Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

Elisabeth, Princess of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, was born in Anderlecht on 25 October 2001, the first child of Their Majesties the King and Queen.

As the first-born child, Princess Elisabeth is first in line of succession to the throne.

When her father acceded to the throne on 21 July 2013, Elisabeth became Duchess of Brabant, a title reserved for the heir apparent.

Elisabeth attends a Dutch-speaking school of secondary education in Brussels. She also speaks French and English and is learning German.

On 7 September 2011, Elisabeth officially opened the new Princess Elisabeth Children's Hospital, part of Ghent University Hospital. She also gave her name to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station. On 6 May 2015 she became Godmother of patrouilleur-ship P902 Pollux.

Elisabeth lives with her parents, her brothers Gabriel and Emmanuel and her sister Eléonore at the Royal Palace of Laeken.

Elisabeth likes sport. She plays tennis, skis, she and she practices scuba diving. She also likes trekking, an activity that brings her in contact with nature.

She has been following piano lessons for a few years now. Her musical tastes encompass various types of music. She likes cooking, and is always looking for new recipes. Friendship is very important to her. She spends a lot of time with her friends. Reading remains a pleasure for her as it is an important source of discovery and inspiration.

She volunteers to help children with learning difficulties, the elderly, the homeless and people with a handicap.