Elisabeth of Belgium began her studies at the Royal Military School this year, Victoria of Sweden did it before and Leonor of Spain should also do it.
Isabel II was the first. Europe is preparing to be governed by queens and “getting to know the military of its generation” must be part of the curriculum.
Elisabeth, heir to the throne of the Belgians but a soldier without the right to burn steps, appeared on the last day of August, the first of the new academic year, at the military camp in Eisenborn to begin the PIM – phase d’nitiation militaire, that is, the recruit – first step for those who want to attend the Royal Military School (ERM) of Belgium. Within four weeks, already wearing his blue beret, he will participate in the solemn opening of ERM’s academic year – a parade at the Esplanada do Cinquentenário, in Brussels.
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