The King is assisted by a staff who constitute the Household of His Majesty the King. They help him to perform all his duties as Head of State.
The other members of the Royal Family are also attended by a staff for the functions they exercise in the name of the King, and fall under the various Households and Services: The Household of His Majesty King Albert, the Service of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid and the Service of His Royal Highness Prince Laurent.
A Co-ordination committee, chaired by the Secretary General of the King’s Household, is entrusted with the task of drawing up the general policy of the Palace, proposing a programme for the short and medium term and for promoting cooperation, communication and coordination in the King’s Household with the Households and Services of the other members of the Royal Family.
The King chairs a meeting of the Co-ordination committee every Monday, which is attended by the Secretary General, the Chief of Staff, the Media and Communication Director, the Head of the Military Household, the Chief of Protocol, the Intendant of the Civil List and the Queen’s Secretary.
The Household of His Majesty the King comprises five entities:
- the King’s Cabinet,
- the General Secretariat of the King’s Household,
- the King’s Military Household,
- the King’s Civil List,
- the Queen’s Secretariat.
It also includes the Security Detail at the Royal Palace.
The King works daily with his staff.