« Je voudrais être Vice-Roi d’Egypte ». Le journal de voyage de Léopold, duc de Brabant 1862-63

2nd of July 2018

An illustrated publication about the logbook kept by Léopold, Duke of Brabant, on his second voyage to Egypt.

In autumn 1862, Léopold, Duke of Brabant, undertook a second voyage to Egypt. What motivated the heir to the throne of Belgium to return to a faraway country that he already knew and what had led to this interest? Léopold’s journal during his trip enables us to reconstruct, step by step, his extraordinary adventure and gradually find out more about him. This precious document for our shared heritage was acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation.