Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

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Princess Laetitia Maria
Princess of Belgium,
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Born (2003-04-23) 23 April 2003 (age 14)
Saint Jean Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
Full name
Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita
House Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium

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 Clinic , Brussels, Belgium[1] and is currently eleventh in line to the Belgian throne.

Biography[edit]

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 UK, she is in her 9th year of school (2016-17).[2] Princess Laetitia was a flower girl at the 2014 wedding of her brother Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Nob. Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein.

Titles and styles[edit]

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

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

Ancestry[edit]

External links[edit]

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