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George II 11-23-2003 04:24 PM

Funeral of King Baudouin I: August 7, 1993
Does anyone has pictures of the funeral of King Baudouin I, also known as King Boudewijn I of Belgium in 1993??

hrhcp 11-23-2003 05:24 PM

OT, King Baudouin's name is the only name I get confused about how to spell.

Does anybody know of a "mnenomic" to simplify the remembering of the spelling?

As an example, the way to remember the first 5 numbers of the mathematical constant "pie " (for areas of circles, etc) is, "Yes, I have a method".

"Yes" is three letters long, so the first number is 3. Accordingly the first 5 numbers are 3.1416 .

George II 11-24-2003 04:29 AM

Its quite an easy name, just Baudouin, the French version. The Dutch version is Boudewijn and I think the English version is Baldwin. In Spanis it is Baldovino.

I think Baldwin or Boudewijn is an easier name to remember...

bnsm907 11-25-2003 07:13 AM

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:( July 31, 1993. early morning: Death of King Baudouin - people flowering the gates of the royal palais in Brussels.

:( During several days, people waiting to pay their last respects to our late King Baudouin.

:( July 31, 1993 late evening: King Baudouin arrives at home.

:( King Baudouin lying in state.

:( Last Respects of the Royal Family to King Baudouin.

:( Queen Fabiola in white dress follows her husband Kng Baudouin to the Cathedral.

hrhcp 11-25-2003 10:01 AM


bnsm907  Posted: Nov 25th, 2003 - 7:25 am
Last Respects of the Royal Family to King Baudouin.

Looks like Grand Duke Jean (of Luxembourg) is included in the lineup, but naturally his wife was Baudouin's sister.

sara1981 11-25-2003 11:48 AM

who attend funeral? if nobody know about him?

Sara Boyce

George II 11-26-2003 11:33 AM

Nobody knows about him?? I think Baudouin and his wife Fabiola were one of the most popular king and queens of Europe...

He died om July 31, 1993 in his summer residence in the south of Spain.
His funeral was great, and even the British Queen Elizabeth II came to this funeral (and she often leaves her country for a funeral or wedding).

helleniki 04-18-2004 02:43 AM

Many royals attended the State funeral of HM King Baudoin I of the Belgian:

Austria - TIRH Archduke Otto and Achduchess Regina; Archduke Robert and Archduchess Margarita (Princess of Italy); Archduke Lorenz and Archduchess Astrid (Prince and Princess of Belgium, Archduchess Astrid were King Baudoin I niece) and Archduke Amadeus and Archduchess Marie Laura; Archduke Karl Ludwig and Archduchess Yolanda (Princess of Ligne); Archduke Karl Christian and Archduchess Marie Astrid (Princess of Luxembourg, King Baudouin I niece); Archduke Rodolf and Archduchess Anne Gabrielle (Princess of Wrede)
Bavaria - TRH Prince Albrecht, Prince Franz, Prince Max Emanuel and Princess Elisabeth (King Baudoin I relatives)
Bonaparte - HIH Prince Louis (King Baudoin I relative)
Bourbon and Two-Sicilies - HRH Prince Carlos
Bourbon-Parma - THR Prince Carlos Hugo, Prince Carlos and Princess Maria Carolina (King Baudouin I relatives)
Brunei - HRH Prince Sahib ul-Himmah
Bulgaria - HM King Simeon II
Denmark - HM Queen Margrethe II and Prince Hendrik
France - HRH Prince Henri and HIRH Princess Isabelle (King Baudoin I relatives)
Great-Britain - HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philipp
Greece - TM King Konstantinos II and Queen Anne-Marie
Iran - HIM Empress Farah Diba
Italy - HM Queen Maria-José (King Baudoin I aunt), TRH Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuel and Crown Princess Marina; Prince Emanuel-Filiberto, Princesses Maria Pia, Maria Gabriella and Maria Beatrice and Rafael Reyna; Prince Amedeo and Princess Silvia
Japan - TIM Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
Jordan - TRH Crown Prince Hassan and Crown Princess Sarvath
Liechtenstein - TSH Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie; TSH Prince Nikolaus and HRH Princess Margarete (King Baudoin I niece) and HSH Princess Nora
Luxembourg - TRH Grand-duke Jean I and Grand-duchess Joséphine-Charlotte (King Baudoin I sister); HRH Hereditary Grand-duke Henri and Hereditary Grand-duchess Maria Teresa; HRH, Princes Guillaume and Jean and Hélène, Count and Countess of Nassau
Morocco - HRH Crown Prince Mohammed
Monaco - TSH Prince Rainier III and Hereditary Prince Albert
Nepal - TRH Crown Prince Dipendra and Prince Gyanendra
The Netherlands - HM Queen Beatrix I and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Norway - TM King Harald V (King Baudoin I first cousin) and Queen Sonja
Portugal - HRH Infante Duarte (King Baudoin I relative)
Romania - TM King Mihaï I and Queen Anna (King Baudoin I relatives)
Russia - HIH Grand-duchess Marija
Spain - TM King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia
Sweden - TM King Carl XVI Gustaf (King Baudoin I relative) and Queen Silvia
Thailand - TRH Crown Prince Vajralongkorn and Princess Maha Sirindhorn
Württemberg - HRH Duke Karl
Yugoslavia - HRH Prince Dimitri (King Baudouin I cousin)

Of course, the members of the Belgian Royal Family attended the wedding, except HRH Princess Liliane, Princess de Réthy, second wife of HM King Léopold III of the Belgians (King Baudoin I father)

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:07 AM

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Some photos:
1.Elizabeth II of Great Britain
2.Margrethe of Denmark
3.Sonja and Harald of Norway
4.Silvia,Carl Gustav of Sweden and Michiko of Japan.
5.Beatrix of The Netherlands.

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:11 AM

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Some more photos of the funeral:

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:13 AM

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And more photos:

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:21 AM

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The Royal guests:
1.Carl Gustav of Sweden,Elizabeth II and philip of Great Britain,Sofia of Spain.
2.Elizabeth II and Philip of Great Britain.
3.Margrethe and Henrik of Denmark.
4.Grand Duke Jean and his wife.
5.Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:29 AM

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And more photos:

HMQueenElizabethII 01-06-2005 06:31 AM

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And more of Queen Fabiola:

Sancia 07-24-2005 06:52 AM

Does anyone have the wonderful photo of the "Our Father", when Queen Fabiola seizes the hands of her neighbours?

TaShBaBe86 07-24-2005 08:48 PM


Of course, the members of the Belgian Royal Family attended the wedding, except HRH Princess Liliane, Princess de Réthy, second wife of HM King Léopold III of the Belgians (King Baudoin I father)
Why did she not attend? Thanks in advance.

bct88 08-28-2005 11:28 PM

It is known, as can be seen in the photographs, that Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wore the wrong order. I believe he wore an African order. The Order of the Leopard? instead of the Order of Leopold I. I was wondering at the time if this was commented upon in the press? And, did it cause any friction personally or diplomatically between the British Royal Family and Belgium or the Belgian Royals? It's just something that one doesn't expect to happen. You would expect that a mistake like that would not be made, especially seeing as how it was the spouse of the British monarch, and it was the only funeral she attended outside of Britain.

ulik 08-29-2005 01:00 AM

was there any particular reason, why Queen Fabiola wore white?

Sancia 08-29-2005 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by ulik
was there any particular reason, why Queen Fabiola wore white?

For Christians, the white is the symbol of resurrection. It happens sometimes that people wear white instead of black for funerals.

A.C.C. 08-29-2005 12:33 PM

Can someone explain why some of the women at the funeral wore gray instead of black and why others still wore black. Dis the Royal House want women to dress in gray but everyone did not?

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