Archduke Ferdinand of Austria spent this Christmas in Abu Dhabi with his father Archduke Karl and his younger sister Archduchess Gloria. The family stayed at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. Ferdinand put together an amusing and charming film of the trio’s Christmas holiday for others to view and enjoy.

Ferdinand von Habsburg, well-known for his racing career, will be entering his compulsory military service in the Austrian armed forces this coming year. Ferdinand (b.1997) is the only son of Archduke Karl of Austria (b.1961), Head of the Imperial House, and Archduchess Francesca (b.1958; née Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon), who married in 1993. Archduke Ferdinand has two sisters: Archduchess Eleonore (b.1994) and Archduchess Gloria (b.1999).

Archduke Ferdinand is the grandson of Archduke Otto of Austria (1912-2011) and Archduchess Regina (1925-2010; née Princess of Saxe-Meiningen). Ferdinand’s maternal grandparents are Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon (1921-2002) and Fiona Campbell-Walter (b.1932).
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