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Old 08-27-2010, 08:50 AM
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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.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:00 AM
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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.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:14 AM
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Suztav , thanks to have corrected , in french we say "célébation"..
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:17 AM
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So will the memorial be on the 29th? Is it not on the Calender?
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:17 AM
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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.


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Old 08-28-2010, 12:58 PM
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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:

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Old 08-29-2010, 08:06 AM
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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.


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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 !
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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.
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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.
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