Laurent, Prince of Belgium
|Birthname||Laurent Benoît Baudouin Marie|
|born on||19 October 1963 at 11:20 (= 11:20 AM )|
|Place||Laeken, Belgium, 50n53, 4e21|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°19' 16°06 Asc. 08°49'|
Belgian royalty, the third and youngest child of King Albert II and Queen Paola. His siblings are Philippe and Astrid. He received his secondary education in Antwerp prior to beginning military training in 1980 at the Royal Cadet High School in Laeken. He attended the Royal Military Academy during the mid-1980s. A skilled helicopter pilot and combat diver, the Prince eventually reached Commander status with the Navy. He undertook further education in the United States, specializing in environment issues.
Laurent helped establish Belgium’s Royal Institute for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in 1994, and one year later he became president of the Prince Laurent Foundation for the Welfare of Domestic and Wild Animals. Reflecting his enduring passion for the environment, the Prince became an ambassador for Future Harvest, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., in 2001. Forward-looking in his approach, he is a dedicated advocate for sustainable management of the environment. He married Claire Coombs in Brussels on April 12, 2003 at 10:07 AM in a civil ceremony followed by a religious ceremony at 11:58 AM. Coombs is a British-born land surveyor born, according to news reports on January 18, 1974 in Bath, England. They have been engaged since December 19, 2002. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Louise Sophie Mary, on February 6, 2004 in Brussels.
- parent->child relationship with Louise, Princess of Belgium (2004) (born 6 February 2004)
- child->parent relationship with Albert II, King of Belgium (born 6 June 1934)
- child->parent relationship with Paola, Queen of Belgium (born 11 September 1937)
- spouse relationship with Coombs, Claire (born 18 January 1974)
- sibling relationship with Astrid, Princess of Belgium (born 5 June 1962)
- sibling relationship with Delphine, Princess of Belgium (born 22 February 1968). Notes: Half siblings, same father
- sibling relationship with Philippe, King of Belgium (born 15 April 1960)
- Social : Begin a program of study 1980 (Began military training)
- Work : Start Business 1994 (Helped start the Royal Insititue for the Sustainable Mngmt. of Natural Resources)
- Work : Begin Major Project 2001 (Ambassador for Future Harvest)
- Relationship : Marriage 12 April 2003 at 10:07 AM in Brussels, Belgium (married Claire Coombs)
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- Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 February 2004 (birth of first child, daughter Louise Sophie Mary)
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- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Combat diver, helicopter pilot)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (President - Prince Laurent Foundation)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Commander - Navy)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Belgium)