Remembering Queen Fabiola

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It is impossible to remember Queen Fabiola of Belgium without mentioning her life with King Baudouin. From all accounts, theirs was truly a wonderful partnership.

Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon, September 25, 1960 | Royal Hats

The engaged couple, waving from the balcony of Brussels City Hall, September 25, 1960 

Wedding of King Baudouin of Belgium and Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon, December 15, 1960 | Royal Hats  Wedding of King Baudouin of Belgium and Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon, December 15, 1960 | Royal HatsWedding of King Baudouin of Belgium and Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon, December 15, 1960 | Royal Hats   Wedding of King Baudouin of Belgium and Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon, December 15, 1960 | Royal Hats

Their wedding, December 15, 1960

Queen Fabiola | Royal Hats

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola | Royal Hats   Queen Fabiola, May 15, 1961 | Royal Hats

During a 1963 state visit to England

Queen Fabiola, 1966 | Royal Hats  Queen Fabiola |Royal Hats

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, May 1978

At a May 1978 reception in Brussels

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, May 5, 1975  | Royal Hats  King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, October 6, 1981

At the Chegal Museum in Nice, 1975: at home in 1981

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, November 1985  | Royal Hats

1985

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, 1990

1990

All photos from Getty. Click on each photo above to link to the original source.

6 thoughts on “Remembering Queen Fabiola

  1. Thanks HatQueen for this lovely tribute to the late Queen Fabiola. Each of her five lost pregnancies must have been horrendous, yet her marriage survived, despite the fact that she and the King must have faced enormous pressure to produce an heir and a spare, and the couple seemed incredibly close and worked very hard for their country. They looked so happy at their wedding. Queen Fabiola was a very beautiful and elegant bride. The Queen really knew how to rock a hat. RIP Your Majesty.

  2. Such sweet photos…and the king looks smitten in each, doesn’t he?
    That wedding gown is absolutely beautiful! I don’t recall ever seeing pictures of Fabiola as a bride, but she was lovely.

  3. Lovely photos of a couple who clearly loved one another very much. Baudouin was known as The Sad King before he found Fabiola. I had never read the story of how they met before, apparently it was the result of a search by the Belgian church. Well it worked wonders. And more frivolously I think her wedding dress is in my top 5, perhaps even top 2. It’s so stunning.

  4. Lovely photos of two wonderful people who were very much in love. You can see the deep affection and respect they have for one another. In that, they remind me very much of the Current king and queen, the Luxembourgs, and the Dutch royals. Those three reigning couples all look to be very much in love, and make wonderful role models of what a happy marriage looks like.

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