Princess Maria Laura of Belgium is engaged to a Franco-British financier


The Court of Belgium announced on Monday that Princess Maria Laura, second child of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, had become engaged. The nuptials are scheduled for 2022.

Happy news to the Court of Belgium. The Palace informed by a press release, this Monday, December 27, 2021, of the upcoming nuptials of one of the granddaughters of former King Albert II and former Queen Paola, and niece of the current King of the Belgians Philippe . “Their Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have the great joy to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Laura with Mr. William Isvy”, it is written. If no date has been given for the wedding, it is nevertheless specified that it will take place in the second half of the year 2022. Two photos of the couple have also been posted on the Palace’s accounts on social networks.

Maria Laura studied Chinese, international relations and diplomacy

The second of five children and the first of three daughters of Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium was born on August 26, 1988. After studying Chinese and international relations at the Institute of Oriental Languages ​​in Paris and doing an internship in New York, the young woman worked two years in China before settling in London. She did « research in a » think tank « , before completing a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy at the » School of Oriental and African Studies « (SOAS) », recalls « The Last Hour ». « She then worked for three years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to join a major philanthropic foundation in 2020 », where she is currently an analyst in the climate change sector, adds the Belgian daily.

To review: Astrid from Belgium was on a mission in China with her daughter Maria Laura

It was in the English capital that the sister of princes Amedeo and Joachim and of princesses Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria met her future husband, in 2015. Of French and British nationality, he was born in Paris, of a mother British and a Franco-Moroccan father. Princess Maria Laura’s fiancé lived most of his childhood in London, where he graduated from the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle. With a bachelor’s degree in finance from McGill University in Montreal in his pocket, William Isvy « began a professional career in London within the mergers and acquisitions department of a large American investment bank », indicates « La Derniere Heure », emphasizing that he now works in the asset management industry.

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