Prince Gabriel of Belgium is the second child and first son of Their Majesties King Philippe and his wife Queen Mathilde of the Belgians. The Prince was born on 20 August 2003 in Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium.Embed from Getty Images
Little Prince Gabriel posed for a portrait on August 22, 2003 in Brussels, Belgium.Embed from Getty Images
The Prince was given the names:
- English: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie
- French: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie
- Dutch: Gabriël Boudewijn Karel Maria
On 25 October 2003, Prince Gabriel was christened in the chapel of the Royal Castle of Ciergnon, residence and summer retreat of the Belgian Royal Family.Embed from Getty Images
The then Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe with their newborn son Prince Gabriel arrived for the christening of the Prince at Ciergnon Castle.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
His godparents are:
- Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, his maternal uncle (May 13, 1985).
- Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, his paternal second cousin.
Gabriel has three siblings:
- Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant (25 October 2001)
- Prince Emmanuel (4 October 2005)
- Princess Eléonore (16 April 2008)
Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eleonore, Princess Mathilde, Prince Gabriel, Prince Philippe and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium attended a Summer Photocall at Paradisio Park, on July 18, 2009 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.Embed from Getty Images
His older sister, the Duchess of Brabant, precedes him in the line of succession to the Belgian Throne following the 1991 adoption of absolute primogeniture.
Prince Gabriel studies at St John Berchmans College, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Brussels.Embed from Getty Images
He lives with his parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, his sisters Princess Elisabeth and Princess Eléonore and his younger brother Prince Emmanuel at the Royal Palace of Laeken, the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the Royal Family.
Prince Gabriel likes to practice: football, cycling, tennis, swimming, skiing, sailing. He is member of a hockey club and plays the piano.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Gabriel attended the military parade during Belgian National Day on July 21, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Gabriel and sister Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Gabriel and sisters, Princess Eleonore and Princess Elisabeth.
Happy Birthday Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Belgium Royal Family Tree
Update 29 August 2019
Belgian Prince Gabriel stops playing hockey
The Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad (English: The Newspaper) reported on 24 August 2019 that Prince Gabriel will stop playing hockey. The Belgian Prince is too busy with school and other activities to still train enough
The eldest son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde was injured at least twice during the past season. He appeared with a plaster cast at the Christmas concert in December and on the Belgian National Day in August.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Eleanore, Prince Gabriel, Queen Mathilde, King Philippe, Princess Elisabeth and Prince Emmanuel during the annual Christmas concert in the Royal Palace on December 19, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.Embed from Getty Images
The Belgian Royals attended Belgium National Day 2019.Embed from Getty Images
Feet of Prince Gabriel of Belgium.
Prince Gabriel was a central defender in his team, Royal Evere White Star Hockey Club. The King of the Belgians was a loyal supporter of the team and of his son.
Prince Gabriel Changes School
August 29, 2019, Prince Gabriel is changing schools. The Belgian Prince no longer goes to the Dutch-speaking St John Berchmans College (Dutch: Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege), but to the International School of Brussels (ISB) in Watermael-Boitsfort an English-language private school.
The Tuition fee is around 39,515 euros per year and approximately 1,550 students of 70 nationalities attend the school.
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