dinsdag 5 mei 2015

Family: Mathilde's cousins - part 1

On her father's side, queen Mathilde has four cousins.

It isn't clear whether they're in touch with Mathilde since Patrick d'Udekem had a very troubled relationship with his siblings.

1. Countess Anne d'Udekem d'Acoz (°1961)

Anne d'Udekem lives in Brussels.

2. Countess Diane d'Udekem d'Acoz (° 1963), married to jonkheer Benoît de Lhoneux (° 1956)

Diane d'Udekem teaches Latin to priests in formation at the Seminary of Namur.

Benoît de Lhoneux works as deputy manager at "Redco - Etex", a company also known as "Eternit" that produces roofing and insulating material.

The family lives in Namur and have 6 children:
1. Jonkheer Arnaud de Lhoneux (°1993) studies mechanical engineering at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Arnaud de Lhoneux & girlfriend Soline de Bruyn

2. Jonkvrouw Blandine de Lhoneux (°1995)

3. Jonkheer Evrard de Lhoneux (°1996)

with Gauthier van de Werve, son of Mathilde's lady-in-waiting Laurence de Ghellinck.

4. Jonkvrouw Juliette de Lhoneux (°1998)

5. Jonkvrouw Marie-Cécile de Lhoneux (°2000)

6. Jonkheer Ferdinand de Lhoneux (°2002)

3. Count Bernard d'Udekem d'Acoz (°1965), married to jonkvrouw Marie-Pierre Verhaegen (°1966).

Bernard d'Udekem works for the Beaulieu textile group.

Marie-Pierre Verhaegen is a historian. She's published a well received non fiction book on the role of the Belgian aristocracy in WWII resistance.

Bernard will inherit the Couthof castle in Proven from his uncle Henri d'Udekem who has no children. Henri will live in the castle for as long as he lives, meanwhile Bernard has begun restauring it.

The family now lives at castle Raepenburg in Ruddervoorde.

They have 3 children:
1. Count Pierre d'Udekem d'Acoz (°1999)

2. Countess Charlotte d'Udekem d'Acoz (°2001)

3. Count François d'Udekem d'Acoz (°2003)

4. Countess Nadine d'Udekem d'Acoz (°1968), married to jonkheer Pierre-Alexandre (van de ridders) David (°1967). They live in Herne.

Pierre-Alexandre David works as a product manager for AXA Bank in Brussels.

They have 3 children:
1. Jonkvrouw Héloïse David (°1999)
on the left: Héloïse David

2. Jonkheer Clément David (°2001)

3. Jonkheer Victor David (°2003)

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