As Belgium prepares to say farewell to its former queen, Royal Christmas Countdown remembers Queen Fabiola. The dowager was hugely popular with her family and here takes centre stage as they gather round the tree and crib for a traditional festive event. It's not clear whether the annual Christmas appearance will take place this year as the Royal Family mourn their beloved former queen. But on December 11th this image is a chance to remember Fabiola and her hugely important role in the monarchy of Belgium.
Fabiola, Queen of the Belgians with her family
And this image, along with all the others featured on Royal Christmas Countdown, can be seen on the special page - click on the link above.