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gogm 12-28-2007 12:14 AM

One More
This is a wonderful array of portraits! Thank you Marengo!:flowers: .

gogm 03-18-2009 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 660710)
Here a Winterhaller portrait of Queen Marie-Henriette, or Queen Maria-Hendrika as the Flemish tend to call her. Does anybody know where the painitng is now?

It is with the Belgian Royal Collection.

grandlordbenji16 08-23-2009 03:03 AM

poor woman such a beauty i feel bad for her.Her life could have been better if she had not marry that cruel king. I wonder why she never ask for an annulment from the vatican to free herself from her husband , i know she would be discriminate but at least she could have a happy life instead of living with a husband who openly have have mistress in the palace, dislike by most of his subject and somehow have no empathy for her .i must say she has one of the saddest life as a royalty
queen marie of romania ounce wrote the the difficulty is that we princes have to marry foreign princes
and i bet queen marie henriette had her difficulties

Equus Villa 01-26-2011 01:48 PM

A Sidesaddle Photo

Just thought I would add this one to the collection.


Marengo 01-26-2011 07:41 PM

Thanks for that picture! Queen Marie Henriette was terribly fond of horses, a passion that started during her childhood in Hungary. One of her daughters claimed she liked her horses more than her children.

Equus Villa 01-28-2011 04:24 PM

You are welcome. I am a huge sidesaddle the only pictures I have of Royalty are equestrian related and usually found in either antique stores or e-bay.

ETA - I am really surprised that from all I have read about how she prefered the company of her animals over other people - that more photos were not taken of her with her beloved pets.

c5aload 10-14-2011 01:00 PM

Confessor priest
Is there any information on who her priest was? I am trying to find out if a Father Ephraim was her priest confessor. He is a relative of the Facon line of my family. Family lore says that one of the Facons became a Jesuit priest and was the father confessor of either Queen Marie-Henreitte or Queen Asrtid.

CyrilVladisla 03-29-2014 09:49 PM

Queen Marie-Henriette's beauty gained for her the sobriquet of "The Rose of Brabant".


CyrilVladisla 09-16-2018 10:40 PM

Queen Marie Henriette attended the horse show in Spa on August 24, 1902.

theroyalfly 08-23-2019 02:09 AM

Today in Royal History is the 183rd birthday of Queen Marie Henriette of the Belgians born Archduchess Marie Henriette Anne of Austria. She is the wife of King Leopold II of the Belgians and had 4 children with him.

Her daughter Princess Stéphanie who was once a Crown Princess of Austria died same day as her birthday on 23 August 1945.

maria-olivia 08-23-2019 10:39 AM

Their only Son died when he was 10 years old .

An Ard Ri 08-24-2019 08:01 AM

Marie Henriette of Austria I believe is the longest serving Belgian queen consort just under 37 years from 10th December 1865 to the 19th of September 1902.

Queen Fabiola served as queen Consort for just under 33 years.

maria-olivia 08-24-2019 08:29 AM

The less populaire Queen , she was more in Spa with her horses and the King Leopold Ii was in Paris , generous with his mistresses or in Ostend and la côte d' Azur.
The first happy royal family are Albert I and Elisabeth because he was as King Albert Ii unexpected Kings.

An Ard Ri 08-24-2019 08:45 AM

The Silver wedding of King Leopold II of Belgium and Queen Marie-Henriette , was celebrated with a Mass at the Cathedral Saint-Michel and Gudule on August 22, 1878.

CyrilVladisla 11-15-2019 07:34 PM

Queen Marie Henriette and her maid of honour playing with the dogs in 1895

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