Belgium has been in shock ever since it was discovered that Queen B had her origins in the flat country.
On Friday, RTBF (Belgian Radio and Television for the French Community) revealed that Beyoncé has Belgian roots.
In a post on Instagram, the French-language public channel explains that historian Mary Cabart recently traced back the singer’s family tree Crazy in love And she discovered that she had an ancestor named Albert Decuer, who lived in Mâcon, near the French border.
This Decuir would have left Belgium in 1720 to settle in Louisiana and would have given birth, 7 generations later, to the Queen of Pop.
But, like RTBF tells it on its siteDecuir appears to still have surviving descendants in Belgium.
This is particularly the case of Willy Decuer, 73, a former mayor (that’s what mayors are called in Belgium) of Froidchapelle, a town of 4,000 inhabitants.
In contact with Belgian state television, the retired politician said that he was surprised, but happy to learn that he was “from the same family” as Beyoncé, even if he did not know her songs.
“It’s really funny. How can you imagine for a quarter of a second, when you live here in Haino County, that you have an eighth-generation cousin, something like that, who has a profession like that in America. It’s not something you say to yourself when you get up in the morning.”
By happy coincidence, a singer single women He will visit the country of Jacques Brel and Gaston Lagave on May 14, for a concert at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.
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