Queen Elisabeth had a great affection for her eldest son, but as she was respected for her role in the First World War, she wasn't questioned about her staying in Belgium too.
: Add to that the fact that his second
: marriage was seen as a betrayal of the
: worshipped Queen Astrid who died a few years
: before and he was the first Belgian Royal to
: marry a commoner, the manner the marriage
: took place and the fact that the king had
: already gone against the government's wishes
: by not going into exile but staying in
: Belgium and you have the mix that in the end
: cost Leopold III his throne.
: Did the King have the oportunity to leave
: Belgium before the german invasion ?
: I often think why Leopold was so criticized
: for remanining in Belgium while Christian X
: of Dk was so popular because he stayed at
: home (unlike the NL, Norway or Lux
: sovereigns) and shared the people's drama of
: the occupation.
: Did Leopold really had the chance to escape
: abroad ?
: Was the decision of remaining a consensual
: choice among the RF ?
: Q.Elisabeth ? Pr. Charles ?
: I understand Pr.Charles was the more
: anglophile of the family...
Message Thread | This response ↓
« Back to index