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Prince Amedeo
Full name
Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d'Aviano
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
Mother Princess Astrid of Belgium
Born 21 February 1986 (1986-02-21) (age 23)
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
Belgian Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

HM Queen Fabiola
HRH Princess Léa
HRH Princess Marie-Christine
HRH Princess Marie-Esméralda

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (born 21 February 1986) is a member of the Belgian Royal Family and heir to the headship of the Ducal Family of Modena.


Birth and family

Amedeo was born at the University Clinic St. Luc, Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium the first child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. All of his grandparents and great-grandparents are royal or noble and he descends from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, British and German royal families. His godparents are The Duke of Brabant and The Queen of Belgium. Amedeo has one younger brother Joachim (b. 1991) and three younger sisters: Maria Laura (b. 1988), Luisa Maria (b. 1995) and Laetitia Maria (b. 2003).

Amedeo and his siblings were given the title "Prince(ss) of Belgium" - by Royal Decree on 2 December 1991.

Education and Career

He undertook primary school and the greater part of his secondary education at the strict Jesuit school Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege (founded 1604) in Brussels, popular with Belgian aristocracy and other royals. He finished his secondary education at the prestigious Sevenoaks School in Kent, England between 2001 and 2004. Having finished his studies in Sevenoaks, the Prince spent a year in the Koninklijke Militaire School / École Royale Militaire (Royal Military Academy) of Belgium. [1] In September 2005 he began his studies at the London School of Economics. He graduated from the LSE in 2008,[1] and is currently taking a sabbatical before entering professional life.

Prince Amedeo has finished his military service and is now a reserve officer in the Belgian Army.

Prince Amedeo now works with Deloitte in New York City

Titles and styles

  • 21 February 1986  – 2 December 1991: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Amedeo of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
  • 2 December 1991  – present:His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia



  1. ^ Regine N. "La rentrée scolaire des petits-enfants du Roi Albert II" 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2009.

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Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
Born: 21 February 1986
Belgian royalty
Preceded by
Princess Astrid of Belgium
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
7th position
Succeeded by
Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Austro-Hungarian royalty
Preceded by
Archduke Lorenz
Line of succession to the Austro-Hungarian throne Succeeded by
Archduke Joachim
Preceded by
First in line
Line of succession to the Modenese throne Succeeded by
Archduke Joachim


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