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                                        H.M. King Albert II
                                                   and
                                        H.M. Queen Paola
                Official  web site http://www.monarchie.be/

 


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THE HISTORY OF KING ALBERT II OF THE BELGIANS
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Albert 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.

Prince 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.



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THE IMPERIAL NOBILITY OF BELGIUM
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KINGDOM OF BELGIUM / SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA
H.M. King Albert II of Belgium.

H.M. Queen Paola of Belgium.

H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant.

MARGRAVIATE OF ANTWERP
Marquess / Margraviate von Antwerp 

DUCHY OF BRABANT
Duke / Herzog von Brabant

CLOOTS
H.E. Baron / Freiherr Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce ,
Baron de Cloots of the Holy Roman Empire .

COUNTY OF DRENTHE
Count / Graf von Drenthe 

COUNTY OF FLANDERS
Count / Graf von Flanders

DUCHY OF GUELDERS
Duke / Herzog von Guelders

COUNTY OF HAINAUT
Count / Graf von Hainaut

COUNTY OF HOLLAND
Count / Graf von Holland

HOORNE
H.E. Count / Graf Philip de Montmorency ,
Count / Graf of Hoorne .

DUCHY OF LIMBURG
DuKe / Herzog von Limburg 

COUNTY OF ZEELAND
Count / Graf von Zeeland 

VON CLAES
H.E. Baron / Freiherr Stefan Elisa Joseph von Claes .

H.E. Baroness / Freifrau Peggy Lisette von Claes .

GAMERRA de GAMBAMAR
H.E. Baron / Freiherr Gamerra de Gambamar .

PRINCIPALITY OF LIGNE
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.

HOUSE OF MERODE
H.S.H. Prince / Furst Charles Guillaume de Merode ,
Prince of Merode , Marquess of Westerloo ,
Prince of Rubenempre and of Grimberghe .

URSEL
H.E. Count / Graf de Ursel.

Albert II




King of The Belgians

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