If you’re a royal historian, or simply a fan of royalty in general, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the charming young man that is known to many Belgians as Prince Gabriel of Belgium.
Royal families in the past led decidedly more dramatic lives, but thankfully times have changed, and we live in decidedly more peaceful and civil times. Despite the fact that royal families nowadays aren’t embroiled in wars, invasions, revolts, and such, they still have interesting and exciting tales to tell, especially as we learn more about them.
The royal whom we will be learning about today is the young man we mentioned, to begin with – Prince Gabriel of Belgium. Here’s a look at the life and times of this remarkable young member of the Belgian royal family.
Born on the 20th of August 2003, in Anderlecht, Brussels, he is the second child of the Duchess and the Duke of Brabant.
His older sister precedes him to the line of the throne as a result of the adoption of the 1991 absolute primogeniture. He also has a younger brother and a younger sister.
Prince Gabriel Of Belgium was educated in schools which taught both French and Dutch and up until 2019, he was a student at St John Berchmans College.
Growing up he was a friendly and charming young boy, who achieved good grades and was clearly gifted academically. He was also a very active and keen sportsman.
After leaving college in 2019, it was announced that the young prince would go on to study at the International School of Brussels. This month of September 2021, Prince Gabriel Of Belgium will begin studying physics, mathematics, and further mathematics for his A-levels at the National Mathematics and Science College.
Though not confirmed, it is believed that he won’t go on to join the military as his older sister did.
Charity Work And Personal Life
As well as leading a busy life studying and growing up in general, Prince Gabriel Of Belgium is also a keen charity worker and likes to do his part for the less fortunate.
Last year during the COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium, the Prince would regularly make phone calls to the elderly and the isolated, just so that they didn’t feel so alone and shut off from the outside world.
He would also go on to accompany his parents on visits to children and adults with disabilities.
Since he was 8 years old, Prince Gabriel of Belgium has also been a scout and recently has gone on to become a Scout Leader.
When he isn’t doing his charity work or scouting, the prince enjoys playing the piano, playing hockey, playing football, practicing taekwondo, skiing, playing tennis, swimming, hiking, and more besides.
He was a very able hockey player and played for the Royal Evere White Star Hockey Club, though in 2019 he decided to quit so that he could focus more of his time on his studies.