Not only is Belgium celebrating its Independence Day today, but it’s also celebrating the arrival of a new king. Earlier this month, Albert II announced that he was going to abdicate and let his son Philippe take over. Today, Philippe de Belgique became the seventh king of Belgium. The photos below illustrate the moments before and after the ceremony in front of the parliament. You’ll also see a photo of RTBF journalist Laurent Henrard. On a lighter note, you’ll discover or re-discover a Belgian gem who doesn’t miss a chance to sport its best outfit. Miss Chiwa is a dog star who, according to its owners, has a fully equipped bedroom all to herself.