Friday, April 11, 2014

Belgian Palace denies (again) suicide attempt repoirts

Belgian palace spokesman Pierre-Emananuel De Bauw has released a statement regarding the rumors of an alleged suicide attempt by Prince Laurent.

Once again, the official statement offers an emphatic denial of the rumors that Prince Laurent was hospitalized because he attempted suicide.  These reports have been published in newspapers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and most, notably, in the Daily Mail, a British tabloid with a large circulation.

De Bauw said: "The rumors are absolutely not true.  These rumors violate the prince's privacy.  From the start, we have asked to respect Prince Laurent's privacy.  The rumor mill has to really stop because the rumors are hurting the prince."

Hindsight between 20/20, the moral of the story is that the palace should have issued  a brief statement on the day Prince Laurent entered the hospital, which would have nipped in the bud most of the rumors.  Unfortunately, the ill-timed release of Queen Paola's statement about her "vulnerable son," and the subsequent firing of the head of King Albert's household only exasperated the situation. 

http://www.vorsten.nl/2014/04/11/paleis-wil-geruchten-laurent-halt-toeroepen/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

4 comments:

Michelle said...

also, to say that these reports are affecting/hurting/whatever the prince only makes things worse. perhaps it's just me, but that wording is suspect. in my own personal opinion, i would say that perhaps it is frustrating, or even angering, but to say it's affecting him kind of makes it sound like he's vulnerable even more than his mother's statement already implied. methinks i smell fish.

Michelle said...

Marlene, in your personal opinion, is it possible that the rumors regarding Prince Laurent's parentage (namely, that his biological father is not the King) are true and that's what started this apparent downward emotional spiral? regardless of what landed him in the hospital, SOMETHING is going on for the Queen to make that statement and there are enough reports of trouble to indicate that he's struggling with something. do you think it's possible he found out his father isn't his biological father? or are the rumors completely unrealistic in the first place? just wondering...

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I don't doubt he is Albert's sin.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I mean son