Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza

Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza

Brazilian Imperial Family
(Vassouras branch)
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  • HI&RH Prince Luís
  • HRH Prince Eudes
    HRH Princess Mercedes
    • HRH Prince Luís Filipe
    • HRH Princess Ana Luísa
    • HRH Prince Eudes
      HRH Princess Patricia
    • HRH Princess Maria Francisca
    • HRH Princess Maria Antônia
    • HRH Prince Guy
  • HI&RH Prince Bertrand
  • HRH Princess Isabel Maria
  • HRH Prince Pedro
    HRH Princess Maria
  • HRH Prince Fernando
    HRH Princess Maria
  • HI&RH Prince Antônio
    HI&RH Princess Christine
    • HRH Princess Amélia
    • HRH Prince Rafael
    • HRH Princess Maria Gabriela
  • HRH The Princess of Ligne
  • HRH Prince Francisco
    HRH Princess Claudia
  • HRH Prince Alberto
    HRH Princess Maritza
  • HRH Princess Maria Teresa
  • HRH Princess Maria Gabriela

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  • HH The Prince
    HRH The Princess
    • HH The Hereditary Prince
    • HH Princess Alix

HRH The Dowager Princess

  • HH Prince Wauthier
    HH Princess Regine
    • HH Prince Philippe
      HH Princess Laetitia
      • HH Prince Jean Charles
    • HH Princess Melanie Yolande
    • HH Princess Élisabeth Éléonore, Baroness Baudouin Gillès de Pelichy
  • HH Princess Anne Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
  • HI&RH Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
  • HH Princess Sophie, Comtesse Philippe de Nicolay
  • HH Prince Antoine
    HH Princess Jacqueline
    • HH Prince Louis
    • HH Princess Marie
    • HH Princess Florence
  • HH Princess Yolande, Mrs. Townsend
v · Château de Belœil, Belgium. She is the daughter of the late Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne and Princess Alix Marie of Luxembourg.

Her father was head of one of Belgium's foremost noble families, mediatized in 1803. Her mother, Princess Alix (born 1929), is sister of former Grand Duke Jean. Through her mother, Princess Christine is a descendant in the fifth generation of King John VI of Portugal and is a great-grand niece of Brazil's first emperor, Pedro I of Brazil.



Marriage and Children

She married Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza, son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, on 25 September 1981.

They had four children:

  • Prince Pedro Luís of Orléans-Braganza (12 January 1983 – 1 June 2009)
  • Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza (born 15 March 1984)
  • Prince Rafael of Orléans-Braganza (born 24 April 1986)
  • Princess Maria Gabriela of Orléans-Bragança (born 8 June 1989)


16. Prince Henri de Ligne
8. Ernest, 10th Prince de Ligne
17. Marguerite de Talleyrand-Périgord
4. Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne
18. Roland de Cossé, Marquis de Brissac
9. Diane de Cossé-Brissac
19. Jeanne Eugénie Say
2. Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
20. Antoine de Noailles], Duke of Mouchy
10. François de Noailles, Prince de Poix
21. Princesse Anna Murat
5. Philippine de Noailles
22. Arthur Constant, Baron Dubois de Courval
11. Madeleine Dubois de Courval
23. Marie Ray
1. Princess Christine de Ligne
24. Charles III, Duke of Parma
12. Robert I, Duke of Parma
25. Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
6. Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
26. Miguel of Portugal
13. Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
27. Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
3. Princess Alix of Luxembourg
28. Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
14. William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
29. Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau
7. Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
30. Miguel of Portugal
15. Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
31. Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg


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