The consort of an archduke additionally a princess for the imperial category of Austria See Archduke
- a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of former ruling residence of Austria
- The consort of an archduke; also, a princess of this imperial group of Austria. See Archduke.
1610s; see arch- + duchess. Additionally compare archduke.
For sixteen years (1725-1741) the archduchess Mary Elizabeth, sister of the emperor, filled the post of governor-general.