OF KING ALBERT II OF THE BELGIANS
II (Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie (French) or Albert Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie
(Dutch)) (born June 6, 1934) is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. He is a member of the former
ducal house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He is the younger son of King Leopold III (1901-1983) and his first wife, Princess Astrid
of Sweden (1905-1935). His godparents were Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his paternal grandmother, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.
Albert was sent to the Swiss private school Institut Le Rosey for his pre-university education. He succeeded his elder brother,
Baudouin I, as king, taking the constitutional oath on August 9, 1993, becoming the oldest king in Belgian history to ascend
to the throne (at age 59). Before his accession he was known as the Prince of Liège, a title created for him the day after
his birth; he also was heir presumptive to the Belgian throne from 1951.
He married, in Brussels, on July 2, 1959,
Princess Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria (born 1937). She is the daughter of Principe Don
Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, Duca di Guardia Lombarda and his wife, Donna Luisa Gazelli.
IMPERIAL NOBILITY OF BELGIUM
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM / SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA
King Albert II of Belgium.
H.M. Queen Paola of Belgium.
H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant.
Marquess / Margraviate von Antwerp
DUCHY OF BRABANT
Duke / Herzog von Brabant
Baron / Freiherr Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce ,
Baron de Cloots of the Holy Roman Empire .
COUNTY OF DRENTHE
/ Graf von Drenthe
COUNTY OF FLANDERS
Count / Graf von Flanders
DUCHY OF GUELDERS
Duke / Herzog
COUNTY OF HAINAUT
Count / Graf von Hainaut
COUNTY OF HOLLAND
Count / Graf von Holland
Count / Graf Philip de Montmorency ,
Count / Graf of Hoorne .
DUCHY OF LIMBURG
DuKe / Herzog von Limburg
Count / Graf von Zeeland
H.E. Baron / Freiherr Stefan Elisa Joseph von Claes .
Baroness / Freifrau Peggy Lisette von Claes .
GAMERRA de GAMBAMAR
H.E. Baron / Freiherr Gamerra de Gambamar .
H.H. Prince / Furst Antoine of Ligne .
LING MULDER DE ROSIELLE KLIPPING
H.Ill.H. Count / Graf Sydney
Ling Mulder de Rosielle Klipping .
Lord Mulder de Rosielle .
MARCHANT UND ANSEMBOURG
H.E. Count / Graf Gaston de Marchant und Ansembourg.
H.S.H. Prince / Furst Charles Guillaume de Merode ,
Prince of Merode , Marquess of Westerloo ,
Rubenempre and of Grimberghe .
H.E. Count / Graf de Ursel.
King of The Belgians