Belgian and Dutch royals lead tribute to bus victims

Thursday March 22, 2012

Figureheads of the Belgian and Dutch royal families attended a service for children who died in Switzerland’s tragic coach crash.

Belgium’s King Albert II and his wife, Paola sat in the front row of the funeral, joined by Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands. 

Seventeen of the young victims were from the Flemish town of Lommel – where the ceremony was held – and the remaining six were of Dutch nationality.

They lost their lives when their coach crashed in an Alpine tunnel after a skiing holiday.

Dutch royal Maxima had to be consoled by her husband after breaking down.

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