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Funeral of Queen Fabiola: December 12, 2014

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No, even the Empress of Japan had to wait ages before she could leave the Cathedral. While people were stumbling out of the Cathedral and could even go back in (rain) they could see the senior foreign royal guests waiting, and waiting, and waiting and looking around and waiting again. See the eyewitness report of a fellow poster: Royal Musings: Attending a royal funeral: the final goodbye to Queen Fabiola of Belgium





Thanks for mentioning my eyewitness report. :)

Of the highest ranking royals guests, the Empress was the first to leave. But, indeed, some lower ranking guests had already left before her (not to mention the 'ordinary citizens', like me), f.e. Grand Duke George. The senior royals waited in their seats, it was not like they were just standing by the door of the Cathedral. As you can see in my pictures, one by one, they walked from their seats straight to the door and left. :)
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Great Report and perfect knowledge of the Royals and even the minor Royals .
Thanks for sharings it. Kind regards Maria Olivia
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Great Report and perfect knowledge of the Royals and even the minor Royals .
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This Darling Queen is dead now! Oh!
May she rest in peace!
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And I miss her graciousness, warmth and her class. RIP Fabiola.
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Me too, I miss her , she was a so great and warm person.
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And I miss her graciousness, warmth and her class. RIP Fabiola.
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Word. Her generation was fabulous!
Indeed! Totally agree!
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