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Philippe I
King of the Belgians
Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant cropped.jpg
Philippe in 2010, when he was a prince
Reign 21 July 2013 - present
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Full name see below
French Philippe Léopold Louis Marie de Belgique
Flemish Filip(s) Leopold Lodewijk Maria
German Philipp Leopold Ludwig Maria
Born April 15, 1960 (1960-04-15) (age 60)
Birthplace Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Predecessor Albert II
Heir-Apparent Elisabeth of Belgium
Consort Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz
Children Elisabeth of Belgium
Gabriel of Belgium
Emmanuel of Belgium
Éléonore of Belgium
Royal House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Albert II
Mother Paola Ruffo di Calabria

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

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