It has been announced that HM Queen Dowager Fabiola has passed away. She was born Fabiola de Mora y Aragon in Madrid, she married King Baudouin of Belgium in 1960 and was Queen of Belgium until his death in 1993.
Their Majesties never had any children together and the crown then passed onto the now former King Albert, father of the current King Philippe. She was a devout Catholic woman and retired from public life after Baudouin’s death, she however attended family events.
She was 86 years old. May she rest in peace and my condolences to the Belgian Royal Family and the Belgian people.