king of belgium

Prince Philippe

Philippe / Filip
King of the Belgians
Reign 21 July 2013 – present
Predecessor Albert II
Heir apparent Elisabeth
Prime Ministers
Born 15 April 1960 (age 55)
Brussels, Belgium
Spouse Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz(m. 1999)
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Prince Gabriel
Prince Emmanuel
Princess Eléonore
Full name
Dutch: Filip Leopold Lodewijk Maria
French: Philippe Léopold Louis Marie
German: Philipp Leopold Ludwig Maria
House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Albert II of Belgium
Mother Paola Ruffo di Calabria
Religion Roman Catholicism

HM King Philippe, king of belgium was conceived on 15 April 1960 in Brussels, Belgium, as first child of HM King Albert II and HM Queen Paola.

On the fourth of December 1999, the Prince wedded Miss Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz.

On the 25th of October 2001 Princess Mathilde brought forth a little girl, Princess Elisabeth. Her sibling Prince Gabriel was conceived on the twentieth of August 2003. On the fourth of October 2005, Princess Mathilde brought forth Prince Emmanuel. Princess Eléonore, the fourth tyke, was conceived on 16 April 2008.

Toward the end of auxiliary school, which he went to both in French and in Dutch, the Prince proceeded with his schooling at the Royal Military Academy from which he graduated in 1981. He then along these lines qualified as military pilot (1982) and as a paratrooper-and commando officer before expecting charge over a paratrooper company. The Prince’s military profession further driven him to his present rank of Lieutenant-General and Vice Admiral in the Armed Forces (as from 2010).

Sovereign Philippe finished his scholastic preparing at Trinity College, University of Oxford (UK) and at the Graduate School of Stanford University (USA) where he took an “Expert of Arts Degree” in political science in 1985.

The Prince holds an Honorary Doctorate of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (presented in 2002).

As a consequence of the expanding number of duties, the “Family unit of Prince Philippe” was made in 1992.

On August 6, 1993, by Government choice, Prince Philippe was named Honorary Chairman of the Belgian Foreign Trade Board (BFTB), which was supplanted in 2003 by the Foreign Trade Agency (FTA). He succeeded to his dad, who had been Honorary Chairman of the BFTB since 1962.

Ruler Philippe has headed around seventy vital monetary missions, of which the latest are India, Brazil, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (2010), Russia, the United States of America, China and Chili (2011), Vietnam, japan , Turkey, Australia and New-Zeeland (2012), Thailand and the United States of Amerika (2013).

On June 21, 1994 he turned into an individual from the Senate.

Notwithstanding his different authority obligations, Prince Philippe focuses on increasing more top to bottom learning of his nation, its part and its picture on the planet and in universal relations.

The Prince is distinctly keen on the circumstance of youngsters and their coordination in the general public of tomorrow. He in this way visits schools and colleges, additionally takes after firmly different social issues, for example, unemployment and the battle against destitution and rejection.

In May 1997, Prince Philippe was delegated Honorary Chairman of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development, made after the Conference of Rio.

In 1998 the Prince Philippe Fund was made, with the point of cultivating trades between subjects or associations from every one of the three Communities of our nation.

In 2003, Prince Philippe got to be Honorary Chairman of BIO (Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries).

Since 2004, Prince Philippe is likewise Honorary Chairman of the European Chapter of the Club of Rome and of the International Polar Foundation.

In May 2004, Prince Philippe acquired his permit as a non military personnel

He spends his uncommon recreation minutes at home with his family furthermore likes to peruse, particularly on subjects identified with the issues and difficulties standing up to men and ladies in today’s general public. He practices dons frequently and is quick to keep up a sound physical condition.

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