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Astrid of Sweden

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Astrid of Sweden

Astrid of Sweden
Astrid, Duchess of Brabant, 1926
Queen consort of the Belgians
citation 17 February 1934 – 29 August 1935
Born (1905-11-17)17 November 1905
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 29 August 1935(1935-08-29) (aged 29)
Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland
Burial Church of Our Lady of Laeken
Spouse Leopold III of Belgium(m. 1926-her death)
Issue Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Baudouin of Belgium
Albert II of Belgium
House House of Bernadotte
Father Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Mother Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
Religion Roman Catholicism,
prev. Lutheranism

Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden (17 November 1905 – 29 August 1935) was Queen consort of the Belgians as the wife of King Leopold III. By birth she was a princess of the Sweden's royal House of Bernadotte. Her grandsons are King Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.


  • Early life 1
  • Engagement and wedding 2
  • Geography 3
  • Married life 4
  • Conversion to Catholicism 5
  • Queen 6
  • Death 7
  • Legacy 8
  • Arms and titles 9
  • Ancestry 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Early life

Astrid was born at her parents' home of Gustav V of Sweden, and her mother was the sister of King Christian X of Denmark and of King Haakon VII of Norway.

Engagement and wedding

Engagement of Princess Astrid and Crown Prince Leopold on 21 September 1926
Princess Astrid in 1926

As an eligible princess, Astrid was mentioned as a potential bride for a number of princes

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