: as Alexander/Alexandre Emmanuel Henry Albert
: Marie Leopold at the castle of Laken.
: He was the first child out of the second
: wedding of King Leopold III and Princess
: Lilian, née Baels.
: Prince Alexander received as godparents his
: maternal grandfather Henri Baels land his
: halfsister Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of
: During his tender age he was deported
: together with the members of his family to
: first Germany in 1944 and later to
: His father abdicated in 1951 and his eldest
: halfbrother Boudewijn became the new king.
: In 1957 Prince Alexander suffered a severe
: operation on the aorta in the States, which
: led his mother to found "The
: Cardiologic Foundation Princess
: In 1960 the family moved to the estate of
: Argenteuil in Waterloo.
: Prince Alexander studied at the military
: school and later moved abroad to work in
: In 1991 he married Léa Wolman in London in
: secret, a marriage released to the public in
: 1998 at the occasion of the wedding of his
: siter Princess Esmeralda.
: Prince Alexander was fond and like a father
: to the two children of Princess Léa,
: Laetitia Spetschinsky and Renaud Bichara.
: Prince Alexander died completely suddenly on
: 29 November 2009 in his house in
: St-Genesius-Rode, near Brussels, caused by
: an acute lung embolism.
: He is buried in the royal vault of Laken.
: Prince Alexander's christening gown
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