Tuesday 27 June 2017

Albert is a king among princes

Sir -- I read with great interest your prize-winning Letter of the Week (Sunday Independent, April 10, 2011), "A warm royal welcome" by Paddy Harte, former TD, Donegal.

I was flabbergasted to learn that the king of Belgium is called 'King Philip'.

Having lived in Belgium for 40 years, I believe that the king of Belgium is called 'King Albert' and his queen is 'Paola'. King Albert has a son 'Philippe' who is crown prince.

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