Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

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Archduke Carl Christian
Archduke and Prince Carl Christian of Austria; Prince Carl Christian of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia
Spouse Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg
Issue Archduchess Marie Christine
Archduke Imre
Archduke Christoph
Archduke Alexander
Archduchess Gabriella
Full name
German: Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano
Father Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Yolande of Ligne
Born (1954-08-26) 26 August 1954 (age 60)
Château de Belœil, Belœil, Belgium

Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (German: Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano, Erzherzog und Prinz von Österreich, Prinz von Ungarn, Kroatien, und Böhmen[1][2]) (born 26 August 1954 at Château de Belœil in Belœil, Belgium[1][2]) is a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke and Prince of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia. Carl Christian is the third child and second-youngest son[1][2] of Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria and his wife Princess Yolande of Ligne.[1][2]

Austrian Imperial Family
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg

HI&RH Archduke Karl
HI&RH Archduchess Francesca



Marriage and issue[edit]

Carl Christian married Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg, eldest child and daughter of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, on 6 February 1982 in Luxembourg.[1][2] Carl Christian and Marie Astrid have five children:[1][2]

  • Archduchess Marie Christine Anne Astrid Zita Charlotte of Austria (b. Brussels, 31 July 1983), Countess of Limburg-Stirum after her marriage on 6 December 2008 in Mechelen, Belgium, to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (b. Uccle, 20 March 1979).[3] They have two sons:
    • Count Léopold Menno Philippe Gabriel François-Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain de Limburg-Stirum (b. 19 April 2011).
    • Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (b. 25 October 2013).
  • Archduke Imre Emanuel Simeon Jean Carl Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. 8 December 1985) married on 8 September 2012 Kathleen Elizabeth Walker (b. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 1986) in Washington, DC.[4][5] They have a daughter:
    • Archduchess Maria Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (b. 11 November 2013)[6]
  • Archduke Christoph Henri Alexander Maria Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. Geneva, 2 February 1988), who married Adélaïde Marie Béatrice Drapé-Frisch (b. Lilas, 4 September 1989) on 28 December (civil) and 29 December 2012 (religious) in Nancy.[7]
  • Archduke Alexander Hector Marie Karl Leopold Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. Meyrin, 26 September 1990).
  • Archduchess Gabriella Maria Pilar Yolande Joséphine Charlotte of Austria (b. Geneva, 26 March 1994).

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

26 August 1954 – present': His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke and Prince Carl Christian of Austria; Prince Royal of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia

Legal name in Austria - Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano Habsburg-Lothringen

Honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Dynastic honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (1 May 2005). "Karl Christian Erzherzog von Österreich". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "AUSTRIA: House of Habsburg-Lothringen". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ Paul Theroff's Royal News of 2008
  4. ^ Lux-arazzi, Archduke "marries American"
  5. ^ Tageblatt.lu (German), Photos from the wedding
  6. ^ http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/its-girl.html
  7. ^ Information given on the blog "Royalement-Blog" (French)
  8. ^ Royalement Blog, Bal in the early 1980s, Photos of Carl Christian & Nikolaus wearing the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  9. ^ a b Noblesse et Royautés, Guillaume of Luxembourg's wedding : gala dinner, 2012, Photo of Carl Christian & Marie-Astrid