Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne

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Prince de Ligne
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Reign 21 August 2005 – present
Predecessor Antoine
Born (1951-05-26) 26 May 1951 (age 66)
Château de Belœil
Spouse Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza
Issue Princess Alix
Henri Antoine, Hereditary Prince of Ligne
Full name
Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral de Ligne
House House of Ligne
Father Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne
Mother Princess Alix of Luxembourg
Religion Roman Catholicism
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 Aliénor
    • HH Princess Melanie Yolande
    • HH Princess Élisabeth Éléonore, Baroness Gillès de Pelichy
  • HH Princess Anne Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
  • HRH Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
  • HH Princess Sophie, Countess of Nicolay
  • HH Prince Antoine
    HH Princess Jacqueline
    • HH Prince Louis
    • HH Princess Marie
    • HH Princess Florence

Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral, Prince de Ligne, Prince d'Épinoy, Prince d'Amblise, Grandee of Spain (born 26 May 1951, Château de Belœil, Belgium[1]) is the head of the princely House of Ligne.[2][2] He is the son of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne and Princess Alix of Luxembourg; he is thus the nephew of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and a cousin of Grand Duke Henri.[2] He also bears the title Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza, daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, on 10 March 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1951-1985: His Highness Prince Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral de Ligne
  • 2005–present: His Highness Michel, Prince de Ligne, Prince d'Épinoy and d'Amblise, Grandee of Spain



  1. ^ a b c Enache, Nicolas. La Descendance de Marie-Therese de Habsburg. ICC, Paris, 1996. pp. 46, 51, 427-429 . (French). ISBN 2-908003-04-X
  2. ^ a b c Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (editor). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, Burke's Peerage, London, 1973, pp. 218, 240. ISBN 0-220-66222-3
Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Born: 26 May 1951
Belgian nobility
Preceded by
Prince de Ligne
2005 – present