Happy Birthday to Princess Claire of Belgium, who turns 44 today! The daughter of a British father and a Belgian mother, she was born in the UK but grew up in Belgium and worked as a surveyor. In 2003, she married Prince Laurent of Belgium, younger brother of King Philippe, and the couple have three children: Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas, and Prince Aymeric. Princess Claire does not have an official role, but does carry out some charitable duties and appears at family events while maintaining her career. I wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!