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Re: Leopold II of the Belgians & Queen Marie Henriette (Archduchess of Austria)
« Reply #210 on: December 21, 2011, 01:31:18 PM »
She was "the stable boy" while her husband was known as "the nun"...


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The religious marriage of Leopold II and Baroness Vaughan
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Scandalous !!! 

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Leopold and Marie Henriette at the beginning of their marriage :



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The "Nun" & The "Stable Boy".

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The "Nun" & The "Stable Boy".

Queen Victoria who appreciated and knew well the couple, wrote on their subject, shortly after their marriage : " On all the subjects, I found her (Marie Henriette) particularly intelligent and sound in mind, very educated and very cultivated. All these gifts give her a net superiority on Léo and unfortunately, there is no community of tastes and ideas between them ".
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I agree with Theo Aronson that Leo set up to break his wife's high spirits and turned her into a sour old woman.

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The duchess of Brabant and her two brothers Stephane, ex palatine of Hungary, and Joseph spouses of a niece of Léopold Ier, to Wiesbaden :



Marie Henriette had remained very attached to her native family and returned her frequent visits.
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Love to see a picture of Marie Henriette and her elder sister Elisabeth. They look very similar as young women. :-) 

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The young Duchess of Brabante, 1853



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