Saturday, August 22, 2015

Royal Profile: Archduchess Eilika of Austria, Princess of Austria and Hungary

Archduchess Eilika of Austria, Princess of Austria and Hungary was born 22 August 1972 as the daughter of Duke Johann of Oldenburg and his wife Countess Ilka of Ortenburg {Source}. She has two younger siblings, sister-in-law and nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Duchess Tatiana von Holstein-Gottorp of Oldenburg (1974)
  2. Duke Constantin Nikolaus von Holstein-Gottorp of Oldenburg (1975)
    1. Alexandra Freiin von Mirbach (1967)
      1. Elisabeth Christine Olga Sophhie Freiin von Erffa(2000)
      2. Nikolaus Hubertus Konstatin Hartmann Freiherr von Erffa(2001)
      3. Ludwig Stephan Carl Ferdinand Hartmann Freiherr von Erffa(2003)
      4. Maximilian Hubertus Wolfram Hartmann Freiherr von Erffa(2005)
On 18 October 1997, Eilika married Georg von Habsburg in St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary {Source}. Together, they have the following children:
  1. Archduchess Zsofia Erzherzogin von Österreich of Austria (2001)
  2. Archduchess Ildiko Erzherzogin von Österreich of Austria (2002)
  3. Archduke Károly Konstantin Erzherzog von Österreich of Austria (2004)
She and her family live next to the village of Sóskút, in Pest County in Hungary. Their eldest child was the first Habsburg to be born in Hungary in more than fifty years. While Georg is a Roman Catholic, Eilika has chosen to remain a Lutheran.

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