Prince Emmanuel of Belgium

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Prince Emmanuel
Full name
French: Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie
Dutch: Emmanuel Leopold Willem Frans Maria
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father King Philippe of Belgium
Mother Queen Mathilde of Belgium
Born (2005-10-04) 4 October 2005 (age 8)
Erasmus Hospital, Anderlecht, near Brussels, Belgium
Religion Roman Catholicism
Styles of
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Coat of Arms of a Prince of Belgium (Label).svg
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Monseigneur

Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie; born 4 October 2005) is the second son and third child of King Philippe of Belgium and Queen consort Mathilde of Belgium. He is currently third in line to the throne of Belgium after his older sister Elisabeth and brother Gabriel.

Biography[edit]

Emmanuel was born at the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht on 4 October 2005. He was christened at the chapel of Ciergnon Castle in the Belgian Ardennes on 10 December 2005. His godparents were: his maternal aunt, Countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz; and Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg.[1][2]

In September 2012, it was announced that Prince Emmanuel was leaving Sint-Jan Berchmans College in Brussels, the school his siblings also attend, to enrol at the Eureka special school in Kessel-Lo.[3]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 October 2005  – present: His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
    • (in French) Son Altesse Royale Emmanuel, Prince de Belgique
    • (in Dutch) Zijn Koninklijke Hoogheid Emmanuel, Prins van België
    • (in German) Seine Königliche Hoheit Emmanuel, Prinz von Belgien

Arms[edit]

Arms of Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Coat of Arms of a Prince of Belgium (Label).svg
Notes
Gustaaf Janssens, Archivist of the Royal Palace, confirms that HRH Prince emmanuel's coat of arms as a Prince of Belgium consists of his grandfather King Albert II's coat of arms with a gold/yellow label of three points, minus the sceptres and Grand Collar of the Order of Leopold and the helm facing to the left [heraldic dexter].
Escutcheon
Sable a lion rampant Or armed and langued Gules, differenced with a label of three points Or.
French : De sable au lion d'or, armé et lampassé de gueules, chargé d'un lambel d'or

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 4 October 2005
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Princess Eléonore of Belgium