10-08-2004, 03:10 PM
Astrid and Leopold visiting a Belgian church in London, 1933.
10-08-2004, 05:44 PM
Astrid at her arrival in Belgium, embracing Leopold.
source: Koninklijk Filmarchief.
10-08-2004, 05:46 PM
On her wedding day in 1926. She's preparing to leave for the St. Michiel en St. Goedele cathedral in Brussels.
source: koninklijk filmarchief.
10-08-2004, 06:18 PM
Leopold and Astrid at an aviation show in Evere. Leopold III was a pilote himself (see second photo).
10-08-2004, 06:20 PM
A souvenir from their wedding: a box with soap with royal portraits on them!! :)
10-09-2004, 08:42 AM
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.
10-16-2004, 12:31 PM
Queen Astrid and king Leopold at the baptism of princess Hélène d'Orléans in 1934. Astrid was her godmother.
10-16-2004, 12:32 PM
princess Astrid on board of the boat Fylgia, that brought her to her new country, Belgium.
10-18-2004, 08:40 AM
15 years old, with her sister Märtha
10-18-2004, 08:41 AM
10-18-2004, 08:43 AM
At an official occasion, with Leopold, queen Elisabeth and king Albert I.
10-18-2004, 08:47 AM
At home, castle of Stuyvenberg, arranging flowers. Astrid really loved these homely things.
10-18-2004, 08:48 AM
1. In a museum
2. Official presentation of prince Baudouin.
10-18-2004, 08:50 AM
1926, Leopold and Astrid engaged, walking in the streets of Stockholm.
10-18-2004, 08:52 AM
1907: The Swedish Royal family. Astrid sits completely on the right, on her mother's lap.
10-18-2004, 08:53 AM
well known state portrait of queen Astrid of the Belgians.
10-18-2004, 09:01 AM
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)
10-18-2004, 06:22 PM
Thanks for all these great pictures Cathérine! Wonderful pictures of a great Queen who dies far to young.
10-20-2004, 04:19 AM
Queen Astrid at the beach with her daughter Josephine-Charlotte, and her best friend (the Swedish countess Anna Sparre) and her daughter Christina.
10-29-2004, 08:40 AM
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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