C'est du Belge, the royalty program of the Belgian TV channel (french speaking) dedicated a piece of this weeks program to Queen Astrid
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It begins around 28:30
Originally Posted by fredspal
I'm writing a novel based on Astrid for an English assignment, it has to be around 20-25,000 words. It is set when she was between the ages of 15 and 21 years. My questions include:
-Where did she live as a child
-When did she meet Leopold
-What languages did she speak
-How old was she when she met Leopold.
Thank you soooooo much!!
She lived in Sweden in Stockholm and in Fridhem. Fridhem is now a business center I believe (google it, you'll certainly find it).
She and Leopold met at some balls in the autumn of 1925 and then again in spring 1926 in Sweden when Queen Elisabeth and her son were holidaying there.
She was born in 1905 so she was 21 years old.
She spoke swedish and english when they met and they spoke english together.
She learned first French then Dutch after her marriage.