The grand ducal court of Luxembourg has announced that Countess Alix de Lannoy, whose daughter Stéphanie is engaged to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, died from a stroke yesterday. She was 71.
A Belgian citizen, Alix Marie Isabelle Louise Ghislaine della Faille de Leverghem was born in Louvain on 20 September 1941. In 1965 she married Count Philippe de Lannoy, who celebrated his ninetieth birtday on 14 August this year. The couple had eight children: Jehan (1966), Christian (1968), Nathalie (1969), Gaëlle (1970), Amaury (1971), Olivier (1974), Isabelle (1976) and Stéphanie (1984).
On 26 April this year, Stéphanie became engaged to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg. The couple will marry on 19 October, followed by a religious blessing the next day.