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Who is Prince Laurent of Belgium?

Prince Laurent Benoît Baudouin Marie was born on 19 October 1963 as the third child of the Prince and Princess of Liège (later King Albert and Queen Paola) in Château de Belvédère in Laeken. At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne behind his father and older brother, Philippe. However, in 1991, the law of succession in Belgium was changed to…
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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 receives punishment from Belgian government

The Belgian government has decided that Prince Laurent is to lose 15% of his dotation in 2018. The Prince is being punished for his unauthorised visit to the Chinese Embassy earlier this year. Yesterday, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced that Prince Laurent was going lose a part of the annual stipend he receives from the government to carry out his official duties. The number…
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Prince Laurent's Twitter account deleted

It was discovered yesterday that Prince Laurent of Belgium’s Twitter account (@Laurent_of_B) had been deleted. Members of the Belgian media made the discovery yesterday morning. Many had wondered if King Philippe had pressured his younger brother to delete his account…
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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…