Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza

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Princess of Brazil
Princess de Ligne
Born (1955-08-11) 11 August 1955 (age 61)
Château de Belœil
Spouse Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza
Issue Prince Pedro Luiz
Princess Amélia
Prince Rafael
Princess Maria Gabriela
Full name
Christine Marie Elisabeth
House House of Ligne (by birth)
House of Orleans-Braganza (by marriage)
Father Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne
Mother Princess Alix of Luxembourg
Religion Roman Catholicism

Brazilian Imperial Family
(Vassouras branch)
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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

Princess Christine Marie Elisabeth of Orléans-Braganza, née Princess de Ligne, was born on 11 August 1955 in the Château de Belœil, Belgium. She is the daughter of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne and Princess Alix of Luxembourg. She is the maternal granddaughter of Charlotte, Grand Duchess Regnant of Luxembourg and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

Her father was head of one of Belgium's foremost noble families, mediatized in 1803. Her mother, Princess Alix (born 1929), is sister of former Grand Duke Jean. Through her mother, Princess Christine is a descendant in the fifth generation of King John VI of Portugal and is a great-grand niece of Brazil's first emperor, Pedro I of Brazil.


Marriage and Children[edit]

She married Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza, son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, on 25 September 1981.

They had four children:


Dynastic orders[edit]



  1. ^ Noblesse et Royautes, Order of Saint Isabel awarded to several Gotha personalities

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