|The beautiful young Duchess of Brabant, with her two eldest children, Princess Josephine-Charlotte and Prince Baudouin. It is said that, at the birth of her first son, the heir to the throne, Astrid proudly proclaimed: "Now I truly feel Belgian!"|
|Another photograph of Astrid, Josephine-Charlotte and Baudouin. I love this image; it is so tender and Astrid looks so happy.|
|The Queen in the nursery with her daughter and her second son, Prince Albert.|
in an interview to mark her 65th birthday, mentioned she had a great admiration for Queen Astrid and regretted she had never been able to benefit from her mother-in-law's guidance as a young woman.