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
Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
Princess Sophie, Comtesse de Nicolay
Prince Antoine
Princess Yolande
Full name
Alix Marie Anna Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle
House House of Bourbon-Parma
Father Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
Mother Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Born (1929-08-24) 24 August 1929 (age 85)
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
  • HH Princess Christine of Brazil
  • 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 de Ligne (born 24 August 1929, at Berg Castle) is the daughter of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Felix of Bourbon-Parma. She is, by birth, Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma.[1] She is the sister of former Grand Duke Jean and the aunt of the current Grand Duke Henri.

Marriage and issue[edit]

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

  • Michel, 14th Prince de Ligne (born 26 May 1951) - in 1981 he married Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza. They have two children.
  • Prince Wauthier de Ligne (born 10 July 1952) - In 1976 he married Countess Regine de Renesse. They have three children.
  • Princess Anne-Marie de Ligne (born 3 April 1954) - In 1981 she married Olivier Mortgat. They have two daughters.
  • Princess Christine de Ligne (born 11 August 1955) - In 1981 she married Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza. They have four children.
  • Princess Sophie de Ligne (born 23 April 1957) - In 1982 she married Philippe de Nicolay. They have two sons.
  • Prince Antoine de Ligne (born 28 December 1959) - In 2001 he married Countess Jacqueline de Lannoy. They have three children.
  • Princess Yolande de Ligne (born 16 June 1964) - In 1994 she married Hugo Townsend (born 1945), son of G. Capt. Peter Townsend and Rosemary Pawle. They have four children.

Ancestry[edit]


  1. ^ Semans, Barbara Broome; Schwarz, Letitia Broome (26 February 2009). John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd Vol. I: Their Descendants and Related Families 18th to 21st Centuries. Xlibris Corporation. p. 485. ISBN 978-1-4628-1113-7. Retrieved 29 June 2014.