Prince Emmanuel of Belgium

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

Prince Emmanuel
Emmanuel de Belgique en 2016.jpg
Emmanuel in 2016
Born (2005-10-04) 4 October 2005 (age 16)
Erasmus Hospital, Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium
  • French: Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie
  • Dutch: Emmanuel Leopold Willem Frans Maria
FatherPhilippe of Belgium
MotherMathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz


Emmanuel was born on 4 October 2005 at the Erasmus Hospital the teaching hospital of Université libre de Bruxelles. 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 (Margravine Pallavicini) and Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg.[1][2]

In September 2012, it was announced that Emmanuel left St John Berchmans College, Brussels, the school his siblings also attended, 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, which he has.[4] In August 2020, it was reported that Emmanuel transferred to The International School of Brussels, an English-language private school in Watermael-Boitsfort, near Brussels, the same school his brother Gabriel attended from 2019 to 2021.[5]

Emmanuel likes to practice cycling, swimming, skiing, and sailing. He also plays the flute and saxophone. He speaks French, Dutch, and English.[6]


Coat of arms of Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
As a Prince of Belgium and a descendant of King Leopold I, the Prince is entitled to use a coat of arms which was stipulated in the Royal Decree of King Philippe in 2019.[7]
12 July 2019
Princely crown of Belgium
Sable, a lion rampant or, armed and langued gules (Belgium), on the shoulder an escutcheon barry of ten sable and or, a crancelin vert (Wettin), overall a bordure or.
Two lions guardant proper
  • French: L'union fait la force
  • Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht
  • German: Einigkeit macht stark
Other elements
The whole is placed on a mantle purpure with ermine lining, fringes and tassels or and ensigned with the Royal crown of Belgium.


  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".
  5. ^ NWS, VRT (26 August 2020). "Nieuwe scholen voor prinses Eléonore en prins Emmanuel, einde van een tijdperk aan het Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege". (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Prince Emmanuel". The Belgian Monarchy. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  7. ^ Philippe, Koning der Belgen (12 July 2019). "Koninklijk besluit houdende vaststelling van het wapen van het Koninklijk Huis en van zijn leden" (PDF). Moniteur Belge/ Belgisch Staatsblad. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Born: 4 October 2005
Lines of succession
Preceded by Line of succession to the Belgian throne
3rd position
Succeeded by