Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Luisa Maria
Princess of Belgium,
Archduchess of Austria-Este (more)
Born (1995-10-11) 11 October 1995
Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels, Belgium
Full name
Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar
House Austria-Este
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Styles of
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium
Reference style Her Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Madame

Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar; born 11 October 1995) is the fourth child and second daughter 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 eighth in line to the Belgian throne.


All of her grandparents and great-grandparents are either royal or noble; she descends from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Swedish, French, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish, and German royal families. As she was born after the 1991 change of the constitution, which abolished Salic Law, she is the first Belgian princess to be born with full succession rights to the throne.

She has two older brothers, Amedeo (b. 1986) and Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (b. 1991), one older sister, Maria Laura (b. 1988) and one younger sister, Laetitia Maria (b. 2003).

After having been educated at Sint-Jan-Berchmans School in Brussels – as most young members of the royal family do – she attended Sevenoaks School in Kent, England, since 2009, a school already attended by her eldest brother, Amedeo. She is attending university in Montreal, Canada.

In 2003 she was a flower girl at the wedding of her other maternal uncle Prince Laurent to Claire Coombs. She was also a bridesmaid along with her younger sister Princess Laetitia Maria at the July 2014 wedding of their brother, Prince Amedeo.[2]

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 Luisa Maria is shortly styled as HI&RH Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.


  1. Le Soir, Article (French) mentioning Luisa Maria's birth
  2. "Belgium's Prince Amedeo marries Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein in Rome". Hello Magazine. 6 July 2014.
Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 11 October 1995
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
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