Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monaco and Belgium

It was on this day in 1846 that HSH Prince Charles III of Monaco was married to the Belgian noblewoman Antoinette de Merode-Westerloo, one of the more happy and successful Grimaldi marriages. In honor of that occasion, we can take a moment to appreciate the long and close friendship of the Royal Family of Belgium and the Princely Family of Monaco:
Prince Rainier III (hidden behind the Queen of Denmark) and Prince Albert II at the funeral of the beloved King Baudouin of the Belgians

Prince Albert II and Prince Philippe

Princess Astrid and Prince Albert II

Prince Philippe and Prince Albert II

Queen Paola and King Albert II of the Belgians at the wedding of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene. The King was the only guest I noticed wearing his Monegasque Order of St Charles

1 comment:

  1. Now let's try this again...

    Princesses Marie-Christine and Esmeralda of Belgium spent time with Princess Grace, when their father, King Leopold III, was seriously ill at one point. There is a nice photo in one of Esmeralda's books showing Grace with the two young Belgian princesses.


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