By Duke Michael of Mecklenburg.
On 6 December 2014, The Dowager Queen Fabiola of Belgium, née Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón (11 June 1928) passed away at the honourable age of 86 years old.
In 1960 Fabiola married to the then King Baudouin I. The marriage was childless. Throughout her life, she contributed to the good of society through charitable work, cultural education, and the arts in Belgium and abroad.
A period of national mourning takes places between 6 and 12 December, day wherein her state funeral takes place in Brussels.
Diplomat Magazine presents its deepest commiseration to her family and friends.