Belgium

Prince Gabriël of Belgium to attend exclusive international school


Photo: Laura Dekkers/Royal Central

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium have decided to send their oldest son, Prince Gabriël to an exclusive, international private school close to Brussels. As of the 2nd of September, the Prince will continue his education in a new environment.

As the summer holiday comes to an end, parents and children are preparing for the new school year. This is also the case for Prince Gabriël of Belgium who will continue his education at a new school from the 2nd of September. The Belgian press has revealed that the 16-year old will attend the International School of Brussels, an exclusive private school. The Prince previously attended the St. John Berchmans College, a public school in the heart of Brussels.

The oldest son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will be entering a multicultural environment next week as the International School of Brussels educates around 1500 students from 62 different countries. The private school is not available for everyone as the annual tuition fee is quite high. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be paying 39,515 euros for this school year.

The King and Queen of the Belgians are determined to make sure their children are open-minded citizens who are able to live in a multicultural and international environment. It is also a way to make sure that Prince Gabriël can improve his English as all courses will be given in the language.

Also, his elder sister, Princess Elisabeth, has quit her education at the public St. John Berchmans College to attend an international school. Different than her brother, the Duchess of Brabant now studies abroad at the Atlantic College in Wales. Their younger sister, Princess Eléonore will continue to attend the St. John Berchmans college for now. Their younger brother, Prince Emmanuel will stay at the Eureka-school in Kessel-Lo. Emmanuel has some learning difficulties and is, therefore, attending a school specialised in learning disabilities.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Prince Gabriël had quit playing hockey. It had become impossible for the Prince to combine his hobby with his school commitments.



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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She has a bachelor's degree in political sciences and is pursuing a master's degree in EU-Studies. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites such as Ok Diario.