1.At a concert, organized to celebrate the weding of prince Laurent and Claire Coombs.
2-3.At the time of the Norwegian state visit to Belgium (May 2003)
Queen Fabiola with princess Claire.
4.June 5, 2003 Brussels, Belgium --- Members of the Belgian royal family attend the Queen Elizabeth contest, a very prestigious classical music contest. Pictured here is the arrival of Queen Fabiola.
5.July 31, 2003 Brussels, Belgium --- Queen Fabiola of Belgium attends a mass given in hommage to deceased King Baudouin Thursday 31 July 2003, in the Saint Michel & Gudule Cathedral in Brussels. King Baudouin of Belgium died on 31 July 1993 in Moril, Spain, aged 62. Queen Fabiola, widow of deceased King Baudouin greeting the crowd.
6-7.Queen fabiola of the Belgians at the funeral of the comtesse de Paris, Isabelle d'Orléans Bragança. (11/07/2003)
With the countess' grandson Eudes, duke of Angoulême. (behind them are prince Guillaume of Luxemburg and his wife Sibylla).
14th September 2003. Queen Fabiola was present at a celebration of the Eucharist in the Saint-Catharina church in Diest, Belgium. The celebration took place because of the 750th anniversary of the monastery. Cardinal Godfried Danneels, led the celebrations.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Winner Iwona Sobotka of Poland ® poses with Queen Fabiola of Belgium (L) after the prize-giving ceremony of the International Queen Elisabeth Music Contest for Singing, 15 May 2004, in Brussels
WATERLOO, BELGIUM: Winner Iwona Sobotka of Poland (3rdL) and Queen Fabiola of Belgium (4thL) pose for a family picture with the 11 other finalists during the official prize-giving ceremony of the International Queen Elisabeth Music Contest, 18 May 2004, at the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel in Waterloo, near Brussels.
Queen Fabiola of Belgium (L) congratulates Canadian soprano Helen Guilmette of Canada ®, who placed second of the International Queen Elisabeth Music Contest, during the official prize-giving ceremony 18 May 2004 at the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel in Waterloo, near Brussels
I think that after independence of Congo in '60 that only king baudoin and fabiola have visited Mubutu, but after they get to know his regime they refused any contact with the president, he wasn't even invited to the funeral of baudoin. Afterwards no member of the royal family has visited the land for as far as I know.
But when Kabila junior visited Belguim a while ago, he had invited king albert to come over, but Albert said he was very pleased but thought it was to early to come. And right he was if we see the new rebellie in Bukavu and area.
It's said that Baudoin and fabiola met with the help of a religious woman, who brought them together, as you know the king and queen were very religious. But I can't tell you more about the person who committed them.