Philippe of Belgium

seventh king of the Belgians

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]

Philippe / Filip
Sergio Mattarella and Belgian King Philippe at Quirinale in 2021 (6) (cropped).jpg
King Philippe at the Quirinal Palace in 2021
King of the Belgians
Reign21 July 2013 – present
PredecessorAlbert II
Heir apparentElisabeth
Prime Ministers
Born (1960-04-15) 15 April 1960 (age 63)
Brussels, Belgium
SpouseMathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
Princess Elisabeth
Prince Gabriel
Prince Emmanuel
Princess Eléonore
Full name
Dutch: Filip Leopold Lodewijk Maria
French: Philippe Léopold Louis Marie
German: Philipp Leopold Ludwig Maria
HouseHouse of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
FatherAlbert II of Belgium
MotherPaola Ruffo di Calabria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 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


  1. "Belgium's King Albert II gives up throne to son". CNN. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.