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Albert II of Belgium

- King Albert II -
Albert II (born June 6, 1934), King of the Belgians

Born Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie, he was sent to the exclusive Swiss private school, Institute Le Rosey for his pre-university education. Prince Albert succeeded his brother Baudouin as King of the Belgians, taking the constitutional oath on August 9, 1993.

He married, on July 2, 1959, Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria (born 1937).

By his marriage he has three children:

  • Astrid Josephine Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie, Archduchess Lorenz of Austria-Este (born June 5, 1962)

Recently it was revealed he also has an illegitimate daughter, Delphine Boël (born 1968), by Sybille de Sélys Longchamps.

Preceded by:
Baudouin I
List of Belgian monarchs Succeeded by:
(not applicable: Albert II is the current monarch)

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