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maria-olivia 08-27-2010 08:50 AM

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.

suztav 08-27-2010 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1129917)
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.

maria-olivia 08-27-2010 09:14 AM

Suztav , thanks to have corrected , in french we say "célébation"..

Lumutqueen 08-27-2010 09:17 AM

So will the memorial be on the 29th? Is it not on the Calender?

iceflower 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.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery ** video rtlinfo.be **

lucien 08-28-2010 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1129917)
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.

:belgiumstandard:
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

iceflower 08-29-2010 08:06 AM

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 **

rominet09 08-29-2010 09:00 AM

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 !

Katrianna 08-30-2010 01:16 AM

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.:sad:

An Ard Ri 08-31-2010 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by suztav (Post 1129931)
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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