passage to France in 1914 the Belgian King refused based on a neutrality principle.
King Albert I of Belgium - Source picture: Wikipedia
On August 4th. 1914, the soldiers of the German Empire invaded Belgium.
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany - Source picture: Wikipedia
This tragic event is commemorated today. A lot of European Royals and Heads
of State will be present in Mons and Liège.
Inter alia the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the ceremonies.