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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => BeNeLux Royalty => Topic started by: bluetoria on August 12, 2005, 12:23:52 PM

Title: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: bluetoria on August 12, 2005, 12:23:52 PM
Would anyone agree with me that of all the reigning monarchs during WWI, none was quite as heroic as King Albert and his wife Queen Elizabeth. This quiet, unassuming man whose country 'put the kybosh on the Kaiser' according to the popular song, really strikes me as a truly noble and dignified person who risked his life rather than abandoning his country.

(I love too the story of him not smiling on the way to his coronation. When asked why he wasn't excited by the cheers of his people, he replied that they would cheer just as loudly if he were on the way to his execution. What a brilliant understanding of mob-mentality.)  
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 12, 2005, 01:48:59 PM
Elizabeth was a German, wasn't she? Was she criticised during the war?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: KentKim on August 12, 2005, 02:04:43 PM
Well due to her visits to Russia, China, and Poland, she became known as the "Red Queen"
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 12, 2005, 02:07:39 PM
They were goodwill visits, presumably?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: cimbrio on August 12, 2005, 02:46:52 PM
She was Bavarian, a Wittelsbach. I've recently read a bio of her in French (sorry, not on her, but of her daughter, the May Queen of Italy) and she commented a bit on her mother. I don't think they were TERRIBLY clsoe but Elisabeth wasn't a abd woman at all, and I believe she was well respected by the time WWI broke out...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: IslandDweller on August 13, 2005, 01:48:40 PM
She apparently very publicly verbally renounced her allegiance to and affiliation with her native land upon the outbreak of war.

I've always seen her described as a very winsome, warm-hearted person.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 14, 2005, 08:02:31 AM
King Albert looks a little haggard in that first pic of yours, doesn't he blue? Stressed, no doubt.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: bluetoria on August 15, 2005, 12:45:16 PM
Yes he does - but he always seemed to come across as a very serious man anyway, don't you think? The stresses of the war must have been enormous - the shells were actually hitting the walls of his palace before he could be persuaded to leave. I think his stand was very brave and he turned out to be quite different from what the Kaiser had expected.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: cimbrio on August 15, 2005, 03:01:48 PM
Hello? Would anyone here be good enough to post anything on Elisabeth of Belgium, Princess of Bavaria? She lived at a time where Europe underwent many changes, I think her life must be fairly interesting. Thanks y'all :)

Cimbrio -moderator
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 15, 2005, 03:05:56 PM
As has been mentioned in another thread, Elisabeth denounced her homeland (Germany) when the First World War began - she must have had a lot of guts to do that alone!! She seems to have been a wonderful support to Albert . . . she lived to a great age, but I can't remember what exactly . . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 04:02:16 PM
Elisabeth was a member of the junior branch of the family. She was a duchess in Bavaria.

Sidney Cunliffe-Owen wrote  a biography on Elisabeth in 1954.  Marie Jose of Italy, wrote Mes Parents, in French.  There are probably bios in Dutch or French about Elisabeth as well ...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 15, 2005, 04:58:23 PM
Now I remember! Elisabeth lived from 1876 to 1965 - she was 89 when she died!!!!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on August 16, 2005, 12:50:17 PM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/breezer22/EliBelg.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on August 16, 2005, 12:52:07 PM
I found just this small portrait of her!  :'( Are there some colour portraits of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: grandduchessella on August 17, 2005, 11:31:23 PM
She was a very interesting woman to be sure. She was small and vivacious while her husband was tall and scholarly yet they had a very happy marriage despite the differences. She was much beloved in Belgium (as was Albert) for her behavior during WW1. She was Belgium's version of Queen Marie of Romania. They had quite an undertaking when they came to the throne--Leopold II (Albert's uncle) hadn't exactly left the royal family with the best of reputations compounded by the scandals with Louise & Stephanie. Her sister Marie Gabrielle was married to Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria but died before WW1. Her father Karl Theodor was actually a licensed opthamologist I believe (I know it was some medical field) and Elisabeth was well-trained.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: cimbrio on August 18, 2005, 03:43:16 AM
Small correctiong Ella but didn't her sister Marie Gabrielle die in 1912? I'm not sure but the date rings a bell though... sorry to correct people, I personally hate it, but it was either me or another of the most "kowledgeable" members on the page who would have done it :P  ::)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Svetabel on August 18, 2005, 05:47:24 AM
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Small correctiong Ella but didn't her sister Marie Gabrielle die in 1912? I'm not sure but the date rings a bell though... sorry to correct people, I personally hate it, but it was either me or another of the most "kowledgeable" members on the page who would have done it :P  ::)


Marie Gabrielle died before WW1,in 1912, you both are right. :)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: gleb on August 18, 2005, 06:13:26 AM
Elisabeth was the mother of Maria Josè of Italy, and she died in 1965, while Maria Josè's mother-in-law, Queen Elena died in 1952.
So Vittorio Emanuele (IV) Prince of Naples had a special affection for her and knew her very well, the same can be said  for his sister M. Gabriella, M. Pia and M. Beatrice.

Besides Elisabeth was the one who encouraged Vittorio Emanuele's marriage with Marina Ricolfi Doria.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: grandduchessella on August 18, 2005, 08:47:57 AM
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Small correctiong Ella but didn't her sister Marie Gabrielle die in 1912? I'm not sure but the date rings a bell though... sorry to correct people, I personally hate it, but it was either me or another of the most "kowledgeable" members on the page who would have done it :P  ::)


Yes she did. Because I wanted to specifically make the point that Elisabeth didn't have to have divided loyalties with her sister I just made it 'before WW1'. Next time I'll be more specific.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: cimbrio on August 18, 2005, 09:58:47 AM
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Yes she did. Because I wanted to specifically make the point that Elisabeth didn't have to have divided loyalties with her sister I just made it 'before WW1'. Next time I'll be more specific.



In fact I had read "during WWI" so no correction necessary. I'm sorry :) You were right all the time :)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Paul on August 18, 2005, 10:42:01 PM
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She apparently very publicly verbally renounced her allegiance to and affiliation with her native land upon the outbreak of war.

I've always seen her described as a very winsome, warm-hearted person.


Wasn't the term "Iron Curtain" credited to her, with respect to her German relatives?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Frederika on August 20, 2005, 03:18:48 AM
Elizabeth was offen called the red queen because of her support for liberal causes she was the first royal to visit the USSR and was given a reception at the kremlin she also payed a visit to china with Maria Jose.

she was also a talented artist and musition
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 21, 2005, 03:02:31 PM
I thought that Winston Churchill coined that phrase?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 23, 2005, 06:01:42 AM
In nurses uniform, probably during WWI:

(http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/graphics/ww_elizabeth_01.jpg)

Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on August 23, 2005, 07:42:49 AM
Elisabeth´s sibblings:
1. Amélie (1865-1912); She is the daughter of Princess Sophie of Saxony, Carl Theodor´s first wife, who died aged 21. Amélie was married to Wilhelm Duke of Urach, Count of Württemberg.
2. Sophie Adelheid (1875-1957) was married to Count Hans-Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach
3. Marie Gabrielle (1878-1912) was married to Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, later (1913) Crown Prince, so Marie Gabrielle was never Crown Princess.
4. Ludwig Wilhelm (1884-1968) married to Princess Eleonore zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg; no issue. That´s why the ducal Bavarian family died out. Ludwig Wilhelm appopted Prince Max Emanuel in Bavaria (Marie Gabrielle´s grandson) but he´s "only" girls.
5. Franz Joseph (1888-1912)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: LenelorMiksi on August 24, 2005, 06:16:32 PM


I've been wondering why she was called "The Red Queen".  Was it because she was queen through two world wars?  Hence, she witnessed much tragedy and bloodshed.  That is pure guess.  I became interested in her after reading Marie Pavlovna the younger's memoirs since MP admired her.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on August 25, 2005, 02:18:49 AM
As Frederika already mentioned,Queen Elisabeth visited both the USSR(during Chrutschow)and the Peoples Republic of China under Mao in a day and age that such an undertaking was highly unusual,to say the least.Queen Elisabeth was the first of western European Royals to visit the USSR(during her grandson King Baudouin's Reign)since the revolution and the visit caused a frown or two here and there.She subsequently visited(a very "Red",ie,communist,at that time)China,and again was the first Royal to do so.It was still in the time of "The Cold War".

Queen Elisabeth was also a talented musician,and to this day there is the annual Queen Elisabeth Music Concours in Brussels,its Patron being Queen Fabiola,widow of the late King Baudouin.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 25, 2005, 06:24:50 AM
I presume that Princess Elisabeth, daughter of the Duke of Brabant, was named for Queen Elisabeth?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on August 25, 2005, 09:28:40 AM
Prince_Lieven,frankly,I'm not sure,could very well be ofcourse.But at the same time IIRC Elisabeth was also one of the names of Princess Mathilde's late sister who died in a car accident as did her grandmother.

What I am certain off is that it is your birthday today,so Happy Birthday and many happy returns!Lucien.

Btw,as you stated somewhere else,you've been 15 for the past 40 years,guess you must be a nanny Fine fan :P :D
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 25, 2005, 09:41:25 AM
LOL - thanks Lucien!  ;D ;D ;D

You see, my birthday is the last in the year of my whole family, so it seems like even after everyone else's birthdays have rolled round, I was still 15. But no longer!

Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on August 25, 2005, 03:10:49 PM
Yes it was Churchill on occasion(IIRC)of the intervention(and oppression)by the USSR on the Hungarian uprising in 1956.Lucien.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: LenelorMiksi on August 26, 2005, 01:46:58 AM
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As Frederika already mentioned,Queen Elisabeth visited both the USSR(during Chrutschow)and the Peoples Republic of China under Mao in a day and age that such an undertaking was highly unusual,to say the least.Queen Elisabeth was the first of western European Royals to visit the USSR(during her grandson King Baudouin's Reign)since the revolution and the visit caused a frown or two here and there.She subsequently visited(a very "Red",ie,communist,at that time)China,and again
was the first Royal to do so.It was still in the time of "The Cold War".

Queen Elisabeth was also a talented musician,and to this day there is the annual Queen Elisabeth Music Concours in Brussels,its Patron being Queen Fabiola,widow of the late King Baudouin.


Riiiiggghhht.  I see the info right there at the top of the page now. :-[ THanks for the patience and extra info :)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Michael_II on August 26, 2005, 09:36:30 AM
Queen Elizabeth was also the niece of Empress Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria.  Her sister Sophia married a count of Toerring =Jettenbach and their son married Pss.
Elizabeth of Greece sister of Mariana Duchess of Kent.
I also love the story of during the WWII the Queen was discovered playing her violin in a bomb crater because she said the accustics were so good!! :D
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: LenelorMiksi on August 27, 2005, 01:04:42 AM
She wasnamed after Sissi, I remember reading somewhere...somewhere I can't remember right now.  But I didn't just make that up, I promise, b/c I find Sissi an intriguing character, too, so it stuck in my brain.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 27, 2005, 05:34:18 AM
You mean Queen Elisabeth was named after Sissi, or Princess Elisabeth? I assume you mean the Queen . . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on August 27, 2005, 08:38:41 AM
I also think that Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was named after her imperial aunt; remember Queen Elisabeth´s second name was Valérie- the same name as Empress Elisabeth´s favourite daughter Marie Valérie. As Valérie wasn´t a very common name for royals back then, probably mother and daughter were godmothers for their niece/cousin...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 27, 2005, 09:34:56 AM
That sounds plausible, Linnea. Strange to think, isn't it, that those grand Austrian Archduchesses and Crown Prince Rudolph, Sissi's children, were the cousins of Elisabeth of Bavaria, and thus her children were related to the Austrian reigning house. . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 28, 2005, 05:44:35 PM
Here's a pic of Elisabeth and Albert, beautifully colourised by our very own Lanie:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/LanieD/elisabethalbert.png)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on August 29, 2005, 06:12:50 AM
It's a pitty that there are no colour portraits of her!  :'(
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: LenelorMiksi on August 29, 2005, 05:23:16 PM
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You mean Queen Elisabeth was named after Sissi, or Princess Elisabeth? I assume you mean the Queen . . .

Yes, the Queen.  And thank goodness Sissi threw a new name out there with her daughter Marie Valerie (too lazy for accent marks).  I've had enough of Maries, Elizabeths, Annes, Victorias, Alices,etc.  So easy to get people mixed up.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: LenelorMiksi on August 30, 2005, 01:46:29 PM
I don't think Queen Elisabeth was a great beauty; she's more average-looking to me.  A great  character to read and talk about, yes.  I like the royals who aren't sparkling gorgeous because I'm not myself...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 30, 2005, 01:48:11 PM
Call me totally and utterly bonkers but I don't think any of the three Bavaria girls were beauties . . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on August 31, 2005, 06:43:17 AM
Really?  ??? I´ve always been a great admirer of Marie Gabrielle´s beauty. And besides her beauty, she had a quite interesting, but tragical (her children!) life.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 31, 2005, 06:46:59 AM
Well, perhaps I am a minority, but Marie Gabrielle just doesn't 'do it' for me . . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lanie on August 31, 2005, 03:27:56 PM
In some photos Elisabeth looks lovely (like the one I colored).  I think Sophie was the prettier of the girls, but they all looked average...which is attractive in it's own right, I suppose!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 31, 2005, 03:36:29 PM
I think Elisabeth was the best looking sister . . .
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Luke on September 01, 2005, 01:50:00 AM
This is a recreation of Queen Elizabeth's Persian Turquoise tiara which I did sometime back.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Luke03/BelgianPersian.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on September 02, 2005, 11:50:15 AM
I would like to post some pics showing the children of Elisabeth and Marie Gabrielle: http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/450.jpg (Marie Gabrielle´s son Luitpold and Elisabeth´s son Leopold; the poscard was actually signed by Leopold´s aunt, Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern); http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/473.jpg (Luitpold and Albrecht of Bavaria, Leopold and Marie José of Belgium)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on September 02, 2005, 11:54:57 AM
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Elisabeth's eyes are very distinctive, even in black and white . . .

Elisabeth inherited her father´s steel blue eyes, didn´t she?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on September 08, 2005, 05:28:57 PM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/breezer22/EliBelg1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on September 08, 2005, 05:30:40 PM
I found this portrait of Queen Elisabeth although black and white...Does anybody have this in colour?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: grandduchessella on September 08, 2005, 11:32:54 PM
She reminds me of Queen Maud in features. They both have sharp, alert ones rather than conventionally beautiful. It adds character and makes them attractive rather than beautiful. I do think that MG was lovely but she had a rather melancholy expression, even before her tragedies.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 12, 2005, 07:35:41 AM



In my books I could only find the hint that Empress Elisabeth and no one else was Elisabeth Valérie's godmother. The Bavarian Dukes usually have had only one godmother or - father. Sophie's godmother for example was Marie José's mother Queen Adelheid and Marie Gabrielle's godmother was Queen Marie of Bavaria, who was substituted by another Marie (Marie, Queen of Neaples) at the baptism.
Even Elisabeth Valérie's cousin Luitpold in Bavaria, youngest son of Mapperl, had one godfather, Luitpold of Bavaria.


Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Linnea on September 12, 2005, 01:22:07 PM
Yeah, it must be something like that! You seem to be a real expert in Bavarian/Austrian royality! Have you been interested in this for long?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 12, 2005, 05:19:51 PM
Hehe, Linnea ...  :)

I've been interested in Bavarian and Austrian royalty for over ten years (now I'm 21 ...). I simply adore the Dukes in Bavaria.

Best wishes

Marie  ;)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Daniela on September 13, 2005, 03:50:42 AM
Amelia was quite young when she died; she was only 46 years old. Was she ill? And what about her mother Sophia; she was 21 when she died?

Daniela
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 13, 2005, 04:35:20 AM
Amélie gave birth to her youngest daughter Mechthild on May 4th 1912 in Stuttgart. While she was pregnant, she suffered from a phlebitis, which means she had problems with her veins. No one thought, this would cause her death on day. On May 26th 1912 Amélie wanted to have tea with her husband and children. While her "hairdresser" was doing her hair, she lost consciousness. She died in the arms of her husband Wilhelm of Urach.
Amélies half-sister Marie Gabrielle (October 24th), her half-brother Franz Joseph (March 23rd) and her nephew Rudolf (Marie Gabrielle's son, June 26th) also died in 1912. It's hard to believe that Duchess Marie José could ever recover from that tragedy ...

Amélies mother Sophie, Duchess in Bavaria, née Princess of Saxony has always been a sicky person - just like her sisters except for Elisabeth. After the birth of Amélie she suffered from a pleurisy, an inflammation of the pleura. Finally in March 1866 she could leave her bed.
On February 28th 1867, after she had visited the carnival, she felt sick again. She suffered from laryngitis and a pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs). Sophie died on March 9th 1867 in the Maxpalais, Munich.
Carl Theodor wrote to his father in law Johann of Saxony: "Eben schied der Engel von hinnen." And Johann answered: "Ich empfehle mein Kind dem lieben Gott." Amalie, Sophie's mother, broke down. She had lost her sixth child after Marie (1857), Ernst (1847),  Sidonie (1862), Anna (1859) and Margarethe (1858).
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 13, 2005, 04:42:57 AM
(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/wittelsbach/bavariadukesin/1865%20Amalia.JPG)

Amélie (1865-1912)

(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/wettin/saxonyalbert4/1845%20Sophie.jpg)

Sophie Marie Friederike, Princess of Saxony (1845-1867)

BTW: Does anyone have more pics of Sophie? It's such a pity, bt they are so rare ...

Best wishes, Marie
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: crazy_wing on September 27, 2005, 01:43:49 AM
Elisabeth was very intellectual.  She corresponded with Albert Schweitzer, a renowned theologian and nobel prize winner in peace.  Albert Schweitzer called Elisabeth "ma reine spirituelle" (my spiritual queen).  



Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: crazy_wing on September 27, 2005, 01:44:20 AM
Elisabeth also had contact with Albert Einstein.  Einstein and Elisabeth first met in 1927.  Einstein stayed with the Beligian Royal Family and he played music with her too.  In 1933, Einstein fled to States from the Nazis and never returned to Europe again.  However, they continued to write to each other!  


Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: crazy_wing on October 03, 2005, 11:59:59 PM



Elisabeth traveled a lot after the WWI.  Elisabeth and her husband visited America and met president Wilson in 1919.  Then in 1920, they went to brazil.  In 1922 to Egypt!  Elisabeth was interested in Egypt and took courses in Egyptology too.  During her visit, she helped open the tomb of King Tut!  In 1925, she went to India and 1930 to Congo.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on October 11, 2005, 06:52:02 PM
Queen Elisabeth at her 80th birthday,1956,
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075273253&str...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on November 03, 2005, 03:36:05 PM
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/auersperg22/Albert1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on November 03, 2005, 03:41:38 PM
Portrait of her husband King Albert I of Belgium!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Sarushka on December 03, 2005, 10:47:35 AM
Queen Elisabeth with Queen Mary of the UK
May 17, 1922

(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/4062/scan00054fn.th.jpg) (http://img126.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scan00054fn.jpg)

(I don't know a thing about Belgian royalty, so I hope I've got the right Elisabeth -- I'm trusting the caption on an old International Newsreel Corp. photo!)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: grandduchessella on December 04, 2005, 12:18:10 AM
Yes, it's the right Elisabeth. It was probably taken on the state visit Albert & Elisabeth paid to Britain after WW1.

Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Svetabel on December 07, 2005, 12:58:19 AM
Wonderful picture!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: La_Rainha on February 26, 2006, 04:35:33 AM
I think, Elisabeth was a woman, who knows, what she wants! She was very intelligent und was to her husband a woman and partner, not only a pendant as other queens in this time! Right, a wonderful looking woman like Queen Marie Romania, she wasn`t, but I really love photos of Queen Elisabeth. Quickly you can get the impression from the photos, that Elisabeth loves fashion. In every period, she wears the fashion of the time, specially her dresses in "Art Deco" are wonderful.
Her sister, the Crownprincess Marie GAbrielle, was a better looking woman, but in Elisabeths eyes, there was energy and power, different to the sad view of Marie Gabrielle!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Michael_II on March 02, 2006, 05:04:30 PM
Does anyone have or seen wedding pictures of King Albert and Queen Elizabeth?  Thanks :)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Agneschen on March 03, 2006, 06:42:56 AM
As a young man Albert had first fallen in love & wished to marry Princess Isabelle of Orléans but King Léopold II refused to give his consent for political reasons (he wanted to keep good relationships with the neighbouring French republic). The Bavarian Princess Mathilde, daughter of King Ludwig III, was then considered, so was Archduchess Elisabeth-Marie "Erzsi" of Austria - Albert's brother Henriette was very prejudiced against the latter saying "Both her grandmothers (Sisi & Queen Marie Henriette) are crazy, her father (Kronprinz Rudolf) mad, her mother (Princess Stéphanie) extravagant - I shiver when I think of the possibility of such a match !". The Bavarian sisters Elisabeth & Marie Gabrielle were the next 2 princesses to be thought about : Albert first favoured Marie Gabrielle but she announced her engagement to Kronprinz Rupprecht of Bavaria. Elisabeth was the only one left. Albert met her several times in Paris where he was staying with his sister Henriette & Elisabeth with her aunt Queen Marie of Naples. The more he grew to know her the more he liked her & finally, during a walk in the forêt de Fontainebleau, managed to pluck up his courage & to ask her timidly : "Do you think you will be able to stand the Belgian climate ?". Elisabeth seems to have been madly in love with him if one judges by the letters she wrote during their engagement. He called her "Lisa" or "Kind" (child) and their marriage was harmonious & happy. Albert's father, Philippe Count of Flanders, never liked Elisabeth though, confiding to his daughter Joséphine that she was small, plain & "most unpleasing" and that he felt relieved when she was not by.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on June 06, 2006, 08:55:45 AM
King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1101295857&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075291340&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075291335&str...

Today his grandson,King Albert II,celebrates his 62nd birthday.
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070669083&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1076108619&str...

TM holidaying off the coast of Mallorca with their spanish counterparts
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1075437223&str...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on January 26, 2007, 09:43:07 AM
Belgian newspaper the Standaard had the obituary of the Countess Maria Immaculee Claire Elisabeth Marguerite de Limburg Stirum,néé Princess de Croy,
daughter of Countess Mathilde Victorine Marie Alphonsine de Robiano,Lady in Waiting to HM Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.

The late Countess was the mother-in-law of HRH Princess Hélène de Orléans,herself a daughter of TRH the late Count and Comtesse de Paris.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on July 10, 2007, 07:55:26 AM
(http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/graphics/hw_elizabeth_01.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on July 10, 2007, 08:51:32 AM
A welknown picture Mandy,but thanks no less.

Btw,could any of the Mods change the part of the title of this thread "King Albert II" into King Albert I,as the present Monarch is Albert II.Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on December 18, 2008, 12:38:12 PM

Does anybody know the cause of Elisabeth's death?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on December 19, 2008, 03:14:03 AM

Does anybody know the cause of Elisabeth's death?

Old age!She was 89...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: MarieCharlotte on December 19, 2008, 03:42:11 AM
Old age!She was 89...

Yes, I know. But some old people die of pneumonia, for example.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Eric VdV on December 29, 2008, 04:42:23 PM
Old age!She was 89...

Yes, I know. But some old people die of pneumonia, for example.
Queen Elisabeth died from a severe heart attack the same day. She already had a first heart attack at the beginning of the same month of November, but the second heart attack was much more severe and killed her only a few minutes later.

Eric VdV
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Rani on January 15, 2009, 01:58:53 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/244w2a1.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/24yy337.gif)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 15, 2009, 07:04:37 PM
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/1986/p2333na8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Rani on March 09, 2009, 12:24:19 PM
(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/0dbff8a7.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/2341a0b0.jpg)



(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/3f5538e3.jpg) (http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/0141108e.jpg)

Buste of Marie José and Sophie Toerring-Jettenbach made by Elisabeth in the 50´s.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Keith on March 12, 2009, 06:50:27 PM
Wasn't the term "Iron Curtain" credited to her, with respect to her German relatives?

According to bios of her by both Sindey Cuniffe-Owen and Alison Nicholas she did say speaking of Germany "It is finished between me and them; henceforth an iron curtain has descended between us which will never be raised." This she said in 1915, some 30 years before Churchill made the phrase more famous.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on March 25, 2009, 07:50:36 AM
Beautifull

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/wittelsbach/bavariadukesin/1876%20Elisabeth-02.JPG

Stuyvenbergh Underground/Metro station,Brussels:
http://www.royaltyguide.nl/countries/belgium/brussels/metrostuyvenbergh.htm

courtesy Mardam's incredible website.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 25, 2010, 11:09:04 PM
Albert from a Chilean magazine. Selecta , 1910


(http://i47.tinypic.com/s5img2.jpg)


Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Greenowl on January 29, 2010, 12:45:08 PM
Is is known what Queen Elisabeth thought about the marriage of her son, King Leopold III, to Liliane, Princess de Rethy? Did she ever refer to it in public or did she merely keep a discreet silence?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 29, 2010, 12:53:30 PM
I wonder that too. In the meantime, here  one  of my favorite of Elisabeth

(http://i49.tinypic.com/ayq1cz.jpg)

Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Greenowl on January 29, 2010, 01:02:03 PM
Thanks Katenka Fyodorovna! It is a lovely photo. Elisabeth was such a wonderful woman and queen. I really admire her.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Sara Araújo on January 29, 2010, 02:02:47 PM
With her daughter Maria-José:

(http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OAAAAEtBkaApninMa3g6f0bJP3vVuLtYs0gD0zgS29YVTkS4V51HDskOkdaokvjOBpAGstaX3ZYEz-rk5DyIjMWCWQUAm1T1UF8Ur3neov5ObcDH9eqRUdxYcFKM.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 29, 2010, 02:37:05 PM
You welcome Greenowl. I like her very much too!

Here another of my favorites of her

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2ia4s1w.jpg)

Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: grandduchessella on February 15, 2010, 08:07:38 PM
Some recent bios have included bits of letters from Elisabeth either to or regarding Albert:

During their engagement, she showered him with letters of rapturous devotion. "If only I could enter this letter, and, when you open it, leap up to your neck and kiss you, "wild," passionately, my dearest Albert,"  and "...I adore you and I love you with my whole being...I would leap through fire and water for you."

Albert wrote to her that "... May you be as happy as I wish. You will always be able to count on my infinite love, and my absolute loyalty. After leaving you ... everything seemed so empty to me that even the crowded streets of Paris seemed to me to be a desert... " while Elisabeth responded that ""It is 11.45 in the evening, and I feel so alone and so sad without you. In the few days I have been with you, I have come to love you with all my heart! Truly, I love you so much! In a way that I never would have believed I could love someone. You are so good and kind towards me, that it touches me and makes me happy. You know that I cannot express well what I feel for you, but I think you understand me..."

Again, shortly after their engagement, they exchanged letters. Albert: "During this visit to Possenhofen, so pleasant but too brief, I have come to know you even better, and, above all, if I may confess it to you, I have been able to appreciate all the qualities of heart, intelligence, and kindness, with which my dear Lisa is filled, and which had conquered me from the first day I had seen her. You know that I, myself, do not have many qualities, but I can promise you, in all sincerity, to have one: that of trying to please you always and also of trying to deserve to have a wife such as you ..." Elisabeth:

Early on, Albert would take a paternalistic tone in his letters, addressing Elisabeth as Das Kind and showering her with advice and imploring her to do this or the other thing--such as bundling up, and going to Church, etc... As they aged and settled into their roles, and as Elisabeth grew in confidence, this tone seems to have abated and he recognized her more as an equal and partner. He missed her greatly  writing to her that "Today, the weather is very fine, but it makes no difference to me, because I do not have Lisa with me. I will do everything she asks when she comes back; this separation has proved to me what dominion you have assumed over me, there is not a single second, in the whole day, in which I am not thinking of you. I hope you do not find my letters ridiculous or exaggerated, it is because I love you so much that I write all these things."

She vowed to become his helpmate and shortly before his accession to the throne, she wrote to him: "You deserve to have a wife who lives for you, which is what I will try to do all my life."


After his death, she started jeopardizing her own health but responded to concerns with ""Let me be. If I fall ill, so much the better. I want to die, I want to go to my Albert" and later wrote to their daughter that ""Ever since the cruel separation from your father, I have not been able to live a single day, without his memory being present to me, and everything I have done, I have done out of fidelity to his memory."

Their son Leopold recalled in an interview: "We really were a family. My father and my mother were united by a wonderful love... and this love never weakened: a love which needed no words and demonstrations, but which was the substance and the happiness of their life. It is a great privilege for children to grow up with a couple who never ceased to project the image of a perfect union...

Marie Jose recalled "Between Albert of Belgium and Elisabeth in Bavaria, a deep love formed a bond of an exceptional quality, a bond which only grew stronger, as much in the years that were happy and peaceful as in those which would be tragic and painful. I do not consider that I am committing an indiscretion by publishing extracts from (their) correspondence. I think, on the contrary, that they will contribute to illustrating the depth and purity of their love."
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 17, 2010, 01:12:34 PM
Smiling Elisabeth with grandkid Albert

(http://i40.tinypic.com/nwx4lx.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on March 17, 2010, 09:22:51 PM
awww. that's adorable!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on May 14, 2010, 01:05:22 AM
Why did they spell their daughter's name in French with a masculine form, Marie José, instead of the feminine Marie Josée? Just because Elisabeth's mother's name had that form in Portuguese?
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Lucien on May 14, 2010, 03:55:41 AM
Why did they spell their daughter's name in French with a masculine form, Marie José, instead of the feminine Marie Josée? Just because Elisabeth's mother's name had that form in Portuguese?

No one knows,all I know is you post yourself senseless with wiki wisdom to reach the highest "title" here....god...what a...whatever..pu=lea-se!!!
Go play somewhere else,not in the Benelux,don't fool around here :-X
Others might be impressed,I am not,at All!I have a nose for nonsense and it's itching now...
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 14, 2010, 07:17:08 AM
i liked that!! "wiki Wisdom" hahahah

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/queenanne2005/Vintage%20Royals/4b8a4741.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 24, 2010, 09:22:01 AM
Elisabeth and Leopold

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6974/elisabethe.jpg) (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/elisabethe.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 17, 2010, 09:31:12 AM
a beautiful woman using beautiful jewels

(http://i48.tinypic.com/1z38jll.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 06, 2010, 02:15:48 PM
Widow Elisabeth

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2a0jqd2.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: royal_netherlands on July 11, 2010, 06:04:40 PM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/QueenElisabethofBelgium.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/QueenElisabethofBelgium1929.jpg)

Two beautiful portraits of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium from 1929. Look at her fashionable way of dressing and using her jewelry.




Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 12, 2010, 07:13:58 AM
Can someone tell me what was the ocation of the visit of these two royal families¨?

With the spanish royal family

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2nl8or9.jpg)

With the british royal family

(http://i30.tinypic.com/28c11eg.jpg)

Thanks in advanced!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Rani on July 23, 2010, 05:54:52 PM
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/429/10190333.jpg)

She is playing the violine for a wounded young man. It looks so weird.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 18, 2010, 02:37:03 PM
Albert  and toddler Leopold.

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9532/kaa385.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/kaa385.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 29, 2010, 06:30:32 PM
i love this image. Here you can see how much Elisabeth loved and enjoyed to play  the Violin

(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9837/img0003b1.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/i/img0003b1.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 08, 2010, 08:54:12 AM
Elisabeth and her mesmerizing eyes

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2018/162894f4acb29027612m549.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/162894f4acb29027612m549.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 14, 2010, 04:18:18 PM
Elisabeth and her kids.

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8251/thiswasthebestpossiblew.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/i/thiswasthebestpossiblew.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 01, 2010, 12:26:52 PM
The royal couple withthe King and Queen of England. I love how "avant garde" looks Elisabeth!

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8258/25117v.jpg) (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/25117v.jpg/)

 

(Source: LOC)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 01, 2010, 08:34:00 AM
Skiing

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6900/sdfsdfi.jpg) (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/sdfsdfi.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: KarlandZita on November 06, 2010, 08:36:26 AM
Visit of Italian rulers in Brussels :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/282948royalvisit.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=282948royalvisit.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 08, 2011, 08:35:56 AM
The adventurer King

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1073/51584127.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/51584127.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 01, 2011, 09:59:48 AM
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7434/79782940.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/i/79782940.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 29, 2011, 07:38:03 AM
An old Elisabeth with Pince Albert, pss Paola, King Badouin and Queen Fabiola.

Might be nice to add some additional info Katenka,what was the occasion and why,
that sort of thing so that a pic indeed becomes part of a history,instead of another
page in albums we´ve all seen by now.... ::).

My guess is that it was taken during the Queen Elisabeth Concours of Music,Brussels 1964.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4136/drtert.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/drtert.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: KarlandZita on April 05, 2011, 02:01:14 PM
Albert and Elisabeth's engagement :

(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/325847albeli.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=325847albeli.jpg)

(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/650176happycouple.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=650176happycouple.jpg)

(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/666964albertelisabeth.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=666964albertelisabeth.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: THERRY on April 06, 2011, 02:52:06 AM
Adorable couple. Is also discernible from the pictures that were in love. I read that they met for the first time at a family funeral. Can anyone tell me where and when? Thanks
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 06, 2011, 07:08:39 AM
I read he met her at Sophie Charlotte, duchesse D´Alencon´s funeral. That makes sense cause Albert Sister Henriette was married with Sophie´ s son, Emmanuel, Duke of Vendome ;-D

A fashionable Elisabeth


(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/8206/kgrhqzjqe2icvvdwubnjwnd.jpg) (http://img857.imageshack.us/i/kgrhqzjqe2icvvdwubnjwnd.jpg/)


Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: THERRY on April 06, 2011, 03:22:18 PM
Oh Yes !!!!  It was 1897 three years before their wedding  ;) ;) Thank You
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Modena on April 16, 2011, 09:51:38 PM
What took him so long to propose? He must have been so shy. :)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Modena on April 16, 2011, 10:10:39 PM
I think, Elisabeth was a woman, who knows, what she wants! She was very intelligent und was to her husband a woman and partner, not only a pendant as other queens in this time! Right, a wonderful looking woman like Queen Marie Romania, she wasn`t, but I really love photos of Queen Elisabeth. Quickly you can get the impression from the photos, that Elisabeth loves fashion. In every period, she wears the fashion of the time, specially her dresses in "Art Deco" are wonderful.
Her sister, the Crownprincess Marie GAbrielle, was a better looking woman, but in Elisabeths eyes, there was energy and power, different to the sad view of Marie Gabrielle!

I don't think she photographed as lovely as she is really was. In person she was said to be quite striking. But still, there are some really nice pictures of her.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: THERRY on May 06, 2011, 02:00:43 AM
Wonderful
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7337/263l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/263l.jpg/)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 08, 2011, 01:21:08 PM
Wow!! Therry, that photo of Elisabeth is the greatest that I've ever seen of her!!  :o Thank you very much for posting it!!
Lovely portrait of Elisabeth
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Old%20Days/cross.jpg)
Courtesy: Crossoflaeken

PS. I don't know but she reminds me a lot her relative Elisabeth "Erzsi" on the famous photo session of her with a similar hat XD
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: THERRY on July 09, 2011, 03:52:06 AM
You are welcome. Even I fell in love with that picture view of Ebay, and I bought it.
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 14, 2011, 11:51:53 AM
From a belgian site
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/belges.jpg)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/belges1.jpg)
Handinted photo of the Belgian Royal couple
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/albertelisabeth.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 18, 2011, 01:01:45 PM
Old card showing the Queen
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/cardelisa.jpg)
The King and Queen
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/elisabeth-91.jpg)
Le petite journal (credits on the image)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/elis.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 19, 2011, 01:16:23 PM
From an old newspaper
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Old%20Days/greatwardifferent.jpg)

Courtesy (the same than reply #120): greatwardifferent
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Zukunftsseele on July 25, 2011, 10:03:15 AM
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/elisabelge.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/289551.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/293757.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/289575.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/293750.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Zukunftsseele on July 25, 2011, 10:23:33 AM
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/294301.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/358176.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/294392.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/zukunftsseele/289578.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on July 25, 2011, 11:16:27 AM
Elisabeth's head on Empress Alexandra's body holding Baby Anastasia/suppose to be Leopold, quite weird.  :-\
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 18, 2011, 02:26:11 PM
Elisabeth and baby, perhaps Pss Maria jose (not sure)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6274/ilfullxfull118079050.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/ilfullxfull118079050.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: THERRY on October 19, 2011, 06:32:16 AM
I confirm absolutely, it's Maria Jose
 (http://i55.tinypic.com/28jkzr4.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: eejm on October 25, 2011, 09:09:41 PM
Years before his marriage, Albert was asked about his ideal bride.  He said she would be blonde, small, and have small hands and feet. 

Elisabeth had auburn hair, but otherwise Albert was right!
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: KarlandZita on December 03, 2011, 06:57:25 AM
King Albert I walking :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/999824alwalk.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=999824alwalk.jpg)

Queen Elisabeth in Ostende :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/242325ostende.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=242325ostende.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: bednayaliza on December 08, 2011, 08:27:43 AM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3782/68627595.th.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/68627595.png/)

Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 22, 2012, 01:07:46 PM
Two engagement cards
Source: ansichtskarten-center
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/DarlingSissi/z_engagementcard1.jpg)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/DarlingSissi/z_engagementcard.jpg)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 23, 2012, 01:22:22 PM
At her wedding day
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/DarlingSissi/isabeldebelgica.jpg)
Courtesy: royaldish
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Marc on April 16, 2013, 05:05:41 AM
Sketch for the portrait of Queen Elisabeth by Paul Jovanovich:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/sketch_zps59bf9567.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/auersperg21/media/sketch_zps59bf9567.jpg.html)
Title: Re: King Albert I & Queen Elizabeth (nee Bavaria) of Belgium
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 02, 2013, 01:40:37 PM
From the forum Tea at Trianon, a bit different pose of the engagement photo session

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/DarlingCharlotte/TeaAtTrianon_zpsbb1342ca.jpg) (http://s686.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinAlzbeta/media/DarlingCharlotte/TeaAtTrianon_zpsbb1342ca.jpg.html)

Elisabeth and daughter Marie José
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/DarlingCharlotte/mommyanddaughter_zps1c429145.jpg) (http://s686.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinAlzbeta/media/DarlingCharlotte/mommyanddaughter_zps1c429145.jpg.html)