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Location address: Zwitserland, Küssnacht (SZ), Kussnacht
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Astrid, Queen of the Belgians, died here at the age of 29 in a car accident, in 1935. The king lost control of the car. The couple took a holiday here incognito under the name Renard. The queen was thrown from the car and catapulted into a tree. A severe head injury killed her instantly. Along with the queen died her unborn fourth child, while her other children were at home.
At this spot, Queen Astrid of Sweden, Queen of Belgium, was thrown out of the car during a car accident. She died here. A chapel was built on this spot.