For king and country! Belgium’s royal succession

King Albert II of Belgium is abdicating and passing the crown to his son Philippe on the July 21. As the country experiences increasing pressure to reduce the role of the king or even abolish the monarchy, it’ll be up to Philippe to restore the royal family’s image as a beacon of stability. One problem, though: Is he ready to face this task? 

My radio report on the Belgian succession was broadcasted on Deutsche Welle’s flagship radio show on European current affairs, Inside Europe. Have a listen to it below!

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Here’s some more stuff I wrote or reported for Deutsche Welle in the past. Have a look/listen/read. More radio reports on Europe, Belgium & Brussels to be found on Soundcloud… right here!

About laurenscerulus

AKA reporter for Deutsche Welle, The Independent, Monocle24... AKA editor @ FKA trainee journalist @ BBC World Service, Monocle, De Morgen, MO* FKA foreign editor @ Veto student newspaper, Belgium. FKA student of modern history @ KULeuven | international relations @ UCLouvain.

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