Belgium

Woman refuses to give hand to Prince Laurent of Belgium

Prince Laurent has made many headlines with his controversial statements and actions these last few months. On Belgium’s National Day, he and his wife Princess Claire stepped out for a Te Deum mass. They took the time to greet the public, but one woman refused to give a hand to Prince Laurent. Here’s why. Earlier this week, Prince Laurent continued his series of controversial…
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Prince Laurent says his human rights are being breached after pay cut

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, is claiming that the government is violating his human rights after Prime Minister Michel moved to cut his annual €308,000 (£280,000) government endowment. The meeting between Charles Michel and Prince Laurent was called in response to an unauthorised appearance by Prince Laurent in full naval uniform at a Chinese…
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Prince Laurent is 'hiding' from Belgian Prime Minister

Prince Laurent of Belgium is in the news again after reportedly ‘hiding’ from the Belgian Prime Minister. The news comes from Het Laatste Nieuws (anglicised: The Latest News), a Dutch newspaper based in Brussels, that reports the controversial prince is avoiding Prime…
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Prince Laurent, l'enfant terrible?

It seems like in every royal family there is a member who cuts corners from time to time. Often it is the result of an exaggeration by the press but sometimes there really are royals who do not feel the need to follow the rules or do not behave like they are expected to. An excellent example of a scapegoat in the Belgian Royal Family is the brother of King Philippe of Belgium. Meet Prince…
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