Monday, 14 March 2016
King Philippe has become a godfather of the seventh son of a commoner Belgian family for the first time, reports the Royalty magazine, disseminated on VTM. The Mounadi family from Anderlecht gave birth to twins on January 14th, 2015. The first of the two to be born, Haroun, is officially the family’s seventh son.
The King and the Queen are traditionally godfather or godmother of the seventh son or seventh daughter in a family, provided that this succession of boys or girls born is uninterrupted. The royal couple may be godparents of the seventh consecutive son or daughter to a common family who have lived in Belgium for a sufficiently long period of time. It revolves around royal favour. There is therefore no automatic bestowal, as we can read on the website monarchie.be (https://monarchie.be).