Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
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Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

Prince Joachim of Belgium
Archduke of Austria-Este (more)
Born (1991-12-09) 9 December 1991 (age 28)
St-Luc Unitversity Hospital, Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium
Full name
Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d'Aviano
FatherArchduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
MotherPrincess Astrid of Belgium

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d'Aviano; born 9 December 1991), is the younger son and third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium.[1]



Prince Joachim was born on 9 December 1991 at the Saint -Luc University Hospital in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium, and he is currently tenth in line to the Belgian throne. He is the first female-line member of the Belgian Royal Family to be born a Prince of Belgium, with succession rights to the throne. His older brother and sister were created Prince and Princess of Belgium in December 1991, several years after their birth.[]

In May 2020, amid the large-scale outbreak of COVID-19, it was officially announced that Prince Joachim had tested positive for the infectious disease, which is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Prince Joachim broke the lockdown to attend the birthday party of his Spanish girlfriend in Córdoba, Spain.[2][3]


He attended Malvern College in Worcestershire, England, in 2010.[4]

He enlisted in a voluntary army training course at the Centre for Basic Training in Arlon, Belgium, on 16 November 2010.[5] On 29 July 2011, he also finished his education at the Nautical School in Brugge to become an officer in the Belgian Navy.[6]

He studied for a "Bachelor of International Economics, Management and Finance"[7] from September 2011 at Bocconi University in Milan.[8]

Military ranks

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July 2011 December 2011
First Master Chief Ensign 2nd Class


  1. ^ "Coronavirus: Belgium's Prince Joachim fined for breaking Spain's lockdown". BBC News. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "El príncipe Joaquín, el positivo por covid-19 en la fiesta de Córdoba, según la prensa belga". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 30 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Belgian prince fined for breaching quarantine rules in Spain". Reuters. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Berlin, Oliver Moody. "Belgian prince tests positive after flying out to party". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Prins Joachim begonnen aan militaire opleiding in Aarlen - website Het Laatste Nieuws
  6. ^ Leerlingen nautische school behalen STCW-brevet - website Belgian Navy.
  7. ^ Bocconi University,International Economics, Management and Finance
  8. ^ Place Royale, 17 September 2011, report on his formation in the Navy, "Bocconi information" being given at the end of the report.
  9. ^ Belgian monarchy official website Announce of the oath ceremony for 5th March 2012 Archived 5 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Royal Decree n° 8692 of 19 December 2011, "Moniteur Belge" of 1 mars 2012 (see p. 158 of .pdf file) : Rank effective on 26 December 2011
Prince Joachim of Belgium
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 9 December 1991
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Maria Laura
Line of succession to the Belgian throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Princess Luisa Maria

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