Fun fact: The word “fabulous” came from Queen Fabiola of Belgium. It is one hundred percent true. (No, it’s not, but I like to think it is.)
The world has lost yet another royal rose. Dlisted favorite, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, spread the silver angel wings on her head and flew off to heaven today. She died in a castle. She was 86.
Queen Fabiola was born in Spain and she became the queen consort of Beligum when she married King Baudouin in 1960. She reigned as queen until his death in 1993. They didn’t have any kids, so the crown went to her brother-in-law Albert who passed the throne to his son Prince Phillippe in 2013. Reuters says that in 2009 Queen Fabiola got hit with a shitty lung infection and she never fully recovered. She had to get around in a royal carriage (aka a wheelchair). She was also recently involved in a tax SCANDAL. The Prime Minister of Belgium got pissed at her when he found out that she planned to pass on an estate to relatives living in Spain using a trust to avoid paying tax. That SCANDAL led to the Belgium government cutting state allowances to the royal family. The royal family also had to start paying taxes.
The royal palace of King Phillippe released this statement today:
“Their majesties the king and queen and members of the royal family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels.”
Rest in peace, Queen Fabiola. You are now in heaven where you never have to pay taxes (that’s not confirmed) and where colored eyeshadow sprinkles from the sky.