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Old 02-11-2019, 12:10 PM
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Death & Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess of Ligne: Feb. 2019

Princess Alix of Ligne, younger sister of Grand Duke Jean of Luxemburg, passed away at age 89 today, 11 February . The funeral will take place at Chateau de Beloeil in Belgium.

R.I.P to the Princess and my Condolences to her family.

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Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess of Ligne, passed away earlier today, Monday, February 11, 2019. [...]

The funeral of Princess Alix will take place at Château de Beloeil in Belgium. A memorial mass will also be celebrated in Luxembourg at the Église Saint Michel at a later point in time. Details for both will be released at a later point in time.
Luxarazzi: Princess Alix of Luxembourg Passed Away

Luxarazzi 101: Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Princess of Ligne

Condolences to the Ligne and Luxembourg families.
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Princess Alix of Luxembourg Passed Away
http://www.luxarazzi.com/2019/02/pri...-away.html?m=1

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RIP how sad to have just read of the passing of Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess de Ligne.
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That's really sad news. Didn't she recently attend the hereditary grand duchess' father's funeral?
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I don't remember seeing her, but that doesn't mean she wasn't there. She might have been wheeled in in her wheelchair.

I remember at Guillaume and Stephanie's wedding seeing Alix de Ligne, Grand Duke Jean, Queen Fabiola and Count Philippe de Lannoy all seated toward the front in wheelchairs...and now only GD Jean is left of that group.

God bless him!
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I don't remember seeing her, but that doesn't mean she wasn't there. She might have been wheeled in in her wheelchair.

I remember at Guillaume and Stephanie's wedding seeing Alix de Ligne, Grand Duke Jean, Queen Fabiola and Count Philippe de Lannoy all seated toward the front in wheelchairs...and now only GD Jean is left of that group.

God bless him!

Their sister Marie Gabrielle, Countess of Holstein-Ledreborg is also still alive but she did not attend the wedding in 2012 as she lives in Denmark and it was said that she can not travel so far anymore.
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I had forgotten about Her Royal Highness The Dowager Countess of Holstein-Ledreborg,I just looked her up and she turns 94 this August.
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The funeral will take place on Saturday 16 February at 11 am

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Les funérailles d'Alix de Ligne auront lieu à Beloeil - Noblesse & Royautés
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Alix was Grand Duke Jean youngest sister and the first married.

The family de Ligne was so proud about the Weddings of
Prince Antoine with HRH Princess Aix de Luxembourg and
Princess Yolanda with HI and RH Archuke Louis of Habsbourg.

One of her daughters married Peter Towsend 's Son.
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Alix was Grand Duke Jean youngest sister and the first married.

It was the samw with the children of Emperor Karl and Empress Zita. Archduchess Elisabeth who was born sgort after her father's death married as the first.
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That annoncé is an impressive list of a blue blooded who-is-who.
These links and the long history of all these families interconnected caused my interest in history, nobility and royalty.
Condoleances to the family De Ligne and the many others.
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Luxarazzi has an interesting report on her life, especially her adolescence in the World War Two years. She and her husband were apparently keen travelers. In view of her enthusiasm for organizing flower shows I wonder if there will be one linked to the funeral or memorial service.

Luxarazzi 101: Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Princess of Ligne


The announcement from the Grand-Ducal Court of Luxembourg:

Décès de Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Alix - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Février 2019

Notice the Grand-Ducal Court styles her as "Her Royal Highness Princess Alix, Princess of Ligne, Princess of Luxembourg". It is the same as in the Belgian royal family (but different from the Dutch royal family): "Princess (First name)" is a titular dignity which is separate from "Princess of (Name of country)".
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One of her daughters married Peter Towsend 's Son.
Yes, her youngest daughter Princess Yolande Marie Gabrielle de Ligne is married to Hugo Townsend, the youngest son of Captain Peter Townsend.
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List of descendants of Alix and Antoine:

3.2.2.6.Princess Alix of Luxemburg (1929-2019), m.1950 Antoine, Prince de Ligne (1925-2005)
3.2.2.6.1.Michel, Prince de Ligne (*1951), m.1981 Princess Eleonora of Brazil (*1953)
3.2.2.6.1.1.Princess Alix de Ligne (*1984), m.2016 Count Guillaume de Dampierre (*1985)
3.2.2.6.1.1.1.Olympia de Dampierre (*2017)
3.2.2.6.1.2.Prince Henri de Ligne (*1989)
3.2.2.6.2.Prince Wauthier de Ligne (*1952), m.1976 Countess Régine de Renesse (*1955)
3.2.2.6.2.1.Prince Philippe de Ligne (*1977), m.2008 Jonkvrouw Laetitia Rolin (*1981)
3.2.2.6.2.1.1.Prince Jean-Charles de Ligne (*2010)
3.2.2.6.2.1.2.Princess Aliénor de Ligne (*2012)
3.2.2.6.2.1.3.Princesse Constance de Ligne (*2017)
3.2.2.6.2.2.Princess Mélanie de Ligne (*1979), m.2011 Paul Weingarten
3.2.2.6.2.2.1.Félix Weingarten (*2013)
3.2.2.6.2.2.2.child
3.2.2.6.2.3.Princess Elisabeth de Ligne (*1983), m.2005 Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy (*1982)
3.2.2.6.2.3.1.Baron Antoine Gillès de Pélichy (*2006)
3.2.2.6.2.3.2.Baron Charles Gillès de Pélichy (*2008)
3.2.2.6.2.3.3.Jonkvrouw Philippine Gillès de Pélichy (*2010)
3.2.2.6.2.3.4.Jonkvrouw Marguerite Gillès de Pélichy (*2012)
3.2.2.6.2.3.5.Jonkvrouw Marie Gillès de Pélichy (*2014)
3.2.2.6.3.Princesse Anne-Isabelle de Ligne (*1954), m.1st 1981 (div) Olivier Mortgat (*1956), m.2nd 2010 Ridder Charles de Fabribeckers de Cortils de Grâce (*1939)
3.2.2.6.3.1.Laure Mortgat (*1983)
3.2.2.6.3.2.Isabelle Mortgat (*1985), m.2019 Gautier Walckiers
3.2.2.6.4.Princess Christine de Ligne (*1955), m.1981 Prince António of Brazil (*1950)
3.2.2.6.4.1.Prince Pedro Luís of Brazil (1983-2009)
3.2.2.6.4.2.Princess Amélia of Brazil (*1984), m.2014 James Spearman (*1984)
3.2.2.6.4.2.1.Alexander Spearman (*2016)
3.2.2.6.4.2.2.Nicholas Spearman (*2018)
3.2.2.6.4.3.Prince Rafael of Brazil (*1986)
3.2.2.6.4.4.Princess Maria Gabriela of Brazil (*1989)
3.2.2.6.5.Princess Sophie de Ligne (*1957), m.1982 (div 1998) Count Philippe de Nicolay (*1955)
3.2.2.6.5.1.Count François de Nicolay (*1989)
3.2.2.6.5.2.Count Guy de Nicolay (*1993)
3.2.2.6.6.Prince Antoine de Ligne (*1959), m.2001 Countess Minthia de Lannoy (*1966)
3.2.2.6.6.1.Prince Louis de Ligne (*2003)
3.2.2.6.6.2.Princess Marie de Ligne (*2004)
3.2.2.6.6.3.Princess Florence de Ligne (*2007)
3.2.2.6.7.Princess Yolande de Ligne (*1964), m.1994 Hugo Townsend (*1945)
3.2.2.6.7.1.Marie Townsend (*1995)
3.2.2.6.7.2.George Townsend (*1997)
3.2.2.6.7.3.James Townsend (*1998)
3.2.2.6.7.4.Bartholomew Townsend (*2001)

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Don't the Ligne family attend Mass at the church of St. Pierre de Beloeil where the funeral will take place?
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Sad to hear, may Princess Alix rest in peace. Interesting to read about her life as I didn't know much about her beforehand.
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List of descendants of Alix and Antoine:

3.2.2.6.Princess Alix of Luxemburg (1929-2019), m.1950 Antoine, Prince de Ligne (1925-2005)
3.2.2.6.1.Michel, Prince de Ligne (*1951), m.1981 Princess Eleonora of Brazil (*1953)
3.2.2.6.1.1.Princess Alix de Ligne (*1984), m.2016 Count Guillaume de Dampierre (*1985)
3.2.2.6.1.1.1.Olympia de Dampierre (*2017)
3.2.2.6.1.2.Prince Henri de Ligne (*1989)
3.2.2.6.2.Prince Wauthier de Ligne (*1952), m.1976 Countess Régine de Renesse (*1955)
3.2.2.6.2.1.Prince Philippe de Ligne (*1977), m.2008 Jonkvrouw Laetitia Rolin (*1981)
3.2.2.6.2.1.1.Prince Jean-Charles de Ligne (*2010)
3.2.2.6.2.1.2.Princess Aliénor de Ligne (*2012)
3.2.2.6.2.1.3.Princesse Constance de Ligne (*2017)
3.2.2.6.2.2.Princess Mélanie de Ligne (*1979), m.2011 Paul Weingarten
3.2.2.6.2.2.1.Félix Weingarten (*2013)
3.2.2.6.2.3.Princess Elisabeth de Ligne (*1983), m.2005 Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy (*1982)
3.2.2.6.2.3.1.Baron Antoine Gillès de Pélichy (*2006)
3.2.2.6.2.3.2.Baron Charles Gillès de Pélichy (*2008)
3.2.2.6.2.3.3.Jonkvrouw Philippine Gillès de Pélichy (*2010)
3.2.2.6.2.3.4.Jonkvrouw Marguerite Gillès de Pélichy (*2012)
3.2.2.6.2.3.5.Jonkvrouw Marie Gillès de Pélichy (*2014)
3.2.2.6.3.Princesse Anne-Isabelle de Ligne (*1954), m.1st 1981 (div) Olivier Mortgat (*1956), m.2nd 2010 Ridder Charles de Fabribeckers de Cortils de Grâce (*1939)
3.2.2.6.3.1.Laure Mortgat (*1983)
3.2.2.6.3.2.Isabelle Mortgat (*1985), m.2019 Gautier Walckiers
3.2.2.6.4.Princess Christine de Ligne (*1955), m.1981 Prince António of Brazil (*1950)
3.2.2.6.4.1.Prince Pedro Luís of Brazil (1983-2009)
3.2.2.6.4.2.Princess Amélia of Brazil (*1984), m.2014 James Spearman (*1984)
3.2.2.6.4.2.1.Alexander Spearman (*2016)
3.2.2.6.4.2.2.Nicholas Spearman (*2018)
3.2.2.6.4.3.Prince Rafael of Brazil (*1986)
3.2.2.6.4.4.Princess Maria Gabriela of Brazil (*1989)
3.2.2.6.5.Princess Sophie de Ligne (*1957), m.1982 (div 1998) Count Philippe de Nicolay (*1955)
3.2.2.6.5.1.Count François de Nicolay (*1989)
3.2.2.6.5.2.Count Guy de Nicolay (*1993)
3.2.2.6.6.Prince Antoine de Ligne (*1959), m.2001 Countess Minthia de Lannoy (*1966)
3.2.2.6.6.1.Prince Louis de Ligne (*2003)
3.2.2.6.6.2.Princess Marie de Ligne (*2004)
3.2.2.6.6.3.Princess Florence de Ligne (*2007)
3.2.2.6.7.Princess Yolande de Ligne (*1964), m.1994 Hugo Townsend (*1945)
3.2.2.6.7.1.Marie Townsend (*1995)
3.2.2.6.7.2.George Townsend (*1997)
3.2.2.6.7.3.James Townsend (*1998)
3.2.2.6.7.4.Bartholomew Townsend (*2001)

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Quick -in between- question: Why is Olympia not listed as countess? Her mother's cousins (Francois and Nicolay) are listed as counts and also have a (princess de Ligne and) count as father just like Olympia.
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Quick -in between- question: Why is Olympia not listed as countess? Her mother's cousins (Francois and Nicolay) are listed as counts and also have a (princess de Ligne and) count as father just like Olympia.
I don't know about Belgium, but in Sweden young children and all unmarried women of the nobility aren't styled according to their title.
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I thought she was styled Countess Olympia de Dampierre?

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Princess Alix Marie Isabelle Adelgonde Eléonore de Ligne (born 3 July 1984 in Brussels), married on 18 June 2016 in Belœil, Count Guillaume Aymar Emmanuel de Dampierre (born 4 May 1985 in Paris), son of Count Audouin de Dampierre and Countess Roselyne de Biaudos de Castéja. They have one daughter:
Countess Olympia de Dampierre (born 21 December 2017 in Rio de Janeiro
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