Christine Alix de Massy
|Christine Alix de Massy|
|Spouse||Charles Wayne Knecht
|Issue||Keith Sébastien Knecht de Massy|
|House||House of Grimaldi (by birth)|
|Mother||Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy|
8 July 1951|
|Died||15 February 1989
|Burial||Chapel of Peace, Monaco|
Christine Alix de Massy (Noghès) (Monaco, 8 July 1951 – Nice, 15 February 1989) was born to Princess Antoinette of Monaco and her then lover Alexandre-Athenase Noghès. She was a first cousin of the reigning Prince Albert II and niece of Rainier III. Although Christine Alix was born out of wedlock, her parents married in 1951, thus legitimizing her, and placing her in line to the throne.
Christine-Alix was married twice.
She married firstly in Monaco on 14 February 1972 and divorced in 1976 Charles Wayne Knecht, first cousin once removed of Princess Grace (b. Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 23 November 1944), and had one son:
- Keith Sébastien Knecht de Massy (b. Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 24 August 1972), married in July 1999 to Donatella Lecca Ducagini Duca di Guevara Suardo Fabbri, with whom he has four children:
She married secondly on 25 March 1988 Leon Leroy, without issue.
She died of leukemia at the age of 37.
|Ancestors of Christine Alix de Massy|
- 'Palace: My Life in the Royal Family of Monaco', by Christian de Massy and Charles Higham. (New York, Atheneum, 1986, ISBN 0-689-11636-5.)
- 'Princess' Grace, by Sarah Bradford (New York,Stein and Day, 1984, ISBN 0-8128-2958-1.)
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