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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 Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, with whom he has four children. King Philippe's elder daughter, Princess Elisabeth, is first in the line of succession.

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Belgium king expresses 'deepest regrets' over Africa colonialism [Video]

Belgium king expresses 'deepest regrets' over Africa colonialism

For the first time in the country's history, King Philippe acknowledged that acts of violence and cruelty were committed and the wounds are still raw in what is now the Democratic Republic of the..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:09Published

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