Birthday of Princess Maria Laura

Royal Hats Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este,  celebrates her 25th birthday today. The eldest daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium and  Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este, Maria Laura grew up in Switzerland and Belgium away from the public eye. She is occasionally seen at major Belgium royal events and even less occasionally, wears a hat. I have only seen Maria Laura in a hat twice- for the wedding of her Uncle Laurent and for the enthronement of her uncle King Philippe last month. With those hats already seen here on the blog, that leaves us with this embellished headband worn back on October 9, 2009 when the Belgian royal family visited the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Let’s hope this year brings this young princess a few hats!

Princess Maria Laura, October 9, 2009 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photo from Bauer Griffin via Zimbio

2 thoughts on “Birthday of Princess Maria Laura

    • On her maternal side, Princess Maria Laura is the granddaughter of King Albert II of Belgium and niece of King Philippe of Belgium. On her paternal side, Princess Maria Laura is the great-granddaughter of Charles I, the last Emperor of the Austro-Hugarian Empire. That’s royal enough for me.

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