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Princess Alix of Luxembourg has died

The Grand Ducal Court announced this afternoon that Alix, Dowager Princess de Ligne (born Princess Alix of Luxembourg) died today at the age of 89.

In a press release, the Court said, “It is with great sadness that Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Jean, the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess announce the death, today, of Her Royal Highness the Princess Alix, Princess of Ligne, Princess of Luxembourg.”

The funeral of Grand Duke Jean’s sister will take place at Château de Beloeil in Belgium,” they added.

The Princess with other members of the Grand Ducal Family at the opening of the Grand Duchess Charlotte monument – 1990. Photo: Cour Grand Ducale

There will also be a Mass at the Saint Michael’s Church in Luxembourg. More information and the date of the service will be announced in due course. 

A cause of death has not been given.

HRH Princess Alix. Photo: Cour Grand Ducale

The Princess was the youngest sibling of Grand Duke Jean and an aunt to the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Henri.

She was born on 24 August 1929 in Berg Castle to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and Prince Félix.

Princess Alix was predeceased by her husband, Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne, who died in August 2005 at the age of 80.

Princess Alix and Antoine de Ligne on their wedding day. Photo: Cour Grand Ducale

The pair had wed on 17 August 1950. Together, they had seven children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Princess Alix at the wedding of her granddaughter, Princess Alix de Ligne to Guillaume de Dampierre. Photo: Cour Grand Ducale

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