The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal Family of Belgium > Belgian Royal History

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #41  
Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ysbel View Post
I also wondered if he and Leopold was multilingual in German and French (because of their Bavarian mother) or whether they spoke just French. I imagine that knowing German could have helped them with Flemish.
My grandfather and his brother, who knew Charles well at the time he was living at Raversijde, told me that he spoke German and Dutch fluently, both with a slight French accent. It was clear from both his French and his Dutch pronunciation that he spoke the Belgian (i.e. Walloon and Flemish) standard varieties of these languages. He was also able to communicate in the local West-Flemish dialect. His brother the king was said to have spoken Dutch less fluently, more slowly, and in a more formal register.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: xxx, Antarctica
Posts: 168
Thanks for sharing this story! It`s always nice to hear a personal account.
For a long time I wondered if Karel was able to speak West-Vlaams, esspecially since it is not that easy to master and I had no idea how intense Karel`s everyday contacts with the locals really were. Thanks to your grandfather I´m wiser now!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-01-2013, 06:14 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 11,112
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders died on June 1st,1983 .


Possibly the last ever Belgian royal to use the title Count of Flanders.
__________________
4th of June 1246:Death of Isabelle d'Angoulême,Queen of England and Countess of Angoulême
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 06-01-2013, 09:51 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
Yes An Ard Ri ,
The same for Comte de Hainaut !
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 06-02-2013, 10:59 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 11,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
Yes An Ard Ri ,
The same for Comte de Hainaut !
And Prince of Liège,such a pity but as I'm not Belgian I don't understand why King Albert II abolished those historical titles.
__________________
4th of June 1246:Death of Isabelle d'Angoulême,Queen of England and Countess of Angoulême
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 04-01-2014, 10:55 AM
MarcosFenn's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pickering, Canada
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
Mysterious flowers on the grave of an unmarried prince

´A mon cher epoux´ (To my beloved husband) is written on a ribbon that was attached to a flowerarangement that was placed on the grave of Pricne Charles in the Royal Crypt of Laeken. How is that possible, as far as is known Charles was never married.

It was Kucien De Cock, author of two books on burial places and burial rituals who discovered the ribbon sunday afternoon in the Crypt of Laeken. ´I was watching the flowers on the garve of King Baudouin but it was the large flower arrangement on Prince Charels´ tomb that caught my attention. I was completely surprised about the text ´A mon cher epoux´, to my beloved husband? Prince Charles never married, right?

Silent as a grave

Indeed, Prince Charles never officially married. Her wanted to, in the late 30-ties with Jaqueline Wehrli, a daughter of a baker from Brussels but his brother Leopold III forbade the marriage. A prince that married a girl who wasn´t a royal, not even an aristocrat, that was impossible. Charles and Jacqueline got a daughter in 1938. he wanted to adopt her but that wasn´t allowed either. An arranged marriage came from this, Jacqueline married a retired militair and Charles´daughter would be known as Isabelle Wybo.

Charles had a lot of friends, sometimes even several at the same time. There is a story that in his house at Raversijde he received the young Karine Vernooy while in a caravan in his garden a Dancer from Brussels, Renée Damoiseau was waiting for him.

But now there was supposed to be a real marriage. Supposed, as no prove was ever given for it. On September 14th 1977 he might have been married a Jacquenline de Peyrebrune in Paris. He met her during the war in the resistance, he was Monsieur Richard, she Madame Schaak. Charles himself never said a word about the marriage, documents that would prove that a marriage had taken place disappeared and the Belgian court doesn´t say a word about this marriage: ´no comment´.

But who gave the flowers that were placed on the tomb of Charles? In the royal crypt nobody is allowed to say a word about it. Lucien de Cock: ´They have to know because you can not just leave flowers at a grave´.

The flowers
There is in fact a record, with details of the celebrant and witnesses, of a marriage ceremony between Charles, Count of Flanders and Jacqueline de Peyrebrune which occurred on September 14, 1977 at a Paris church.

When one speaks of proof of the marriage, however, this has different meanings at different levels.

In the first place, both Belgian and French law require that a religious marriage ceremony be preceded by a civil ceremony, which in this case did not occur. Thus, the union between Charles, Count of Flanders and Jacqueline de Peyrebrune was recognized by neither the French nor the Belgian authorities.

Particularly for North American Protestants, another nuanced aspect to the idea of proof for this union may seem somewhat obscure also. Within Roman Catholic theology, a marriage blessing and a marriage sacrament are regarded as distinct (given that Protestants generally regard baptism and communion as the sole sacraments/ordinances, this subtle distinction might be thought to be trite, but it does exist).

Interestingly, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders had wished to marry a commoner in the 1930s, but the Royal Court would not allow it. When therefore Charles's elder brother Leopold III had married commoner Liliane Baels in 1941, this contributed to the increasingly poor relations between the two royal brothers and formed at least part of the background to the Royal Question in the later years of the reign of Leopold III (during part of which Charles served as Regent).
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 04-01-2014, 02:52 PM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
I read your thread with great interest Marcos Fenn, you know a lot about our Royals and unfortunately their bad relationship between them since generations.
We had an Exhibition about Queen Marie José, Count of Flanders Sister, and Prince Laurent invited Prince Charles 's daughter Miss Wibo, I forgot her name.
She is in the seventies and does not like the Press.
We never saw her before!
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 04-01-2014, 10:13 PM
MarcosFenn's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pickering, Canada
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
I read your thread with great interest Marcos Fenn, you know a lot about our Royals and unfortunately their bad relationship between them since generations.
We had an Exhibition about Queen Marie José, Count of Flanders Sister, and Prince Laurent invited Prince Charles 's daughter Miss Wibo, I forgot her name.
She is in the seventies and does not like the Press.
We never saw her before!
Well, you are talking to someone who lived in Belgium, actually.

It can only be said that Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles's and King Leopold III's mother, and Cardinal Van Roey must have approved of Liliane Baels more than they apparently did of the lady that Prince Charles wished to marry in the late 1930s.

Regarding Prince Laurent (about whom there is another thread), we may be glad that today he was reported as having emerged in good spirits from his coma, surrounded by his praying family.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 04-02-2014, 09:45 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
Books and Books are written about that.
Is was said that King Leopold III was depressive (one more) Lilian made him happy and Queen Elisabeth agreed .
It was said that only King Leopold III disagreed his brother's wedding with a commoner, so it was after 1934 or 1935 and Queen Astrid unfortunately passed already away.
In Sweden at that time King's sons married commoners and became Count Bernadotte.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 04-02-2014, 04:46 PM
MarcosFenn's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pickering, Canada
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
Books and Books are written about that.
Is was said that King Leopold III was depressive (one more) Lilian made him happy and Queen Elisabeth agreed .
It was said that only King Leopold III disagreed his brother's wedding with a commoner, so it was after 1934 or 1935 and Queen Astrid unfortunately passed already away.
In Sweden at that time King's sons married commoners and became Count Bernadotte.
Possibly also Leopold III, after the sympathetic publicity he received in 1935, did not want what he thought would be unsympathetic publicity for the Belgian Royal Family - similar to what Edward VIII over the Channel received in 1936 - when he married Mrs. Simpson.

But it is ironic, in the light of Leopold's own marriage to Liliane Baels in 1941.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 04-03-2014, 10:12 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
1941 marks the end of his relationship with the Swedish and Norvegian Royal families.
Lucky his Children and particularly Josephine Charlotte kept warm relationship with them.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 04-03-2014, 10:27 AM
MarcosFenn's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pickering, Canada
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
1941 marks the end of his relationship with the Swedish and Norvegian Royal families.
Lucky his Children and particularly Josephine Charlotte kept warm relationship with them.
I hardly think that, by marrying Liliane Baels in 1941, Leopold III could be objectively construed as repudiating the memory of Swedish-born Queen Astrid. Subjectively, however, comparisons between Astrid and Liliane would be made and would be a study in contrast.

In a sense, whoever Leopold married, after losing the hugely popular Astrid, would have a challenging public relations task.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 04-04-2014, 03:57 PM
MarcosFenn's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pickering, Canada
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guido Bernsdorff View Post
My grandfather and his brother, who knew Charles well at the time he was living at Raversijde, told me that he spoke German and Dutch fluently, both with a slight French accent. It was clear from both his French and his Dutch pronunciation that he spoke the Belgian (i.e. Walloon and Flemish) standard varieties of these languages. He was also able to communicate in the local West-Flemish dialect. His brother the king was said to have spoken Dutch less fluently, more slowly, and in a more formal register.
It's interesting about the West-Vlaams dialect, because it's rather special and distinct. The writer Guido Gezelle was from Roeselaare, and he was deeply identified with West Flanders province. As was Stijn Streuvels.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 01-03-2015, 05:51 AM
cdm's Avatar
cdm cdm is offline
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: België, Belgique, Belgium
Posts: 1,021
Personal letters of the prince give new insight into his life

Personal letters give insight into Prince Charles' private life
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-03-2015, 09:48 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
Very interesting cdm.
In the dutch newspaper you have real insights of the royals. The french newpapers and TV (Place royale) are flatering them.

They told a lot in the newspaper at that time about Mr Allard who was in charge of Prince Charles money.
The Prince lost a lot of money for ever.
Prince Charles spoke dutch as his last mistress was a dutch young Lady, the Prince had Dutch Artists and Painters as personal friends.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-03-2015, 11:38 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdm View Post
Personal letters of the prince give new insight into his life

Personal letters give insight into Prince Charles' private life
How did Prince Charles decide upon Dorson as his pseudonym surname?
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-13-2015, 07:11 PM
MAfan's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N/A, Italy
Posts: 4,600
Jacqueline Schaack, née Peyrebrune, the alleged secret wife of Prince Charles, has died last September in Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille, France, where she resided. She was 93.

Jacqueline SCHAACK : Décès - carnet Sud Ouest - Sud Ouest
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-14-2015, 07:43 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
Dear MAfan,
Great thanks for your post.
I just bought the book of Jacqueline de Peyrebrune : un amour dans l'ombre- le jardin Secret du Prince Charles de Belgique.
When her husband Mr Schaack died , she married religiously et secretely (not before the law) Prince Charles Count of Flanders on 14/9/1977.
The Prince asked her to write this book 5 years after his dead.
I am waiting her book and will come back on this thread and will know more about the Count's daughter who is still alive.
Both Ladies remained perfectly Secret and Mrs Schaack death was unknown in Belgium.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 03-20-2015, 09:34 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,712
I read Jacqueline de Peyrebrune's book. Un-interesting , I won't keep it only some pictures..
They are no documents about their religiouis Wedding in Paris and no picture at all from them.
We have to wait for better informations and why not a film about Prince Charles who saved the Monarchy.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 03-23-2015, 07:37 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 11,112
Prince Charles Of Belgium,Count of Flanders in the Congo (1947)

__________________

__________________
4th of June 1246:Death of Isabelle d'Angoulême,Queen of England and Countess of Angoulême
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
belgian history, biography, charles, charles of belgium, jacqueline peyrebrune, prince charles, prince charles of belgium, regent


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince Oscar (1859-1953), Countess Ebba and Family (incl. Count Folke) Marengo Swedish Royal History 14 05-15-2015 07:08 AM
Knud IV den Hellige and Adele of Flanders norwegianne Danish Royal History 4 08-04-2014 10:25 PM
Children of the Count and Countess of Flanders Marengo Belgian Royal History 12 09-07-2009 04:36 PM
Prince Phillipe and Princess Maria of Belgium, Count and Countess of Flanders Marengo Belgian Royal History 10 09-12-2007 08:02 PM




Popular Tags
belgium best outfit brussels carl philip chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death fashion fashion poll funeral infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia margrethe ii maxima nobility official visit oranje-nassau photo shoot picture of the week poland president gauck president hollande president komorowski prince carl philip prince daniel prince frederik prince of wales princess caroline princess claire princess madeleine princess mary princess mette-marit princess of asturias queen fabiola queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal fashion sofia hellqvist spain state visit stockholm sweden the hague visit wedding willem-alexander william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]