Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

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Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Born (2003-04-23) 23 April 2003 (age 15)
Saint Jean Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Full name
Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita
House Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Austrian imperial family
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg


Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita; born 23 April 2003) is the third daughter and youngest child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. She was born at the Saint Jean Hospital in Brussels, Belgium,[1] and is currently 11th in line to the Belgian throne.

Biography

All of her grandparents and great-grandparents are royal or noble; she descends from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Swedish, French, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish and German royal families. Through her maternal grandmother, Queen Paola, she also descends from a number of prominent Italian noble families.

She has two older brothers, Amedeo (b. 1986) and Joachim (b. 1991), who is also her godfather, and two older sisters: Maria Laura (b. 1988) and Luisa Maria (b. 1995).

She is currently being educated at Bromsgrove School in the United Kingdom. As of the 2016–17 school year, she was in her 9th year of school.[2]

Titles and styles

  • 23 April 2003 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Modena

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

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ La Libre, Article (French) announcing Laetitia Maria's birth
  2. ^ Noblesse et Royautés Archived 3 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine., "Rentrée des classes des princes de Belgique" (September 4, 2012)

External links

  • Imperial House of Austria
  • Belgian Royal family (Paul Theroff's site)
  • King Albert II's descent (French)
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 23 April 2003
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
11th position
Succeeded by
Prince Laurent of Belgium
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