Belgium's former Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin, dies

December 5, 2014 7:27 PM

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Belgium's former Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin, dies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin and queen between 1960 and 1993, died on Friday at the age of 86, the royal palace said.

The Spanish-born queen, who was at the center of a row last year over royal allowances, had been ill for some time and her breathing never fully recovered from a lung infection in 2009.

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