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Old 07-04-2003, 05:03 AM
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Funeral Of King Leopold III Of The Belgians 1983

Can anyone post pictures of this royal event? I would like to see pictures of this event !!!
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:16 PM
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lets see if we can help you out
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:19 AM
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Here are a few pics I had saved on my computer from a website that alludes me now. If I remember I will post the name and address of the website.

1) Princess Josephine Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxemburg, outside the hospital where her father died

2) The laying in of King Leopold III at the Brussels Royal Palace

3) body of King Leopold III

4) Officials offering condolences
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:43 AM
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Funeral Procession

2) (L-R) Prince Alexandre, Princess Josephine Charlotte, King Baudouin, Prince Albert and Princess Maria Esmeralda

3) (L-R) Prince Alexandre, Princess Josephine Charlotte, King Baudouin, Prince Albert and Princess Maria Esmeralda; back row; King Olav of Norway, Grand Duke Jean of Luxemburg, and more people...

4) (R-L) Queen Fabiola, Queen Marie-Jose, Princess Paola, Princess Astrid, Queen Ingrid and Queen Juliana
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:49 AM
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Funeral at St. Jacobs Church

2-3) Princess Lilian, widow of King Leopold III

4) Queen Marie Jose and Queen Fabiola
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:57 AM
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1) King Baudouin and Princess Astrid

2) King Baudouin

3) Queen Fabiola

4) Queen Marie Jose, Princess Marie Esmeralda, Prince Alexandre, Prince Nikolaus
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1) (L-r) Prince Laurent, Princess Lilian and Prince Philippe

2) King Baudouin and Princess Lilian

3) Queen Fabiola and Princess Lilian
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:06 AM
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Leaving the St. Jacobs Church

1) Princess Josephine Charlotte, King Baudouin and King Olav of Norway

2) Princess Marie Esmeralda and Princess Lilian

3) Princess Lilian, King Baudouin and Princess Josephine Charlotte

4) King Baudouin and Princess Josephine Charlotte
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some more........
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:57 PM
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I am surprised that his casket was open. I can't recall another King or Queen having an open casket.
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:42 AM
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I am surprised that his casket was open. I can't recall another King or Queen having an open casket.
That wasn't during his funeral, but when people came to pay their last respects. It's always done like that in Belgium.
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Old 12-24-2004, 08:28 AM
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H.M. King Boudewijn had an open casket when the public could pay their last respects.
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That wasn't during his funeral, but when people came to pay their last respects. It's always done like that in Belgium.
Yes you are perfectly right...
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:17 AM
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On what date did he died ?
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On what date did he died ?
King Leopold III died on 25 September 1983.
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Didn't his daughter Marie-Christine attend the funeral?
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Please forgive my ignorance, but who is Prince Alexandre?
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:32 PM
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Prince Alexandre is the son of Leopold III from his second marriage to Lilian Baels. The couple also got two daughters: Marie-Christine and Marie-Esmeralda. That would make them all half siblings of the present King.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:36 PM
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Didn't his daughter Marie-Christine attend the funeral?
The Princess did not attend the funeral of her father. She was involved in a scandal and lived rather estranged from her family. The scandal was her ´escape´ to Canada and her marriage and divorce to/of Paul Drucker in 1981. The marriage lasted 5 months, the divorce took 5 years.
She heard the news of her fathers death from television. However she was allowed to see her fathers body the evening before the funeral, in private.

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To her mothers funeral she sent a cat btw.
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She did what for her mother's funeral? Sent a cat?!
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