Queen Paola of Belgium, age 81, suffered a stroke overnight on September 25, 2018, while vacationing with her husband King Albert II in Venice, Italy. King Albert abdicated in favor of his son King Philippe in 2013.
The palace released a statement: “Following a health problem, Her Majesty Queen Paola will be repatriated to Belgium during the day to undergo medical examinations.”
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