The Archduchess of Austria welcomes her first child with her racing driver husband
The young Archduchess of Austria announced that she welcomed her first child with her Belgian racing driver husband with a gushing post on Instagram.
Eleonore von Habsburg, 27, whose full title is Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, married Formula E driver Jerome d’Ambrosio, 35, in an office in registration in Monaco last July, according to Hello! magazine.
She shared the news online with a black and white snapshot of her son’s hand, writing: “Welcome to the world, little Otto – born October 20, 2021.
“Your parents couldn’t be prouder of you. Our hearts are full of love.
Eleonore von Habsburg, 27, whose full title is Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, welcomed her first child with Formula E driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio
Eleonore shared the news online with a black and white snap from her son’s hand, writing: “Welcome to the world, little Otto – born October 20, 2021” (pictured)
The royal said she and her husband were “no more proud” of their young son Otto, born last week
The couple named their first son in honor of Eleanor’s late grandfather, Otto, the last crown prince of Austria.
Born in Salzburg, the glamorous and social model is the daughter of Archduke Karl von Habsburg – head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and prominent politician – and his ex-wife, Baroness Francesca von Habsburg.
This makes Éléonore the great-granddaughter of Austria’s last emperor, Charles I of Austria, who reigned for two years until the monarchy was abolished at the end of World War I.
At the height of its power, the House of Habsburg was one of the most influential and influential rulers in Europe.
Eleonore and Jérôme tied the knot in a low-key ceremony last July and looked elated as they stepped into their alfresco lunch
The couple were joined by a small group of family and friends for the occasion (photo, the mayor of Monaco Georges Marsan, Henri d’Ambrosio, Giselle d’Ambrosio, Jérôme d’Ambrosio, Eleonore de Habsbourg, Karl de Habsburg and Francesca Thyssen- Bornemisza)
The couple had planned a large church wedding, but due to coronavirus restrictions, they opted for a smaller civil ceremony at a registry office.
One of the great personalities of modern European history: Otto von Habsburg
Born in 1912, Otto Habsburg was the heir to the empire until he collapsed at the end of World War I and his family went into exile.
However, after World War II, he emerged from the ashes of his family’s crumbling empire as the champion of a united and democratic Europe, especially during his Cold War divide.
Habsburg used his influence in a futile struggle to prevent the Nazis from annexing Austria before WWII, and then campaigned against the Soviet Empire in the decades following the war.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he used his seat in the European Parliament to push for the enlargement of the European Union to include the former Eastern Bloc countries.
Despite Eleonore’s royal relationship, she had previously explained to Madonna24 how her parents had always insisted that she and her siblings stay “grounded” and that she loved shopping at department stores such as Mango, Zara. and H&M.
“I’m incredibly grateful to my parents for not bringing us up to believe that it’s okay to go to a Swiss boarding school and live in a fancy apartment in London,” she told the site.
Eleonore has been with d’Ambrosio since early 2017 and has close ties to the racing world with her brother, Ferdinand Habsburg, DTM driver.
The eldest of three children, she attended a boarding school in Gstaad, Switzerland, before studying law at the European Business School in London.
The smart beauty aristo is fluent in German and English, and is said to be proficient in French and Spanish as well.
And it seems fashion is in the family as her mother, who descends from Swiss nobility, also enjoyed a brief stint as a model before pursuing a career as an art collector.
It is not known if she pursued a career in law, but she rose to prominence in the fashion world with high-profile campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana under her belt.
She was handpicked to appear in the Italian luxury brand’s SS18 runway show in Milan alongside other societal beauties including Lady Kitty Spencer, Lady Amelia Windsor and Maria-Olympia from Greece and Denmark.
But she insists that her goal is not modeling, telling Madonna24: “It was a great experience – but the world of modeling is definitely not my main career path.”
The newlyweds looked elated as they posed for photos at their reception venue, where they were joined by a larger group of friends and family to celebrate their nuptials.
The couple announced their engagement in March 2019 after dating for two years (pictured together in 2019)
Eleonore is an avid jet set enthusiast and regularly posts Instagram updates from far-flung destinations like Cambodia, Morocco and Argentina to name a few.
Based in Monaco, d’Ambrosio is also a brand ambassador for Hugo Boss and Julius Baer and has already competed in the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The couple announced their engagement in March 2019 after two years of dating.