By peoplestaff225
Updated June 28, 2005 12:07 PM

This has been a busy year for Belguim’s royal family! We recently learned that Prince Laurent & Princess Claire are expecting a set of twins. The news comes on the heels of learning that Crown Princess Mathilde and her husband Philippe are expecting their third child. Claire, who is orginally from Britain, is due to give birth in January. Prince Laurent said in a TV interview "We are very happy with the twins which are on their way. Just like everyone else, we were suprised by the news." The couple also has a daughter, Princess Louise who is 16 months old (1 year, 4 months). The twins will be the 11th & 12th grandchildren for King Albert & Queen Paola. Thank you to Hello Magazine and AFP for the photos.