On This Day – 15 December 1960

On this day in history, 15 December 1960, King Baudouin and Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón were united in marriage and Queen Fabiola would go on to bring a warm ray of sunshine from Spain to a sometimes gloomy King Baudouin.

Scenes From The Royal Palace of Brussels – December 1960

The Editors at a fan site¹ covering the wedding of Baudouin & Fabiola put it much better than I ever could:

…recalling the most glorious moment of Belgian royal history in the 20th century: the wedding of a lonely, sad and pious king, to a loving and devoted noblewoman, a true noble not only of blood but especially of heart and soul. It was described then, back in 1960, by French reference magazine Paris Match as “more than a wedding, an homage to the wedding” and “the simplest and most moving of all weddings”.