Princess Louise of Belgium (b. 2004)

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Princess Louise
Full name
Louise Sophie Mary
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(by birth)
Father Prince Laurent of Belgium
Mother Princess Claire of Belgium
Born (2004-02-06) 6 February 2004 (age 11)
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium

Princess Louise of Belgium (Louise Sophie Mary; born 6 February 2004[1] in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert) is the first child and only daughter of Prince Laurent of Belgium and Claire Louise Coombs. She is currently 12th in the line of succession to the Belgian throne.


Princess Louise Sophie Mary was named after first or second names of her great-grandmothers: Marie Louise Sclifet, Luisa Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana, Princess Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden and Olive Mary Harmer. She was christened on 4 September 2004, in Longfonds, La Hulpe, Belgium, the estate of Baron Jacques-Ernest Solvay de La Hulpe. Her godmothers are Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and Baroness Marie-Claude Solvay.[2] There was no mention of who the godfather was though some reports give the godfather to be Reza Pahlavi.[3] It may be he was not mentioned because he is not a Roman Catholic.

Her two younger brothers are twins, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric of Belgium, born 13 December 2005.

The family lives in Tervuren.

Early life[edit]

Princess Louise attends the Lycee Francais, and previously attended a private school in Tervuren.[4]

In 2009, Princess Louise contracted pneumonia while on a family holiday in Sardinia, leading to the hospitalisation of her father, Prince Laurent.[5]

On 2 June 2011, she made her first communion at Sainte-Catherine Bonlez, a district of Chaumont-Gistoux in the province of Walloon Brabant, with the royal family in attendance.[6]


16. Albert I of Belgium
8. Leopold III of Belgium
17. Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria
4. Albert II of Belgium
18. Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
9. Princess Astrid of Sweden
19. Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
2. Prince Laurent of Belgium
20. Fulco Beniamino Tristano Ruffo di Calabria, Duke di Guardia Lombarda
10. Fulco, Prince Ruffo di Calabria, Duke of Guardia Lombarda
21. Laura Mosselman du Chenoy
5. Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria
22. Augusto Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana
11. Luisa Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana
23. Maria dei Conti Rignon
1. Princess Louise of Belgium
24. Henry Nicholas F. Coombs
12. Nicholas Charles Coombs
25. Beatrice Flora Leonardt
6. Nicholas John Coombs
26. Robert Joseph Harmer
13. Olive Mary Harmer
27. Mildred Brock
3. Claire Coombs
28. Liévin Mertens
14. André Mertens
29. Eva Mary
7. Nicole Mertens
30. Adhémar Sclifet
15. Marie Louise Sclifet
31. Philomène Rousseau

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Styles of
Princess Louise of Belgium
State Coat of Arms of Belgium.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Madame
Princess Louise of Belgium (b. 2004)
Born: 6 February 2004
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Laurent of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
12th position
Succeeded by
Prince Nicolas of Belgium