Saturday, June 11, 2011

Princesse Rayon de Soleil

A postcard of "Princess Sunbeam", little Marie-José, helping Belgian refugees during the First World War. The image is no mere sentimental myth. At an early age, the little Princess had already embraced the charitable functions of royalty. When she was only eight years old, she wrote that if she ever became a queen, she wanted to be given all the names of the poor of her new country, in order to be able to give something to each one.

2 comments:

serar said...

Queen Marie Jose was a very beautiful woman. I think her youngest daughter, when she was very young, was most like her. They made a handsome couple, but for many reasons the marriage didn´t last.

Matterhorn said...

She was beautiful inside and out.

I hope soon to do a post on the marriage of Umberto and Marie José.