Belgian prince wants bearded look for birthday stamp
Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe, who celebrated his 50th birthday Thursday, has insisted that a commemorative stamp represents him with his recently acquired beard, the post office magazine reported.
Philippe Leopold Louis Marie, Duke of Brabant, was born on April 15 1960, married in 1999 and now has four children.
Prince Philippe has regularly faced criticism for some gaffes and a perceived authoritarian tendency. His supporters say his performance can be put down to his natural shyness.