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Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne

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Predecessor  Antoine
House  House of Ligne
Name  Michel, Prince
Religion  Roman Catholicism
Mother  Alix of Luxembourg

Reign  21 August 2005 – present
Born  26 May 1951 (age 64) Chateau de Belœil (1951-05-26)
Issue  Princess Alix Prince Henri Antoine of Ligne
Father  Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
Spouse  Eleanora, Princess of Ligne (m. 1981)
Children  Henri Antoine, Hereditary Prince of Ligne, Princess Alix Marie Isabelle Adelgonde Eleonore de Ligne
Parents  Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne, Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
Cousins  Henri - Grand Duke of L, Prince Guillaume of Luxem, Archduchess Marie Astrid of, Prince Jean of Luxembourg, Princess Margaretha of Liechte
Similar People  Alix - Dowager Princess, Prince Luiz of Orleans‑Braganza, Charlotte - Grand Duchess, Prince Bertrand of Orleans‑Braganza, Jean - Grand Duke of L

Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral, Prince de Ligne, Prince d'Épinoy, Prince d'Amblise, Grandee of Spain (born 26 May 1951, Château de Belœil, Belgium) is the head of the princely House of Ligne. He is the son of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne and Princess Alix of Luxembourg; he is thus the nephew of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and a cousin of Grand Duke Henri. He also bears the title Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria.


Early life

Michel was born 26 May 1951 as the then only child of Belgian Noble, Prince Antoine of Ligne (youngest child of Prince Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne and his wife Philippine de Noailles) and of his wife Princess Alix of Luxembourg (youngest daughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte I, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and her consort Prince Felix née Prince of Bourbon-Parma).

At the time of his birth he was 3rd in line of succession to the title of Prince of Ligne and 7th in line of succession to the throne of Luxembourg; he was also the first grandchild of his maternal grandparents.

Marriage and children

He married Princess Eleanora of Orléans-Braganza, daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, on 10 March 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Princess Alix Marie Isabelle Aldegonde Eléonore de Ligne (born 3 July 1984), married on 18 June 2016 at the Château de Belœil Count Guillaume Aymar Emmanuel de Dampierre (born 4 May 1985, a third cousin twice-removed of Emanuelle de Dampierre, Duchess of Segovia, through their mutual ancestor Aymar, Marquis de Dampierre 1787-1845).
  • Prince Henri Antoine Gabriël Wauthier Marie Lamoral de Ligne (born 1 March 1989).
  • Titles and styles

  • 1951-1985: His Highness Prince Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral de Ligne
  • 2005–present: His Highness Michel, Prince de Ligne, Prince d'Épinoy and d'Amblise, Grandee of Spain
  • References

    Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne Wikipedia

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