Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza

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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 Melanie Yolande
    • HH Princess Élisabeth Éléonore, Baroness Baudouin Gillès de Pelichy
  • HH Princess Anne Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
  • HRH 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

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.

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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