Belgium's Prince Philippe takes the oath at the Palace of the Nation in Brussels on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Philippe has taken the oath before parliament to become Belgium's seventh king after his ... more 
Belgium's Prince Philippe takes the oath at the Palace of the Nation in Brussels on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Philippe has taken the oath before parliament to become Belgium's seventh king after his father Albert II abdicated as the head of this fractured nation. Earlier Sunday, the 79-year-old Albert signed away his rights as the kingdom's largely ceremonial ruler at the royal palace in the presence of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, who holds the political power in this 183-year-old parliamentary democracy. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Yves Logghe
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 7:20 AM EDT