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Old 02-27-2008, 10:12 AM
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Belgian Nobility

In this thread we can discuss the noble families of Belgium.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:16 AM
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A genealogy of the House of Ligne, one of the oldest & most notable Belgian noble families.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:37 AM
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And here a picture of Princess Alix de Ligne with her uncle Jan Hessel de Jong (married to her mothers sister)

Soe pictures of a party at Chateau Belouil can be found here.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:51 PM
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On the website of 'Le Carnet Mondain' you will find info on engagements, marriages, births and deaths in noble and prominent families in Belgium. Le Carnet Mondain click on 'carnet du jour'
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:55 PM
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Belgian nobility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Try on Belgian wiki too.
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Does anyone have information about the new Baron Jean Van Gysel de Meise? I have seen several references to him as 'Royal'. Surely they mean 'noble'? Perhaps a translation error?
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:49 AM
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After googling I can only find Baron Jean-Paul van G d M, who seems to be active in business. The family certainly isn' t noble though he might hve received the royal order of Leopold.
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That is the father. The new Baron inherited in the last year. I know they are involved in Hotels, with a capital H.
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I remember that Princess Claire and Prince Laurent were present at a wedding of Aurore (?) Van Gysel de Meise about 2 years ago. And I believe to have seen in Point de Vue that she has got a child meanwhile. Would she be family of this Baron?
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:08 AM
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Today the Dutch Jonkheer Adriaan Dedel (untitled nobility) married the Belgian Princess Eléonore de Merode at Corroy-le-Chateau . Eleonore is the daughter of Prince Bernhard de Merode and Marie-Françoise de Bonvoisin.

For more information about the De Merode family, take a look at Paul Theroff's Online Gotha, here.

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Old 05-10-2008, 09:55 AM
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I remember that Princess Claire and Prince Laurent were present at a wedding of Aurore (?) Van Gysel de Meise about 2 years ago. And I believe to have seen in Point de Vue that she has got a child meanwhile. Would she be family of this Baron?
She is his sister. In knew him years ago, before he inherited. One of the best looking men you'll ever see.
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Princess Laetitia de Merode (b.1987, daughter of Prince Adrien de Merode and of his wife, née Princess Marie Gabrielle de Croy) died at Bordeaux on 15 September. (added 18 Sep 2008

She Was only 21. So sad.
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Princess Laetitia de Merode (b.1987, daughter of Prince Adrien de Merode and of his wife, née Princess Marie Gabrielle de Croy) died at Bordeaux on 15 September. (added 18 Sep 2008

She Was only 21. So sad.
What was the cause of her dead? Someone knows?
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Does someone have pictures of the wedding of the Prince de Ligne and Laeticia Rollin ,
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Post Count Michel Didisheim

Count Michel Didisheim worked more than 40 years for our Royal Family.

His place is absolutely not in the incredible N. Vaessen's Forums.

He says and says again : I am René Didisheim and Claire Maigret de Priches's Son.

However what an excellent publicity for this new book : " Tu devais disparaître " and for the editor, and Guy Duplat said : an excellent book for our Autumn's evenings

Working so many years as "Chief of Albert, Prince of Liege's House", He knows quite a lot our Royal Family and the European Royal Houses and their Castles.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:29 AM
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This is a rather interesting website, listing all the noble families of Belgium.

Courtesy: Monarchen.nl
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I've heard Belgium has at the moment 1500 noble families! It must be the european country with more titled people.

Do they have legal privileges?
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No, as far as I know that's just a story. They pay taxes just like anyone else. That's why many families lose their estates or let them crumble to pieces, they can hardly afford the maintenance or succession taxes.
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Tutsi rebels in the east of Congo have captured the offices of national park Virunga, that is led by prince Emmanuel de Merode.

More information in Dutch here.
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And what about Baron Eddy Merckx, Chevalier Adamo, Vicomte Dirk Frimout and the others who became every year near July the 21 ,members of the Belgian nobility for what they did or sometime for their heirs also.
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