Astrid of Belgium

Astrid Joséphine-Cahrlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie, Princess of Belgium

Named for her paternal grandmother, Queen Astrid of the Belgians; her paternal aunt, Grand Duchess Joséphine-Cahrlotte of Luxembourg; her maternal uncle Don Fabrizio Ruffo di Calabria; her great-grandmother, Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians; her mother; and the Virgin Mary, as per tradition with Catholic royalty.

Daughter of Albert II King of the Belgians (1934) and Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria (1937).

Born: Château de Belvédère near Laeken, Belgium 5. Jun 1962

Godparents: Don Fabrizio Principe Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau (maternal uncle) and  Grand Duchess Joséphine-Cahrlotte of Luxembourg (paternal aunt)

Married: Brussels 22. Sep 1984 Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este (1955), son of Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este (1915-1996) and Margherita, Princess of Savoy-Aosta (1930).


Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten I, Vol XVI, 2001