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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2020, 03:13:54 AM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was an honorary member of the Dutch Bach Society.   
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2020, 12:49:58 AM »

When war broke out in 1914, Queen Elisabeth worked with the nurses on the front and helped establish the Symphony Orchestra of the field army.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 12:05:59 AM »

The First World War was painful for Queen Elisabeth as some of the men leading the Bavarian regiments of the German army were her own family.
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2021, 12:12:51 AM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium visited the shattered ruins of Ypres.     
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2021, 12:19:40 AM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was previously Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria. I do not understand why Duchess is used. Was she not a Princess? Or is Duchess a Bavarian equivalent of Princess?
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2021, 10:05:16 PM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was previously Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria. I do not understand why Duchess is used. Was she not a Princess? Or is Duchess a Bavarian equivalent of Princess?

The title Duke in Bavaria (not of Bavaria) was created for Wilhelm of Wittelsbach, Pfalzgraf of Pfalz-Gelnhausen (1752-1837). He married Maria Anna Pfalzgräfin of Pfalz-Zweibrücken (1753-1824).

Maria Anna was the sister of Karl II. August Duke of Pfalz-Zweibrücken (who was in love and vice versa with Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, but she wasn't allowed to marry him and instead was betrothed to Ferdinand of Parma. He became then very anti Habsburg and married Maria Amalia of Saxony) and the late King Maximilian I. of Bavaria.

When Maximilian became Elector (Kurfürst) of Bavaria, Wilhelm was made Duke in Bavaria (but it was just a honorary title) and received the style Royal Highness as he was just from a side line of the Wittelsbachs. This was in 1799 and was one done to unifie Bavaria (so Wilhelm wouldn't one day come up with the idea that he could rule Bavaria instead).

Pius, his only son and successor (1786-1837) would marry Amalia of Arenberg and they became the parents of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria (and he the father of Empress Elisabeth). When Princess Ludovika was forced to marry Max she felt betrayed and like she had to marry beneath (which was true).

The title Duke/Duchess in Bavaria is simple a sideline (non reigning one) as opposed to the Kings (or Electors) of Bavaria. The children of the Kings of Bavaria were always Prince/Princess of Bavaria.



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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2021, 09:56:57 PM »

If I remember correctly the children of the royal dukes (which the Duke in Bavaria was) were styled prince and princess as well.
Germany wasn't one kingdom at that time: it was a host of different kingdoms, principalities, duchies and the likes...all royal (lesser royal, but above the mere aristocracy) and a great marriage market for europe's thrones....
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2021, 02:16:35 AM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium arrived in Moscow in 1958.     
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2021, 01:56:34 AM »

Queen Elisabeth shook the hand of a soldier in 1918.   
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2022, 10:38:30 PM »

Queen Elisabeth with parasol     
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2022, 06:32:25 PM »

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QUEEN ELISABETH BRAVED THE CURSE OF TUTANKHAMEN?

On 22 November 1922, Howard Carter discovered an undisturbed pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile, in Luxor. As soon as the news reached Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, she decided to go there to take part in the opening of Tutankhamun's hypogeum, more than three millennia after it had been sealed, in theory for eternity.

"I've always been a woman of passions. Some are known, others less so. One of these is my passion for ancient Egypt," wrote Elisabeth; she proved it by promptly telegraphing Lord Carnarvon, the financier of the excavations, to ask if she would be allowed to join him; permission was of course granted. When the Egyptian authorities heard that the Queen of the Belgians' wanted to visit, King Fuad organised her visit with the help of the British High Commissioner, Lord Allenby.

Thus, in mid-February 1923, Sissi's goddaughter disembarked in Luxor in the company of her son Leopold, the future king, and his Egyptologist friend Jean Capart, and on 19 February the Queen entered what was considered the archaeological discovery of the century. For the occasion, she opted for a long white coat with a fur collar... at 35° Celsius; the international press photographers had a field day.

The sovereign was overwhelmed with emotion and enthusiasm, so much so that on her return she set up the Queen Elisabeth Egyptological Foundation, which remains one of the richest Egyptological and papyrological libraries in Europe, if not the world.

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2022, 12:04:12 AM »

What a wonderful story, FC!  Thanks for sharing!  I don't know anything about Queen Elisabeth and now I'm eager to learn more about her (and to find a picture of her dressed in furs at the opening, and include that in my presentations on King Tut's tomb and treasures!)!
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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2022, 08:43:40 AM »

What a wonderful story, FC!  Thanks for sharing!  I don't know anything about Queen Elisabeth and now I'm eager to learn more about her (and to find a picture of her dressed in furs at the opening, and include that in my presentations on King Tut's tomb and treasures!)!

It was new to me, too - she was really into Egyptology!

This is a photo I found online of Elisabeth in Luxor in 1930

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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2022, 10:17:21 PM »

Belgian Royal Family leaving Genoa for Egypt in 1930     
Queen Elisabeth was presented with a bouquet of flowers.     
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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2022, 10:29:23 PM »

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium in a 1920s dress     
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