Visiting a school.
Showing her love to a Belgian child.
Astrid was famous for her naturalness and simplicity. While still Crown Princess, she used to stroll her children up and down the street in their carriages, incurring the disapproval of court officials. "These promenades break protocol," they protested. Astrid merely replied: "But I'm just another mother, am I not?" Complaints were even made to King Albert, but, informal and natural himself, he took his daughter-in-law's part.
In any case, Astrid's straightforward, tender disposition won the hearts of the Belgian people.