Happy Birthday to Prince Gabriel of Belgium, who turns 17 today! The second child and eldest son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, he is currently the second in line to the Belgian Throne of Belgium after his sister, the Duchess of Brabant. Prince Gabriel was christened at Ciergnon Castle and his godparents are his maternal uncle, Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, and his paternal second cousin, Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg-Eisenberg. Prince Gabriel began his school at St John Berchmans College, and moved to the International School of Brussels (ISB) in Watermael-Boitsfort, an English-language private school, last year. Prince Gabriel plays the piano, and plays football, cycling, tennis, swimming, skiing, sailing. He is also a member of Royal Evere White Star Hockey Club until he quit to focus on his school work. We wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!