Friday, May 25, 2012

a budding film star for a Belgian noble

Astrid Ullens de Schooten Whetnall is the third child of the late Charles Albert, Count de Schooten-Whetnall and Countes Marianne Bernadotte.  She was born in March 1971.  In 1996,  Astrid married Belgian filmmaker Lionel Jadot.  They have three daughters, Victoria, Josephine and Milla.

Astrid is a granddaughter of the former Prince Carl of Sweden, who lost his royal titles and dynastic rights, when he married Swedish Countess Elsa von Rosen.   Carl was the youngest child and the only son of Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg of Sweden.   He was also the only child who had made a grand marriage, unlike his three sisters, Margaretha (who married Prince Axel of Denmark), Martha (Crown Princess of Norway), and Astrid (Queen of the Belgians.) 
Astrid may not be a movie star, but she works as an actress in French-language films, and is known as Astrid Whetnall.

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