Belgium’s Prince Joachim has graduated from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 30-year-old Prince’s graduation ceremony took place over the weekend with his parents, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, in attendance. He graduated with a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ivy League school.
Prince Joachim graduated in 2021 with an online ceremony, but due to the global health crisis, the in-person graduation ceremony was postponed until 2022. This year’s ceremony was for those who graduated in 2020 and 2021 online.
Speaking to Wim Dehandschutter, who first revealed the news, Prince Joachim said: “I am extremely happy to be back at Harvard, where I had two extraordinary years. I am grateful to those who made this experience possible. I have met friends and passionate professors. We are all leaving very motivated to contribute positively to the future development of our society.”
Prince Joachim began courses at Harvard for his master’s degree in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.
Joachim is the nephew of Belgium’s reigning King Philippe and grandson of the country’s former monarch, King Albert II.
He is the third child of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz and has remained largely out of the public eye throughout his life. He does not undertake royal duties on behalf of the Crown, nor do his siblings. His older siblings are Prince Amedeo and Princess Maria Laura. He has two younger sisters, Princesses Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria.