Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Special: King Albert II Abdicates

At Noon EST, 18:00 Belgian time, Albert II, King of the Belgians, who celebrated his 79th birthday last month, announced that he could no longer continue to maintain the standard he had set to carry his duties as King of the Belgians and so he felt it was time to pass the torch to the next generation. His son Prince Philippe will follow his father and will be sworn in on July 21st.
RTBF has prepared a very nice video presentation recounting the story of Albert's life.
This is a first in Belgian history and it is not bad. King Albert II was a good king and it is nice to know we can celebrate his reign and not be lost in mourning his life.
King Philippe should be a good king too. He has been preparing for this for a long time.