Prince Gabriel of Belgium

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Prince Gabriel
Full name
French: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie
Dutch: Gabriël Boudewijn Karel Maria
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father King Philippe of Belgium
Mother Queen Mathilde of Belgium
Born (2003-08-20) 20 August 2003 (age 10)
Anderlecht, Belgium
Religion Roman Catholicism
Styles of
Prince Gabriel 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 Gabriel of Belgium (French: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie, Dutch: Gabriël Boudewijn Karel Maria; born 20 August 2003) is the first son and second child of King Philippe of Belgium and Queen consort Mathilde of Belgium. He is currently second in line to the throne of Belgium after his older sister Elisabeth.

Biography[edit]

Gabriel was born in the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels, on 20 August 2003. His older sister, Elisabeth, precedes him in the line of succession following the 1991 adoption of absolute primogeniture. Gabriel also has a younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, and a younger sister, Princess Eléonore.

His godparents are: his maternal uncle, Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz; and Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 20 August 2003  – present: His Royal Highness Prince Gabriel of Belgium
    • (in French) Son Altesse Royale Gabriel, Prince de Belgique
    • (in Dutch) Zijn Koninklijke Hoogheid Gabriël, Prins van België
    • (in German) Seine Königliche Hoheit Gabriel, Prinz von Belgien

Arms[edit]

Arms of Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Coat of Arms of a Prince of Belgium (Label).svg
Notes
Gustaaf Janssens, Archivist of the Royal Palace, confirms that HRH Prince Gabriel'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]

External links[edit]

Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 20 August 2003
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duchess of Brabant
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium