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Alix, Dowager Princess de Ligne (born Princess Alix of Luxembourg; 24 August 1929 – 11 February 2019) was the fourth daughter and youngest child of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Felix of Bourbon-Parma.[2] She was, by birth, Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma.[2] She was a sister of Grand Duke Jean and aunt of Grand Duke Henri.

Princess Alix
Princess de Ligne
Born(1929-08-24)24 August 1929
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died11 February 2019(2019-02-11) (aged 89)[1]
Château de Belœil, Belgium
SpouseAntoine, 13th Prince de Ligne
IssueMichel, 14th Prince de Ligne
Prince Wauthier
Princess Anne-Marie
Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
Princess Sophie, Comtesse de Nicolay
Prince Antoine
Princess Yolande
Full name
Alix Marie Anna Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherPrince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
MotherCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
ReligionCatholicism

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Marriage and issueEdit

On 17 August 1950 in Luxembourg Princess Alix married Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne,[2] (8 March 1925 – 21 August 2005). They have issue:

  • Michel, 14th Prince de Ligne (born 26 May 1951) married Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza on 10 March 1981. They have two children and one granddaughter:[2]
  • Prince Wauthier de Ligne (born 10 July 1952) – In 1976 he married Countess Regine de Renesse. They have three children and seven grandchildren:
    • Prince Philippe de Ligne (born 29 May 1977) – In 2008 he married Jonkvrouw Laetitia Rolin, and they have issue:
      • Prince Jean-Charles de Ligne (born 11 June 2010)
      • Princess Alienor de Ligne (born 2 July 2012)
    • Princess Melanie-Yolande de Ligne (born 19 June 1979) married Paul Weingarten on 17 September 2011. They have one son:
      • Felix Weingarten (27 May 2013)
    • Princess Elisabeth-Eleonore de Ligne (born 27 June 1983) married Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pelichy on 9 July 2005. They have four children:
      • Baron Antoine Gillès de Pelichy (5 July 2006)
      • Baron Charles Gillès de Pelichy (21 September 2008)
      • Baroness Philippine Gillès de Pelichy (4 February 2010)
      • Baroness Marguerite Gillès de Pelichy
  • Princess Anne de Ligne (born 3 April 1954) – 1981 married Olivier Mortgat on 30 May 1981. They have two daughters.[2]:
    • Laure Mortgat (23 March 1983)
    • Isabelle-Marie Mortgat (2 January 1985)
  • Princess Christine de Ligne (born 11 August 1955) – 1981 married Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza on 25 September 1981. They have four children and two grandchildren.[2]
  • Princess Sophie de Ligne (born 23 April 1957) married Count Philippe de Nicolay, son of Marie-Hélène de Rothschild on 26 June 1982. They have two sons[2]:
    • Count François de Nicolay (20 October 1989)
    • Count Guy de Nicolay (19 December 1993)
  • Prince Antoine Lamoral de Ligne (born 28 December 1959) married Countess Jacqueline de Lannoy on 16 June 2001. They have three children:[2]
    • Prince Louis de Ligne (born 4 March 2003)
    • Princess Marie de Ligne (born 29 September 2004)
    • Princess Florence de Ligne (born 14 March 2006)
  • Princess Yolande de Ligne (born 16 June 1964) married Hugo Townsend (born 1945), son of Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1994. They have four children: [2]
    • Marie Townsend (29 April 1995)
    • George Townsend (16 March 1997)
    • James Townsend (9 May 1998)
    • Bartholomew Townsend (May 2001)

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 24 August 1929 – 17 August 1950: Her Royal Highness Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma
  • 17 August 1950 – 3 March 1985: Her Royal Highness Princess Alix de Ligne
  • 3 March 1985 – 21 August 2005: Her Royal Highness The Princess de Ligne
  • 21 August 2005 – 11 February 2019: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess de Ligne

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Princess Alix of Luxemborg Passed Away
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, pp. 678-680. (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1