One More Astrid of the Belgians!

Here's a final shot of the late Astrid, Queen of the Belgians. She's in mourning with her husband Leopold, no doubt for King Albert I who was a big mountain climber. He was climbing and got konked on the noggin with a boulder and died. Everyone was very sad because Albert had led the Belgians through the hideous first World War which was pretty ugly in Belgium. MM thinks mourning looks on royal ladies are always very chic.  What a strange combination of emotions- you just find out your father-in-law is dead but also that you're now the Queen.

 

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