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Old 01-25-2008, 12:02 PM
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I wonder why Queen Fabiola gets more than Philippe? Her Majesty has never come across as an extravagant big spender, even during the time when she was Baudouin's consort as Queen of the Belgians.

Philippe on the other hand lives in the vast Palace of Laeken and has a pregnant wife and three children.

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Old 01-25-2008, 12:21 PM
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It due to inflation that the index changes. In 2007 the total donations were for the amount of 12,5 million€ and this year it is 13,3 million€.

Queen Fabiola recieves such a high amount because of the fact that she recieves every year 28.000€ more donation since king Boudewijn died. Since king Boudewijn died in 1992 queen Fabiola has already recieved 19mlillion€. They aspect that in 2012 she will have more than 25 million€.
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It due to inflation that the index changes. In 2007 the total donations were for the amount of 12,5 million€ and this year it is 13,3 million€.

Queen Fabiola recieves such a high amount because of the fact that she recieves every year 28.000€ more donation since king Boudewijn died. Since king Boudewijn died in 1992 queen Fabiola has already recieved 19mlillion€. They aspect that in 2012 she will have more than 25 million€.

Wow...thanks for the info. I wonder what Her Majesty does with all the $$ other than pay for her staff and the upkeep of Stuyvenberg? She is not really a big spender, never was.

Is the upkeep of Stuyvenberg and it's grounds the responsibility of the Government?
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:19 PM
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I am not sure the upkeep of the palaces have to be payed by the roals themselves. Wouldn't the Dotation Royale take care of that? Or the dotation of the King?
Did Fabiola only get a dotation after her husband died, considering that Queen Paola doesn't have a dotation of her own?
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I am not sure the upkeep of the palaces have to be payed by the roals themselves. Wouldn't the Dotation Royale take care of that? Or the dotation of the King?
Did Fabiola only get a dotation after her husband died, considering that Queen Paola doesn't have a dotation of her own?
I read in "Fabiola, La Reine Blanche" by Guy Michelland that she was voted by Parliament to receive a personal dotation only after the death of her husband. While the late King was alive, my understanding is that she did not receive one of her own.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:09 AM
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the royal palace released some information about the expenditure of the dotation of queen Fabiola:
70,24 % of queen Fabiola's dotation goes to staff costs.
5,92 % to travel and visits
5,70% to maintanance
4,69% to energy
source: HLN: Royalty - Zeventig procent van dotatie koningin Fabiola naar personeelskosten (150853)
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:31 PM
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the royal palace released some information about the expenditure of the dotation of queen Fabiola:
70,24 % of queen Fabiola's dotation goes to staff costs.
5,92 % to travel and visits
5,70% to maintanance
4,69% to energy
source: HLN: Royalty - Zeventig procent van dotatie koningin Fabiola naar personeelskosten (150853)

Aha! That makes sense....I am sure she is worth every cent! Thanks for the info, stephanie!
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:37 PM
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Nice to see all them again. Tanks for these wonderful pictures Trianahope.
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20-02-2008 Laken Princess Mathilde, Prince Filip, King Albert, Queen Paola, Queen Fabiola ,Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attend a mess for the 15th anniversary of the dead of Belgian King Boudewijn in the Notre Dame church in Laken.

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It's hard to believe it's been fifteen years already. King Albert looks well and of course Queen Paola looks elegant and beautiful! Mathilde is beyond radiant, how in the world does she get skin like that?

Queen Fabiola looks great but the light seems to have gone from her eyes...I can't really explain it. Since Baudouin died I have seen her smile and look cheerful, but she hasn't ever appeared truly happy since.

Poor woman.
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Smile cute

Just pity that the child’s face is hidden behind the flowers but, all the same the best picture this event in my opinion: :.ppe-agency-paola
A little person in his/her daily clothes and Queen Paola dressed top-hole trying to make some contact through the bars

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fabiola and baudouin always looked happy together. at least in the pictures i saw of them together.


(happy birthday amedeo)
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fabiola and baudouin always looked happy together. at least in the pictures i saw of them together.


(happy birthday amedeo)

I think they are-or were-the ideal Royal couple. They were as sweet and romantic at the end of their lives together as they were at the beginning.
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I was wondering, why are they commemorating this on February 20th as the King died in the summer?
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I was wondering, why are they commemorating this on February 20th as the King died in the summer?
Every year their is a ceremony in february because of the fact that every year on the 17th of february we remember all the members of the royal family who died! This year it was specially for king Boudewijn because he died 15 years ago. Every year on the 17th of february the flags in belgium are hanging half.
The choose this day because on the 17 of february 1935 their was a ceremony for king Albert I who diedin an accident in Marche-les-Dames in 1934. After the dead of queen Astrid on the 29th of 1935 they decieded to hold every year a family service in the church of Laken to remember the members of the royal family who died.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:39 PM
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All Royal Women wore ugly hats!
Queen Paola looked most elegant. Mathilde looks beautiful; but that hat did not do anything for her.
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