Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Laetitia Maria
Princess of Belgium,
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Born (2003-04-23) 23 April 2003
Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium
Full name
Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita
House Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Styles of
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium
Reference style Her Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Madame

Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita, born 23 April 2003) is the third daughter and youngest child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. She was born at the Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium[1] and is currently Ninth in line to the Belgian throne.


All of her grandparents and great-grandparents are royal or noble; she descends from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Swedish, French, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish and German royal families. Through her maternal grandmother Queen Paola she also descends from a number of prominent Italian noble families.

She has two older brothers, Amedeo (b. 1986) and Joachim (b. 1991), who is also her godfather, and two older sisters: Maria Laura (b. 1988) and Luisa Maria (b. 1995).

She is currently being educated at Bromsgrove Preparatory School in the UK. She is in her 8th year of primary school (2015-2016).[2] Princess Laetitia was a flower girl at the 2014 wedding of her brother Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Elisabetta Rosboch Von Wolkenstein.

Titles and styles

All the children of The Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz, bear the title "Prince(ss) of Belgium" by Belgian Royal Decree of 2 December 1991, this in addition to their Austrian titles by tradition i.e. "Archduke/Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince(ss) Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince(ss) of Modena". Internationally Laetitia Maria is shortly styled as HI&RH Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.


  1. La Libre, Article (French) announcing Laetitia Maria's birth
  2. Noblesse et Royautés, "Rentrée des classes des princes de Belgique" (September 4, 2012)
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 23 April 2003
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
11th position
Succeeded by
Prince Laurent of Belgium
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