Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Life and Death of Queen Astrid

Kronprinzessin Astrid von Belgien mit Tochter Josephine Charlotte
From her girlhood, Queen Astrid was trained to many accomplishments. Slender and of medium height, she was fond of outdoor sports, was a good horsewoman, a beautiful dancer and adverse to pomp and display. Her dress was always simple. She spoke French and German almost as well as her native Swedish, and was a fair musician, with a pleasing voice.  
But in her domestic accomplishments, Queen Astrid shone with the greatest brilliance. She had been trained at a school of nursing and had made a special study of what she considered an art- the business of running a household. She knew this art from peeling potatoes to hanging curtains. (Read full article)

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