Marie-Christine of Belgium

Marie-Christine Daphné Astrid Elisabeth Léopoldine, Princess of Belgium

Named for her godmother, Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain, her father’s first wife, Queen Astrid of the Belgians, her paternal grandmother, Queen Elisabeth, and her father.

Daughter of Léopold III King of the Belgians (1901-1983) by his second wife Lilian Baels (1916-2002)

Born: Laeken, Belgium 6. Feb 1951

Godparents: Baudouin I King of the Belgians (half-brother) and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain


  1. Coral Gables, Florida 23. May 1981 (div. 1981) pianist Paul Druker (Montral 1. Nov 1937-1. Apr 2008)

  2. Westwood, California 28. Sep 1989 gastronomer Jean-Paul Gourgues (b. Bordeaux… )

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten I, Vol XIX, Starke Verlag 2011; Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000;