Princess Eléonore of Belgium

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Princess Eléonore
Eléonore de Belgique.jpg
Princess Eléonore in 2016
Born (2008-04-16) April 16, 2008 (age 11)
Erasmus Hospital, Anderlecht, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium
Full name
French: Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie
Dutch: Eleonore Fabiola Victoria Anna Maria
German: Eleonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie
HouseBelgium
FatherPhilippe of Belgium
MotherMathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Princess Eléonore of Belgium (Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie; born 16 April 2008) is the younger daughter and the youngest of four children of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. She is currently fourth in line to the throne of Belgium after her older siblings Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, and Prince Emmanuel.

Life[edit]

She is the twelfth and youngest grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola. The princess was born in 16 April 2008 at 4:50 at the Erasmus Hospital the teaching hospital of Université libre de Bruxelles in Anderlecht.[1]

She was baptised on 14 June 2008 in the chapel of Ciergnon Castle in the Belgian Ardennes, by Cardinal Godfried Danneels, the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. Her godparents are Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Claire of Belgium, and Count Sébastien von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg.[1]

Princess Eléonore attends a Dutch-language primary school in Brussels, but French and English are also part of her education[2], she lives with her parents, her sister Elisabeth and her two brothers Gabriel and Emmanuel at the Royal Palace of Laeken.[3]

Princess Eléonore plays the violin and enjoys reading. She is creative and likes to draw. She likes to practice cycling, swimming, skiing and sailing.[4]

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Princess Eléonore of Belgium
Coat of arms of a Princess of Belgium.svg
Notes
As a Princess of Belgium and a descendant of King Leopold I, the Princess is entitled to use a coat of arms which was stipulated in the Royal Decree of King Philippe in 2019.[5]
Adopted
12 July 2019
Coronet
Princely crown of Belgium
Escutcheon
On a lozenge, sable, a lion rampant or, armed and langued gules (Belgium), on the shoulder an escutcheon barry of ten sable and or, a crancelin vert (Wettin), overall a bordure or.
Supporters
Two lions guardant proper
Motto
French: L'union fait la force
Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht
German: Einigkeit macht stark
Other elements
The whole is placed on a mantle purpure with ermine lining, fringes and tassels or and ensigned with the Royal crown of Belgium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Dutch) De Standaard Online - Prinses Mathilde bevallen van dochtertje Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  2. ^ https://www.monarchie.be/en/royal-family/princess-eleonore
  3. ^ https://www.monarchie.be/en/royal-family/princess-eleonore
  4. ^ https://www.monarchie.be/en/royal-family/princess-eleonore
  5. ^ Philippe, Koning der Belgen (12 July 2019). "Koninklijk besluit houdende vaststelling van het wapen van het Koninklijk Huis en van zijn leden" (PDF). MONITEUR BELGE/ BELGISCH STAATSBLAD. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Princess Eléonore of Belgium
Born: 16 April 2008
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
4th position
Succeeded by
The Archduchess of Austria-Este