A VERY happy occasion. Leopold and Astrid were such a beautiful and kind couple.
Yes, too lovely and very happy people, you can see it on their faces. They cannot know what will happen and are just joyful in the moment.
Everything must have seemed perfect, for those few years when Albert, Elisabeth, Leopold and Astrid were all together. Then the fairytale turned into a nightmare.
I had not considered that but that was probably the closest the King came in his life. Though, even though it surely troubled him, once he had no more cares of being the monarch and was married to Princess Lilian I would expect he was happy then.
I'm sure he loved Lilian very much, and that she was a big consolation to him, but he can't have been the same after suffering all those disasters (the death of his father, his wife, the war, the Royal Question). All that must have left its mark on him.