David Charter in Brussels
Belgium’s playboy Prince made legal history yesterday when he became the country’s first royalty to testify at a fraud trial that has stirred debate about the generous state allowances enjoyed by the monarchy.
Prince Laurent, 43, the youngest son of King Albert II, drove up in his Smart car and promised to “tell the truth, nothing but the truth” in court. The appearance of the prince, who married the British-born Claire Coombs in 2003, was made possible by the King last week with a royal decree removing his immunity.
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