World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:

b. 15 April 1960; succeeded to the throne 21 July 2013, on the abdication of his father, King Albert II; married 4 December 1999, Mathilde Marie Christiane Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz (Queen Mathilde) (b. 20 January 1973).

Children of the King:

HRH Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, b. 25 October 2001

HRH Prince Gabriel, b. 20 August 2003

HRH Prince Emmanuel, b. 4 October 2005

HRH Princess Eléonore, b. 16 April 2008

Parents of the King:

King Albert II, b. 6 June 1934; succeeded to the throne 9 August 1993, on the death of his brother, King Baudouin I; married 2 July 1959, Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria (Queen Paola) (b. 11 September 1937); abdicated 21 July 2013 in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe; three children.

Brother and Sister of the King:

Princess Astrid, b. 5 June 1962; married 22 September 1984, Archduke Lorenz; son, Prince Amedeo, b. February 1986; daughter, Princess Maria Laura, b. August 1988; son, Prince Joachim, b. December 1991; daughter, Princess Louisa-Maria, b. October 1995; daughter, Princess Laetitia Maria, b. 23 April 2003.

Prince Laurent, b. 19 October 1963; married 12 April 2003, Claire Coombs; daughter, Princess Louise, b. February 2004; son, Prince Aymeric, b. December 2005; son, Prince Nicolas, b. December 2005.

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