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Belgium: King Albert abdicates after nearly two decades on the throne


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Belgium: King Albert abdicates after nearly two decades on the throne

King Albert II of Belgium has abdicated in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe.

The monarch, crowned in 1993, is 79 years old and explained in a televised address that it was time for him to step aside:

“It is with confidence and serenity that I inform you of my intention to resign this July 21, the day of our national holiday. My son Crown Prince Philippe is well prepared to succeed me,” King Albert said.

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