Princess Louise of Belgium (born 2004)

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Princess Louise
Born (2004-02-06) 6 February 2004 (age 15)
St-Luc University Hospital, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
Full name
Louise Sophie Mary
HouseBelgium
FatherPrince Laurent of Belgium
MotherClaire Coombs

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 and Princess Claire. She is currently 13th in the line of succession to the Belgian throne.

Life[edit]

Styles of
Princess Louise of Belgium
Coat of arms of a Princess of Belgium.svg
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleMadame

Princess Louise was born in 6 February 2004 at Saint-Luc University Hospital in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, She was named after her great-grandmothers: Marie Louise Sclifet, Luisa Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana, 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 Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran.[3]

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

On 2 June 2011, she received her first communion at Sainte-Catherine Bonlez, a district of Chaumont-Gistoux in the province of Walloon Brabant, with the royal family in attendance.[5]

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Princess Louise 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.[6]
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.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays". Belgian Monarchy.
  2. ^ "(French) Naissance de la princesse Louise de Belgique". Royalement Blog.
  3. ^ Kadivar, Darius. "ROYAL CURTSY: Crown Prince Reza Godfather to Belgium's Prince Prince Laurent's Daughter". Iranian.com: Persian Realm.
  4. ^ "Controversy Over Prince Laurent Sending Daughter to French School". Archived from the original on 2013-07-28.
  5. ^ "Belgian Royal Family Gathers for Princess Louise's First Communion". Archived from the original on 2013-08-22.
  6. ^ 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.

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Princess Louise of Belgium (born 2004)
Born: 6 February 2004
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Laurent of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
14th position
Succeeded by
Prince Nicolas of Belgium