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The Collector

History, Feminism

The Princess in the Asylum

Was Louise of Belgium a victim, as she claimed, or her own worst enemy?

Louise in profile wearing a black ball gown and corsage. Her thick blonde hair is in a chignon.
Princess Louise of Belgium. Image from the Library of Congress Bain Collection via Wikimedia Commons.

Born in 1858, Princess Louise of Belgium was the eldest daughter of King Leopold II and Queen Marie Henriette. As parents, these two were not stellar examples, albeit for different reasons.

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