Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne
On February 16, the funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne took place at the Saint-Pierre Church in Beloiel, Belgium.
Princess Alix had passed away on 11 February at the age of 89 and leaves behind seven children, twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, though one of her grandchildren, Prince Pedro of Brazil, was killed in a plane crash in 2006.
Those attending the funeral were the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, Prince Laurent of Belgium, Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Archduchess Yolande of Austria, Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourgish Prime Minister, The Duchess of Bragança and her youngest son Dom Dinis, Duke of Porto, the Duke of Croÿ and the immediate family of Princess Alix. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria was accompanied by her fiancé Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma.
Princess Alix was born in August 1929 and was the last child of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Consort Felix of Luxembourg. During the war, Alix moved to Quebec in Canada with the rest of her family, and married Prince Antoine de Ligne in 1949. The couple had seven children together; Michel (b. 1951), Wauthier (b. 1952), Anne (b. 1954), Christine (b. 1955), Sophie (b. 1957), Antoine (b. 1959) and Yolande (b. 1964).
In 1957 Alix began a seventeen month long expedition to Antarctica as part of a project run by the International Council of Scientific Unions, creating the King Baudoin Base.
— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) February 16, 2019
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