I really hope that Phil/Til is working behind the scenes to avoid a Laurent situation with Gabriel and the other younger waffles. I want to believe that the K/Q, especially Phil, does NOT want a repeat of his own upbringing.
Edit: and yes, he's a handsome kid. He exudes confidence. I hope he keeps it.
Phil had such a weird, unhappy upbringing and I think he and Til have ensured their four children are brought up with love, care and support, and a clear sense of what their future roles will be. The four wafflets also seem to be a tight unit, which will help hugely in avoiding a Laurent situation.
I can't see Gabriel, Emmanuel or Eleonore being full time working royals in the future, but I can see them undertaking some duties if appropriate and in line with their interests, like military, music or trade stuff.
As I understand it Phil had Baudouin and Fabiola, Astrid escaped through an early marriage and Laurant was left alone.
I think it will be as with Astrid (and Delphine now too).
As long as Elisabeth has no children of her own (or no husband) they will do more and reduce it afterwards.
Happy birthday to Gabriel.