Prince Lorenz, Prince of Belgium since 10 November 1995, and Arch-Duke d'Autriche-Este, was born in Boulogne-Billancourt on 16 December 1955. He was the second child of HRH Arch-Duke Robert d'Autriche-Este and of HRH Princesse Margherite de Savoie-Aoste.
After attending secondary education in France, Prince Lorenz studied at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Innsbruck (Austria), where he earned a degree in economics and social science.
On 22 September 1984, the Prince married Princess Astrid of Belgium, and set up home in Basle (Switzerland) until they returned to Belgium in 1993. The couple have five children, all born in Belgium: Amedeo (21 February 1986) Maria Laura (26 August 1988), Joachim (9 December 1991), Luisa Maria (11 October 1995) and Laetitia Maria (23 April 2003).
Currently, the Prince's professional activities are mainly in the banking industry. Although he works full-time, Prince Lorenz regularly takes part in the activities of the Royal Family. He attends certain ceremonies or official engagements, usually accompaning the Princess.
Prince Lorenz was born on 16 December 1955