Duchess of Brabant

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Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Brabant!. The eldest child of then Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium and Jonkvrouw Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz, she was born second-in-line to the Belgian Throne, under the absolute primogeniture act enacted just a decade prior to her birth. The eldest of four siblings, Princess Elisabeth enjoys drawing, reading and playing the piano, she also attends ballet classes and likes to cycle, play tennis, swim, ski and sail. In 2013, after her father’s accession to the throne, she became the Duchess of Brabant. She studied at a Dutch-speaking secondary school in Brussels, before going to the United World College (UWC) of the Atlantic in Wales, and serving in the Belgian Army, now doing an Undergraduate Degree at Lincoln College in Oxford University, where she’ll be reading History and Politics for the next three years. We wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

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  1. OMIGOSH! Look how beautiful she is! She is the blonde version of the late lamented Queen Astrid. She also seems to be a sweet and caring young lady. I wish her joy!

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