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Old 12-12-2014, 06:48 AM
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This part of the ceremony may be a bit long...but definitively gives us the idea of who fabiola was, how she lived and how she thought a funeral should: a celebration of life and a thanksgiving to God. After all...we Christians think death is just a passage to another, better life. it is a goodbye...it doesn't have to be a sad one, after all it's not forever
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:48 AM
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What a beautiful version of the Brabançonne! Reminds of the one at the oathtaking of king Filip.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:50 AM
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What a wonderful Spanish tribute,the music has been a particular highlight of the Funeral Mass.

Is that Fabiola's niece María de las Mercedes de Mora y Narváez the current Marquees de Casa Riera?
I think so. The commentators said there would be a niece singing. I just didn't hear who's niece, so I assume it must be who you say it is.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:51 AM
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What a wonderful Spanish tribute,the music has been a particular highlight of the Funeral Mass.

Is that Fabiola's niece María de las Mercedes de Mora y Narváez the current Marquees de Casa Riera?
Yes, she is the actual Marchioness, she did also the reading in Spanish (prayers of the faithful).

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The Spanish choir really tore me up because I've seen Fabiola singing with women like that on videos. That was so her.

Her coffin looks so small.

I saw Claire crying heavily during Amazing Grace.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:52 AM
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Beautiful funeral, you can see how loved Fabiola was and for us Christians, it is all that matters: the love you leave behind.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:53 AM
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I think the niece was doña Blanca Escrivá de Romaní y Mora, one of the daughters of Queen Fabiola's eldest sister.


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Was Mathilde's family there too?
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:01 AM
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One of the bells now ringing is called Fabiola :)
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:02 AM
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Was Mathilde's family there too?
Not that I noticed. Maybe more in the back?
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:02 AM
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This part of the ceremony may be a bit long...but definitively gives us the idea of who fabiola was, how she lived and how she thought a funeral should: a celebration of life and a thanksgiving to God. After all...we Christians think death is just a passage to another, better life. it is a goodbye...it doesn't have to be a sad one, after all it's not forever


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Beautiful funeral, you can see how loved Fabiola was and for us Christians, it is all that matters: the love you leave behind.

I agree with you both, and seeing how sad the Royal Family was and some of Luxembourgish relatives are, it shows what a great and caring woman she was.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:02 AM
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The VRT also commenting on Prince Laurent wearing sunglasses: "Laurent is Laurent.... (between the lines: "he will never learn...")

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One of the bells now ringing is called Fabiola :)
La cloche de la Reine Fabiola?
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:06 AM
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One of the bells now ringing is called Fabiola :)
I remember seeing a Place Royale segment where they showed the cathedral's main bells, they have Fabiola, Philippe, Astrid and Laurent's names.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:07 AM
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Is the interment at Notre Dame de Laeken private?
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La cloche de la Reine Fabiola?
At the same time at the Abbaye de Chevetogne (in the Belgian province of Luxembourg) a bell with the name Fabiola is tolled...
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Will the service in Laeken also be broadcasted?
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Is the interment at Notre Dame de Laeken private?
No, the broadcast will continue.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:09 AM
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Is the interment at Notre Dame de Laeken private?
Most likely it willl be.
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Will the service in Laeken also be broadcasted?
yes, I think it will
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