Archduke Carl-Christian, Princess Marie Astrid (née Luxembourg) and Family, May 2003-
Hi! Does anybody have any new and recent pictures of her and her family? Would love to see what her children look like... Thanks!
Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg visits Rwandan health centres
Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg currently on a three-day working visit to Rwanda, visited Luxembourg Government funded health centres in Kigali and Rwamagana.
In Kigali, Princess Marie-Astrid opened an ultra modern medical facility together with President Paul Kagame. The medical facility which is funded by the Luxembourg government, is dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. It is composed of laboratories, counselling centres and an information and communication centre.
Princess Marie-Astrid later visited Rwamagana Hospital which was constructed with assistance from Luxembourg. Princess Marie-Astrid also visited the Rwamagana Nursing School were she lay a foundation stone for an extension to the school.
Earlier in the day, Princess Marie-Astrid met and held talks with the First Lady of Rwanda, Madame Jeanette Kagame. The delegation accompanying Princess Marie-Astrid also held talks with the Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Kaberuka, the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Rwabuhihi and the Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Ngarambe. .
As an unmarried princess she wore those Bandeau tiaras.
On her wedding day she wore the same tiara as her sister Margaretha and her sister-in-law Maria Teresa did.
Her Royal Highness Princess Marie Astrid, the eldest daughter of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was born at Betzdorf Castle on 17 February 1954.
The Princess studied in Luxembourg and Belgium. She gained her diploma as a state-registered nurse in 1974 and completed her education in 1977 with a nursing certificate in tropical medicine from the Prince Léopold Institute.
She has been president of the Red Cross of Luxembourg Youth since 1970.
The Princess has been married to His Imperial and Royal Highness Charles Christian of Hapsburg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria, since 6 February 1982.
Five children were born out of this marriage:
Princess Marie-Christine (b. 31 July 1983)
Prince Imre (b. 8 December 1985)
Prince Christophe (b. 2 February 1988)
Prince Alexander (b. 26 September 1990)
Princess Gabriella (b. 26 March 1994)
(So her children do have titles...)
Her full title: Princess Marie Astrid Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine Ingeborg Antonia Elisabeth Anne Alberte
Her husband is also a Belgium noble-- his title: Prince of Habsburg-Lorraine and Serene Highness (19 Aug 1983).
Princess Marie-Astrid's eldest daughter, Princess Marie-Christine, is going to turn 20 next month. The picture that shows Marie-Astrid's family shows the most recent picture of the Princess and I think she is beautiful! She looks a lot like her mother did when she was younger.
I think people keep focusing on people like Princess Madeleine and Charlotte for Princes like William or Felipe...and we forget that there are plenty of other princesses out there! In addition, there are Marie-Christine's cousins. Princess Margaretha's eldest shall be 17 and Prince Jean's eldest shall be 16. I'm not saying that anything will happen between the Luxembourg Princesses and other Princes of the world (or that Princes need to marry royalty)...but its a possibility! :innocent: :P
Hey! Thanks so much for the pics and info about this beautiful princess. Really, really enjoyed viewing the pictures! Thanks!!!!
Princess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian of Austria-Este
The children of Marie-Asstrid have a lot of titles:
His/Her Imperial and Royal Highness Prince(ss) Imperial and Archduke(chess) of Austria, Prince(ss) Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince(ss) de Habsburg-Lorraine
How is Archduke Carl Christian related to Archduke Lorenz (hubby of Princess Astrid of Belgium)? And how did they become princes/ss of Hungary and Bohemia? Thanks!
Anybody can tell me where does Princess Marie Astrid live ?
This will show the relationship between Lorenz and Carl Christian. http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/austria.html
The family lives in Switzerland, apparently.
They are entitle to bear the titles because the Austrian emperor was also King of Hungary and Bohemia.
Their full titles in German are:
Kaiserliche® Prinz(essin) und Erzherzog(in) von Österreich, Königliche® Prinz(essin) von Ungarn und Böhmen
in English it means:
Imperial Prince(ss) and Archduke (Archduchess) of Austria, Royal Princ(ess) of Hungary and Bohemia
The Tuscany branch of the house also bears the title of a "Prinz(essin) von Toskana".
the eldest daughter of Maria-Astrid a few years ago
Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and Family
Portrait of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg who is due to celebrate her 50th birthday on February 17, 2004. (Corbis)
Marie-Astrid at 50
Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, who is due to celebrate her 50th birthday on February 17, 2004, with her husband, Christian (Archduke of Austria).
Marie-Astrid and husband Christian
Marie-Christine, the eldest daughter of Princess Marie-Astrid, pictured with her mother and sister, Gabriella.
Marie-Astrid, Marie-Christine and Gabriella, 1
Marie-Astrid, Marie-Christine and Gabriella, 2
Marie-Christine, the eldest daughter of Princess Marie-Astrid, pictured with her mother.
Marie-Astrid and Marie-Christine
Marie-Christine (aged 20) is the eldest daughter of Princess Marie-Astrid.
Princess Marie-Astrid checks Gabriella's homework (her youngest daughter, born in 1994).
Marie-Astrid and Gabriella
Members of the Luxembourg Royal family gather for a group photo include (front row): Princess Marie-Astrid, children, Alexander and Gabriella. Back row: Imre (son), Marie-Christine (daughter), Christophe (son) and her husband, Christian (Archduke of Austria).
Marie-Astrid, family, 1
Members of the Luxembourg Royal family gather for a group photo include (L-R) Imre (son), Marie-Christine (daughter), Christophe and Gabriella (children), husband Christian (Archduke of Austria), Marie-Astrid and Alexander (son).
Marie-Astrid, family, 2
Members of the Luxembourg Royal family gather for a group photo include (L-R) Christian (Archduke of Austria), children Christophe, Marie-Christine, Gabriella, Alexander, Imre and Princess Marie-Astrid.
Marie-Astrid, family, 3
Members of the Luxembourg Royal family gather for a group photo, include (L-R) Christian (Archduke of Austria), Marie-Astrid's children, Gabriella, Christophe, Alexander, Imre, Princess Marie-Astrid and her eldest daughter, Marie-Christine.
Marie-Astrid, family, 4
Gabriella, the youngest daughter of Marie-Astrid, born on March 26, 1994, pictured with her pet rabbit.
I got this article from POINT DE VUE, I was wondering if anybody could translate it for me. My translator doesn't do a very good job.
--Discrets, ils preferent les soirees familiales dans leur havre de paix suisse aux diners de la jet-set. Et s'ils descendent volontiers les pistes de ski des stations alentour, il n'empeche que Marie-Astrid de Luxembourg et Christian de Habsbourg veillent avec un soin jaloux a separer leurs engagements publics de leur vie privee. Quand certaines familles royales se dechirent, eux incarnent encore cette image d'Epinal attachee aux princes d'autrefois. Un respect du passe qu'ils refusent pourtant de recouvrir d'un voile de nostalgie. Dirigeant d'une firme d'audit financiere, Christian entend avant tout preserver le capital confiance qu'il entretient avec sa progeniture, quitte a partager avec eux le bivouac au fin fond du Colorado et de l'Utah. Les voyages, dit-on, forment la jeunesse. Aussi les princes ont-ils tenu a emmener leurs cinq enfants a la decouverte du Botswana et de l'Afrique du Sud, histoire de leur montrer que tout un chacun dans le monde ne partage pas leurs privileges. Une lecon pleinement assimilee pas l'ainee, Marie-Christine. Etudiante en sciences economiques et politiques a l'Universite de Louvain, la jeune polyglotte (francais, anglais, allemand et espagnol) a deja effectue une saison de benevolat humanitaire dans le sud du Chili. Son frere, Imre, s'apprete a passer sa maturite, ce baccalaureat version suisse qu'il prepare entre deux matchs de foot avec son pere et ses freres, Christoph et Alexander. Mais comme decidement, pour le petit-fils des derniers empereurs d'Autriche, Charles et Zita, la famille est sacree, il aime retrouver sa nombreuse et tres royale parente a travers l'Europe, de Belgique au Liechtenstein en passant par l'Autriche et le Luxembourg. Alors qu'il s'apprete, le 17 fevrier, a feter ses cinquante ans quelques mois seulement apres ceux de son epouse, l'archiduc continue a jourer les artisans du bonheur conjugal. Et puisqu'apres vingt-deux ans, ils s'aiment comme au premier jour, ils s'accordent chaque annee une ultime edition de leur lune de miel. Une escapade a deux dont la destination ce printemps encore releve presque du secret d'Etat. Amour, amour, amour...
Marie - Chistine looks like her mother when she was younger.
Some more pics of Marie Astrid and family from Seeger
Carl Christian with Marie Astrid
Marie Astrid and Carl Christian
Carl Christian and Marie Astrid
Carl Christian and Marie Astrid
2002 family picture
Marie Astrid with Marie Christine and Gabrielle
Marie Astrid and Carl Christian with Marie Christine
Marie astrid, gabrielle and marie christine
looking out the window...
at the table
the family in the garden
There is a picture of her at the Spanish wedding that just happened. :)
Marie Christine is quite attractive. Very beautiful just like her mother. That Gabriella is adorable. Such blonde hair. She will grow up to be beautiful too. Of coures, Marie-Astrid is a gorgeous 50 year old as well. I love the stops. They were cool. Marie-Astrid reminds me of someone but I can´t remember who.
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