Friday, December 16, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este

Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este was born 15 December 1955, the second child of Archduke Robert of Austria-Este and of Princess Margherite of Savoy-Aosta. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews:
  1. Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zunneberg (1954)
    1. Count Riprand of Arco-Zinneberg (m. 1980)
      1. Countess Anna Theresa von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1981)
      2. Countess Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1983)
      3. Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1988)
      4. Countess Maximiliana Aimée Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1990)
      5. Countess Marie Gabrielle von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1992)
      6. Countess Giorgiana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1997)
  2. Archduke Gerhard of Austria-Este (1957)
    1. Archduchess Iris of Austria-Este (1961, m. 2015)
  3. Archduke Martin of Austria-Este (1959)
    1. Princess Katharina von Isenburg, Archduchess of Austria-Este 
      1. Archduke Bartholomaeus of Austria (2006)
      2. Archduke Emmanuel of Austria (2008)
      3. Archduchess Helene of Austria (2009)
      4. Archduke Luigi of Austria (2011)
  4. Archduchess Isabella of Austria-Este, Countess Czarnocki-Lucheschi (1963)
    1.  Count Andrea Czarnocki-Lucheschi
      1. Alvise Czarnocki-Lucheschi (1999)
      2. Carlo Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2000)
      3. Maria Anna Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2002)
      4. Alessandro Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2004)

He attended his secondary education in France. After receiving his high school diploma, he studied at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Innsbruck (Austria), earning a degree in Economics and Social Sciences.

On 22 September 1984, he married Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este, and they set up a home in Switzerland, from 1984-1993. Then they returned with their children to Belgium. Their five children and daughter-in-law and granddaughter are:
  1. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
    1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987)
      1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016)
  2. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
  3. Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
  4. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
  5. Princess Laetia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)

He works full time in the banking industry, as well as takes part in activities of the Royal Family on a regular basis. He often attends ceremonies and official engagements in the company of his wife. He has served as honorary president of the Council of the Association Royale des Demeures Historiques de Belgique since 2004, and is a patron of Europae Thesauri, and served as deputy chairman of the Société des Amis of the Almanach de Gotha.

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