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    King Albert II of the Belgians formally signed away his powers as head of state of the Kingdom of Belgium in front of a crowd of some 250 invited dignitaries at the royal palace in Brussels. Speaking at the ceremony, he praised his heir’s abilities. “Philippe, you have all the qualities of heart as well as the mind needed to serve our country well in your new responsibilities."

    One and a half hours later King Philippe I*took his oath before parliament. The 53-year-old took the vow in the country’s three official languages while dressed in full military uniform of the Belgian Royal Air Force.



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