Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Birthday of Princess Elisabeth

Yesterday, 22 December 2009, was the birthday of Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg. She is the second child of the late Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (also created Prince of Luxembourg). As such, she is the younger sister of Grand Duke Jean and the aunt of Grand Duke Henri.

In 1956 she married HSH Prince Franz of Hohenberg. Prince Franz was the heir to the Ducal House of Hohenberg. The House of Hohenberg is a morgantic branch of the Imperial House of Habsburg. In 1962 Prince Franz became 2nd Duke of Hohenberg. When he became The Duke of Hohenberg he also acquired the higher style of His Highness. Princess Elisabeth and The Duke of Hohenberg had two daughters Princesses Anita and Sophie.

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