Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

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Princess Luisa Maria
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium,
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Full name
Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar
House House of Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Born (1995-10-11) 11 October 1995 (age 18)
Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium
Styles of
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium
Lorenz et Astrid de Belgique.svg
Reference style Her Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Madame

Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar, born 11 October 1995) is the fourth child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. She was born at the Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium[1] and is currently ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Family[edit]

All of her grandparents and great-grandparents are either royal or noble; she descends from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Swedish, French, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish and German royal families. As she was born after the 1991 change of the constitution, which abolished Salic Law, she is the first Princess of Belgium to be born with full succession rights to the throne.

She has two older brothers, Amedeo (b. 1986) and Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (b. 1991), one older sister, Maria Laura (b. 1988) and one younger sister, Laetitia Maria (b. 2003).

After having been educated at Sint-Jan-Berchmans School in Brussels - as most young members of the royal family do -, she is currently attending Sevenoaks School in Kent, England since 2009, school already attended by her eldest brother, Amedeo.

Public appearances[edit]

She attended, with her mother Princess Astrid and her sister Princess Laetitia Maria the world premiere of "The Adventures of Tintin (film)" directed by Steven Spielberg in Brussels on October 22, 2011[2]

She was a bridesmaid at the July 2014 wedding of her brother, Prince Amedeo. [3]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 11 October 1995 – 7 February 1996: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
  • 7 February 1996 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Modena

All the children of The Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz, bear the title "Prince(ss) of Belgium" by Belgian Royal Decree of 2 December 1991, this in addition to their Austrian titles by tradition i.e. "Archduke/Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince(ss) Imperial of Austria, Prince(ss) Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince(ss) of Modena". Internationally Luisa Maria is shortly styled as HI&RH Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.

Ancestry[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Le Soir, Article (French) mentioning Luisa Maria's birth
  2. ^ Noblesse et Royautés (French), Astrid and her younger daughters at the premiere of "Tintin"
  3. ^ "Belgium's Prince Amedeo marries Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein in Rome". Hello Magazine. 6 July 2014. 
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 11 October 1995
Belgian royalty
Preceded by
Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
9th position
Succeeded by
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este