Gabriel of Belgium

Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie, Prince of Belgium

His first name was chosen by his parents because of its religious symbolism; he was also named for his paternal great-uncle, King Baudouin I of the Belgians; his maternal uncle and godfather, Comte Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz; and for the Virgin Mary, as per tradition with Catholic royalty.

Son of Philippe Prince of Belgium, Duc de Brabant (1960) and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz (1973)

Born: Anderlecht, Brussels 20. Aug 2003

Baptised: Château Royale de Ciergnon, Belgium 25. Oct 2003

Godparents: Comte Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz (maternal uncle) and Baroness Hans-Ulrich von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmedingen, née Maria Cristina Rossi di Montelera (a second cousin, granddaughter of Queen Paola of the Belgian’s eldest sister)

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten I, Vol XVII, Starke Verlag 2004