Sunday, October 4, 2015

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Prince Emmanuel of Belgium

  1. Prince Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie of Belgium was born 4 October 2005
  2. He is the third child and second son of King Philippe& Queen Mathilde{Source}. 
  3. He has two older siblings and a younger sister:
    1. Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
    2. Prince Gabriel
    3. Princess Eléonore
  4. His godparents were {Source}:
    1. Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg(paternal 2nd cousin, their grandparents were brother and sister)
    2. Countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz (maternal aunt)
  5. Like his elder siblings and cousins, he began classes at Sint-Jan Berchman's on 1 September 2008 {Photos}. 
  6. In September 2012, he began classes at Eureka, a school for children with learning disabilities in Kessel-Lo {Source}.
  7. His paternal aunts and uncles are:
    1. Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este
    2. Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este
    3. Prince Laurent of Belgium
    4. Princess Claire of Belgium
  8. His paternal cousins are:
    1. Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
      1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987)
    2. Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
    3. Prince Joachim, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
    4. Princess Luisa Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
    5. Princess Laetia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)
    6. Princess Louise of Belgium (2004)
    7. Prince Aymeric of Belgium (2005)
    8. Prince Nicolas of Belgium (2005)
  9. His maternal aunts and uncles and cousins are:
    1. Jonkvrouw Marie-Alix Suzanne Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz (1974-1997)
    2. Countess Elisabeth Marie Hedwige Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz (1977)
      1. Margrave Alfonso Pallavicini
        1. Margravine Olympia Edoarda Matilde Pallavicini (2008)
        2. Margrave Adalberto Domenico Carlo Patrizio Maria Pallavicini (2009)
    3. Countess Hélène Marie Michele Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz (1979)
      1. Baron Nicholas Janssen
        1. Baroness Cordélia Janssen (2012)
        2. Baron Alistair Janssen(2013)
    4. Count Charles-Henri Marie Ghislain d'Udekem d'Acoz (1985)
  10. He is named:
    1. Emmanuel is to continue the El/el tradition.
    2. Léopold is for his great-grandfather, Leopold III of Belgium.
    3. Guillaume is for his godfather, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.
    4. François is for Saint Francis of Assisi, as the prince was born on his feast day.
    5. Marie is for the Virgin Mary, as per tradition with Catholic royalty.

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