They said yes ! On Saturday September 10, 2022, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Princess Astrid’s second child, married her partner William Isvy in Brussels. In the morning at the Town Hall away from the cameras, then in the afternoon during a religious ceremony in the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule cathedral in front of 500 guests including the entire royal family and in the presence of several media.
Except that on Saturday evening’s RTBF newscast, no report or image was broadcast on this subject, which did not escape the notice of several viewers who told us of their dissatisfaction.
“Very surprised not to have had the slightest report on the wedding of Princess Astrid’s daughter! You have to go to the competing channel to be kept informed. Would you be anti-royalist?“, asks a first viewer. “I still find it a pity that on Saturday evening’s news, the marriage of a Belgian princess was not commented on or even mentioned…“, bids another. “Shame that RTBF does not talk about the wedding of Princess Maria Laura…“, finally insists a spectator on social networks.
So did RTBF deliberately avoid the subject? What explains this choice? We detail all the reasons behind this decision.
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First of all, it should be noted that the information was indeed broadcast by several RTBF media. On the RTBF Info website first, this article published in the afternoon explained that the couple’s wedding was held at the Brussels City Hall in the morning and that a religious ceremony was to follow.
On the radio, then, the two major newspapers Vivacité (5 p.m.) and La Première (6 p.m.) discussed the marriage. in short. On La Première for example, the presenter of the newspaper Anne Goderniaux specified this:
“At home, a moment of prayer and meditation in memory of Queen Elizabeth 2 was observed during the religious ceremony of the marriage of Maria Laura with William Isvy. Maria Laura is the eldest daughter of Princess Astrid, younger sister of King Philippe. The civil wedding took place in the privacy of the Brussels town hall, before a grand ceremony at the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule cathedral in the presence of more than 500 guests, including the entire royal family.“