Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Prince Wauthier de Ligne (1952-2022)


Prince Wauthier de Ligne died in a hospital in Tournai, Belgium on August 15.  He suffered from a "long and painful illness".   He was 70 years old.

Princess Anne and Prince Wauthier   all photos are from the Marlene A Eilers Koenig Collection

Wauthier, Michel, Princess Alix with Princess Sophie, Princess Christine & Princess Anne: 1957

Wauthier, Sophie, Michel and Anne 

HH Prince Wauthier Philippe Féliz Marie Lamoral of Ligne was born on July 10, 1952, at Schloss Beloeil, the second of seven children of the late HH  Antoine Marie Joachim Lamoral, 13th Prince of Ligne (1925-2005) and HRH Princess Alix Marie Anne Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle;of Luxembourg (1929-2019).    His maternal grandparents were HRH Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and HRH Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

His marriage to Marguerite Régine Marie Françoise Xavière de Renesse took place at Elderen on May 1, 1976.  

The Prince and his family lived in a house on the Schloss Beloeil estate.  He is survived by his widow, Princess Regine, and their three children, Prince Philippe (1977) and his wife, Laetitia,  Princess Melanie (1979) and her husband, Paul Weingarten, and Princess Elisabeth (1983) and her husband, Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy and grandchildren, Prince Jean-Charles, Princess Aliénor, and  Princess Constance of Ligne, Felix, Leopold and Tassilo Weingarten,  Baron Antoine, Baron Charles,  Miss  Philippine, Miss  Marguerite, and Miss Marie Gillès de Pélichy.    

He is also survived by his siblings, Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne,  Princess Anne, Mrs. Charles de Fabribeckers de Cortils et Grâce; Princess Christine of Orleans-Braganza, Princess Sophie, Countess Nicolay,   Prince Antoine, and Princess Yolande, Mrs. Hugo Townsend, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Princess Yolande, Princess Sophie, and Count Philippe de Nicolay, Prince Michel.  Princess Christine and Prince Antonio of Orleans-Braganca, Princess Regine and Prince Wauthier, Princess Anne with her children Anne and Olivier Mortgat, the Princess de Ligne (in a wheelchair), Prince Lamoral de Ligne and Antoine, Prince of Ligne

Wauthier, Michel, Christine, Marie Astrid of Luxembourg, Princess Anne 

A family portrait

The Prince and Princess of Ligne and their seven children   

The funeral will take place on August 22 at 11 a.m. in the Saint-Pierre church in Beloeil.


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