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Princess Royal of Belgium

The front page of the February 20 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of a young member of the Belgian royal family:

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Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927-2005) wound up going from one royal family to another: in 1953, she married Jean, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, who became the Grand Duke himself in 1964. Princess Joséphine seems to have led an uneventful life, except for the part when she was put under house arrest by the Nazis after the Allies landed in Normandy.

Her full name was Joséphine Charlotte Stéphanie Ingeborg Elisabeth Marie-José Marguerite Astrid, which is quite a handle.

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