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

Published July 03, 2013


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.