King Albert II of Belgium, left, holds up his hand with Crown Prince Philippe as they attend the national ball in the Marolles district of Brussels on Saturday, July 20, 2013. King Albe

 

              King Albert II of Belgium, left, holds up his hand with Crown Prince Philippe as they attend the national ball in the Marolles district of Brussels on Saturday, July 20, 2013. King Albe
King Albert II of Belgium, left, holds up his hand with Crown Prince Philippe as they attend the national ball in the Marolles district of Brussels on Saturday, July 20, 2013. King Albert used his farewell speech Saturday, on the eve of his abdication, to call for unity in the linguistically divided nation. When his son Philippe takes over the throne during ceremonies on Sunday, he will almost immediately come face to face with a protracted 2014 election campaign centering on even further division of the two main language groups. (AP Photo/Benoit Doppagne, Pool)