http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/index.php?i=3&d=&t=21343


Town Square

Stanford educated Prince Philippe ascends to Belgian throne

Original post made by Nayeli on Jul 21, 2013

Web Link

Comments

Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

Crown Prince Philippe ascended to the throne after his father, King Albert II, officially abdicated today due to health reasons.

Philippe attended graduate school at Stanford during the 1980s and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Political Science.


Posted by La Belgique, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Bon chance, Philippe! You have your hands full with the country about to split in two!


Posted by bru, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

bru is a registered user.

The outdated institution of royalty is something that should go away.

Keeping royalty around is like maintaining a small plantation of slaves as a memorial to times past, and is completely something that should go away.