Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

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Archduke Carl Christian of Austria
Born (1954-08-26) 26 August 1954 (age 62)
Château de Belœil, Belœil, Belgium
Spouse Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg (m. 1982)
Issue Marie Christine
Full name
German: Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Yolande de Ligne
Religion Roman Catholicism

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 formerly ruling Austro-Hungaria House of Habsburg-Lorraine. Carl Christian is the third child of Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria and his wife Princess Yolande de 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 his second cousin 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 issue:[1][2]

  • Archduchess Marie Christine (b. Brussels, 31 July 1983), married on 6 December 2008 in Mechelen, Belgium, to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (b. Uccle, 20 March 1979).[3] They have issue:
    • Count Léopold (b. 19 April 2011).
    • Count Constantin (b. 25 October 2013).
    • Count Gabriel (b. July 2016)
  • Archduke Imre (born 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 issue:
    • Archduchess Maria Stella (b. 11 November 2013)[7]
    • Archduchess Magdalena (b. 24 February 2016)
  • Archduke Christoph (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 the Basilica of Saint-Epvre, Nancy, France.[8] They have issue:
    • Archduchess Katarina (b. 22 December 2014)[9]
  • Archduke Alexander (b. Meyrin, 26 September 1990).
  • Archduchess Gabriella (b. Geneva, 26 March 1994).

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 9 May 1977 - 28 May 1978: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke and Prince Carl Christian of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (Traditional title: Austria legally abolished its nobility and banned noble titles in 1919).
  • 29 May 1978 – present: His Serene Highness Prince Carl Christian of Habsburg-Lorraine.[10]


Foreign honours[edit]

Dynastic honours[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (1 May 2005). "Karl Christian Erzherzog von Österreich". Retrieved 2008-12-06.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e 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[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Lux-arazzi, Archduke "marries American"
  5. ^ (German), Photos from the wedding
  6. ^ "An Archduchess Among Us". Northern Kentucky University. 
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  10. ^ de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 738-742, 748-749, 756-759 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  11. ^ Royalement Blog, Bal in the early 1980s, Photos of Carl Christian & Nikolaus wearing the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  12. ^ a b Noblesse et Royautés, Guillaume of Luxembourg's wedding : gala dinner, 2012, Photo Archived March 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. of Carl Christian & Marie-Astrid