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A royal birthday serenade




What do you get the man who has his own kingdom for his birthday? How about a very special serenade. As King Philippe of the Belgians turns 57, he's shared a surprise gift on the official social media channels. And it's really rather lovely.




Philippe has been serenaded by his youngest child, Princess Eleonore, who shows off her violin playing skills in a very sweet video shared on You Tube, Facebook and Twitter with an image added to Instagram too.




It's a great way of marking the royal birthday and showing a happy regal family to us all at the same time. But it does leave us with two questions. Firstly, did King Philippe get a new jacket for his birthday? Keep everything crossed for yes on that one. Secondly, as it's Eleonore's ninth birthday tomorrow, do we get a return concert from papa? That could be a very interesting tweet....

Photo credit: MonarchieBe official portrait.

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