Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este Biography and Replies

Born Astrid Joséphine-Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie on 5th June 1962 at at Belvédère Castle in Laeken north of Brussels to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess de Liège.

Her godparents were Fabrizio, Prince Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau and Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg.

Parents

King Albert II of Belgium.

Queen Paola of Belgium.

Sibling

Philippe, The King of The Belgians born 15th April 1960 in the Belvédère Castle in Laeken north of Brussels.

Prince Laurent of Belgium born 19th October 1963 at Belvédère Castle in Laeken north of Brussels.

Education

She completed her primary in Brussels.

She attended secondary school at the Institut de la Vierge Fidèle in Brussels.

She studied art history for a year at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Then went to the Institute of European Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States to continue her art history studies.

Engagement

Her engagement to His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este was announced on 13th May 1984.

Wedding

The couple married on 22nd September 1984 first civilly by Hervé Brouhon, The Mayor of Brussels at the town hall in the ornate Grand Place and then religiously by Godfried Danneels The Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels at the Church of Notre-Dame au Sablon in Brussels, Belgium. They have five children.

Children and Grandchildren

1) Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este born (Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d’Aviano) 21st February 1986 at Saint Luc University Hospital in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert who married Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein born 9th September 1987 on 5th July 2014.

1) Archduchess Anna-Astrid of Austria-Este born 17th May 2016 in Brussels

2) Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este born 6th September 2019 in Brussels

2) Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este born (Maria Laura Zita Beatrix Gerhard) 26th August 1988 at Saint Luc University Hospital in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.

3) Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este born (Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d’Aviano) 9th December 1991 at Saint Luc University Hospital in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.

4) Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este born (Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar) 11th October 1995 at Saint Jean Hospital in Brussels.

5) Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este born (Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita) 23rd April 2003 at Saint Jean Hospital in Brussels.

Tttle

5th June 1962  – 22nd September 1984; Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium.

22nd September 1984 – 7th February 1996; Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.

7th February – Present; Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este.

Line of Succession

Philippe, The King of The Belgians

  1. Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant
  2. Prince Gabriel of Belgium
  3. Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
  4. Princess Eléonore of Belgium
  5. Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este
  6. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  7. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este
  8. Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este
  9. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
  10. Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  11. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
  12. Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
  13. Prince Laurent of Belgium
  14. Princess Louise of Belgium
  15. Prince Nicolas of Belgium
  16. Prince Aymeric of Belgium 

 

Replies

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Christmas (2016)

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid Christmas 2016

Christmas (2017)

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium Family PhotoPrince Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium Christmas Card

57th Birthday (2019)

Princess Astrid of Belgium

35th Wedding Anniversary (2019)

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid Wedding Anniversary

Christmas (2019)

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid Christmas

Easter (2020)

Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz Easter

58th Birthday

Princess Astrid of Belgium's 58th Birthday

 

 

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