Charles of Belgium

Charles of Belgium

Birth
Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Death 1 Jun 1983 (aged 79)
Arrondissement Oostende, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Burial Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Plot The Royal Crypt
Memorial ID 5529 · View Source
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Belgian Prince. Born Charles Theodore of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders, he was the younger brother of the King of the Belgians, Leopold III, and Maria Josè, future Queen of Italy. In 1917 the nations of the Triple Entente offered him the vacant throne of Greece, which he refused on the advice of his father King Albert. During the World War I, after the German invasion of Belgium, he found refuge in England, where he perfected his military training at the Royal Navy. In 1944, after the liberation of the country by the Anglo-American forces, the Belgian Parliament has appointed him Prince Regent. He maintained this role until July 20, 1950, the date of return of Leopold III from exile.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5529
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles of Belgium (10 Oct 1903–1 Jun 1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5529, citing Notre Dame Church, Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .