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Obama congratulates new king of the Belgians

King Philippe of Belgium, his wife Queen Mathilde and children Princess Eleonore, Prince Gabriel, Princess Elisabeth and Prince Emmanuel wave to the crowds from the balcony of the Royal Palace in Brussels on July 21, 2013. US President Barack Obama has sePresident Barack Obama sent best wishes to Belgium's new King Philippe on Sunday after the abdication of his father, Albert II. "On behalf of the American people, the president congratulates His Majesty King Philippe on the occasion of his investiture as King of the Belgians," the White House said in a statement.