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Belgium Swears in King Philippe

Albert II hands over throne in Brussels to his 53-year-old son after 20 years as kingdom’s largely ceremonial ruler. Belgium has sworn in Philippe as its new king after the abdication of his 79-year-old father Albert. Philippe, 53, took the oath in the country’s three official languages – French, Flemish and German – before the nation’s parliament […]