Abdication ceremony of King Albert II

The Royal Palace in Brussels, 10.30 a.m.

  • 10.20 a.m. Arrival in the Throne Room of Queen Fabiola, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire
  • 10.25 a.m. Arrival in the Throne Room of the King and Queen, followed by Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde
  • 10.30 a.m. Abdication ceremony:
    • Speech by the King
    • Speech by the Prime Minister
    • Reading of the deed of abdication by the Minister for Justice
    • Signature of the deed by the King
    • Signature of the deed by the witnesses
    • National anthem
  • 11.00 a.m. End of ceremony