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Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

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Name  Archduke Christian

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Born  26 August 1954 (age 68) Chateau de Belœil, Belœil, Belgium (1954-08-26)
Issue  Archduchess Marie Christine Archduke Imre Archduke Christoph Archduke Alexander Archduchess Gabriella
House  House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father  Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
Mother  Princess Yolande of Ligne
Spouse  Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria (m. 1982)
Children  Archduchess Marie Christine Anne Astrid Zita Charlotte of Austria
Parents  Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, Archduchess Yolande of Austria
Siblings  Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Archduchess Alexandra of Austria, Archduchess Maria Constanza of Austria
Grandchildren  Count Leopold de Limburg-Stirum
Similar People  Archduchess Marie Astrid of, Archduke Carl Ludwig of, Jean - Grand Duke of L, Archduchess Yolande of Austria, Henri - Grand Duke of L

Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (German: Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'Aviano, Erzherzog und Prinz von Österreich, Prinz von Ungarn, Kroatien, und Böhmen) (born 26 August 1954 at Château de Belœil in Belœil, Belgium) is a Belgian aristocrat and a member of the formerly ruling Austro-Hungarian House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He is the third child of Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria and his wife Princess Yolande de Ligne.


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Belgian branch of Austria

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In 1983 Carl Christian, along with his children, were incorporated by King Baudouin into the Belgian nobility with the title and style of HSH Prince/sse de Habsbourg-Lorraine. To this day they are considered, together with his cousin Archduke Lorenz and his brother Archduke Rudolf, the founders of the Belgian branch of the Habsburg imperial family.

Marriage and issue

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Carl Christian married his second cousin Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg, eldest child and daughter of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, on 6 February 1982 in Luxembourg. They have five children:

  • Archduchess Marie Christine Anne Astrid Zita Charlotte of Austria (b. Brussels, 31 July 1983), Countess of Limburg-Stirum after her marriage on 6 December 2008 in Mechelen, Belgium, to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (b. Uccle, 20 March 1979). They have three sons:
  • Count Léopold Menno Philippe Gabriel François-Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain de Limburg-Stirum (b. 19 April 2011).
  • Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (b. 25 October 2013).
  • Count Gabriel de Limburg-Stirum (b. 2016).
  • Archduke Imre Emanuel Simeon Jean Carl Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. 8 December 1985) married on 8 September 2012 Kathleen Elizabeth Walker (b. 17 April 1986) in Washington, D.C.. They have two daughters:
  • Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (b. 11 November 2013).
  • Archduchess Magdalena Maria Alexandra Zita Charlotte of Austria (b. 24 February 2016).
  • Archduke Christoph Henri Alexander Maria Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. Geneva, 2 February 1988) he married Adélaïde Marie Béatrice Drapé-Frisch (b. 4 September 1989) on 28 December 2012 (civil ceremony) and 29 December 2012 (religious ceremony). They have two daughters:
  • Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (b. 22 December 2014)
  • Archduchess Sophia of Austria (b. August 2017)
  • Archduke Alexander Hector Marie Karl Leopold Marcus d'Aviano of Austria (b. Meyrin, 26 September 1990).
  • Archduchess Gabriella Maria Pilar Yolande Joséphine Charlotte of Austria (b. Geneva, 26 March 1994).
  • Titles and styles

  • 26 August 1954 - present: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke and Prince Carl Christian of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (Traditional title: Austria legally abolished its nobility and banned noble titles in 1919)
  • in Belgium: 1983 – present: His Serene Highness Prince Charles Christian of Habsbourg-Lorraine
  • Honours

    Foreign honours
  •  Luxembourg: Grand Cross of Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  •  Luxembourg : Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of His Royal Highness The Grand Duke Jean (12 November 1989)
  • Dynastic honours
  • Austrian Imperial and Royal Family: Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
  • References

    Archduke Carl Christian of Austria Wikipedia