Prince Amedeo loses place in line of succession

Prince Amedeo has lost his place in the line of succession to the throne of the Belgians. Princess Astrid's eldest son married last year, but failed to request permission from King Filip. Under Belgium's basic law the king has to give his permission if anybody in the line of succession wants to tie the knot. This didn't happen so Prince Amedeo is out!

Prince Amedeo married Italy's Lili Rosbosch last July. The magazine Story reports that he failed to ask his uncle, King Filip, for permission on purpose and as a result of article 85 of the Belgian Constitution he has now lost his place in the line of succession. Prince Amedeo was 6th in line behind King Filip's four children and his mother, Princess Astrid.

Prince Amedeo's wife Lili is now Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Hungary thanks to Prince Amedeo's father's position. Prince Lorenz is Archduke of Austria. Princess Lili has no right to the title Princess of Belgium.