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Old 04-01-2017, 06:55 PM
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Villa Astrida in Motril perhaps a XXXXX Star Hotel ?
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:09 PM
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The villa really is too small for a five star hotel. Queen Fabiola left her whole private patrimonium to the Fondation Oeuvres de la Reine. But the villa was not her private property, it was part of the Fondation Astrida. There were rumours that the foundation would give it in use to Fabiola's nephews and nieces: https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/...size=239%2C178
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:21 PM
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Have you see the pictures ? How do you know it is too small?
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:28 PM
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King Baudouin with President De Valera ,the then Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Áras an Uachtaráin on the 14th May 1968,teaching the King how to play the gaelic sport of Hurling,the King was by all accounts a natural at it!

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Beautiful video Eya, I also found this video , it is very nice , Queen Fabiola had to wait 2 hours before to be able to vote. She had some difficulties to vote and I like how P Astrid is careful with her aunt
Queen Fabiola will always stay in my memories



What a lovely woman. Sweet, humble but still very dignified. That's true royalty.
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:57 AM
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That video above has been in my Baudouin and Fabiola Playlist forever. Unfortunately, I only speak English. If anyone can explain what Fabiola's question is about voting I certainly would be very grateful.

My second question is about Fabiola as well. I have ALWAYS wondered why it was that Fabiola NEVER wore any honorary orders. Can anyone speak to this?

Many thanks!
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:03 AM
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Also wanted to add that I've been seeing this article coming across my Google Baudouin news feed lately...

Renovating King Baudouin Stadium as expensive as starting again
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:29 AM
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Have you see the pictures ? How do you know it is too small?
Take a look at the picture. Compare it with the size of the pool. I guess the pool will be between 15-20 metres, which is big for a private pool. Then you will more or less be able to estimate the size of the villa.

A five star hotel has various facilities. Luxe guest appartments to begin with. A top restaurant. A lobby, lounges, various boardrooms, a sports and leisure centre, a laundry service, valet parking, etc. etc. All in this villa? I doubt it will be possible for a hotel with only a handful of suites.

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Old 04-02-2017, 06:16 AM
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Episcopal , I really appreciate your love for our late Queen.
It was known that She always refuses the Orders because She said it was for the King.
Queen Paola is the first Queen who had the Lepold Order but never wore it.
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Maria-Olivia, thank you very much for your kind words as well as for the explanation. It is so typical of beautiful and humble Fabiola to have such a belief. *hugs*
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This is a video of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola's 1978 state visit to Spain. In it there is footage of King Baudouin speaking quite good Spanish (from what I can tell).

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This is a video of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola's 1978 state visit to Spain. In it there is footage of King Baudouin speaking quite good Spanish (from what I can tell).

WOW.
I'm Spanish and Baudouin's use of my native language was EXCELLENT, I'm very surprised!
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The late King spoke Spanish in Motril and with Queen Fabiola's Famly. Thanks for sharing
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Queen Fabiola,King Baudouin and Queen Beatrix .

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Queen Fabiola and King Juan Carlos

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Queen Sofia and Queen Fabiola

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium

It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years already since the passing of our dear Queen Fabiola. I miss her lovely sweet nature and her beauty. May she rest in eternal peace and know she is greatly missed and loved.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:44 PM
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Thank you for AllGone.
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years already since the passing of our dear Queen Fabiola. I miss her lovely sweet nature and her beauty. May she rest in eternal peace and know she is greatly missed and loved.

I miss her too, very much. The simple dignity and humility of this grand woman was never faked..it was the essential Fabiola. It showed not only in her reluctance to wear Orders even though no one would have looked askance at her if she did-she was a born noblewoman AND a Queen after all- it was also demonstrated by her Funeral Mass...no honors, no orders, no Coat of Arms on display.

She was wise enough to know that at the end none of the things of this world matter...we brought nothing into the world and we will take nothing out.

I don't think we will see the likes of Fabiola Mora y Aragon, Queen of the Belgians again for a very long while.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:41 PM
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Warm thanks Moonmaiden.
We loved our Queen and with the time we wll see what She really brought as 5th Queen of the Belgians.
We may say that She was absolutely a positive link between 3 generations of our Royal family. We miss this Link for the moment.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:10 AM
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Can anyone tell me what happened to my post from yesterday? Why was it deleted?

Remembering a Beautiful Soul

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Warm thanks Moonmaiden.
We loved our Queen and with the time we wll see what She really brought as 5th Queen of the Belgians.
We may say that She was absolutely a positive link between 3 generations of our Royal family. We miss this Link for the moment.


I concur, Moonmaiden you nailed it on the head!
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