Belgium will mark Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo from Thursday to Sunday with a three-day-long recreation of the battle.
It saw the allies bring an end to Bonaparte’s reign exactly two hundred years ago.
The show is set to be a spectacle of sound and light, with some 5,200 actors playing the role of soldiers in both armies.
Royalty from across Europe will be present for the celebration, including senior royals from the British Royal Family.
But it is the Belgian monarchs, who will kick things off on Thursday.
Senior European officials and the prime minister of Belgium will also be present.