Saturday, 23 June 2018

King Albert of Belgium - Surgery Reply (2018)

A reply arrived earlier this week from Belgium.

I had written in April to King Albert (83 yrs, abdicated 2013) to wish him a speedy recovery. King Albert was hospitalized twice in April as the doctors dealt with his Aortic Stenosis (narrowing of the heart valve). King Albert had two surgeries:
  • April 16th - Coronary Angioplasty, where they insert a stent to open clogged heart arteries
  • April 30th - Replaced aortic valve (heart valve) 
The front of the Envelope says it is from Belvédère Castle, King Albert & Queen Paola's official residence.

The reply is a flat card with typed message.

The message is in French, one of Belgium's official language. Translated the message reads:

Belvédère Castle
May 2018
His Majesty King Albert II was very touched by your attention and thank you wholeheartedly for your wishes for a speedy recovery.

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