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« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2013, 07:39:18 PM »

This picture (sorry for the overlay - can't find a clean one) sums up why I love them so much.

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« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2013, 12:00:08 AM »

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« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2013, 09:15:49 AM »

This picture (sorry for the overlay - can't find a clean one) sums up why I love them so much.



Such a sweet and loving picture!
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« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2013, 05:16:55 AM »

Your daily Baudouin/Fabiola fix:

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7/11/66 - Brussels, Belgium: A sad-looking King Baudouin of Belgium, wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant General of the Belgian Army, raises his hand to his eye as he stands 7/11 in the reception room of the Palace here. The King was welcoming guests to a gala dinner he gave in honor of visiting Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba. The Palace disclosed 7/11 that the King's wife, Queen Fabiola, suffered 7/10 her third miscarriage in the coupe's six years of marriage. They are, as yet, childless. UPI Cable photo

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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2013, 02:10:56 PM »

News from an American paper on that same date:

Queen Has Miscarriage:
Brussels (UPI) Queen Fabiola suffered a miscarriage Sunday and underwent surgery, the Royal Palace announce Monday. She was four months pregnant. King Baudouin, 35, had announced “with joy” only three days ago that his 38 year old wife was expecting a baby in December. Belgians were overjoyed by the news because they had almost given up hope of a child for the Royal couple. The Queen had already suffered two miscarriages. Their hopes were ended Monday by the palace communique made as King Baudouin was welcoming Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba to Belgium in cool, rainy weather on a three day official visit. “The Queen is in no danger,” a court spokesman said. The surgery was carried out in an unnamed Brussels clinic with “extreme urgency” due to a hemorrhage. King Baudouin and Fabiola, a Spaniard, were married on December 15, 1960. The heir to the throne is Baudouin’s brother, Prince Albert, 29.
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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2013, 02:46:36 PM »

De Gazet van Antwerpen - 2008

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola remained childless. The princess had quite a few miscarriages but never talked about it in public. She did it recently, during a (diner)table conversation of which VTM made ​​images.

Queen Fabiola tells before the camera that she herself became pregnant five times but it ended always wrong. "I lost five children," said Fabiola. "But I have to live with it."

When it became clear that Queen Fabiola and King Baudouin would recieve no children, they have as it were adopted Crown Prince Philippe, in order to prepare him for the kingdom.

Today Fabiola still cherishes a close relationship with the Crown Prince and Princess Mathilde. Last weekend Fabiola told that Mathilde called her right after giving birth to princess Eléonore to report.

"It lasted three hours and everything went very natural ".
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« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2013, 02:51:26 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2013, 03:03:41 PM »

http://www.kuleuven.be/th...riften/viewarticle/62146/

"...John XXIII was all artless joviality . " Come in ," he said in Italian to the group Belgian journalists, and his big hands made an inviting gesture . We were presented one by one to His Holiness . First in line was the correspondent of the French magazine La Lanterne . " Ah ," cried the Pope , "très bien , La Lanterne and tête . " When the man of La Dernière Heure came. And again he had a bon mot as reply by that name : his last hours, a man must always think . He said it in French , "Il faut toujours y penser " because he had long been nuncio in Paris , and he liked to play with the language of Voltaire .

When the whole row had passed , he made ​​a speech . No, a " speech " I may not call , he just started telling . Yeah , he said he knew Belgium , he passed it a couple and he kept good memories of that abbey somewhere near Antwerp , were was it again , help me ... It was Schoten  yes , Vita et Pax Schoten . That was a good time then. Beware, now it's not bad enough, but  I'm here locked up too much, I should be able to get ... more among men.

And he chatted to us , but , as you talk to friends you have not seen for a long time. Casual, cordial. I got the warm feeling that I could tap him on the shoulder and ask , well, John, but tell me honestly what you miss the most .

His chatter eventually brought him finally to the event for which we had come to Italy , to Rome , to the Vatican : the visit of the King and Queen . And telling about the conversation that he had made ​​, probably carried away by the friendliness of the interview with reporters , just before the royal couple , he praised the generosity and trusting faith of Baudouin and Fabiola and he forgot for a moment the diplomatic caution that a Pope expected : he told us that " Fabiola asked Him to bless the fruit she bore."

We looked at each other in amazement , accommodating in the story of the Pope and not even realizing that it was a serious diplomatic incident in the making here . Only when we are out in the fresh air on the St. Peter's Square were back - after John XXIII us called after leaving his apartment had " come back here soon again , because I forgot you to give a gift ( the classic rosary ) " - journalists asked each other : did we hear that right ? Does the Pope indeed said that Fabiola is pregnant ?


Yes, he had said .
Jan Lambin and me, people on the radio - then certainly the fastest means of communication - were the first to report the news to listeners in Flanders. And our words were not cold yet, or in Belgium the political hell broke loose.

The socialist figurehead Jos Van Eynde roared ( as the real Polder Bison for which he was given ) that the possible arrival of a successor had to be announced by the parliament , the democratically elected representatives of the notified for the Belgians by the legal government of the country in the first instance sovereign people , and not by the guy in Rome to a group of journalists who happen to be .

Well, it was in this blessed land again on overarm . Premier Gaston Eyskens had to used all political talent to calm down the crisis. A Belgian political crisis , inadvertently caused by the simple benevolence of the Pope of Rome , John XXIII ......."
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« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2013, 03:19:45 PM »

Italian news video of that visit entitled...

Mother Fabiola

http://youtu.be/03x2G4O_pSQ
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« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2013, 01:44:11 PM »

In 1976 at his silver jubilee, King Baudouin strictly enforced a no gift policy and chose to create the King Baudouin Foundation, which helps people still today that are poor, undereducated, having environmental concerns or a victim of human trafficking.

And for his jubilee, he had a family dinner (see link)

This is another reason why we love and respect this man so much.

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« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2013, 02:39:44 PM »

In 1976 at his silver jubilee, King Baudouin strictly enforced a no gift policy and chose to create the King Baudouin Foundation, which helps people still today that are poor, undereducated, having environmental concerns or a victim of human trafficking.

And for his jubilee, he had a family dinner (see link)

This is another reason why we love and respect this man so much.




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« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2013, 04:35:26 PM »

In 1976 at his silver jubilee, King Baudouin strictly enforced a no gift policy and chose to create the King Baudouin Foundation, which helps people still today that are poor, undereducated, having environmental concerns or a victim of human trafficking.

And for his jubilee, he had a family dinner (see link)

I'll bet certain people really needed that family dinner Secret
What a difference from his brother complaining that the government isn't gratefu$ enough to him. Tongue

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« Reply #72 on: February 25, 2015, 11:05:49 PM »

There once was a young man who exactly resembled young King Baudouin of the Belgians and this is what happened next…

A group of imaginative and ambitious young Belgian men, upon seeing a young bespectacled man of remarkable resemblance to the equally young bespectacled King Baudouin, hatched an epic prank in November 1951 to visit Sacred Heart School d’Heverlee, home of eleven thousand virgins.

http://youtu.be/Ty8ukkq4rXA
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« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2016, 10:05:58 PM »

I've finally put a new "article" up on my Baudouin-Fabiola.com blog.

Public and Private Scenes from King Baudouin's 25th Jubilee

Enjoy!  Champagne
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« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2016, 05:41:35 PM »

I've finally put a new "article" up on my Baudouin-Fabiola.com blog.

Public and Private Scenes from King Baudouin's 25th Jubilee

Enjoy!  Champagne

Thank you Lellobeetle!!! I love this fascinating, down to heart couple  Star
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