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HM Philippe, King of the Belgians and HM Mathilde, Queen of the Belgians

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BELGIUM

HOUSE OF WETTIN

by William Bortrick

2013–present HM Philippe léopold louis marie, King of The Belgians, born at Château de Belvédère, Brussels 15 April 1960, married at Brussels 4 December 1999 Countess Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz (born at Uccle, Brussels 20 January 1973), eldest daughter of Count Patrick Paul François Marie Ghislain d’Udekem d’Acoz and his wife Countess Anna Maria Komorowska, and has issue,

1a HRH Princess Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, born at Anderlecht, Brussels 25 October 2001.

2a HRH Prince Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie of Belgium, born at Anderlecht, Brussels 20 August 2003.

3a HRH Prince Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie of Belgium, born at Anderlecht, Brussels 4 October 2005.

4a HRH Prince Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anna Marie of Belgium, born at Anderlecht, Brussels 16 April 2008.

LINEAGE OF THE KINGS OF THE BELGIANS 1831–PRESENT

1831–1865 HM Léopold I georg christian friedrich, King of the Belgians, formerly HSH Prince Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, elected King of the Belgians by the Belgian National Congress 4 June 1831, accepted the throne conditionally 26 June 1831 and definitively 12 July 1831, entered Brussels and took the oath 21 July 1831, founded the Order of Léopold 11 July 1832, General in the Russian Army, fourth son of HH Franz Friedrich Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1800–06 and his second wife HSH Princess Auguste Caroline Sophie Reuss-Ebersdorf, born at Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg 16 December 1790, married first at Carlton House, London 2 May 1816 HRH Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (born at Carlton House, London 7 January 1796; died at Claremont House, Esher 6 November 1817, buried at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle), only child of HM George IV Augustus Frederick, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1820–30 and his wife HSH Princess Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. HM Léopold I, King of the Belgians, married second at Château de Compiègne, France 9 August 1832 HRH Princess Louise Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle d’Orléans (born at Palermo, Sicily 3 April 1812; died at Ostende, Belgium 11 October 1850, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), eldest daughter of Louis Philippe I, King of the French 1830–48 and his wife HRH Princess Maria Amalia Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and died at Laeken, Brussels 10 December 1865 (buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), when he was succeeded by his third son,

1865–1909 HM Léopold II louis philippe marie victor, King of the Belgians, entitled Duke of Brabant from 14 December 1840, Sovereign of the Free State of the Congo 5 February 1885 (which he ceded to Belgium 15 November 1908), founded the Order of the African Star 30 December 1888, the Royal Order of the Lion 9 April 1891, the Order of the Crown 15 October 1897, and the Order of Léopold II 24 August 1900, born at Brussels 9 April 1835, married at Brussels 22 August 1853 HI&RH Archduchess Marie Henriette Anna of Austria (born at Buda Castle, Budapest 23 August 1836; died at Spa, Belgium 19 September 1902, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), third and youngest daughter of HI&RH Archduke Joseph Anton Johann Baptist of Austria, Palatine of Hungary 1796–1847 and his third wife HSH Duchess Marie Dorothea Luise Wilhelmine Caroline of Württemberg. HM Léopold II, King of the Belgians, married second (religious ceremony only with no civil ceremony as required by Belgian law) at Laeken, Brussels 12 December 1909 Blanche Zélie Joséphine Delacroix, created Baroness de Vaughan 1906 (born at Bucharest, Romania 13 May 1883, married second at Arronville, France 13 August 1910 (divorced) Antoine Emmanuel Durrieux (died at Paris, France 21 April 1917), and died at Cambo-les-Bains, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France 12 February 1948, buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris), daughter of Jules Delacroix and his wife Catharine Joséphine Sébille, and died at Laeken, Brussels 17 December 1909 (buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), when he was succeeded by his nephew,

1909–1934 HM Albert I léopold clément marie meinrad, King of the Belgians, born at Brussels 8 April 1875, married at Munich 2 October 1900 HRH Duchess Elisabeth Gabriele Valerie Maria in Bavaria (born at Schloss Possenhofen, Bavaria 25 July 1876; died at Château de Stuyvenberg, Brussels 23 November 1965, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), third daughter of HRH Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria and his second wife HRH Infanta Maria José Beatriz Joana Eulália Leopoldina Adelaide Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Assis e de Paula Inês Sofia Joaquina Teresa Benedita Bernardina of Portugal, and died in a mountaineering accident at Marche les-Dames, Ardennes, Belgium 17 February 1934 (buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), when he was succeeded by his elder son,

1934–1951 HM Léopold III philippe charles albert meinrad hubert marie michel, King of the Belgians, abdicated in favour of his eldest son 17 July 1951, born at Brussels 3 November 1901, married first at Stockholm, Sweden 4 November 1926 (civil) and at Brussels 10 November 1926 (religious) HRH Princess Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden (born at Arvfurstens Palats, Stockholm 17 November 1905; died in a car accident at Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland 29 August 1935, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), third and youngest daughter of HRH Prince Oscar Carl Vilhelm of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland and his wife HRH Princess Ingeborg Charlotta Carolina Frederikke Louise of Denmark. HM Léopold III, King of the Belgians, married second at Laeken, Brussels 11 September 1941 (religious) and 6 December 1941 (civil) Mary Lilian Henriette Lucie Josephine Ghislaine Baels, Princess of Belgium, Princess de Réthy (born at London 28 November 1916; died at Domaine d’Argenteuil, Waterloo 7 June 2003, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), daughter of Henri Louis Baels, Governor of Western Flanders and his wife Anne Marie de Visscher, and died at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 25 September 1983 (buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), and was succeeded on his abdication by his eldest son,

1951–1993 HM Baudouin I albert charles léopold axel marie gustave, King of the Belgians, born at Château de Stuyvenberg, Brussels 7 September 1930, married at Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, Brussels 15 December 1960 Doña Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adélaïda de Mora y Aragón (born at Madrid 11 June 1928; died at Château de Stuyvenberg, Brussels 5 December 2014, buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), fourth daughter of Don Gonzalo de Mora y Fernández, Riera y del Olmo, 4th Marqués de Casa Riera, 2nd Conde de Mora and his wife Doña Blanca de Aragón y Carrillo de Albornoz, Barroeta-Aldamar y Elío, and died without issue at Villa Astrida, Motril, Spain 31 July 1993 (buried at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels), when he was succeeded by his brother,

1993–2013 HM Albert II félix humbert théodore christian eugène marie, King of the Belgians, abdicated in favour of his elder son 21 July 2013, born at Château de Stuyvenberg, Brussels 6 June 1934, married at Brussels 2 July 1959 Donna Paola Margherita Giuseppina Maria Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria (born at Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany 11 September 1937), youngest daughter of Don Fulco VIII Antonio Francesco Benjamino, 1st Principe Ruffo di Calabria, 6th Duca di Guardia Lombarda, 17th Conte di Sinopoli and his wife Luisa Albertina Cristina Giovanna Gazelli dei Conti Gazelli di Rossana e di Sebastiano, and has issue,

1a HM Philippe léopold louis marie, King of the Belgians, who succeeded his father (see above).

2a HRH Princess Astrid Joséphine Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie of Belgium, born at Château de Belvédère, Brussels 5 June 1962, married at Brussels 22 September 1984 HI&RH Archduke Lorenz Otto Carl Amadeus Thadeus Maria Pius Andreas Marcus d’Aviano of Austria-Este, created a Prince of Belgium 10 November 1995 (born at Clinique du Belvédère, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France 16 December 1955), eldest son of HI&RH Archduke Robert Karl Ludwig Maximilian Michael Maria Anton Franz Ferdinand Joseph Otto Hubert Georg Pius Johannes Marcus d’Aviano of Austria-Este and his wife HRH Princess Margherita Isabella Maria Vittoria Emanuela Elena Gennara of Savoy, and has issue,

1b HI&RH Prince Amadeo Maria Josef Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d’Aviano of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 21 February 1986, educated at Sevenoaks School, London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc 2008), and Columbia Business School (MBA 2014), married at Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome 5 July 2014 Elisabetta Lili Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein (born at Rome 9 September 1987), only daughter of Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein and his wife Countess Lilia de Smecchia, and has issue,

1c HI&RH Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este, born at Brussels 17 May 2016.

2b HI&RH Princess Maria Laura Zita Beatrix Gerhard of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 26 August 1988.

3b HI&RH Prince Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d’Aviano of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 9 December 1991.

4b HI&RH Princess Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 11 October 1995.

5b HI&RH Princess Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, born at Brussels 23 April 2003.

3a HRH Prince Laurent Bénoît Baudouin Marie of Belgium, born at Château de Belvédère, Brussels 19 October 1963, married at Brussels 12 April 2003 Claire Louise Coombs (born at Bath, Somerset 18 January 1974), younger daughter of Nicholas John Coombs and his wife Nicole Eva Gabrielle Thérèse Mertens, and has issue,

1b HRH Princess Louise Sophie Mary of Belgium, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 6 February 2004.

2b HRH Prince Nicolas Casimir Marie of Belgium, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 13 December 2005 twin.

3b HRH Prince Aymeric Auguste Marie of Belgium, born at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 13 December 2005 twin.

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