Life in the fast lane! Glamorous law graduate Archduchess of Austria, 25, who has modelled for Dolce & Gabbana is set to tie the knot with her Belgian racing driver boyfriend
- Eleonore von Habsburg is set to marry Formula E racer Jérôme d’Ambrosio
- The Archduchess, 25, is the great-granddaughter of Austria’s last Emperor
- Dolce & Gabbana model studied law and insists she leads a ‘normal life’
- The pair have been together since 2017 and enjoy raft of jet-set holidays
The young Archduchess of Austria is set to wed her Belgian racing driver boyfriend, it has been reported.
Eleonore von Habsburg, whose full title is Archduchess of Austria, Royal Princess of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, is set to tie the knot with Formula E racer Jérôme d’Ambrosio, according to Royal Central.
While the betrothal has not yet been confirmed by Austria’s royal court, the mother of the bride took to Instagram on Tuesday to heap praise on the couple for ’embarking on a lifetime commitment’ as she posted pictures from inside the lavish engagement party.
Born in Salzburg, the glamorous model and socialite, 25, is the daughter of Archduke Karl von Habsburg – head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and a leading politician – and his estranged wife, Baroness Francesca von Habsburg.
Another royal wedding! Eleonore von Habsburg is expected to tie the knot with Formula E racer Jérôme d’Ambrosio (pictured together at a gala dinner in New York, July 2018)
Eleonore is a keen jet-setter and regularly posts Instagram updates from far-flung destinations including Cambodia, Morocco and Argentina (pictured on a recent jaunt to Capri, Italy)
This makes Eleonore the great-granddaughter of the last Emperor of Austria, Charles I of Austria, who reigned for two years until the monarchy was abolished at the end of the First World War.
At its height of power, the House of Habsburg was one of the leading and most influential rulers in Europe.
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But despite Eleonore’s royal connections, she said in a recent interview with Madonna24 her parents have always insisted that she and her siblings stay ‘grounded’ and she loves shopping in high street stalwarts such as Mango, Zara and H&M.
‘I am incredibly grateful to my parents for not raising us in the belief that it is normal to go to Swiss boarding school and to live in London in a chic apartment,’ she told the site.
Eleonore has risen to prominence in the fashion world with high-profile campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana under her belt (pictured at D&G’s September 2017 show, Milan)
Eleonore is the daughter of Archduke Karl von Habsburg and his estranged wife, art collector Baroness Francesca von Habsburg (mother and daughter pictured in Paris, December 2013)
Eleonore has been dating d’Ambrosio, 33, since early 2017 and has close links to the racing world with her brother, Ferdinand Habsburg, a DTM driver.
The eldest of three children, she attended boarding school in Gstaad, Switzerland before studying law at London’s European Business School.
The brainy aristo beauty speaks fluent German and English, and is reportedly proficient in French and Spanish too.
And it seems fashion runs in the family as her mother, who descends from Swiss nobility, also enjoyed a brief spell as a model before pursuing a career as an art collector.
Eleonore has been dating d’Ambrosio, 33, since early 2017 (the couple are pictured together in Monte-Carlo, Monaco last summer) and has close links to the racing world
Eleonore and Jérôme at a charity gala in Monte-Carlo, September 2018. Despite Eleonore’s royal connections, her parents have always insisted that she and her siblings stay ‘grounded’
Eleonore (pictured with fiancé Jérôme) insists she does not have her sights set on modelling, saying: ‘It was a great experience – but the model business is definitely not my main career path’
Eleonore with her fiancé. The eldest of three children, she attended boarding school in Gstaad, Switzerland before studying law at London’s European Business School
Eleonore partying with pals including heiress Sabine Getty in Gloucestershire, July 2017. The royal says she loves shopping in high street stalwarts such as Mango, Zara and H&M
Eleonore (far right) attends a debutante ball in Seville in 2015 with (L-R) brother Ferdinand, mother Francesca, father Karl and sister Gloria
It is not known whether she has pursued a career in law, however she has risen to prominence in the fashion world with high-profile campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana under her belt.
She was hand-picked to star in the Italian luxury label’s SS18 runway show in Milan alongside other society beauties including Lady Kitty Spencer, Lady Amelia Windsor and Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark.
But she insists she does not have her sights set on modelling, telling Madonna24: ‘It was a great experience – but the model business is definitely not my main career path.’
Eleonore is a keen jet-setter and regularly posts Instagram updates from far-flung destinations including 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 previously driven in the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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