People wave Belgian flags as royal family members arrive outside of the national ball in the Marolles district of Brussels on Saturday, July 20, 2013. King Albert used his farewell spee

 

              People wave Belgian flags as royal family members arrive outside of the national ball in the Marolles district of Brussels on Saturday, July 20, 2013. King Albert used his farewell spee
People wave Belgian flags as royal family members arrive outside of 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/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)