Prince Emmanuel of Belgium

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Prince Emmanuel
Born (2005-10-04) 4 October 2005 (age 13)
Erasmus Hospital, Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium
Full name
French: Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie
Dutch: Emmanuel Leopold Willem Frans Maria
FatherPhilippe of Belgium
MotherMathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz

Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie; born 4 October 2005) is the second son and third child of King Philippe of Belgium and Queen consort Mathilde of Belgium. He is currently third in line to the throne of Belgium after his older sister, Princess Elisabeth, and brother, Prince Gabriel.


Emmanuel was born at the Erasmus Hospital the teaching hospital of Université libre de Bruxelles in Anderlecht on 4 October 2005. He was christened at the chapel of Ciergnon Castle in the Belgian Ardennes on 10 December 2005. His godparents were: his maternal aunt, Countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz; and Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg.[1][2]

In September 2012, it was announced that Prince Emmanuel was leaving Sint-Jan Berchmans College in Brussels, the school his siblings also attend, to enroll at the Eureka special school in Kessel-Lo.[3] The school caters to children of normal intelligence and gifted children who have dyslexia. [4]

He likes to practice the following sports: cycling, swimming, skiing and sailing. He also plays the flute.




  1. ^ "An Intimate Candlelit Baptism for Prince Emmanuel", Hello Magazine (12 December 2005).
  2. ^ "Prince Emmanuel was Christened Saturday". Archived 12 August 2007 at
  3. ^ "Prins Filip brengt Emmanuel naar nieuwe school". Nieuwsblad. 3 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Eureka Onderwijs".
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Born: 4 October 2005
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Princess Eléonore of Belgium