Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Chateau de Beloeil II

From Chateau de Beloeil

The Castle of Beloeil belongs to the House of Ligne, one of the most prestigious Belgian noble Houses. The actual Prince of Ligne, Michel Lamoral, is married with a Brazilian Princess, Dona Eleonora d'Orleans- Braganca. She is a cousin of the Duke of Braganca, Dom Duarte Pio, the Chief of the Royal Portuguese House.

From Chateau de Beloeil

Prince's Michel sister, Princess Cristina, is married with the Brazilian Prince, Dom Antonio d' Orleans-Braganca, Dona Eleonora's brother.

Prince Antonio and Princess Cristina had four sons. Their eldest, Dom Pedro Luiz, died last year in a plane crash.
Prince Rafael, his brother, is considered now the fourth in the line of the Brazilian throne (if the monarchy was restored), after his uncles, Dom Luis Gastao and Dom Bertrand, and his own father, Dom Antonio.

From Chateau de Beloeil

I like to visit castles whose families are connected to the Portuguese Royal Family and, in a certain way, with the Portuguese History.
I like this feeling...I feel closer to my own country, my roots... this liaision through the times between countries, connections plenty of History...

From Chateau de Beloeil

Remember these entries about Windsor Castle or Regensburg Christmas Market ?

The travel to Bruges or to Luxembourg?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sandra,

You have again transported me to a place I love....anywhere there is a castle, verdant forests, and a library with such a wonderful atmosphere is my heaven on earth. You really know how to guide us on memorable tours! Bisous, Anita

Patricia Sgrignuoli said...

This post with some photos of the gardens and bridges is lovely!!!
I don´t know that exist a brazilian Prince... well, Never is too late to learn something...


Presépio no Canal said...

Hallo, Patricia ;-)

So glad, that you like this post. I will put some more about the rooms of the Palace.

The Royal Brazilian Family is a big one, oh yes...:-)

See here: http://www.geneall.net/P/per_page.php?id=6736

Cheers ;-)


Presépio no Canal said...

Anita, you are so sweet! ;-)

We have,indeed, these passions in common: castles and green forests ;-)
There is more photos to share...;-)

Mille Bisous ;-)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, and I await these photos with JOY! And thank you sweet one for coming to see my PATINA POST....life is good, even when the patina starts to accumulate, but it is all in how we see it, n'est-ce pas?


ana said...

Que visita interessante. A ligação a Portugal é um incentivo à visita claro.
Parabéns pelas fotografias. Boas férias.

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana ;-)

Para si, tambem ;-)