Fairy tale wedding in Rome for Belgium prince

A royal wedding in one of Rome's oldest churches was held for Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein.

Guests arrived for the intimate wedding of Belgium Prince Amedeo, archduke of Austria-Este and Italian Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein on Saturday in the centre of Rome at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere that dates back to the 4th century AD and houses dazzling 12th century mosaics.

In the warm summer evening a crowd of curious onlookers gathered to wait for the young couple. The groom arrived accompanied by his mother Princess Astrid, and the bride came with her father Hector Rosboch Von Wolkenstein.

Both bride and groom were happy to pose and smile for photographers.

Inside the church all turned to catch their first glimpse of the smiling bride, dressed in a simple yet classic dress designed by Valentino complete with a veil held in place by a tiara that was loaned for the occasion by Amedeo's grandmother, Queen Paola.

She arrived at the ceremony with her father Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein, wearing a sweeping white wedding gown complete with veil and tiara. When the bride arrived at the altar she kissed her husband to be.

The 28-year-old Prince, son of Belgian Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, announced his engagement to 26 year old journalist Elisabetta, also known as 'Lili' in February this year and because of Christian tradition, the couple are marrying in the bride's home town.

The happy couple came out of the church after the ceremony and were greeted with enthusiasm and a shower of rose petals from their families and guests. Lili will take on the title Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabetta of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este and they will live in Brussels, Belgium.