Monday, August 20, 2012

Royal Profile: HRH Prince Gabriel of Belgium

HRH Prince Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie of Belgium was born 20 August 2003, the second child and first son of Prince Phillippe and Princess Mathilde. He has one older sister, Princess Elisabeth, and two younger siblings-Prince Emmanuel, and  Princess Eléonore.

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

His name comes from the following:
  • Gabriel – Continues the tradition of El-/-el names in the family, and as previously mentioned, because of its religious symbolism..
  • Baudouin is for his great-uncle, King Baudouin of Belgium.
  • Charles is for his maternal uncle and godfather, Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz
  • Marie is for the Virgin Mary, as per tradition with Catholic royalty.
Like his elder sister and younger brother, he likely attends Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege.

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