Philippe of Belgium

Seventh king of the Belgians

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Philippe of Belgium: Seventh king of the Belgians
Philippe or Filip is King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013, following his father's abdication. He is the eldest child of King Albert II, whom he succeeded upon Albert's abdication for health reasons, and Queen Paola. He married Jonkvrouw Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz in 1999, with whom he has four children. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde's eldest child, Princess Elisabeth, is first in the line of succession.


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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abuses

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Belgian prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending gathering in Spain

A nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, Prince Joachim, has tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, which Spanish media said broke lockdown rules because of the number of people..
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Belgium gets first woman prime minister

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