Royals commemorate heroic “Nuts!”

December 15, 2014

According to Hello Magazine:

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians returned to their official royal engagements on Saturday…when they stepped out in Bastogne for the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

Throwing nuts is a tradition on the anniversary and is a tribute to the general who simply responded “Nuts!” when German emissaries asked for the Americans to surrender during the WWII Battle of the Bulge on 22 December 1944.

Taking part in the unique custom brought a welcome smile the royal couple’s faces, who laughed as they launched the small bags into the crowd.

To read the entire article in Hello Magazine, please click here.

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