The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-27-2010, 08:50 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 5,587
Queen Astrid of the Belgians passed away 75 years ago

Queen Astrid died on August 29th 1935 in a terrible car-crash. She was only 30 years old.
King Albert II, her only survival child will attend the celebrations at Küssnacht .
I suppose members of the Luxembourg , Swedish and Norvegian RF will attend the celebrations also.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-27-2010, 09:00 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
Queen Astrid died on August 29th 1935 in a terrible car-crash. She was only 30 years old.
King Albert II, her only survival child will attend the celebrations at Küssnacht .
I suppose members of the Luxembourg , Swedish and Norvegian RF will attend the celebrations also.
I would characterize the service as a "memorial" not a celebration of her death.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2010, 09:14 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 5,587
Suztav , thanks to have corrected , in french we say "célébation"..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2010, 09:17 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Middlewich, United Kingdom
Posts: 20,006
So will the memorial be on the 29th? Is it not on the Calender?
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-28-2010, 11:17 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 50,020
___________________


Today, August 28, King Albert attended a mass in homage to his mother
Queen Astrid (1905-1935) who died accidently 75th years ago. The mass
was held at the "Chapelle Reine Astrid" in Briquemont.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery ** video rtlinfo.be **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-28-2010, 12:58 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by maria-olivia View Post
Queen Astrid died on August 29th 1935 in a terrible car-crash. She was only 30 years old.
King Albert II, her only survival child will attend the celebrations at Küssnacht .
I suppose members of the Luxembourg , Swedish and Norvegian RF will attend the celebrations also.

75 Years since the tragic accident in Switserland.HM King Albert II and other members of the Royal Family
attended a Remembrance service at the Queen Astrid Chapel in Briquemont this afternoon.

Küssnacht,Switserland:

ANP Beeldbank

courtesy anp
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2010, 08:06 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 50,020
I haven't seen any other members of the family or other royal houses
yesterday, not sure about the event today, at least no family members!


King Albert II of Belgium pictured during a homage to Queen Astrid of Belgium,
Sunday 29 August 2010, in Kussnacht, Switzerland.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery **

** suedostschweiz.ch: Der belgische König auf Kurzvisite in Küssnacht **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-29-2010, 09:00 AM
rominet09's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: LIEGE, Belgium
Posts: 4,233
When you talk with older persons in Belgium you understand how big a tragedy it was in Belgium at the time. She was really loved.... so sad !
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-30-2010, 01:16 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Omaha, United States
Posts: 1,856
Cool

It was a very sad tragedy. The Queen was young and very beautiful and much loved by the people. If Astrid had not been in the accident, then Princess Lillian would not have come along. Life is very unpredictable and strange.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-31-2010, 05:37 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 23,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by suztav View Post
I would characterize the service as a "memorial" not a celebration of her death.
With the Belgian Royal being Roman Catholic,I would imagine it was a Memorial Mass & not a Service.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Queen Fabiola Jewellery Hannelore Royal Jewels 271 12-08-2018 01:02 AM
Queen Elisabeth Of The Belgians (1876-1965) Julia Belgian Royal History 73 09-25-2018 07:47 PM
Queen Marie-Henriette of The Belgians (1836-1902) Marengo Belgian Royal History 28 09-16-2018 09:40 PM
Queen Louise-Marie of The Belgians (1812-1850) Marengo Belgian Royal History 15 04-12-2018 08:13 AM
Cruise of the Agamemnon 1954 SpiffyBallerina Greek Royal History 26 04-10-2017 02:36 PM




Popular Tags
archie mountbatten-windsor aristocracy bavaria;house;chef;luitpold;ludwig belgian royal family birthday celebration bracelets british royal family castles charles of wales christian ix clothes countess of wessex crown prince hussein crown prince hussein's future wife crusades current events cypher denmark discussão duchess of cambridge duchess of sussex duke & duchess of cambridge; duke of sussex family search felipe vi french royalty germany hamdan bin mohammed head of the house jack brooksbank jerusalem king letter lithuanian castles marriage meghan markle mohammed vi monaco royal monarchism nelson mandela bay official visit pakistan palaces patronages prince charles prince harry prince laurent princess princess anne princess beatrice princess claire princess royal romanov family royal royal tour rumania sharjah siblings south africa spain state visit sweden the crown titles uk styles tradition trump usa valois viscount severn wivies



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

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019
Jelsoft Enterprises