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Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este (Astrid Josephine-Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Maria), styled HRH Princess Astrid, was born on June 5, 1962, in Brussels, Belgium, to King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium.
Her Royal Highness married Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este in 1984. (He is the son of Archduke Robert of Austria-Este, 1915 - 1996, and Princess Margherita of Savoy, born in 1930.)
They have five children, Prince Amedeo (b. 1986), Princess Maria Laura (b. 1988), Prince Joachim (b. 1991), Princess Luisa Maria (b. 1995), and Princess Laetitia Maria (b. 2003).
Princess Astrid is President of the Belgian Red Cross. She travels abroad in her capacity as President. She lives with her family in Brussels.
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