Astrid of Sweden

Astrid of Sweden – Queen of Hearts

Princess Astrid of Sweden was born on 17 November 1905 in Stockholm as the daughter of Prince Carl of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland and his wife, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. She was their third daughter, following Margaretha and Märtha. A younger brother named Carl was born in 1911. Astrid’s education was strict and without much luxury. She attended the Sint Botvid [read more]

Belgium

Royal Galleries of Ostend

The Royal Galleries in Ostend were constructed between 1902 and 1906 on the orders of King Leopold II of Belgium. The galleries would allow the King and his guest to walk from the royal villa to the racetrack without being exposed to the elements. The royal villa is currently a health centre. During the German [read more]