King Philippe of Belgium expressed his ‘deepest regrets’ for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images.

Belgium’s monarch has expressed his “deepest regrets” to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the brutal 23-year rule of his ancestor Leopold II, in a(...)

Prince Laurent at a military parade to celebrate Belgium’s National Day on  July 21st: is taking legal action over loss of 15 per cent of his annual €307,000 allowance.  Photograph: Julien Warnand

It was not the first time the prince had fallen out with the Belgian government. But Prince Laurent of Belgium, brother of King Phillipe, and reduced (...)