Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este was born 11 October 1995 as the second youngest child of  Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este{Source}.
She is the second youngest child of{Source}.
She has four older siblings and a sister-in-law and a niece{Source}:
  1. Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
    1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987, m. 2014)
      1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016)
  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)
She was educated in Belgium and England. Like her elder siblings and cousins did before her, she attended Sint Jan Berchmans College in Belgium.  In 2009, she began to attend Sevenoaks College in England, just like her eldest brother{Source}.  It is likely she has begun university somewhere away from the public spotlight.
Since her mother is fiercely private about her children's lives, Princess Luisa Maria is rarely seen in the public eye. In recent years as she and her siblings get older, her mother has relaxed a bit, allowing them to attend events.In 2003, she attended her youngest siblings baptism {Photos}.In 2008, she attended her great-aunt, Queen Faboila's 80th birthday celebrations {Photo} Also in 2008, she took part in the Royal Family's annual summer photocall {Photos}.In 2011, she joined her mother and youngest sister for the world premiere of The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg {Photos}{Source}. In 2012, she attended her mother's 50th birthday celebrations {Photo} and the family photocall {Photos}. In 2013, she was among the Royal Family when they attended the abdication ceremony and investiture ceremonies of her grandfather and uncle and National Day celebrations {Photos}.

Princess Luisa Maria is presently 9th in line for the Belgian throne after her four cousins, mother, a brother and sister and niece. She speaks French, Dutch, German and English.

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