They are a real dream couple and even outshine the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi with their wedding ceremony: On Monday, Jérôme D'Ambrosio, 34, and Eleonore Habsburg-Lorraine, 26, said yes in Monte Carlo. He is a former Formula 1 driver, she was the great-granddaughter of Karl I, the last emperor of Austria.
Due to the corona pandemic, the two only got married in a civil registry office and on a small scale. At a later time the church wedding should take place and also be celebrated. They got to know each other Racing driver and the jewelry designer on a flight from London to Nice three years ago.
Jérôme D'Ambrosio started 20 times in Formula 1
D'Ambrosio was born in Belgium. He celebrated his first successes in motorsport in 2007 by winning the championship title of the International Formula Master. In 2011 and 2012, he drove a total of 20 races in Formula 1. First he raced for the Virgin racing team together with German driver Timo Glock. The following season he switched to Lotus, where he was only a test and replacement driver and only in one Formula 1Race was used. The 34-year-old has been driving in Formula E, the racing series for racing cars with an electric motor, since 2014.
Eleonore Habsburg-Lorraine is the daughter of Karl Habsburg-Lorraine and thus the great-granddaughter of the last emperor of Austria. Charles I did not come to the throne until 1916, after the death of Emperor Franz Joseph I, the husband of "Sissi". Two years later, however, he abdicated again. After the lost world war and the destruction of the Kingdom of Austria-Hungary, he renounced "any share in state affairs". In 1921 he went into exile in Madeira, where he died a year later.
As sad as the end of her great-grandfather is, so bright is the future that Eleonore and her newly married husband are facing.