The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 09-15-2003, 10:46 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Princess Esmeralda of Belgium and family

Princess Marie Esmeralda of Belgium (° 1956) is the youngest daughter of king Leopold III (1901-1983) and princess Lilian, née Lilian Baels, Leopold's second wife (1916-2002).

When she was born, Leopold had already abdicated and left the throne to his eldest son Baudouin. Therefor he had more time for his youngest children, and Esmeralda, his last child, was a bit his favorite.

Leopold's second family lived at the castle of Argenteuil, where Esmeralda grew up, together with her sister Marie Christine and brother Alexander. In 2002, after her mother's death, this castle was returned to the state, to whom it originally belonged.

Esmeralda studied to be a journalist, and lived for 15 years in Paris, where she also worked a while for the famous French newspaper Le Figaro.

In 1998, she got married to the Honduran born professor Salvador Moncada (° 1944). They have two children: Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada (° 1998), and Leopoldo Daniel Moncada (°2001).

The family lives in London, where Esmeralda leads a very discreet life, very few people know that she's actually a princess of Belgium.

Esmeralda stopped working when she had children, but said she hopes to be able to go to work again when they're a bit older.

In 2002, she wrote a wonderful book about her father, with lots and lots of family pictures in it.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2003, 10:48 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Baby Esmeralda with her mother, Lilian Baels.

__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2003, 10:50 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
With her mother and her sister, Marie Christine.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2003, 10:58 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
mother and daughter
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pic12.jpeg
Views:	550
Size:	64.1 KB
ID:	16870  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:02 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
With her mother, princess Lilian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pic24.jpeg
Views:	621
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	16875  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:07 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Esme (as she was called at home) hald by her stepbrother king Baudouin and her mother.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pic14.jpeg
Views:	809
Size:	35.1 KB
ID:	16877  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:15 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Esmeralda was named after her father's favorite place in Venezuela (after his abdication, he travelled a lot).

Here she's dancing with her father.

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:31 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
Queen Paola, king Albert II, princess Esmeralda, prince Alexandre and his wife, Lea Wolman.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:38 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
After Lilian's death in 2002, her 3 children decided to sell a large part of her clothing (she had masses of haute couture dresses), jewelry, silver, furniture etc.

Everything was (and is) auctioned by Sotheby's.

Esmeralda posing with her mother's fabulous clothing collection, before it was sold.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:46 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
With a Dior outfit
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-15-2003, 11:49 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,940
With princess Anne de Bourbon Sicile, at the exhibition of her mother's clothes
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:07 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	017.jpg
Views:	958
Size:	38.5 KB
ID:	16915  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:08 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	018.jpg
Views:	823
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	16916  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:09 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	019.jpg
Views:	1783
Size:	83.3 KB
ID:	16917  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:10 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	020.jpg
Views:	1679
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	16918  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:12 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	021.jpg
Views:	3832
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	16919  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:15 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	022.jpg
Views:	961
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	16920  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:16 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	023.jpg
Views:	1134
Size:	27.2 KB
ID:	16921  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:18 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	024.jpg
Views:	758
Size:	55.3 KB
ID:	16922  
__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-15-2003, 03:19 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 1,095
Princess Esmeralda at home in London with her husband Salvador Moncada and her 2 children Alexandra Leopoldine(4) and Leopoldo(2)
(pics taken june 2003)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	025.jpg
Views:	711
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	16923  
__________________

__________________
* There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost*
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
princess esmeralda


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Family of Belgium: Current Events Part 5 pdas1201 Current Events Archive 204 01-04-2007 10:12 AM
Royal Family of Belgium: Current Events Part 4 Danielle Current Events Archive 194 03-15-2006 02:34 AM
Royal Family of Belgium: Currents Events, Part 3 Julia Current Events Archive 205 01-12-2006 08:55 PM
Royal Family of Belgium Part 2 Alexandria Current Events Archive 190 03-30-2005 12:56 PM
Royal Family of Belgium Alexandria Current Events Archive 102 10-28-2004 08:16 PM




Popular Tags
belgian book bracelets british royal family britishroyals camilla caracciolo clothes crown princess victoria current events current events thread daughters denmark documentary duchessofcambridge duchess of sussex duke of cambridge dutch royal family earl of snowdon fashion felipe vi forum genetics gordon hasnat khan helena iñaki urdangarín juan carlos kate middleton king felipe and queen letizia current events king philippe king willem-alexander letizia lineage lord snowdon meghan markle member patron porphyria prince charles prince harry prince harry of wales princenapoleon prince of belgium princess beatrice princess claire princess diana princess eugenie queen elisabeth queen elizabeth queen mary of teck quizz remarriage royal royal ancestry royal geneology royal wedding sarah duchess of york spain state visit surname sweden swedish royal family swedish royal registry tradition visit from sweden visit to spain wedding windsor castle windsor wedding



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises