Princess Elisabetta of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

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Princess Elisabetta
Born (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 32)
Rome, Italy
Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

(m. 2014)

Issue Archduchess Anna Astrid
Archduke Maximilian
Full name
Elisabetta Maria
Father Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein
Mother Lilia de Smecchia

Princess Elisabetta of Belgium (née Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein on 9 September 1987), Archduchess of Austria-Este, is an Italian-born member of the Belgian royal family. She is the wife of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Birth and family

Elisabetta, an Italian aristocrat and journalist, was born in Rome on 9 September 1987, the only child of Italian film producer Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein (born in 1945) and his wife Anna Maria “Lilia” dei Conti di Smecchia, also a film producer.

Her godfather and uncle was the so-called “editor prince” Don Carlo Caracciolo, 9th Prince di Castagneto and 4th Duke di Melito, who, with Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, wife of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli, are Ettore’s half-siblings, all children of Don Filippo Caracciolo, 8th Prince di Castagneto, Elisabetta’s grandfather.[1]

Elisabetta’s paternal grandmother, née Elisabeth [2][3] Jaworski von Wolkenstein (1915-1959) had been a widow for months[4] of Italian Finance Undersecretary Nob. Ettore Bernardo Rosboch (19 Apr 1893 – 18 Aug 1944),[5] when her son Ettore was born to Don Filippo[1] (Carlo and Marella Caracciolo were born of his marriage to American heiress Margaret Clarke).[6] In 2008 Don Carlo left Elisabetta and her father US$1 million in his will.[1] Elisabetta’s godmother is her aunt, Countess Muni Sassoli de’ Bianchi, her mother’s sister.[7]

Education and career

Elisabetta obtained her baccalauréat at Rome’s Lycée Chateaubriand in Economics and Social Sciences in 2005. She then moved to London to study comparative literature and film at Queen Mary University of London. She received a bachelor of arts degree with upper-class honours from Queen Mary in May 2009.[7]

Since September 2009, Elisabetta has worked for Bloomberg News’ cultural section.[8]

Marriage and children

On 15 February 2014, the Belgian Royal Court announced the engagement of Elisabetta and Prince Amedeo.[9]

The couple’s wedding was celebrated on 5 July 2014 in Rome’s Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere,[10][11] in the presence of the Belgian royal family (with the exception of his elderly great-aunt Queen Fabiola), as well as members of the cadet branches of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, including the bridegroom’s grandmother, Margherita of Savoy, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este, and members of other dynasties, including Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, Princess Beatrice of York and Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon.[12] The couple were planning to relocate in Belgium after the wedding.

Their daughter, Archduchess Anna Astrid, was born on 17 May 2016 at UMC Sint-Pieter in Brussels.[13][14][15] On 6 September 2019 their second child, Archduke Maximilian, was born.[16]

Titles and styles

  • 9 September 1987 – 5 July 2014: Nobile Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein
  • 5 July 2014 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Elisabetta of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Modena