Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne

Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral, Prince of Ligne, Prince of Épinoy, Prince of Amblise, Grandee of Spain (8 March 1925 – 21 August 2005) was the son of Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne and Philippine de Noailles. He died on 21 August 2005 in Château de Belœil, Belgium.

Prince Antoine
13th Prince of Ligne
Prince of Ligne
period3 March 1985 – 21 August 2005
PredecessorPrince Baudouin
SuccessorPrince Michel
Full name
Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral de Ligne
Born(1925-03-08)8 March 1925
Brussels, Belgium
Died21 August 2005(2005-08-21) (aged 80)
Château de Belœil, Belœil, Belgium
Noble familyLigne
Prince Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Prince Wauthier
Princess Anne-Marie
Princess Christine
Princess Sophie
Prince Antoine
Princess Yolande
FatherPrince Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne
MotherPhilippine de Noailles
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Early lifeEdit

During World War II, Prince Antoine served in the British Royal Air Force, winning his wings at No 34 Flying Training School, in Medicine Hat, Canada, before returning to the UK for operational duty.

He was the 1,294th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria.


He married Princess Alix of Luxembourg, daughter of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, on 17 August 1950 in Luxemburg. They had seven children:


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Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
Born: 8 March 1925 Died: 21 August 2005
Belgian nobility
Preceded by
Prince of Ligne
Succeeded by