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Posted by Joćo
on 21/9/2022, 13:51:09, in reply to "Re: Belgium
I think it all stems from the events of World War II, when Leopold III capitulated to the Nazis, an action that was viewed by the British as treachery.
However, Elizabeth II became good friends with Baudouin, thus healing the rift. Elizabeth attended his funeral - if I'm not mistaken, the only time she ever that she attended the funeral of one of her European sovereign cousins.
Is there still some bad blood between the 2 branches of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha?
Guessing not so much active bad blood nowadays. It seems the two families are seeing the natural consequences of a prolonged estrangement- the younger generations in particular have little reason to feel much of a bond.
What was the reason for bad blood in the first place?