Philippe, 1960–, king of the Belgians (2013–). Eldest son of Albert II, he was educated at the Belgian Royal Military Academy, Oxford, and Stanford. Philippe married Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz in 1999; they have four children. He succeeded to the throne in 2013 when his father abdicated.

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