Queen Paola of Belgium

Paola (born Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria;[1] born 11 September 1937) is a member of the Belgian royal family, who was Queen of the Belgians from 1993 to 2013, as the wife of the King Albert II.

Paola in 2008
Queen consort of the Belgians
Tenure9 August 1993 – 21 July 2013
BornDonna Paola Margherita Giuseppina Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria
(1937-09-11) 11 September 1937 (age 84)
Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Kingdom of Italy
(m. 1959)
HouseRuffo di Calabria
FatherFulco, Prince Ruffo di Calabria
MotherLuisa Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana
ReligionRoman Catholicism