Thursday, February 6, 2014

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Princess Louise of Belgium

  1. Princess Louise Sophie Mary of Belgium was born 6 February 2004 as the eldest of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire's children{Source}.
  2. She has two younger brothers, twins Prince Aymeric and Prince Nicolas{Source}.
  3. She was christened on 4 September 2004, in Longfonds, La Hulpe, Belgium, the estate of Baron Jacques-Ernest Solvay de La Hulpe. 
  4. Her godmothers are Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and Baroness Marie-Claude Solvay {Source}. There was no mention of who her godfather was though some reports give the godfather to be Reza Pahlavi {Source}.
  5. She is presently 13th in line for the Belgian throne after her aunt, 9 cousins, and her father{Source}.
  6. Princess Louise attends the Lycee Francais, and previously attended a private school in Tervuren {Source}
  7. In 2009, Princess Louise contracted pneumonia while on a family holiday in Sardinia, leading to the hospitalization of her father, Prince Laurent {Source}.
  8. In June 2011, she made her first communion at Sainte-Catherine Bonlez, a district of Chaumont-Gistoux in the province of Walloon Brabant, with the royal family in attendance {Source}
  9. She shares a birthday with her controversial great-(half?) aunt, Princess Marie-Christine {Source}
  10. Because she is so young and so far down in the line of succession, she is primarily kept from the limelight. She is usually photographed with other family members at official family portrait photocall sessions, such as the summer {2008}and Christmas calls {Christmas 2006}

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