Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters
Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters

Belgium's King Albert to abdicate in favour of son Philippe

Monarch will stand down on July 21 in favour of Philippe, as nation braces for elections next year

Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters
Belgium's King Albert II (left) will abdicate on July 21 after ruling for 20 years in favour of his son, Crown Prince Philippe. Photo: Reuters
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