Letter: Elected monarchy

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Sir: I believe that the Belgian people rejected Leopold as their king in the 1930s, on moral grounds, following the death of his wife, the beautiful Queen Astrid, in a car accident - he driving.

They demanded that the throne be taken by his elder son, who reigned for many years, being much loved and respected.

Is this true?

IRENE BIRCH

Kirkby, Merseyside

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