List of Belgian consorts

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A consort of Belgium is a person married to a Belgian monarch during their reign. All so far have been women married to the Belgian monarchs during their reigns. As the only spouse of a recognized popular monarch, all female spouses of the monarchs of Belgium were titled Queen of the Belgians and styled Majesty, with the exception of Leopold III of Belgium's second wife Lilian Baels, who was styled Princess of Belgium, Princess of Réthy. Belgian Queen-Consorts have retained the title of Queen after their husbands' death or abdication but not with the predicate Queen of the Belgians, instead they are styled Queen of Belgium, with as a result that sometimes there were two or three Queens simultaneously. Most recently, from King Philippe's succession in July 2013, until Dowager queen Fabiola's death in December 2014, there were three living Belgian queens. All monarchs so far have been male, so there are only queen consorts. The following are the wives of the monarchs of Belgium since 1831:

Royal consorts of Belgium[edit]

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Louise Marie d'Orléans-de Keyser.jpg Louise of Orléans Louis Philippe I, King of the French
3 April 1812 9 August 1832 11 October 1850 Leopold I
Maria Hendrika of Belgium, Winterhalter.jpg Marie Henriette of Austria Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
23 August 1836 22 August 1853 17 December 1865
husband's ascension
19 September 1902 Leopold II
ElisabethofBelgium.jpg Elisabeth of Bavaria Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
25 July 1876 2 October 1900 23 December 1909
husband's ascension
17 February 1934
husband's death
23 November 1965 Albert I
Portrait de la Reine Astrid (Par Herman Richir).jpg Astrid of Sweden Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
17 November 1905 4 November 1926 23 February 1934
husband's ascension
29 August 1935 Leopold III
Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy Henri Baels 28 November 1916 6 December 1941 16 July 1951
husband's abdication
7 June 2002
Fabiola of Belgium 1969.jpg Fabiola de Mora y Aragón Gonzalo de Mora y Fernández, Riera y del Olmo, 4th Marquess of Casa Riera, 2nd Count of Mora
(Casa Riera)
11 June 1928 15 December 1960 31 July 1993
husband's death
5 December 2014 Baudouin
HM Queen Paola, Princess of Belgium.jpg Paola Ruffo di Calabria Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, 6th Duke of Guardia Lombarda
(Ruffo di Calabria)
11 September 1937 2 July 1959 9 August 1993
husband's ascension
21 July 2013
husband's abdication
Albert II
Belgian Queen Mathilde.jpg Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz Count Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz
(d'Udekem d'Acoz family)
20 January 1973 4 December 1999 21 July 2013
husband's ascension
present Philippe

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