Philippe of Belgium

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King Philippe at the Quirinal Palace in 2021
King of the Belgians
Reign21 July 2013 – present
PredecessorAlbert II
Heir apparentElisabeth
Prime Ministers
Born (1960-04-15) 15 April 1960 (age 64)
Brussels, Belgium
SpouseMathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
Princess Elisabeth
Prince Gabriel
Prince Emmanuel
Princess Eléonore
Full name
Dutch: Filip Leopold Lodewijk Maria
French: Philippe Léopold Louis Marie
German: Philipp Leopold Ludwig Maria
FatherAlbert II of Belgium
MotherPaola Ruffo di Calabria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Philippe (French: Philippe Léopold Louis Marie de Belgique, Dutch: Filip(s) Leopold Lodewijk Maria, German: Philipp Leopold Ludwig Maria; born Castle of Laeken, Brussels, 15 April 1960) is the King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. He is the son of King Albert II and his wife Paola of Belgium. On 21 July 2013, King Philippe I was named king of the Belgians when Albert II abdicated.[1]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 15 April 1960 –9 August 1993 His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium
  • 9 August 1993-21 July 2013 His Royal Highness Prince Philippe, The Duke of Brabant
  • 21 July 2013-present His Majesty The King of the Belgians

References[change | change source]

  1. "Belgium's King Albert II gives up throne to son". CNN. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.