Friday, September 24, 2010

Haunting Memories


A sad but fascinating series of news featurettes commemorating the 75th anniversary of Queen Astrid's death on August 29, 2010. (There is no proof, however, that Astrid was pregnant when she died.)

Tomorrow, September 25, 2010 is also the 27th anniversary of the passing of Astrid's husband, King Leopold III. May they both rest in peace +

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

I think it is a bit much that Van den Wijngaert must almost immediately start deconstructing her image. Of course, we all know that royal families never *literally* live like everyone else, BUT in the accounts left by people who actually knew Leopold and Astrid up close, it's clear that their simplicity/spontaneity was much more than just an act.