Belgian Index

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Below is an indexed listing with links to the articles and information about the Belgian Royal Family at Unofficial Royalty. If it says “Notable Issue” before a name, that means not all of the children for the parent of that person are listed. We invite visitors to discuss Belgian and other royals on our forums.

In August of 1830, the southern provinces (modern-day Belgium) of the Netherlands rebelled against Dutch rule. International powers meeting in London agreed to support the independence of Belgium, despite the fact that the Dutch refused to recognize the new country. On April 22, 1831, Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was asked by the Belgian National Congress if he wanted to be King of the Belgians. Leopold swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution on July 21, 1831, and became the first King of the Belgians.

The Belgian Royal Family’s family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The first King of the Belgians was Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1790-1865). The family name was changed in 1920 to van Belgiëde Belgique or von Belgien (“of Belgium”) in the country’s three official languages (Dutch, French and German).

House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Family of King Leopold I

Family of King Leopold II

Family of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders

House of Belgium

Family of King Albert I

Family of King Leopold III

Family of King Baudouin

Family of King Albert II

Family of King Philippe

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