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Funeral of Queen Fabiola

  December 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm by

Belgium’s Dowager Queen Fabiola, who died last Friday aged 86, was laid to rest today after two ceremonies in Brussels. A cortege processed through the wet, dark streets of Brussels, departing from the Royal Palace at 9:30am. It arrived at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula just before 10am, and all members of the Belgian Royal Family stood silently, emotion evident on their faces, as the Queen’s coffin was … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Pay Respects to Queen Fabiola

  December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm by

Members of the Belgian Royal Family have paid their respects to the late Queen Fabiola at the Royal Palace of Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, and Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz were among the family members to view the late Dowager Queen’s body where it lies in the Palace’s Great Hall in a simple light oak coffin. Others present were Archduchess Marie … Continue reading

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Belgian Queen Fabiola Has Died

  December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm by

The Belgian Royal Court today announced that Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, has passed away at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels. She was 86. “Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” the official statement read. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant and … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium Celebrates Her 86th birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:00 am by

The Spanish-born widow of the late beloved King Baudouin of Belgium was born in Madrid, Spain on June 11, 1928. Queen Fabiola was the fourth daughter of the Marquess of Casa Riera. Her godmother was none other than Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Doña Fabiola de Mora’s family were close to the Spanish Royal Family and in her youth, Fabiola was a lady in waiting to the Infanta Pilar of … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Turns 85

  June 13, 2013 at 6:19 am by

Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium celebrated her 85th birthday on June 11th. The Spanish-born widow of the late beloved King Baudouin of Belgium was born in Madrid in 1928. Queen Fabiola was the fourth daughter of the Count and Countess of Mora and her godmother was none other than Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. In December 1960, Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón married King Baudouin of Belgium at … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Commemorate Dead in Laeken

  February 16, 2012 at 9:39 am by

Earlier today in Laeken, the Belgian Royal Family were present at the annual mass commemorating the deceased members of the family. The mass took place at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk in Dutch, Eglise Notre-Dame in French). The entire royal family was present – King Albert II and Queen Paola, their children and their spouses, Queen Fabiola, who was accompanied by Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Léa … Continue reading

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Belgian National Day – 21st July 2011

  August 1, 2011 at 6:50 am by

Belgium’s National Day is set on the 21st July, as that is when Leopold I of Belgium took the oath making him the first King of the Belgians in 1831. After Belgium asserted its independence from the Netherlands on 4 October 1830, the Belgian National Congress considered several candidates and eventually asked Leopold to become King of the newly-formed country. He was elected on 4 June and accepted and became “King … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals celebrates The King’s Feast

  November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm by

On November 15, the Belgian Royal Family has celebrated The King’s Feast. Since 1886, celebrations take place in honour of the Belgian Monarch. Present were Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola. King Albert and Queen Paola don’t usually attend at the Service as protocol decrees. Also present were the European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Takes Over Aunt’s Charity

  January 27, 2010 at 11:25 am by

Earlier this month, Queen Fabiola of the Belgians gave up her patronage of the the ‘Damiaanactie’ as her health prevents her from getting actually involved with the cause. The queen was involved with the Damiaanactie since 1965. On Monday the palace announced that Princess Astrid will be taking over the patronage from her aunt, and that the princess will become the charity’s new honorairy chairwoman. The upcoming weekend the annual … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Relinquishes Patronage Due to Weak Health

  January 23, 2010 at 6:20 am by

The Royal Palace has announced that Queen Fabiola is no longer patron of the “Damiaanactie”, a charity which organises a sales action (usually of pens) once a year to collect money for buying leprosy and TBC medication for people suffering from these diseases in the Third World. The Palace clarified that the Queen’s weak health does not allow her to undertake many public engagements any more. As a result, she … Continue reading

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And Another One…

  January 6, 2010 at 8:41 am by

After several death threats against Queen Fabiola in the last week, today the newspaper La Dernière Heure reports that last night another letter was found at the post sorting center in Anderlecht (Brussels). According to the newspaper the letter is identical to the one they received two days ago. The police of Brussels South picked up the letter and started an investigation. Meanwhile,the police says they tightened the security of … Continue reading

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Lower Dotations for Belgian Royals

  January 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm by

The economic crisis also hit the royal court in Brussels, as for the first time in the history of the Belgian royal family, the royal dotations will be lowered during the term of a present government. For 2010, the dotations of members of the royal family will decrease by 2,67%, for 2011 this number will be decreased by 4,01%. This means that next year prince Philippe will have 85.000 Euros … Continue reading

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New Death Threats For Queen Fabiola

  January 5, 2010 at 11:48 am by

It became clear yesterday, that Queen Fabiola received two more death threats in the last week, the newspapr La Dernière Heure and the television station VTM received new death threats adressed to the widow of the late king Baudouin. Yesterday the newspaper La Dernière Heure received a postcard on which a coffin was drawn, with the text “more than 7 months to live…” The card was sent in an envelope … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals gather for The King’s Feast

  November 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm by

Belgian Royals celebrated The King’s Feast (Koningsfeest in Dutch and Féte du Roi in French) on November 15 – a day that has been marked by celebrations in honour of the Belgian Monarch since 1866. Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Prince Laurent, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Queen Fabiola were all present. The celebrations started with a Service at Brussels Cathedral, which was attended by all members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Mistakenly Declared Dead Yet Again

  November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am by

Several days ago, “De Morgen” newspaper announced the death of Queen Fabiola on their website. The announcement read: “Sixteen years after the death of her husband King Baudouin, Her Majesty passed away at the age of 81. Her health has been frail in the last few years and the pneumonia she suffered from recently proved fatal.” The Royal Palace was quick to deny the news and the “De Morgen” apologized … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Recovers in Spain

  October 29, 2009 at 8:46 am by

The Flemish press is reporting that Queen Fabiola is currently resting at her villa in Spain. Earlier this month, the Belgian royal court announced that Queen Fabiola would not have any official duties in the near future as she is recoverning from a pneunomia. Villa Astrida was bought by the queen and her late husband, king Baudouin, in the sixties. The villa is located in Motril, near Granada. Villa Astrida … Continue reading

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Concerns for Queen Fabiola’s Health

  October 22, 2009 at 12:32 am by

The Palace announced that Queen Fabiola will not attend any of the activities of the Royal Family in near future. This, as the announcement reads, is because Her Majesty is currently recovering from pneumonia; she feels exhausted and needs rest. The Palace spokesman hastened to add that there is nothing wrong with the Queen: “She walks and moves, but she is tired and needs rest. She cannot take long walks.” … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola attends memorial mass for King Baudouin

  August 2, 2009 at 8:33 am by

On 31 July, Queen Fabiola attended the memorial mass for her late husband, King Baudouin I of Belgium. The mass is always organised at the special request of Queen Fabiola, on the anniversary of the King’s death, at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken. Queen Fabiola was accompanied by Prince Nicolas of Liechtenstein, the husband of her niece, Princess Margaretha. The Queen attended the mass in a wheelchair, and … Continue reading

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Belgian royals out in full force to celebrate National Day

  July 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

The Belgian royal family was out in full force to celebrate this year’s National Day. On the evening of June 20, King Albert, Queen Paola, Queen Fabiola, Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Preludium to the National Day”, organized at the Palace of Fine Arts by the Natiolan Belgian Orchestra. The royal ladies were at their best, as usual. Princess … Continue reading

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Second Murder Threat for Queen Fabiola

  July 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm by

On Wednesday, the redaction of the newspaper La Dernière Heure received a new letter containing a murder threat aimed at Queen Fabiola of Belgium, the second letter in two months. The letter was dated 2 July, but since Emanuelle Preat, the one at whom the letter was adressed, had been absent, it hasn’t been read before Wednesday. Again the letter was written in bad French, full of spelling mistakes. The … Continue reading

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