King Baudouin I and Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón: 15 December 1960


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Cathérine Bergeyck

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On the 15th of December 1960, king Baudouin of the Belgians (30) got married to a Spanish noble woman, doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón (32).

By doing so, Fabiola immediatly became queen.

Their civil marriage was in the royal palace of Brussels, the church wedding in the Saint Michel et Gudule cathedral in Brussels.

Fabiola wore the tiara of the nine provinces, which had been a wedding gift of Belgium to Baudouin's mother, queen Astrid, who died when he was 5. since then this tiara has only been worn by the queens of the Belgians (with exception of princess Lilian).

Fabiola wore a gorgeous dress, worthy of a queen, designed by Balenciaga. A few years ago she donated it to the Balenciaga museum in Spain.



Here you can find a special page about their wedding with many gorgeous color photos, a lot of information and the guests at their wedding:
https://www.angelfire.com/realm/fabiola1960/index.html

Putting the ring on each other's finger

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civil and church wedding
 

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December 15th, 1960
 

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Probably my all-time favorite wedding veil among 20th-century royal brides. A classy elegant look for a classy elegant lady, and judging from her appearance lately, she hasn't changed. :D Still a lady in every sense of the word. Thanks for the memories, Catherine!
 
Really beautiful photos Catherine. Thank you for posting them. Fabiola was a beautiful and elegant bride!
 
She certainly was! Here are a few more, in black and white:
 

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Boudewijn and Fabiola in color :)
 

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A few more, from Chris
 

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more........
 

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queen Elisabeth of the Belgians (Baudouin's grandmother) and the marquis de casa Riera (Fabiola's brother)
 

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Albert (Baudouin's brother) with one of Fabiola's sisters, behind them: Josephine-Charlotte of Luxemburg (Baudouin's sister) with one of Fabiola's brothers
 

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Tony Armstrong-Jones and Elizabeth von Essen
 

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Queen Juliana, prins Axel of Denmark, princess Margareth of England and the brother of the shah of Iran.

Behind them: Maria Pia and Marie Gabrielle of Italy
 

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marchioness of Aguilar (Fabiola's sister), Josephine-Charlotte of Luxemburg, king Umberto of Italy, princess Paola and prince Bertil of Sweden
 

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queen Elisabeth, prince Alexander, princess Lilian, king Leopold III and princess Paola
 

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some more of the wedding
 

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2. Daughter and son in law of general Franco
3. Don Juan (father of Juan Carlos) was one of Fabiola's witnesses
 

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