Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Marriage of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth

Today is their 110th wedding anniversary. Here is a fine article by Emily Chauviere on their long, collaborative, fruitful marriage, based on Theo Aronson's book, The Coburgs of Belgium (1968). I mostly agree with Ms. Chauviere's analysis. Whether Albert and Elisabeth really fell in love at first sight, however, is a matter of some dispute. (I think it was, indeed, a coup de foudre on Elisabeth's side, but I'm less sure of Albert's feelings at the time.)

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