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Old 10-20-2004, 04:32 AM
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1. wearing the wolfers tiara as a necklace
2. pearl necklace and very beautiful pearl and diamond pendant earrings.
3. glittering Fabiola ...
4. very touching, a chain with a golden heart that has the image of her late husband, king Boudewijn.
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:49 AM
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1. Wearing her tiara as a crown
2. pearls and brooch
3. & 4. Bejewelled Fabiola looking wonderful. In the 4th picture there are also yellow diamonds in the wolfers tiara, that she wears as a necklace.
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:04 AM
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I can't see very well which tiara she's wearing here...The bandeau tiara of queen Elisabeth, the base of the tiara of the nine provinces?
It is the base of the nine provinces, as far as I know Elisabeths bandeau tiara was never worn by Fabiola as it went to Paola.
I hope that the queen will leave all her jewels for Mathilde (apologies if anyone is offended by this, I sure wish the great Fabiola a happy & longer life!!! & I admire her very much - as I did her husband). If her collection is to be fragmanted as well (by going to Astrid, Claire, Luxembourg princesses or even spanish cousins from her own family) the belgian RF will have even less (3) tiaras in the future! As the Luxembourg & spanish cousins live out of the limelight and as it seems that only the children from Mathilde and Phillipe will be the core members of the RF in the future, they need a nice collection. Especially as the we have not seen that the jewels of the late princess of Rethy went back to the RF. I believe she sold those wonderfull items, which is a shame. I surely expected 1 good tiara/necklace to return.. but helas. A still think it was very inappropriate from Leopold to give his morganaut wife such important jewels & they were lost to the crown forever. Especially Lilian receiving jewels which belonged to the late Queen Astrid is unforgivable, those should have gone to her children!!!
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:31 PM
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I belive she wear part of the spanish tiara in this nekless.
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:17 AM
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1. her tiara combined with rubies, state visit to Norway, 1965
2. with aquamarines, visit to Germany
3. Wolfers tiara, visit of Hailé Selassié.

from point de vue

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Old 11-10-2004, 05:19 AM
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More of glittering Fabiola...
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:23 PM
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Sparkling jewelry for a sparkling lady, but this lady is so beautiful and elegant that she outsparkles the jewelry.
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:54 AM
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some necklaces
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:12 AM
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This is going to be a horribly morbid question to ask, but I have always wondered this. Does anybody know what happens to all of her jewels once she passes on? Will it revert to the crown, or be divided up amongst her family?
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Old 12-11-2004, 09:11 PM
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That is for Fabiola alone to decide. She can do with them as she pleases, as they are not property of the crown but of Fabiola personally. One can only hope she especially the most substantial jewels will go to Mathilde. But the Queen seems to be on very good terms with Astrid and Marie-Astrid & marguerite of Luxembourg as well.. and to her spanish relatives as well. So it is totally up to her. I expect that the larger pieces will go to Mathilde (and hopefully they will be put in a family-foundation)
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:20 PM
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I think they will probably go to Mathilde, since Philip is kinda her favorite nephew (since they didn't have children who were born).
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:45 PM
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Thank you Marengo and Solange. Are all of her jewels her private property? I know that most of them are, but I thought some of them belonged to the crown. Also, does Belgium have a family foundation like some other royal houses do? (off the top of my head I know Sweden and Denmark have these)
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No, such a family foundation does not exist in Belgium. The jewels are private propertry, and that's the reason why, over the years, so many of them have been lost (to other branches of the family) or sold.
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1. here's one more of Fabiola wearing her tiara. with Princess Paola
2. At the greek state visit
3. wearing her wedding gift tiara, this times with rubies
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1. & 2. Wearing the Wolfers tiara
3. wearing her wedding gift tiara as a crown
4. necklace and earrings
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Old 07-17-2005, 01:35 PM
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A lesson in how to wear one gorgeous tiara in different ways :

1. as a necklace
2 & 3. with aquamarines
4. with emeralds
5. as a crown with with rubies and pearls
6. as a crown with aquamarines and pearls
7. Receiving the tiara from Mme Franco

portrait of queen Fabiola wearing her wedding gift tiara (APL)

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Old 11-30-2005, 03:39 PM
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This might not be the place to mention this, but her husband was a fine looking man in those days
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:10 PM
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diamond earrings and the Wolfers tiara worn as a necklace - pearl necklace - brooch.

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Queen Astrid, queen Fabiola and queen Paola with the tiara of the nine provinces (point de vue)

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