Belgium's King Albert II 'to announce July 21 abdication'

Published July 03, 2013

| AFP

Belgium's King Albert II is set to announce he will abdicate on July 21, the country's national day, in a speech to the nation scheduled for 1700 GMT, Belgian media said.

The palace announced the king would address the nation in a speech to be broadcast live on radio and television, and daily paper Le Soir and national RTBF television said he would announce his abdication for July 21.

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