Karl von Habsburg (1961- ) is the current heir to the throne of Austria and de facto regent.
Karl von Hapsburg was born in 1961 as the sixth child and the first son of Otto von Hapsburg, head of the exiled Austro-Hungarian imperial family of Hapsburg.
When his father Otto was called to Austria to become Emperor Otto I of the Austrians, Karl became Crown prince. Karl had taken some of his, then 85 years old, father's symbolic functions after he produced a heir to the throne in 1997.
- Eleonore (born 1994)
- Ferdinand, 2nd in line of succession (born 1997)
- Gloria (born 1999)