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Astrid and Leopold visiting a Belgian church in London, 1933.
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Astrid at her arrival in Belgium, embracing Leopold.

source:Koninklijk Filmarchief.
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On her wedding day in 1926. She's preparing to leave for the St. Michiel en St. Goedele cathedral in Brussels.

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Leopold and Astrid at an aviation show in Evere. Leopold III was a pilote himself (see second photo).
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A souvenir from their wedding: a box with soap with royal portraits on them!! :)
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painting of queen Astrid by Leon De Smet (1881-1966). This painting hangs in the townhall of Antwerpen. Under it, a dress is kept: the one she wore on her joyeuse entrée as new queen of the Belgians in 1934 in Antwerpen.
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Queen Astrid and king Leopold at the baptism of princess Hélène d'Orléans in 1934. Astrid was her godmother.
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princess Astrid on board of the boat Fylgia, that brought her to her new country, Belgium.
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15 years old, with her sister Märtha
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with leopold
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At an official occasion, with Leopold, queen Elisabeth and king Albert I.
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At home, castle of Stuyvenberg, arranging flowers. Astrid really loved these homely things.
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1. In a museum
2. Official presentation of prince Baudouin.
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1926, Leopold and Astrid engaged, walking in the streets of Stockholm.
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1907: The Swedish Royal family. Astrid sits completely on the right, on her mother's lap.
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well known state portrait of queen Astrid of the Belgians.
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Astrid's funeral, 1935.

1. Leopold walking behind the coffin of his wife, behind him: prince Carl of Sweden (left, Astrid's father) and prince Charles of Belgium (right, Leopold's brother). Behind them: prince Umberto of Italy (Leopold's brother in law) and prince Olav of Norway (Astrid's brother in law)
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Thanks for all these great pictures Cathérine! Wonderful pictures of a great Queen who dies far to young.
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Queen Astrid at the beach with her daughter Josephine-Charlotte, and her best friend (the Swedish countess Anna Sparre) and her daughter Christina.
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1933. Brussels. The Belgian Royal Family at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, left-right, Prince Leopold, Queen Elisabeth, KIng Albert, Queen Astrid and Leopold's brother Charles.
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