July 31 - Anniversary of the death of His Majesty Baudouin of Belgium(1934-1993)
Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers, wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Thy mercy upon the soul of Thy servant Baudouin, whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world, that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light, and bid him be a partaker with Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Josephine said in an interview that her mom could have just hurt herself like her dad in their car accident but it was fate; she believes Astrid was supposed to die. If Astrid wouldn’t have died, Leopold wouldn’t have married again and abdicated, Badouin wouldn’t have become king so soon and unlikely married Fabiola, Albert wouldn’t have become King and neither would Philippe. But why Philippe? What’s going to happen to him? Now I think the back to back abdications are a part of a bigger plan. “ - Submitted by Anonymous
How cute are Victoria, Madeleine, and Carl Philip?
Queen Juliana is seated next to the birthday boy. Behind him are
Prince Bernhard, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Queen Sofia, Princess Lillian, Queen Fabiola and King Juan Carlos and Baudouin. Then a few rows back we have King Harald and Queen Sonja and Princess Benedikte of Denmark.
A young man snatches the ceremonial sword of King Baudouin of Belgium during a procession with the newly appointed President Kasa-Vubu, on the eve of the independence of the Belgian Congo, Leopoldville, June 30, 1960 -