Another new photo from King Albert II and Queen Paola’s 2016 Christmas card. This time featuring Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid, Prince Amedeo and Archduchess Elisabetta and of course, little Archduchess Anna-Astrid!

Prince Amedeo, Princess Maria Laura, Princess Maria Laetitia, Princess Louise, Princess Astrid, King Albert, Prince Aymeric, Prince Nicolas, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Paola of Belgium assist at Princess Astrid’s 50th birthday at Schonenberg Residence on June 2, 2012

Belgian Royal Family Spam

On a royalty craze.

Here’s another handsome royal. Prince Amedeo of Belgium.

Prince Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d'Aviano, my God that’s a long name, born on February 22, 1986, is a member of the Belgian Royal Family and heir to the headship of the House of Austrie-Este, a cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He is the  first child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium and is descended from royals and nobles from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish and German royal families. Prince Amedeo graduated from the London School of Economics in 2008, took a sabbatical before entering professional life, but is now working for Deloitte in New York City.

Titles and Styles:

  • 21 February 1986  – 2 December 1991: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Amedeo of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
  • 2 December 1991  – 7 February 1996: His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
  • 7 February 1996  – present: His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Hereditary Prince of Modena

Internationally, he is shortly styled as HI&RH Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Princess Astrid of Belgium and her husband Prince Lorenz attended a Roll Back Malaria Partnership reception in Brussels with their eldest son Prince Amedeo and his wife, Princess Elisabetta on December 14, 2015.

The reception was also the farewell reception for Princess Astrid as Special Representative for the UN Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership. Princess Astrid was recognized for her commitment and tireless efforts during her 8 years as a Special Representative for the RBM Partnership.


18 June 2016:  Princess Alix de Ligne marries  Count Guillaume de Dampierre

Princess Alix de Ligne is the granddaughter of Princess Alix of Luxembourg &  Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne. Princess Alix of Luxemborug is the younger sister of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. Princess Alix de Ligne is the 1st cousin 1x removed of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Her father and The Grand Duke of Luxembourg are first cousins. Through her mother, she is in 8th place in succession for the defunct Brazilian throne. 

Some attendees included:

  1. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
  2. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
  3. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (34)
  4. Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (32)
  5. Prince Felix of Luxembourg (32)
  6. Princess Claire of Luxembourg (31)
  7. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (25)
  8. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (24)
  9. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (30)
  10. Archduchess Elisabetta “Lili” of Austria-Este (29)
  11. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (27)
  12. Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria
  13.  Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria 
  14. Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, Countess of Limburg-Stirum (33)
  15.  Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (22)
  16. Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg
  17. Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein (31)
  18. Prince Jean of Luxembourg
  19. Countess Diane de Nassau
  20. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg 
  21. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg 
  22. Prince Robert of Luxembourg 
  23. Princess Julie  of Luxembourg
  24. Princess Charlotte de Nassau (21)

Upon her marriage, she became Princess Alix de Ligne, Countess de Dampirre

Photo credit: Place Royale Fb