Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne

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Princess Alix
Dowager Princess of Ligne
Spouse Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
Issue
Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Prince Wauthier
Princess Anne-Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
Princess Sophie, Comtesse de Nicolay
Prince Antoine
Princess Yolande, Mrs. Townsend
Full name
Alix Marie Anna Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle
House House of Bourbon-Parma
House of Ligne
Father Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
Mother Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Born (1929-08-24) 24 August 1929 (age 84)
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Princely Family of Ligne
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HRH The Dowager Princess

  • HH Prince Wauthier
    HH Princess Regine
    • HH Prince Philippe
      HH Princess Laetitia
      • HH Prince Jean Charles
    • HH Princess Melanie Yolande
    • HH Princess Élisabeth Éléonore, Baroness Baudouin Gillès de Pelichy
  • HH Princess Anne Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
  • HI&RH Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
  • HH Princess Sophie, Comtesse Philippe de Nicolay
  • HH Prince Antoine
    HH Princess Jacqueline
    • HH Prince Louis
    • HH Princess Marie
    • HH Princess Florence
  • HH Princess Yolande, Mrs. Townsend

Alix Marie Anne Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle, Dowager Princess of Ligne, Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma (born 24 August 1929, at Berg Castle) is the daughter of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Felix of Bourbon-Parma

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 17 August 1950 in Luxembourg Princess Alix married Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral, 13th Prince de Ligne, (8 March 1925 – 21 August 2005). They have seven children, twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren:

  • Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne (born 26 May 1951) - in 1981 he married Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza. Two children:
    • Princess Alix of Ligne (born 3 July 1984).
    • Prince Henri Antoine of Ligne (born 3 March 1989).
  • Prince Wauthier of Ligne (born 10 July 1952) - In 1976 he married Countess Regine de Renesse. Three children:
    • Prince Philippe of Ligne (born 29 May 1977) - In 2008 he married Jonkvrouw Laetitia Rolin. One son:
      • Prince Jean-Charles de Ligne (born 11 June 2010)
    • Princess Melanie-Yolande of Ligne (born 19 June 1979).
    • Princess Elizabeth-Eleonore of Ligne (born 27 June 1983) - In 2005 she married Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pelichy. Two sons and one daughter:
      • Baron Antoine Gillès de Pelichy (born 5 July 2006).
      • Baron Charles Gillès de Pelichy (born 21 September 2008).
      • Baronne Philippine Gillès de Pelichy (born 4 April 2010)
  • Princess Anne-Marie of Ligne (born 3 April 1954) - In 1981 she married Olivier Mortgat. Two daughters:
    • Laure Mortgat (born 23 March 1983).
    • Isabelle-Marie Mortgat (born 2 January 1985).
  • Princess Christine of Ligne (born 11 August 1955) - In 1981 she married Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza. Four children:
    • Prince Pedro Luiz of Orleans-Braganza ( 12 January 1983 – 1 June 2009).
    • Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza (born 15 March 1984).
    • Prince Rafael of Orléans-Braganza (born 24 April 1986).
    • Princess Maria of Orléans-Bragança (born 8 June 1989).
  • Princess Sophie of Ligne (born 23 April 1957) - In 1982 she married Comte Philippe de Nicolay. Two sons:
    • Comte François de Nicolay (born 20 October 1989).
    • Comte Guy de Nicolay (born 19 December 1993).
  • Prince Antoine of Ligne (born 28 December 1959) - In 2001 he married Countess Jacqueline de Lannoy. Three children:
    • Prince Louis de Ligne (born 4 March 2003).
    • Princess Marie de Ligne (born 2004).
    • Princess Florence de Ligne (born 2006).
  • Princess Yolande of Ligne (born 16 June 1964) - In 1994 she married Hugo Townsend (born 1945), son of G. Capt. Peter Townsend and Rosemary Pawle. Four Children:
    • Marie Townsend (born 29 April 1995).
    • George Townsend (born 16 March 1997).
    • James Townsend (born 9 May 1998).
    • Bartholomew Townsend (born 11 May 2001).

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