BELGIUM: The Americanized King

BELGIUM The Americanized King

Belgium's Bachelor King Baudouin last week flew back to his dazzled homeland from the U.S. He had left Brussels three weeks before, a gloomy, aloof young monarch who seemed content to live in the shadow of his embittered, interfering father, ex-King Leopold III. But as he toured the U.S., there was a king-sized thaw. In Washington. Baudouin joked with newsmen; in Dallas, he danced until 2:30 in the morning beside a swimming pool, confided: "I have never had so much fun in my life." Hollywood was a chat with Gina Lollobrigida and lunch with Debbie Reynolds. In...

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