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The Belgian Prince has defended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down as a senior royal, saying 'a person should not be property of his family of the state'.
Prince Laurent, 56, who is the younger brother of King Philippe, and is related to Queen Elizabeth, said the treatment of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was 'unacceptable'.
Belgium - Newspaper - Sudpresse - 'Prince - Harry
Speaking to Belgium newspaper Sudpresse, he said: 'Prince Harry's decision proves one thing.
'You are an object. That is unacceptable. A person should not be the property of his family or a government. Or you should be compensated for it. That's why I never agreed with it myself. And I was punished for that.
Victim - People - Thing - Structure - Government
'Hopefully that will change, because I don't want to be the victim of archaic people. I no longer want to be a thing owned by a structure or a government or a state,' he added.
The Prince added that he knew Harry, and that if 'if he's happy, I am'.
March - Prince - Laurent - Allowance - Cut
In March 2018 Prince Laurent had his monthly allowance cut by 15 per cent for a year, after he attended a Chinese embassy reception without government permission.
The royal was caught out when he tweeted an image of himself at the Chinese embassy party in full naval uniform.
Republic - Congo
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