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FILE - In this April 3, 2005 file photo, Belgium's Prince Laurent attends a memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II at the St. Michael church in Brussels. The once-placid Belgian monarchy has turned into a web of intrigue and scandal just as its future is being questioned openly. King Albert II wrath was provoked when Prince Laurent visited Congo, Belgium's former colony, against the wishes of both king and government. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
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FILE - In this April 3, 2005 file photo, Belgium's Prince Laurent attends a memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II at the St. Michael church in Brussels. The once-placid Belgian monarchy has turned into a web of intrigue and scandal just as its future is being questioned openly. King Albert II wrath was provoked when Prince Laurent visited Congo, Belgium's former colony, against the wishes of both king and government. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)

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