The happy couple (centre) were joined by both families as they announced their December wedding. Maria-Christine is the daughter of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (second from right) and his wife Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg (right)
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Their nuptials will take place in the historic Belgian town of Mechelen
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Archduchess Marie-Christine is betrothed to fellow aristocrat

25 JUNE 2008
The happy couple have opted for a winter wedding, with the date set for December 6. And there's likely to be a glittering gathering when the English boarding school-educated archduchess exchanges vows with her count.

Her fiancé is from an illustrious dynasty dating back to the ninth century, while Marie-Christine's mother, Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, is the sister of the ruling Grand Duke Henri.

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