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Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Laetitia Maria
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium,
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Born (2003-04-23) 23 April 2003
Brussels, Belgium
Full name
Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita
House House of Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Styles of
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium
Reference style Her Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Madame

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 Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium[1] and is currently Ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Contents

  • Family 1
  • Public duty 2
  • Titles and styles 3
  • Ancestry 4
  • External links 5

Family

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 Sint-Jan-Berchmans School in Brussels - as most young members of the royal family are. She is in her 7th year of primary school (2015-2016).[2]

Public duty

Thus far, her notable public duty has been attending the October 2011 Brussels premiere of "The Adventures of Tintin (film)" with her mother Princess Astrid and sister Princess Luisa Maria.[3]

Princess Laetitia was a flower girl at the 2014 wedding of her brother Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Elisabetta Rosboch Von Wolkenstein.

Titles and styles

  • 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) Imperial of Austria, 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

External links

  • Imperial House of Austria
  • Belgian Royal family (Paul Theroff's site)
  • King Albert II's descent (French)
  • Ancestry in Genealogics (using arrows, roots towards the past will be displayed)
  1. ^ La Libre, Article (French) announcing Laetitia Maria's birth
  2. ^ Noblesse et Royautés, "Rentrée des classes des princes de Belgique" (September 4, 2012)
  3. ^ Noblesse et Royautés (French), Astrid and her younger daughters at the premiere of "Tintin"
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 23 April 2003
Belgian royalty
Preceded by
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
9th position
Succeeded by
Prince Laurent of Belgium
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