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Retired Belgian king tells government he needs more money

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The former King of Belgium has asked the government for more money to cover his costs.

King Albert has seen his salary drop from 11.5 million euros a year to a mere 700,000 now he is retired.

MPs were unsympathetic to his plight, pointing out his three holiday homes around the world and the current economic crisis.