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Carlota of Mexico

Charlotte of Belgium – Empress of nowhere

Charlotte of Belgium was born on 7 June 1840 as the daughter of Leopold I of Belgium and Louise of Orléans. Though her childhood was considered to be happy, she had little contact with her parents. Charlotte was separated from her brothers and was given an entirely different education. She grew up fast, and Charlotte was just [read more]

Austria

Charlotte of Belgium & Bouchout Castle

Bouchout Castle is perhaps best known as the last residence of Charlotte of Belgium, or Empress Carlota of Mexico. It was erected around 1300 by a knight named Daniel van Bouchout. It passed through several families in the 15th and 16th century. It was partly destroyed during the French Revolutionary period. It was restored in [read more]