Category Archives: Brazilian Royals

Meet the In-Laws: Princess Alix Introduces Fiancé to Uncles

  April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am by

Princess Alix de Ligne took her fiance Count Guillaume de Dampierre to São Paulo, Brazil to introduce him to her august uncles, Prince Dom Luiz of Brazil (77), chef of the Imperial family and Dom Bertrand (75), Prince Imperial. Also present were Princess Alix’ cousins, Prince Rafael of Brazil and Prince Pedro Alberto de Orleans-Bragança. Princess Alix and Count Guillaume will marry in two months in Belgium. They invited their … Continue reading

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Portuguese And Brazilian Royals Remember Queen Maria I

  April 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Two weeks ago Portuguese and Brazilian royals gathered in Lisbon to remember Queen Maria I of Portugal, Brazil and The Algarves. On March 20th it was 200 years ago that the monarch died. The queen is known as Maria the Pious in Portugal and as Maria the Mad in Brazil. The latter being a reference to her mental detoriation. The Queen married her uncle prince Pedro of Portugal. After his … Continue reading

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A Bridal Tiara for Princess Alix?

  February 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

This summer will see the wedding of Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre. And one intriguing question that arises before any aristocratic wedding is: Will the bride wear a tiara, and which tiara will that be? It’s not likely that Princess Alix de Ligne will wear the Chaumet tiara which she presents in the pictures below, at the International Evening of the Child Gala at Versailles, France, … Continue reading

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Wedding Date and Location Set: June 18th at Beloeil Castle

  February 27, 2016 at 4:36 am by

According to the French blog ‘noblesse et royautés’, Princess Alix de Ligne and her fiancé Count Guillaume de Dampierre have set their wedding date. The religious wedding will be at June 18th 2016 at the bride’s family seat: Beloeil Castle close to Mons, Belgium. In an interview with French magazine ‘Point de Vue’, the Princess revealed that she will be wearing a dress from Belgian designer Gerald Watelet, a great … Continue reading

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Alix de Ligne Engaged To Count Guillaume Dampierre

  February 13, 2016 at 2:38 am by

In the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, the engement was announced between Princess Alix de Ligne and the French Count Guillaume Dampierre. The princess is the daughter of Michel, 14th Prince de Ligne, and Princess Eleonora of Brazil. Her paternal grand mother is Princess Alix of Luxembourg, sister of Grand Duke Jean. Count Guillaume was born in if the son of Count Audouin Dampierre and Roseline Alvare de Biaudos de Casteja. … Continue reading

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Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza Marries James Spearman

  August 21, 2014 at 8:57 am by

On August 16, Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza married James Spearman at the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da Antige Sé in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. The bride is the daughter of Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza and his wife, Princess Christine de Ligne. In order to marry her husband, Princess Amélia had to give up her royal title and style and is now Princess Amélia, Mrs Spearman. The groom is the … Continue reading

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Engagement in the House of Orléans-Braganza

  July 25, 2013 at 6:41 am by

As per an announcement in The Times today, an engagement has taken place in the House of Orléans-Braganza, the former ruling house of Imperial Brazil. Princess Amélia, the elder daughter of Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Christine de Ligne, is engaged to Mr James Spearman. Mr Spearman is the son of Lochlain Spearman and Pilin Garrigues, and was born in Scotland. Princess Amélia was born in Brussels, and is a descendant of … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Braganza Presents the Order of St Isabel to European Royals

  October 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm by

On October 27, the Duchess of Braganza conferred the Order of Saint Isabel upon several European royal ladies in recognition of their philanthropic work. Those honoured were Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Christine of Orleans-Braganza ( née Princess de Ligne, wife of Prince Antonio of Orleans-Braganza) and Princess Eleanora of Ligne (née Princess of Orleans-Braganza and Wittelsbach, wife of Michel, … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança

  April 19, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Yesterday, princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança died at the age of 91. The princess died in her home at the Rua D. Afonso Henriques in Estoril, Portugal. The princess was the youngest daughter of Prince Pedro of Brazil and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. The princess often attended royal gatherings in Europe, due to the marriages of her siblings. Her eldest sister Isabelle married the late count of Paris, … Continue reading

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Wedding of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

  October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

Yesterday evening, on 16 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, the wedding was celebrated between Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and HRH Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança. The wedding took place at 7.30pm in the Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro, a church in Rio where several royal weddings of the members of the Brazilian Imperial Family took place, included the one of the parents of the bride, thirty-four years … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique

  September 12, 2009 at 11:14 am by

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the birth of HIH Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, the late Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and titular Emperor of Brazil between 1921 and 1981. An Holy Mass in memoriam will be celebrated in the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Sé (the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro) at 11. The Holy Mass is part of the “XX … Continue reading

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95th birthday of Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança

  September 9, 2009 at 11:53 am by

Today is the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança, the widow of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and Pretender to the Brazilian Throne between 1921 and 1981. She was born in Nymphenburg Castle, in Munich, Bavaria, on 9th September 1914, the second of the six child and first daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella, born … Continue reading

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Brazilian Royals Attend Mass For Air France Victims

  June 8, 2009 at 5:29 am by

Members of the imperial family of Brazil attended a mass in Rio de Janeiro in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Air Flace plane last week. One of the passengers was prince Pedro Luís of Orleans-Bragança. His parents, prince Antonio, princess Christine and his siblings prince Rafael, princess Amélia and princess Gabriela were seated on the first row in the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo … Continue reading

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Prince Pedro Luí­z on Doomed Air France Flight

  June 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Relatives confirmed that prince Pedro Luíz of Orleans-Bragança (26), descendant of the last emperor of Brazil, is a passenger on the Airbus of Air France that disappeared above the Atlantic Ocean today. The Airbus was on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it disappeared from the radar. On board were 228 people, among them prince Pedro Luíz. Prince Pedro Luíz is the son of prince Antonio of … Continue reading

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A Boy for Brazilian Princess

  February 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm by

On 30 January the Brazilian princess Maria Pia of Orléans-Bragança and her husband Rodrigo Broglia Mendes became parents of a boy, who they named Pedro. The child was born in São Paulo. The couple married in 2001 and in 2004 their first child Antonio was born. Princess Maria Pia is a descendant of Brazil’s last emperor Pedro II. Princess Maria Pia is the eldest of the five children of prince … Continue reading

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