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I noticed Princess Luisa Maria is missing today...probably busy with her finals
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Everyone of the Belgium royal family is present except for Princess Luisa Maria who is currently studying in Canada.
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Mathilde is really broken up

Okay, that is SOOO odd they put her casket on the floor.
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Philippe looks wrecked, Mathilde looks pretty sad as well. He grabbed her hand so tight when they got out of their car
I noticed that too...he's really saying goodbye to a mother today. I'm so glad she was able too see him becoming king
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It is a bit chaotic. The Belgian television is also not showing great camera angles and good lighting. It still misses some solemnity so far but maybe the Mass itself will change that.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:12 AM
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Philippe looks wrecked, Mathilde looks pretty sad as well. He grabbed her hand so tight when they got out of their car
Poor Queen Mathilde looks very upset and moved.
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Mathilde is really broken up

Okay, that is SOOO odd they put her casket on the floor.
That was a special request of Fabiola herself, according to the VRT reporters. They also said that she selected way too many scriptures to be read and told the family that she trusted them to make a pick.

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'High song'/prayer with the title 'hear, there is my love' as a reference to her being reunited with her husband/.

Piece from Bach's Mattheus Passion

The first reading is by a Spanish niece of the Queen, who married a Belgian. The theme of the reading was 'love'.

Second reading by Wilfried van Kerckhove, former honorary grand master of the house of Q. Fabiola, from the first letter of Paulus to the Corinthians.

'Exultate Jubilate' of Mozart by Sophie Kathauser

Hallelujah /Taize

Reading of the Beatudes of the gospel of St. Matthew

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Taize

Sermon by Danneels. 'now is fabiola home, with God and her husband'

Pie Jesu from the requiem of Faure by Sophie Karthauser

Readings by Pss Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, HGD Guillaume, Prince Amedeo, Pss Louise, a Spanish niece of Fabiola

"bist du bei mir" Bach by Jose van Damme

Pater Noster

Ave Maria

Laudate Dominum, Mozart

Faure

Amazing Grace

" La Salve Rociera" , a maria-song by Spanish choir from Vilvoorde, a niece of the queen will be singing along.

Will Tura " Hoop doet leven"

La Quete from the 'Man of La Mancha'

Fuga in D, Bach
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My dear, was Gabriel crying?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:17 AM
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Thanks so much, Marengo, for your guidance and information. It is greatly appreciated.

It's great to see Jean did make it.
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Just spotted King Juan Carlos beside Princess Astrid of Norway.

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:22 AM
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My dear, was Gabriel crying?
Yes, queen Mathilde looked at him and I think she tried to comfort him. She's so sad, it even moves me to tears.

Did I see it right that princess Claire was alone when greeting the coffin? I saw him enter the cathedral, but that's all.

Oh my god, I've never saw my king so sad like that. Normally he's able to hide his emotions. He must have been so close with queen Fabiola!
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Did I see it right that princess Claire was alone when greeting the coffin? I saw him enter the cathedral, but that's all.
I had exactly the same impression, Laurent and Claire entered together, but she appeared alone when bowing to the coffin.
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Yes. Laurent entered but did not bow/acknowledge the coffin at the front.
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Yes, queen Mathilde looked at him and I think she tried to comfort him. She's so sad, it even moves me to tears.



Did I see it right that princess Claire was alone when greeting the coffin? I saw him enter the cathedral, but that's all.



Oh my god, I've never saw my king so sad like that. Normally he's able to hide his emotions. He must have been so close with queen Fabiola!

Yes, I didn't see Laurent greeting the coffin, strange.
And children of Astrid also seem very sad, specially Maria Laura.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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Gabriel is not sitting among his siblings...will he read a lecture?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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I haven't seen the Prince and Princess of Ligne yet. Are they seated with the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg?

I suppose the Dowager Princess isn't present (which worris me about her healt) as she would be seated with her brother, Grand Duke Jean.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:27 AM
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Gabriel is not sitting among his siblings...will he read a lecture?

Yes, he will, that's what the commentator said.
I might have been wrong, but now he is sitting among his siblings
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:31 AM
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They're doing a bit of TaizÚ before the gospel reading.

Edit: Is that the beatitudes?
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Yes, he will, that's what the commentator said.
I got the impression Gabriel left because it was too much for him and he needed to get out of the camera lenses. Now he is back on his place. Goes to show how dearly they miss Fabiola.
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I am surprised that there are also no candles besides the coffin, which is really a basic element in a catholic funeral.
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