Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Leopold will move to new home because of grief

September 15, 1935

King Leopold III of the Belgians went today to the estate of Duchess Karl Theodor in Bavaria for a "week's rest to regain his health after his recent tragic accident," reports the Associated Press.  He was accompanied by his mother, Dowager Queen Elisabeth.

Princess Axel (Margaretha) of Denmark, sister of the late Queen Astrid, has remained in Brussels to care for the king's three young children.

A palace spokesman said the royal family will moved to Laeken castle, as Stuyvenberg Palace reminds the king "too instantly of his wife," who was killed in an auto accident .
in Switzerland.

Duchess Karl-Theodor (Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal) is Queen Elisabeth's mother.

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