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Old 10-26-2004, 10:00 AM
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Great site with full of photos, Hannelore:) :o :) !!!!

I'm also a great fan of our Grand Dukal Family and have collected many photos of them!!
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:05 PM
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When was she sad?
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:13 PM
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when she got married
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:21 AM
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Oh please there as many pictures of her smiling on her wedding day.
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Old 10-27-2004, 10:13 AM
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Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte

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Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte was born as Princess of Belgium on 11 October 1927 at the Royal Palace, Brussels. Her parents were Prince Leopold of Belgium, Duke of Brabant and Princess Astrid, born Princess of Sweden. Her godmother was Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg.



The Grand Duchess's brother is
King Albert II of the Belgians. On her mother's side, she is closely related to King Harald of Norway, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

Education and Youth

Princess Josephine-Charlotte's early years were divided between Stuyvenberg, her parents' home on the Belgian royal estate at Laeken, and Stockholm, home to her maternal grandparents, Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg of Sweden. On 23 February 1934, her father succeeded as
King Leopold III of the Belgians. The following year, while her parents were on holiday in Switzerland, Queen Astrid was tragically killed when King Leopold lost control of their car.



In 1940, upon the German invasion of Belgium, King Leopold refused to join the Belgian government in exile in London. Instead the royal family remained in Belgium and spent much of the war at the Royal Palace in Laeken. On 7 June 1944, on the day following the D-Day landings in Normandy, the royal family were deported to Germany. They were kept prisoner until liberation by the Allies on 7 May 1945.


Questions over King Leopold's alleged collaboration with the Nazis made it impossible for the family to return to Belgium, where the King's brother, Prince Charles, was appointed as regent. The family resided in exile at Pregny, near Geneva, and Princess Josephine-Charlotte studied child psychology at the University of Geneva. The family finally returned to Brussels in 1950, and shortly afterwards King Leopold abdicated in favour of his eldest son, King Baudouin.

Marriage and Family

Princess Josephine-Charlotte was married to Hereditary Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg on 9 April 1953, in the Cathedral of Our Lady, Luxembourg. The couple set up home at Betzdorf Castle and had five children: Princess Marie-Astrid (born 17 February 1954), Prince Henri (born 16 April 1955), Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha (both born 15 May 1957) and Prince Guillaume (born 1 May 1963). Following Hereditary Grand Duke Jean's accession to the throne in 1964, the family moved to Berg Castle. Since Grand Duke Jean's abdication, the grand-ducal couple have lived at Fischbach Castle.

Work and Interests

As Princess of Belgium, Josephine-Charlotte had a strong interest in social problems and in the arts. As Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, she has accompanied her husband on numerous official visits, both within the Grand Duchy and abroad.



Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte is President of the
Luxembourg Red Cross and Chief Guide of the Luxembourg Guide Movement. She has conferred her patronage on the Union of Blood Donors and the Luxembourg Paediatrics Society.

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Photo: Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte attends the Conference of Francophone Women, February 2000

Leisure Interests

Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte has a keen interest in the cultivation of flowers. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and water sports.


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Old 11-06-2004, 12:39 PM
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1,2) At Ascot in 2002.

3) At the funeral of prince Claus, 2002.
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how's she doing ?
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:51 PM
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The last photos I saw of her were from her grandson Jean' s baptism. She looked better, thank God. Let's hope she'll recover completely!
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:16 PM
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JC and the rest of the family, at a ceremony of the royal military academy of Sandhurst where prince Guillaume was a student then. (2002)
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:20 PM
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At the wedding of hereditary prince Bernhard von Baden and miss Stefanie Kaul, in 2001.
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:25 PM
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A visit to the pope in 2000. I think JC looked very elegant and dignified...
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:06 PM
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So, did they go when Henri and MT and their children went in 2002?
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:30 AM
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are there any news about her helth?
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:44 AM
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Nope, but I hope she gets better.
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:46 AM
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photos from ANP and scans from old magazines
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Wow! Jean was going bald for a while.
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Old 11-14-2004, 01:14 PM
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:19 AM
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how often are they at events
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:19 PM
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It looks like all the time, but with the lackage of photos lately, I'm not quite sure.
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