Belgian Royal Orders

Happy Birthday to King Philippe of the Belgians, who turns 58 today! We are launching a new series of articles on the Royal Watcher, following on the success of Royal Tiaras articles last year, we are now going to be featuring Royal Orders and Honours, helping you understand the history and significance of the honours and insignia. First off, the Belgian Royal Orders in honour of King Philippe’s birthday! Continue reading


Wedding of Prince Laurent of Belgium

Happy Anniversary to Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium, who got married on this day in 2003. The youngest son of King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent married the British-Belgian Claire Coombs in Brussels, in what has been the last Royal Wedding in the country to date. The couple have three children, and though he has been plagued by scandals, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire have remained happily married. Continue reading