Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne

  February 17, 2019 at 4:01 am by

On February 16, the funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne took place at the Saint-Pierre Church in Beloiel, Belgium.

Princess Alix had passed away on 11 February at the age of 89 and leaves behind seven children, twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, though one of her grandchildren, Prince Pedro of Brazil, was killed in a plane crash in 2006.

Those attending the funeral were the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, Prince Laurent of Belgium, Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Archduchess Yolande of Austria, Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourgish Prime Minister, The Duchess of Bragança and her youngest son Dom Dinis, Duke of Porto, the Duke of Croÿ and the immediate family of Princess Alix. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria was accompanied by her fiancé Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma.

Princess Alix was born in August 1929 and was the last child of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Consort Felix of Luxembourg. During the war, Alix moved to Quebec in Canada with the rest of her family, and married Prince Antoine de Ligne in 1949. The couple had seven children together; Michel (b. 1951), Wauthier (b. 1952), Anne (b. 1954), Christine (b. 1955), Sophie (b. 1957), Antoine (b. 1959) and Yolande (b. 1964).

In 1957 Alix began a seventeen month long expedition to Antarctica as part of a project run by the International Council of Scientific Unions, creating the King Baudoin Base.




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3 Responses to Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne

  1. Diana Lucia Zotescu says:

    In the early 2000s, I had the great honour and pleasure to meet Princess Anne de Ligne in Bucharest, on two occasions, at diplomatic functions, while she was the deputy of the EU ambassador to Bucharest. She impressed me not just as a great lady, but as a very valuable contributor to the ever close ties between Romania and EU as well, ties leading soon to Romania’s becoming an EU member on Jan. 1st, 2007.

    Condolences to the bereeved Grand Duke’s Family of Luxembourg.

  2. Mircea Cantacuzino says:

    A real GREAT Lady.
    May she rest in peace !

  3. Natalya says:

    Princess lived long and hardworking life … May Her soul join Our Heavenly Father in peace. Amen.

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