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
Born (1954-08-26) 26 August 1954 (age 61)
Château de Belœil, Belœil, Belgium
Spouse Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg (m. 1982)
Issue Archduchess Marie Christine
Archduke Imre
Archduke Christoph
Archduke Alexander
Archduchess Gabriella
Full name
German: Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Yolande of Ligne

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 and four grandchildren:[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, D.C..[4][5] The couple lives in Luxembourg, where Archduke Imre works for Ernst and Young. [6] They have a daughter and are expecting their second child:
    • Archduchess Maria Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (b. 11 November 2013)[7]
  • 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.[8] They have one daughter:
    • Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (b. 22 December 2014)[9]
  • 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


Foreign honours[edit]

Dynastic honours[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (1 May 2005). "Karl Christian Erzherzog von Österreich". 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. ^ (German), Photos from the wedding
  6. ^ "An Archduchess Among Us". Northern Kentucky University. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Information given on the blog "Royalement-Blog" (French)
  9. ^
  10. ^ Royalement Blog, Bal in the early 1980s, Photos of Carl Christian & Nikolaus wearing the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  11. ^ a b Noblesse et Royautés, Guillaume of Luxembourg's wedding : gala dinner, 2012, Photo of Carl Christian & Marie-Astrid