Sunday, September 9, 2012

Royal Profile: Archduke Imre of Austria & Kathleen Elizabeth Walker

Wedding Date: 8 September 2012

Archduke Imre of Austria
Full Name, Title and Style: His Imperial & Royal Highness Archduke Imre Emanuel Simeon Jean Carl Marcus d'Aviano of Austria
Parents: Archduke Carl Christian of Austria & Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg
Date of Birth: 8 December 1985, in Genève, Switzerland
  1. Archduchess Marie-Christine (1983, married, one child)
    1. Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
  2. Archduke Christoph (1988) 
  3. Archduke Alexander (1990)
  4. Archduchess Gabriella (1994)

Kathleen Elizabeth Walker

Full Name:
Kathleen Elizabeth Walker

Official Title upon Marriage:
Her Imperial & Royal Highness Archduchess Kathleen Elizabeth of Austria

 Cincinati, Ohio, USA.

  1. Elizabeth Walker
  2. Maria Walker
  3. Caroline Walker
  4. Joseph Walker
  5. Andrew Walker
  6. Unamed Walker

Northern Kentucky University

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.

Bridal Party

Maid of Honor:
Julie Broering (bride's friend)

  1. Elizabeth Walker (bride's sister)
  2. Maria Walker  (bride's sister)
  3. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria  (groom's sister)
  4.  Alexandra Deptula  (bride's friend)
  5. Adrienne Alessandro  (bride's friend)

  1. Archduke Christoph of Austria  (groom's brother)
  2. Archduke Alexander of Austria (groom's brother)
  3. Prince Felix of Luxembourg (groom's cousin)
  4. Guillaume Heck (groom's friend)
  5. Louis-Victor Douville de Franssu (groom's friend)

  1. Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum (groom's brother-in-law)
  2. Archduke Michael of Austria  (groom's cousin)
  3. Archduke Franz Ludwig of Austria (groom's cousin)

Bridal Children
  1. Caroline Walker, Flower Girl (bride's sister)
  2. Joseph Walker, ring bearer (bride's brother)
  3. Andrew Walker, ring bearer (bride's brother)
For more information on this wedding, visit Royal Musings and to view photos click here


  1. One question, Why isn't any newspapers have any nformation about the wedding? Wikipedia doesn't have any information about Archduke Imre. I never herd of him and I wanted to see if he was a real person? I am in a debate with someone over the topic. Please enlightem me. The person I'm debating with says he's not a real person due to lack of informaiton via newspapers or royal registeries such as Almach de gotha or burkes peerage. Again, thank you.

  2. The reason there is little information about him and this wedding because the Royal Family of Austria is defunct. He is a pretender to the Austrian Throne. If Austria were ever to go back to being a monarchy, he would likely be an Archduke of the country someday. However, the likelihood of that is very slim. The titles and styles are out of courtesy only, similar to the German titles. The Austrian Monarchy went defunct after WWI, in 1918. He is the son of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria, whose grandfather was the last reigning Archduke of Austria. Now, the Royal Family Austria lives private lives with extremely limited public engagements, thus why there was little information on this wedding. It took me FOREVER to gather this information-much of which (bridal party, siblings, etc) was taken from another Royal Blog, RoyalMusings, who had the opportunity to visit the church where the wedding took place. The likely reason they do not appear in either Almach de gotha or burkes peerage is because they have no connection to the British Royal Family, which is what both are based upon.
    Hope that helps!

  3. Wedding pictures from Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen's wedding can be viewed here:

  4. Craig, Thanks so much. I've added it to the post! :-)

  5. You listed as ushers:
    Archduke Michael of Austria (groom's uncle)
    Archduke Franz Ludwig of Austria (groom's uncle)

    Michael and Franz Ludwig are not the groom's uncles. They are his cousins and the sons of his father's brother, Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

  6. I got the information from Royal Musings, so there is no need to attack me about it. Thanks for the correction though!


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