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Old 12-04-2009, 02:40 PM
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According to PPE it's either Marie Christine or Marie Esmeralda in this pic:
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This is Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, née Princess of Luxemburg. According to one of the Vidoes posted it was said marie-Christine was not seen.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:50 PM
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According to PPE it's either Marie Christine or Marie Esmeralda in this pic:
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but I don't think it's either. As far as I remember, Marie Christine has a sharper face, and Esmeralda is not this old.

Plus, you can see Esmeralda in this pic:
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and that doesn't seem to be the same lady to me.
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The first picture is that of Margrethe of Liechtenstein, born Princess of Luxenburg.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:59 PM
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So Marie Christine wasn't there, and PPE clearly needs to get it's sources straight then
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It's quite simple: you have a pulmonary embolism when you have something that block the blood flood in the main artery of the lung; the blocking substance can be air, fat, but mostly a blood clot.
The main problem with polmunary embolism is that it happens suddenly: the main symptoms show very suddenly, and are dyspnea, tachypnea, chest pain, hemoptysis, cyanosis, collapse and shock.
It seems that the 15% of all the sudden deaths due to cardiac death are caused by polmunary embolism.
Thanks MAfan, that's a very thorough explanation...I guess his history of heart problems could have been a factor. So sad.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:10 PM
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So Marie Christine wasn't there, and PPE clearly needs to get it's sources straight then
I could not find her in any of the pictures. She did not attend her parents' funerals and she has been estranged for so long it would have been strange if she did show up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:22 PM
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It is really lovely to see Queen Paola lending support to Princess Lea. I hope that his family is able to find comfort and peace.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Thanks MAfan, that's a very thorough explanation...I guess his history of heart problems could have been a factor. So sad.
You're welcome, CaliforniaDreamin!
I'm not sure about it, but it's possible that the cardiac malformation, or better its consequences, since the malformation was solved in 1957, have somehow influenced the rise of the embolism.
But I'm not sure, I'm not a medician...
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:23 PM
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im very touched by the pictures of princess Lea , she looked sad :(
its great , all the family was theire for supporting the princess ; but the late prince didn't have any children ??
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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Just after Princess Mathilde on the left Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (brown hair) and on the right her sister Archiduchess Marie Astrid (blond hair).
On one of the flowers was written DAPHNE , it is Princess Marie-Christine second surname.
I was glad to see outside the church next to Princess Lea , Princess Marie Esmeralda with her two children ( Princess Lilian's only grandchildren)
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im very touched by the pictures of princess Lea , she looked sad :(
its great , all the family was theire for supporting the princess ; but the late prince didn't have any children ??
No, Prince Alexandre did not have any children of his own. But Princess Léa has two children from her previous marriages. Her daughter read a beautiful poem about love in the church. Apparently it was his favourite. It was in Dutch.
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No, Prince Alexandre did not have any children of his own. But Princess Léa has two children from her previous marriages. Her daughter read a beautiful poem about love in the church. Apparently it was his favourite. It was in Dutch.
ohh , i guess she had a special relation with the late prince !
how old are the two children of the princess ?? they live with her ?,
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the children are grown up now. Her daughter was born in 1976, her son in 1983. I'm not sure if they live with their mother.
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thanks for the informations Lady Leana ; much appreciate :)
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Laetitia is married, so I don't think she still lives with Lea.

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On one of the flowers was written DAPHNE , it is Princess Marie-Christine second surname.
To send flowers is the minimum Marie Christine could do...
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The photos were very touching and it is so sad to see the pain etched on Princess Lea's face. What a lovely thing for Prince Alexandre's step-daughter to read a poem.

I was just curious as to the funeral custom in Belgium. In the video the prince's coffin appears to be placed on the floor. Is this the custom? I don't mean to offend anyone its just that any funeral I have been to the coffin rests on a raised stand.
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Laetitia is married, so I don't think she still lives with Lea.


To send flowers is the minimum Marie Christine could do...

"Daphne" is actually Marie-Christine's nickname, it's not part of her Christian name.

And I am relieved to read that she at least sent flowers. I wish I knew the root of such hard feelings that would keep her away from her family at such a sad time......
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On one of the flowers was written DAPHNE , it is Princess Marie-Christine second surname.
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"Daphne" is actually Marie-Christine's nickname, it's not part of her Christian name.

According to Wikipedia (not an impeccable source, but one that I trust on this matter), Daphné is neither a surname nor a nickname of Princess Marie-Christine, but rather it is one of her given Christian names: Marie-Christine Daphné Astrid Elisabeth Léopoldine.

(Maria-Olivia, in case there is a misunderstanding due to language differences: in English, the word "surname" means "family name." The French equivalent would be "nom de famille", not "prénom").
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AFAIK Princess Marie-Christine is referred to as Daphne in the family, I w\have read it in everal books, articles etc .

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Nice to see that prince Alexandre has the funeral mas in the royal cathedral of Leaken and that he will be burried in the royal crypt. The children of princess Lilian were neve r'full' princes of Belgium (no HRH and no succession rights).

I saw the clip of the VRT news and I feel for princess Léa, she looked devastated.
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The children of princess Lilian were neve r'full' princes of Belgium (no HRH and no succession rights).
They were Royal Highnesses, but they had no succession rights (or at least they were considered as having no succession rights, as far as I know it is not clair, since legally nothing barred them to have succession rights)
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Prince Alexandre of Belgium Funeral - Pictures - Zimbio
Gallery from Zimbio.

Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy (Prince Alexandre's cousin) and Archduke Rudolph of Austria also attended the funeral.
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