Concerns for Queen Fabiola’s Health
The Palace announced that Queen Fabiola will not attend any of the activities of the Royal Family in near future.
This, as the announcement reads, is because Her Majesty is currently recovering from pneumonia; she feels exhausted and needs rest. The Palace spokesman hastened to add that there is nothing wrong with the Queen: “She walks and moves, but she is tired and needs rest. She cannot take long walks.”
Queen Fabiola hasn’t been seen in public for a while now; the last public event she attended was a Mass in honour of her husband, the late King Baudouin, which took place on July 31 at Notre Dame de Laeken in Brussels; the mass is an annual event and the Queen has never yet missed one.
Her last appearance was far from reassuring: Her Majesty was in a wheelchair, which, according to the Palace, was because of severe fatigue. It was in stark contrast with her energetic appearance during Belgian National Day on July 21: bravely refusing to be intimidated after receiving death threats just days earlier, the Queen mocked her would-be assassins by waving an apple – a reference to Swiss folk hero William Tell.
The next chance to see Queen Fabiola will be on November 15, the King’s Day: she is still expected to addend the celebrations.
To learn more about Queen Fabiola’s current activities, visit this thread.Filed under Belgium
Tagged Health, Queen Fabiola of Belgium.