Prince Joachim of Belgium navy promotion
His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Belgium has entered service in the Belgian Navy as an Ensign following his studies at the Nautical School Brugge. The Prince is the younger son of The Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este.
Prince Joachim has led a mostly private life; he was born to the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria-Este in December 1991 at the University Clinic in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium.
For several years, the Prince studied in the United Kingdom at the Malvern College, Worcestershire.
The Prince is one of the very few royals from a reigning royal house to be styled as both Imperial and Royal Highness. He is currently 9th in line to the succession of the Belgian throne, and second in line to the Headship of the Royal House of Austria-Este.