Monarchy of Belgium

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Monarchy in Belgium is constitutional and popular in nature. The monarch is the head of state. The Monarch is officially called King of the Belgians. The current leader is Philippe I. Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the first King of the Belgians. To date all have belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Philippe of BelgiumAlbert II of BelgiumBaudouin I of BelgiumPrince Charles of BelgiumLeopold III of BelgiumAlbert I of BelgiumLeopold II of BelgiumLeopold I of BelgiumErasme Louis Surlet de Chokier

List[change | change source]

This is a list of Belgian monarchs since 1831.

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[change | change source]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 Leopold I
Saksen-Koburg Leopold-2a.jpeg
16 December 1790
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

10 December 1865
Laeken
(aged 74)
21 July 1831 10 December 1865 (1) Princess Charlotte
2 May 1816
[1 child (stillborn)]
(2) Queen Louise
9 August 1832
[4 children]
2 Leopold II
Leopold ii garter knight.jpg
9 April 1835
Brussels

17 December 1909
Laeken
(aged 74)
17 December 1865 17 December 1909 Queen Marie-Henriette
22 August 1853
[4 children]
Son of
Leopold I
3 Albert I
Albert I Koning der Belgen.jpg
8 April 1875
Brussels

17 February 1934
Marche-les-Dames
(aged 58)
23 December 1909 17 February 1934 Queen Elisabeth
2 October 1900
[3 children]
Nephew of
Leopold II
4 Leopold III
Princess Astrid engaged in 1926.jpg
3 November 1901
Brussels

25 September 1983
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
(aged 81)
23 February 1934 16 July 1951
(abdicated)
(1) Queen Astrid
4 November 1926
[3 children]
(2) Princess Lilian
6 December 1941
[3 children]
Son of
Albert I
Prince Charles
Regent for Leopold III
Wappen Deutsches Reich - Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Grosses).png
10 October 1903
Brussels

1 June 1983
Ostend
(aged 79)
20 September 1944 20 July 1950 Unmarried
[childless]
Son of
Albert I /
Brother of
Leopold III
5 Baudouin
Baudouin of Belgium 1969.jpg
7 September 1930
Laeken

31 July 1993
Motril (Spain)
(aged 62)
17 July 1951 31 July 1993 Queen Fabiola
15 December 1960
[childless]
Son of
Leopold III
6 Albert II
Albert II.jpg
6 June 1934
Laeken
9 August 1993 21 July 2013 Queen Paola
2 July 1959
[3 children]
Son of
Leopold III /
Brother of
Baudouin
7 Philippe I
Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant cropped.jpg
15 April 190
Laeken
21 July 2013 Present Queen Mathilde
2 July 1959
[4 children]
Son of
Albert II/