Nobody knows about him?? I think Baudouin and his wife Fabiola were one of the most popular king and queens of Europe...
He died om July 31, 1993 in his summer residence in the south of Spain.
His funeral was great, and even the British Queen Elizabeth II came to this funeral (and she often leaves her country for a funeral or wedding).
Many royals attended the State funeral of HM King Baudoin I of the Belgian:
Austria - TIRH Archduke Otto and Achduchess Regina; Archduke Robert and Archduchess Margarita (Princess of Italy); Archduke Lorenz and Archduchess Astrid (Prince and Princess of Belgium, Archduchess Astrid were King Baudoin I niece) and Archduke Amadeus and Archduchess Marie Laura; Archduke Karl Ludwig and Archduchess Yolanda (Princess of Ligne); Archduke Karl Christian and Archduchess Marie Astrid (Princess of Luxembourg, King Baudouin I niece); Archduke Rodolf and Archduchess Anne Gabrielle (Princess of Wrede)
Bavaria - TRH Prince Albrecht, Prince Franz, Prince Max Emanuel and Princess Elisabeth (King Baudoin I relatives)
Bonaparte - HIH Prince Louis (King Baudoin I relative)
Bourbon and Two-Sicilies - HRH Prince Carlos
Bourbon-Parma - THR Prince Carlos Hugo, Prince Carlos and Princess Maria Carolina (King Baudouin I relatives)
Brunei - HRH Prince Sahib ul-Himmah
Bulgaria - HM King Simeon II
Denmark - HM Queen Margrethe II and Prince Hendrik
France - HRH Prince Henri and HIRH Princess Isabelle (King Baudoin I relatives)
Great-Britain - HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philipp
Greece - TM King Konstantinos II and Queen Anne-Marie
Iran - HIM Empress Farah Diba
Italy - HM Queen Maria-José (King Baudoin I aunt), TRH Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuel and Crown Princess Marina; Prince Emanuel-Filiberto, Princesses Maria Pia, Maria Gabriella and Maria Beatrice and Rafael Reyna; Prince Amedeo and Princess Silvia
Japan - TIM Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
Jordan - TRH Crown Prince Hassan and Crown Princess Sarvath
Liechtenstein - TSH Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie; TSH Prince Nikolaus and HRH Princess Margarete (King Baudoin I niece) and HSH Princess Nora
Luxembourg - TRH Grand-duke Jean I and Grand-duchess Joséphine-Charlotte (King Baudoin I sister); HRH Hereditary Grand-duke Henri and Hereditary Grand-duchess Maria Teresa; HRH, Princes Guillaume and Jean and Hélène, Count and Countess of Nassau
Morocco - HRH Crown Prince Mohammed
Monaco - TSH Prince Rainier III and Hereditary Prince Albert
Nepal - TRH Crown Prince Dipendra and Prince Gyanendra
The Netherlands - HM Queen Beatrix I and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Norway - TM King Harald V (King Baudoin I first cousin) and Queen Sonja
Portugal - HRH Infante Duarte (King Baudoin I relative)
Romania - TM King Mihaï I and Queen Anna (King Baudoin I relatives)
Russia - HIH Grand-duchess Marija
Spain - TM King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia
Sweden - TM King Carl XVI Gustaf (King Baudoin I relative) and Queen Silvia
Thailand - TRH Crown Prince Vajralongkorn and Princess Maha Sirindhorn
Württemberg - HRH Duke Karl
Yugoslavia - HRH Prince Dimitri (King Baudouin I cousin)
Of course, the members of the Belgian Royal Family attended the wedding, except HRH Princess Liliane, Princess de Réthy, second wife of HM King Léopold III of the Belgians (King Baudoin I father)
The Royal guests:
1.Carl Gustav of Sweden,Elizabeth II and philip of Great Britain,Sofia of Spain.
2.Elizabeth II and Philip of Great Britain.
3.Margrethe and Henrik of Denmark.
4.Grand Duke Jean and his wife.
5.Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
God save Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
It is known, as can be seen in the photographs, that Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wore the wrong order. I believe he wore an African order. The Order of the Leopard? instead of the Order of Leopold I. I was wondering at the time if this was commented upon in the press? And, did it cause any friction personally or diplomatically between the British Royal Family and Belgium or the Belgian Royals? It's just something that one doesn't expect to happen. You would expect that a mistake like that would not be made, especially seeing as how it was the spouse of the British monarch, and it was the only funeral she attended outside of Britain.