Prince Amedeo marries Lili Rosboch: what you need to know

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, archduke of Austria-Este marries with Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein on Saturday the 5th of July in Rome. 

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Where?

They marry in in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome. They picked out the church themselves and it is one of the oldest of Rome. Normally they would marry in Belgium but because of the Christian tradition, the couple marries in the hometown of the bride, in this case Rome. The wedding will be in Italian, French and German. Cardinal Danneels will lead the wedding. He also leaded the wedding of Prince Amedeo’s mom Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz and the baptism of Prince Amedeo.

When?

They marry on Saturday the 5th of July. The religious wedding takes place at 5.30 pm local time and lasts 2 hours. The religious wedding also counts as civil wedding in Italy so they only have 1 ceremony, the religious one. 

Where to watch?

Unfortunately there is no live stream nor will the wedding be broadcasted on tv. They prefered an intimate ceremony. However the Belgian Royal Court will publish official pictures. You can always check my blog during that day, I’ll post all the pictures I can find.

Who are the Royal guests?

The entire Belgian Royal Family will be present. We also expect to see members of the Luxembourg Royal Family because they are very close family of the Belgians. Prince Amedeo also attended the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie and the wedding of Prince Félix and Princess Claire last year. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume is already spotted in Italy as well as the Royal Family of Liechtenstein. 

Which title will Lili get?

If she accepts the title of Princess she will take on the title Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabetta of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.

Who are the bridesmaids?

Princess Elisabeth (eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and goddaughter of Prince Amedeo), Princess Louise (daughter of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, cousin of Prince Amedeo) and Princess Laetitia Maria (daughter of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, sister of Prince Amedeo)

What will she wear?

She’ll wear (of course) a wedding dress to her own personal taste. The designer of the dress is Italian. I really hope she’s going to wear a tiara and if she does, it will probably be the Savoy-Aosta Tiara (second picture). There is also a possibilty she isn’t going to wear a tiara because her mother-in-law Princess Astrid didn’t at her wedding. The veil will probably the one that Queen Paola, Queen Mathilde and Princess Claire also wore. The veil is a heirloom of Queen Paola (first picture). 

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Where will they live?

After the wedding Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta will live in Brussels, Belgium because Amedeo has found a job there. They have already bought a house.

When will we see them again?

Prince Amedeo and his wife will attend the National Day (21st of July) and special family events like birthdays, weddings and baptisms but they won’t take on many official engagements. The Belgian Royal Watchers do expect Prince Amedeo to lead the economical missions abroad in a couple of years.

What kind of job will they have?

As I mentioned before, they won’t take on many official engagements but they both have a job. Prince Amedeo will probably take on a job in the financial sector. Lili has worked for Bloomberg in New York for several years. She wrote about art and and culture. She will probably try to find a job in Belgium after they move. They also gave an interview where they said: "We are excited to start a new life. First, we are going to travel together. We’re looking forward to afterwards build our career and start a family together.

Did you know?

Prince Lorenz didn’t know Prince Amedeo was dating Lili. They have been dating for 7 years now. Lorenz said on the press conference in Rome yesterday: “We were on holiday in Africa and Amedeo was just graduated. I told him he maybe had to think about his future and find a girlfriend. Amedeo looked at me and said: “Dad, don’t you know that I already have a girlfriend?” Laura (Princess Maria Laura) introduced Lili to Amedeo when they both lived in London.” 

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