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Old 10-08-2006, 03:34 PM
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Some updates concerning Queen Fabiola:
Fabiola opened the India Festival at Brussels` Centre of Fine Arts (Bozar) on Saturday (Oct 7th). The festival reflects India’s age-old culture and its new vision of the world. The Bozar displays a collection of precious miniatures dating from the 18th century. These paintings are shown for the first time out of India.

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And she has been pretty active these days. She also enjoyed an extraordinary concert on Thursday (Oct. 5th) at the Bozar. Fabiola took the chance to listen to no less than 12 Stradivari in one evening! The twelve musicians, who received their precious instruments from the Nippon Music Foundation, performed compositions of Schubert, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Dohnany andco. Unfortunately I found no pics.
And today she had to cast her ballot in a hurry to be in time for the plane to her brother´s funeral.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:19 PM
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When did don Gonzalo de Mora y Aragon die? Now her only remaining sibling is Dona Marie de Luz, right?
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:36 PM
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When did don Gonzalo de Mora y Aragon die? Now her only remaining sibling is Dona Marie de Luz, right?
According to the information, it seems that he has been buried this morning , for what he should have died yesterday. If some another information appears in the Spanish press already I will put it.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:41 PM
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Sadly Dona Maria de Luz is her last remaining sibling and the Flemish press reports her brother died this Friday (Oct. 6th).
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:53 PM
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How sad that Fabiola was never able to have children! Ohhh....At least she has her niece and nephews and now their children too.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:20 PM
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Wasn't Fabiola a sort of lady-in-waiting to Infanta Pilar? When they visited Queen Victoria-Eugenia in Switzerland Fabiola met her future husband for the first time...
Yes, you are right, there's a well known story about that, Queen Victoria-Eugenia of Spain (grandmother of King Juan Carlos and Infanta Pilar) was known to be a perfect matchmaker, according to the book Françoise Laot wrote 'Juan Carlos & Sofia' she thought her grand-daughter and King Baldouin would be a perfect couple.
She arranged a meeting in
Lausanne Switzerland (where the old Queen was exiled).
She chose a lady-in-waiting to ‘escort’ infanta Pilar, a
girl of the spanish high society, a perfectly refined girl, but whose beauty could not overshadow Infanta Pilar.
She was called Fabiola de Mora…. everybody knows what happened: Fabiola married king Baldouin and became Queen of Belgium.

Seven years later Infanta Pilar married the Viscount de la Torre Luis Gomez-Acebo.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:14 AM
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Smile Brussel-Allerheiligen 2006

Found the following:

"De Brusselse Kerkgemeenschap organiseert in de Allerheiligenweek naar het voorbeeld van Wenen, Parijs en Lissabon, een grote internationale samenkomst. Het is een kans voor de christenen om samen te komen, elkaar te ontmoeten, samen te vieren en te bidden. Het is echter ook een gelegenheid om naar buiten te treden. De week biedt tal van kansen voor een ontmoeting met de hele stedelijke gemeenschap, die dit evenement een warm onthaal zal geven."

In short, the Brussel Church (Roman Catholic) is organising a week of international meetings. A chance for Christians to come together, but also to meet the city-community.

On Thursday, 2 November 2006, in the Church of Laken a church service was held in memory of King Baudouin. If you follow the link below you get to a slideshow with photographs of this event. I found it work best when I do not use the automatic slideshow changer, but move manually from one photo to the next. Photos are a bit dark (it looks like night outside in anycase), but Queen Fabiola can be clearly seen in a number of photos. She was accompanied by Princess Margaretha and her husband, Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein.

http://www.brussel-allerheiligen2006...ken/index.html
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:34 PM
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Wink Still rocking

Seems Queen Fabiola is still out and 'rocking' :

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/Article/Det...leID=GAA143EVP

Concert sluit Brussel Allerheiligen 2006 af
Brussel - Op het Brusselse Paleizenplein was het gisteravond al rockmuziek wat de klok sloeg. Katholieke rockmuziek dan, van onder andere Exo, Spear Hit en Cx Food. Het concert was de afsluiter van Brussel Allerheiligen 2006, de week waarin de katholieke Kerk zich een week lang wou bezinnen over evangelisatie in de stad. Het richtte zich voornamelijk op jongeren, maar dat heeft koningin Fabiola er niet kunnen van weerhouden om mee te komen rocken. ,,Ze wilde absoluut het concert van Glorious zien, samen met haar nichtje. Elke dag pikte ze trouwens enkele van onze activiteiten mee", zegt perswoordvoerster Moniek Delvou.

In English it basically says:
In Brussels it was Catholic rock music from bands like Exo, Spear, Hit and Cx Food. It was the closing of the Brussels Congress 'Allerheiligen' (sorry don't know how to translate that) 2006. The Congress (and especially the concert was aimed at the youth, but Queen Fabiola could not help but attend (to rock with). According to a media representative, Queen Fabiola absolutely wanted to see the concert of Glorious with her niece (wonder who?). She attended daily some of the activities of the Congress.
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This Lady is amazing! Go Fabiola
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lol She "Takes a licking and keeps on kicking"
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:51 PM
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My favourites:

http://i19.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/7c/7f/af_1.JPG
http://i19.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/58/ca/22_1.JPG on this she Fabiola reminds me late Pss Margaret
http://i11.ebayimg.com/01/i/06/ab/9d/b0_1.JPG
http://i18.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/6f/13/d3_1.JPG


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Thanks redferns, great covers! I especially like the one with Fabiola wearing a mantilla.
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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Belgium's Queen Fabiola, Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attend celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the founding Treaty of Rome at the Bozar concert hall in Brussels March 24, 2007

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Queen Fabiola is beauiful dress and speak with Queen Beatrix. Queen Fabiola is elegant dress and grand lady!!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:46 AM
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I saw the concert on television, Queen Fabiola nodding her head on the tunes of 'Alle Menschen wirden Freunde'. It was good to see her, Queen Beatrix must have enjoyed her company.
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Queen Fabiola names the newest edition to the Belgium Navy, "Leopold I".
At a ceremony at Zeebrugge Naval Base in West Flanders on [early Thursday morning].
flandersnews.be - "I name this ship Leopold I"
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Second royal baptism for the Leopold I

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Queen Fabiola names the newest edition to the Belgium Navy, "Leopold I".
At a ceremony at Zeebrugge Naval Base in West Flanders on [early Thursday morning].
flandersnews.be - "I name this ship Leopold I"
The Royal Netherlands Navy is modernizing part of the fleet and has sold 6 of the M-frigates. They will be replaced by 'stealth' LCF-frigates (Air Defence and Commando Frigate) which are able to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The Leopold I already has undergone another royal baptism by Queen Beatrix, back in 1991. The Belgians, the Chileans and the Portuguese have bought 6 'old' Netherlands M-frigates:

Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman (1992) is now the Leopold I (Belgium); Hr. Ms. Willem van der Zaan (1992) will be delivered in 2008 (Belgium); Hr. Ms. Tjerk Hiddes (1993) is now the Almirante Riveros (Chile); Hr. Ms. Abraham van der Hulst (1994) is now the Almirante Blanco Encalada (Chile); Hr. Ms. Van Nes (1995) will be delivered in 2008 (Portugal) and Hr. Ms. Van Galen (1995) will be delivered in 2008 (Portugal).

In the meantime the Royal Netherlands Navy already has replaced these by four hypermodern LCM-frigates Hr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën (2003), Hr. Ms. Tromp (2004), Hr. Ms. De Ruyter (2005) and Hr. Ms. Evertsen (2005).
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Queen Fabiola returns to her residence of summer of Motril (Granada)

Queen Fabiola of Belgium is in visit deprived in Motril (Granada), where she rests in “Villa Astrida”, she calls to account where she used to spend the summer with his husband, the deceased king Balduino, and to whom she did not return from April of 2005.

La reina Fabiola regresa a su residencia de verano de Motril (Granada)
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Just read a Humo interview with Princess Marie-Christine. She compared the relationship bretween her mother and her halfsister-in-law as a sort of ' Dalles' , two very headstrong women. On the question if Fabiola contributed negatively on the relationship that MC has with her family she shortly replied ' Yes' .
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