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Belgium Brussels Royal palace
 

The Royal Palace is located in Brussels Belgium and is the property of The Belgian Federal Government. The Royal is the official home of the Belgians King. The Royal Palace of Brussels is not the royal residence of the king and its family as they live in The Royal Palace of Laeken. The Royal Palace is located in front of the Brussels Park. Where the palace now stands, during the Austrian rule in the eighteenth century Maria Theresia did not want to rebuild the old palace as she didn’t want the Austrian governor at this time to feel himself as a king, so there were four houses constructed on the site. In 1815, the King William I decided to rebuild those houses in a royal palace which constructed was finished in 1829 and one year later Belgium was independent and Leopold I the new king decided to make the palace his residence. As the palace is now known it was the king Leopold II who made the transformation which ended in 1903. The Royal palace was used as main residence of the Belgian Kings until Queen Astrid passed away in 1935, Leopold II her husband moved then to the Castle of Laeken. The Royal Palace is now used as the king’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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