escape saying how boring and dreary the colours and outfits are. Even if they had stood in front of some wallpaper, or a coloured background it would have allowed their plain, monochromatic style to pop out a bit. Also the arrangement if the family members is so unimaginative. First Charles and Camilla's awful photo and now this one. I wonder what else is yet to come.
    But I still wish this lovely family a Happy Christmas.
    - Anon 9:13

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    1. It is very conservative.

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    2. Anon9:13 - I assume you're looking for a "pop of color"? The king is wearing a nice blue tie. But there is just no pleasing some people. I don't have to be bedazzled all the time; I think they look quite nice, it's a lovely family photo. And there's nothing wrong with the Cornwalls' photo of them sitting in their color-popping garden. ~Laurel~

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    3. I agree. I don't really like their classic outfits in black and white and the grey background of the photo. But it's a lovely happy family.

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    4. I disagree anon12:13, this sort of very simple but at the same time strong color contrast is very in. I like it.

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    5. @Laurel: "..I assume you are looking for a pop of colour?...Kings tie" You assume wrong. Read my comment again. I wasn't looking for a pop of colour. I said that a coloured background would have made their black and white ensembles stand out (pop out) more. They are a fine family and that pleases me plenty FYI.
      "Cornwalls photo of them sitting in their colour-popping photo.." Sorry. Even by amateur standards there are so many things odd about that photo but I won't discuss them here. Considering they are two of the highest profiled Royals, I expected better, but I'm glad if you liked it. Everyone has different standards of perfection.
      - Anon 9:13

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    6. Anon9:13 - "Perfection"? That's stretching it. It's a nice casual photo of Charles & Camilla sitting in their flowery garden. Maybe when he becomes King Charles III his Christmas card will be of him & Camilla sitting on thrones in their full regalia. Anyway, you guys go into convulsions if someone's dark outfit doesn't have that colorful "pop". But whatever. Tschüs! ~Laurel~

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  2. They know how to make a good family-portrait.
    Lovely happy family!

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  3. Wonderful photo of a lovely family.

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  4. Very photogenic family. Neutral black/white ensembles accented by the King's tie, nice. Understated and elegant composition.

    Вера💚

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  5. Beautiful, classic photo. Such a gorgeous family.
    Chel

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  6. Beautiful picture. A happy equilibrated royal family and not boring at all ! During the pandemic they have a responsable behaviour from day 1 on and we cannot say that about many others except Felipe and Letzizia perhaps. I'm proud of "my" royal family.

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    1. I agree! I think the King and Queen of Belgium seem to have a happy marriage and their children are precious. They're so talented! Princess Eleanor plays the violin, Prince Emmanuel plays the saxophone, Prince Gabriel is a talented football player, and Princess Elisabeth is an excellent student just to mention a few things. You are very lucky that they're your royal family! And their photo is very excellent, the kind that will stand the test of time.

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  7. The text on the card says: "On the eve of this special Christmas season ..." and I think they do this "boring" simplicity on purpose. (-Ann.)

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    1. @ Ann
      Totally agreed.
      They are being discreet and respectful given the hardship all the world is experienci g.
      It is not a happy Christmas this time, it should be a period of praying for a resolution to human pains.
      There is no room for luxury exbition, sobriety should be the keyword.

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    2. I wish this beautiful dignified Royal Family a relaxing holiday period.

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  8. Really lovely.

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  9. Très belle famille dans un style classique que j'aurais bien vue avec des couleurs ; seule la cravate du roi apporte une touche lumineuse à la photo - Joyeux Noël à eux tous !

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  10. Wonderful picture of this royal family. The composition is perfect in my opinion. The contrasting black and white is reserved but classy. As mentioned above, King Philippe's blue tie is a perfect counterpoint, and draws the eye to him. Very nice.

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    1. Agree with Debra!

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    2. Exactly that! And the King looks relaxed, which is not always the case :-)

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  11. Love the simplicity of this family photo

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