It has been open season on Prince Laurent Belgium for some time now. Laurent, the youngest child of King Albert and Queen Paola, has been the topic of numerous negative stories. Some of the reports are true. Some are uncorroborated.
Last week, the Belgian channel RTBF aired a program on Prince Laurent, where he was described as greedy and abusive toward women. One of his former girlfriends described his alleged abusive behavior.
On Tuesday night , Prince Laurent and his wife, Princess Claire, attended the opening of a new animal shelter. Prince Laurent has been active supporter of animal rights for some years. The new shelter is supported by the prince's foundation.
Prince Laurent denied the allegations that he cares more for animals than women. He told the media that the most important thing is to be able to look at oneself in the media at night.
Princess Claire then moved toward the microphone, and spoke directly to the journalists: "That is enough. You also hurt three children. These insinuations are not true!"