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Old 06-03-2014, 03:42 PM
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There is no picture of her wedding with Prince Albert , Crown Prince of Belgium
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:20 AM
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Thank you An Ard Ri for sharing the very interesting video of the Queen's funeral.
I saw her in the Salon des Penseurs at the Royal Palace , on the little table next to her I saw her violin.
The Queen has asked the the surviving Nurses of the Ocean Hospital at la Panne , spend the night next to her dead body. So did my grandmother .
At the end of my grandmother's funerals I heard the Brabançonne , our National Hymn !
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In Long to Reign, A. W. Purdue wrote:

Another queen with artistic and bohemian inclinations, Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians. rose to the challenge of war and became a national heroine. Based with her husband on the last strip of Belgian soil, she devoted herself to nursing the wounded and becoming a saintly figure to Belgian soldiers.
During the German occupation of Belgium from 1940 to 1944, Queen Elisabeth used her influence as queen and German connections to assist in the rescue of Jewish children from deportation by the Nazis.
After the war she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government.
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Indeed , I don't understand why in this thread she is called the Red Queen ..
Maria-Olivia, During the 1950s, Elisabeth evoked controversy abroad by visiting the Soviet Union, Poland, and China.
These trips prompted some people to label Elisabeth as the "RED QUEEN."
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:38 AM
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Indeed , I don't understand why in this thread she is called the Red Queen ..
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:44 AM
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This was just at the end.
What we remember for ever is her attitude during the first War and the "Concours de Musique Reine Elisabeth".
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I wonder what tiara Elisabeth of Bavaria is wearing in this portrait which I've never seen before?

http://www.antiques-delaval.com/1796...ormael-xxe.jpg
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The Red Queen: Elisabeth Of The Belgians

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During the German occupation of Belgium from 1940 to 1944, Queen Elisabeth used her influence as queen and German connections to assist in the rescue of Jewish children from deportation by the Nazis.
After the war she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government.

She's one amongst several royal ladies to get that award. Both Helen, Queen mother of Romania and Princess Alice of Greece (mother of the Duke of Edinburgh) RATN for saving Jews during the Holocaust. Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria also did a lot to save Jews but I don't think she became a RATN.


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Old 11-16-2014, 10:26 AM
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What she did during for the injured soldiers during the first WW was really great and un unique example. Queen Mary , the Empress of Prussia and other royals stayed in their royal palaces
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Queen Elisabeth reviewed Belgian troops.
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Queen Elisabeth helped organize a fleet of military ambulances in the First World War to ferry the wounded between the Front and field hospitals. By the end of the war she was known as Queen Nurse.
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In WWI we were missing nurses and the Queen who was Lord Curzon's friend could provide a lot of British Nurses who stayed 4 years in the Hopital Ocean, formely a Hotel that the Queen asked to be a Hospital.
They received the Queen Elisabeth 's Medal such as my Aunt who was a belgian Nurse working 4 years at the Ocean.
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In 1928 and in 1932 Queen Elisabeth accompanied King Albert I on tours of the Belgian Congo where the city of Elisabethville was named in her honor.
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An article about the trip

The Cross of Laeken: King Albert & Queen Elisabeth in the Congo

Elizabethville was of course renamed in 1967 when a military dictatorship took over, and the country was renamed Zaire later.
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