Saturday, July 25, 2009

Videos of Queen Astrid

Slideshow of old photographs, beginning with Astrid's youth.

Newsreel of Astrid, the tragic accident in Küssnacht, and the Queen's funeral in Brussels. (With the Hail Mary sung beautifully in Latin).

It is terribly sad that she died so young, but, in a way, she was spared the evils to come (World War II, the Royal Question). I wonder, though, if Belgium's history would have been any different, if she had lived longer (the same question can be asked about King Albert I). Any thoughts?

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