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Wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein

Prince Amedeo Wedding

Wedding rings of Amedeo and Elisabetta

Basilica of Maria, Rome

Parents Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein
Lilia de Smecchia

Bridesmaids Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Princess Louise of Belgium
Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Location Basilica of Santa Maria,
Trastevere, Rome
Date Saturday, July 5 2014
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The Wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein took place on Saturday 5 July 2014 at Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy. The groom, Prince Amedeo is a member of the Belgian Royal Family as the eldest son of Princess Astrid. Amedeo is in line to both the Belgian and dissolved Austro-Hungarin throne and is heir to headship of the House of Austria-Este.

The bride, Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein is the only child of the Italian film producer Nobile Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein and his wife, Countess Lilia de Smecchia, is also film producer. Since 2009, Elisabetta has worked in the cultural section of Bloomberg News.

The bridesmaids were Princess Elisabeth (eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and goddaughter of Prince Amedeo), Princess Louise (daughter of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, cousin of Prince Amedeo) and Princess Laetitia Maria (daughter of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, younger sister of Prince Amedeo).

The couple had been dating for seven years before they became engaged on 15 February 2014.

Couple

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the eldest child of Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium, the Archduke and duchess of Austria-Este. He is currently sixth in line to the Belgian throne following his cousins and his mother in the line of succession. He is also fifth in line to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was abolished in 1918. He is heir to the headship of the House of Austria-Este. Prince Amedeo was educated at the British Military Academy and the London School of Economics, but moved to New York to work as an analyst in Deloitte shortly after graduating.

Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein is the only child of Italian film producers, Nobile Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein and Countess Lilia de Smecchia. Elisabetta studied in London at the Queen Mary University where she gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and film. Since 2009, Elisabetta has worked in the cultural section of Bloomberg News. As in Belgian tradition, the wedding took place in the hometown of the bride, which in this case was Rome.

Engagement announcement

Main article: Engagement of Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein

On 15 February 2014, Prince Amedeo proposed to his girlfriend of seven years, Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein. The next day it was announced to the press at Villa Schonenberg in Brussels, Belgium.

Ceremony

Basilica of Maria, Rome

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Rome.

Venue

The wedding took place in Basilica of Santa Maria in Rome, Italy, the hometown of the bride as in Christian tradition. The couple chose the church themselves and it is one of the oldest in Rome.

Wedding service

The wedding service began at 5:30 pm local time and lasted two hours.

Wedding attire

Elisabetta's dress

A sketch of the dress released by Valentino.

The breathtaking ivory bridal dress with intricate lace detail was designed by the Italian fashion designer, Valentino Garavani, and was from the collection Haute Couture. The bride also wore Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau, a tiara worn by Queen Mathilde of Belgium on her wedding day.

Wedding rings of Amedeo and Elisabetta

The wedding rings.

Guests

Main article: Wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein/List of guests

Title upon marriage

After marrying Prince Amedeo, Elisabetta was automatically granted the style Her Imperial and Royal Highness and the titles Princess of Belgium and Archduchess of Austria-Este.

Public celebration

Broadcasting

The wedding was a private affair and was not broadcast on television, although, a series of official images were released by the Belgian Royal Family.

Videos

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