Princess Elisabeth, the next in line to the Belgian throne, is signing up to do a year in military school to help her prepare for royal duties.
The palace announced that the princess, 18, will enter the Royal Military School in central Brussels for a one-year course in social and military sciences.
Her father, King Philippe, also attended the school.
“She joins a long tradition within the royal family,” the statement said.
She is set to graduate from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales at the end of the month.