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The king behind the celebrations: Philippe at 60

King Philippe of the Belgians
Bas Bogaerts

To mark the 60th birthday of the King of the Belgians, join the Royal Central team for a special podcast. From first born son of one of the most glamourous royal couples in Europe to unsure heir and popular monarch, Brittani Barger, Moniek Bloks and Lydia Starbuck discuss the life and reign of Philippe as he marks his major milestone.

You can find this podcast and all our broadcasts on our Podbean page and also on Apple.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.