Prime Minister Charles Michel has still not managed to talk to Prince Laurent, with whom he requested a meeting after July’s controversial visit to the embassy in China. Mr Michel’s spokesman confirmed it on Friday. The Prince produced a medical certificate and waived his right to attend personally as he wants to be represented by his lawyer.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said the meeting with the Prince’s lawyer will take place before the end of the month.
Prince Laurent spontaneously attended an event at the Chinese Embassy during the summer, without the government’s authorisation. He was also wearing a military uniform. He joined the festivities to celebrate the Chinese army’s 90th anniversary.
The Prime Minister wants Prince Laurent to be “appropriately sanctioned”, in a manner to be discussed with King Philippe.