Prince Gabriel of Belgium
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Prince Gabriel in 2015
|Born||20 August 2003|
Erasmus Hospital, Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium
|Father||Philippe of Belgium|
|Mother||Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz|
Prince Gabriel of Belgium (French: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie, Dutch: Gabriël Boudewijn Karel Maria; born 20 August 2003) is the elder son and second child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. He is currently second in line to the throne of Belgium after his older sister Elisabeth.
Gabriel was born in the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels, on 20 August 2003. Gabriel was christened at Ciergnon Castle on October 25, 2003. His godparents are: his maternal uncle, Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz; and Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg (paternal second cousin).
His older sister, Elisabeth, precedes him in the line of succession following the 1991 adoption of absolute primogeniture. Gabriel also has a younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, and a younger sister, Princess Eléonore. He lives with his parents and siblings at the Royal Palace of Laeken.
Prince Gabriel is currently a student at Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, where the instruction is in Dutch, in the Marolles district of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. French and English are also part of his education.
- "Younger Children of King Philippe of the Belgians: Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eléonore". Unofficial Royalty.
- "Prince Gabriel". The Belgian Monarchy Official Website.
- Philippe, Koning der Belgen (12 July 2019). "Koninklijk besluit houdende vaststelling van het wapen van het Koninklijk Huis en van zijn leden" (PDF). MONITEUR BELGE/ BELGISCH STAATSBLAD. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
- His official website (in French, Dutch, and German only)[dead link]
- The official website of the Belgian Royal Family
Prince Gabriel of BelgiumBorn: 20 August 2003
|Lines of succession|
The Duchess of Brabant
| Line of succession to the Belgian throne
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium