1934 - Albert II was born in Laeken, Belgium on June 6, 1934.
1954 - Attended the Swiss private school Institut Le Rosey.
1959 - Married Princess Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria on July 2, 1959.
1993-Present - Took the oath on August 9, 1993 as King of Belgium.
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- "We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him -- but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration -- we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey."