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Alberto2244 06-01-2009 12:55 PM

Prince Pedro Luíz (1983-2009) Brazilian heir killed in Air France plane crash
 
Oh my god, tell me it is not true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Family reacted amazingly serene, they find strenght in GOD
1f) Pedro Luíz Maria José Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga, b.Rio de Janeiro 12 Jan 1983

Empress 06-01-2009 12:57 PM

Alberto, where do you get your information?

Alberto2244 06-01-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress (Post 946159)
Alberto, where do you get your information?

D. Pedro´s uncle, also D. Pedro, his wife D. Fátima is a niece of a lady friend of mine

MAfan 06-01-2009 01:01 PM

He is the eldest son of Prince D. Antonio and his wife D. Cristina, isn't he?

TheTruth 06-01-2009 01:15 PM

There's still an incertitude on the name of the passengers. Even the governments don't have the list of the passengers yet. So until we get more information, it's very hard to tell. There's already a thread on this news here.

Elspeth 06-01-2009 01:34 PM

Until we have official confirmation of the loss of a member of the royal family, there's little point speculating. I'm closing the thread for the moment.

We have a thread in Members' Corner for discussion of the incident itself:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ard-22163.html

If the loss of this member of the royal family is confirmed by a reputable news source, the airline, or the family, this thread will be reopened immediately.

Elspeth

Elspeth 06-01-2009 02:27 PM

We apparently have confirmation (in Portuguese):

Folha Online - Cotidiano - Família Orleans e Bragança confirma que príncipe brasileiro estava no voo AF 447 - 01/06/2009

Please note that this thread is specifically about Don Pedro, not about the other people who appear to have perished in this incident.

Al_bina 06-01-2009 02:31 PM

It is an unfortunate development. It is impossible to imagine what Prince Pedro's parents are going through.

Elsa M. 06-01-2009 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elspeth (Post 946213)
We apparently have confirmation

Yes, it's confirmed by the Imperial family. He was 4th in the line to the throne

Here's another article:

G1 > Mundo - NOTÍCIAS - PrÃ*ncipe brasileiro embarcou no voo 447 da Air France

Lumutqueen 06-01-2009 02:49 PM

How unfortunate that he was on the plane. Does anybody know why he was on?
x

HMTLove23 06-01-2009 02:57 PM

:previous:he was on his way back to luxembourg where he lives

Elsa M. 06-01-2009 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 946226)
How unfortunate that he was on the plane. Does anybody know why he was on?

He worked for a bank in Luxembourg, to where he was flying back.

Lumutqueen 06-01-2009 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elsa M. (Post 946239)
He worked for a bank in Luxembourg, to where he was flying back.

So he must have been gettting a connecting flight from Paris.
How awful for his family. My heart goes out to them.
x

Elsa M. 06-01-2009 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 946246)
So he must have been gettting a connecting flight from Paris.

I suppose so... His uncle, D. Francisco de Orleans e Bragança, told the press that he came to Brazil to visit friends and family:

Descendente da família real brasileira seguia a bordo - RTP Notícias

Alberto2244 06-01-2009 03:04 PM

I´ve just arrived from......Air France where I went to buy my own ticket. People in the lift were extremely sad and they talked only about it, when I told them there was an Orleans-Bragança in the airplane there were so very shocked!!!
The taxi driver was also very sad, in short the country is in mourning

Elsa M. 06-01-2009 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MAfan (Post 946162)
He is the eldest son of Prince D. Antonio and his wife D. Cristina, isn't he?

Yes, he was. Here's a photo of him, along with his family descent:

GeneAll.net - D. Pedro Luís de Orleans e Bragança

Marengo 06-01-2009 04:10 PM

How horrible!

I believe they will be searching for the air plane in the sea & asked assistance from the USA, but the chance of finding the plane, let alone any people, is very small.

According to José at the Benelux Royals MB, the prince's cousin, princess Alix de Ligne, was supposed to take the same flight. She however took another flight.

--
Prince Pedro Luis is the grandson of princess Marie Alix of Luxembourg, sister of Grand Duke Jean.

MAfan 06-01-2009 04:15 PM

Unfortunately, we only can hope...For him, but also for his family, for his parents, his siblings and his two old grandmothers...

Odette 06-01-2009 04:15 PM

Sad for the Imperial family and everyone else who lost their loved ones.
May he rest in peace.

ANNIE_S 06-01-2009 04:18 PM

It´s horrible! I´m so sad. My condolences to the Imperial family. :sad:
What a sad day!


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