Prince Laurent’s emotional three-page appeal for clemency rejected by parliament after series of embarrassing incidents

An emotional letter to parliament from the Belgian king’s wayward brother, in which he claimed he was the most exploited man in the country, has been dismissed by MPs who have fined him 15% of his endowment after a series of embarrassing incidents.

A three-page appeal for clemency by Prince Laurent, younger brother to King Philippe, was read out by the Speaker of the House on Thursday, before a vote on the sanction.

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