Sunday, July 1, 2012

King Baudouin in Texas

Here is an article with some pictures of his visit to Rice University around 1969. Following in the footsteps of his step-mother, Princess Lilian, he took a special interest in the cardiological research being conducted at the time.

It is worth mentioning here that a bronze bust of Michael DeBakey, dedicated by King Leopold III and Princess Lilian in 1978, stands in the lobby of The Methodist Hospital, also in Houston, Texas. 

2 comments:

MadMonarchist said...

I wish I had been around for that royal visit, it would have been well worth the long trip. Btw, King Baudouin will be the subject of my next monarch profile -you heard it first here.

Matterhorn said...

Thanks for the advance notice :) I look forward to it, your Belgian profiles are always excellent.