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Old 11-27-2016, 12:12 AM
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Sadly if the twenty five grandchildren of Claude, only five are still alive. Along with Elizabeth, there are two of the four children of her uncle Michael and the two kids of uncle David who were the closest age to the queen mum.

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Old 12-12-2016, 02:59 AM
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The Queen's friend Lady Elizabeth Longman dies age 92 | Daily Mail Online


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Old 12-14-2016, 05:57 PM
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Princess Emmanuelle of Croy-Solre died on 12 December.

She was born in St. Benin d'Azy (France) on 22 February 1932 as the youngest of eight children of Prince Leopold of Croy-Solre (1877-1965) & his wife Jacqueline de Lespinay (1889-1977).
She married ther on 7 January 1971 Oliver Charbonneaux (1942-2010) but they later divorced.
She didn't have children (only half of eight siblings had, including Jacqueline, the seventh one and only still alive)

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Princess Jean Galitzine, nee Dawnay died on 14 December.

She was born in Brighton on 22 March 1925.

She was a British fashion model best known for her work with Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and other top fashion designers of the 1940's & 1950's. In addition to her runway appearances, she wrote two books about her life as a model and went on to act in the 1958 film "Wonderful Things!". She was also the close friend and muse of playwright Terence Rattigan. In Rattigan's "Separate Tables" the character of Anne Shankland, played by Margaret Leighton in the 1954 theatrical debut and later by Rita Hayworth in the 1958 film debut was inspired by her.Following her career as a model, she married Russian Prince George Vladimirovitch Galitzine (1916-1992) in Rome on May of 1963 by whom she had a daughter Catherine (b.1964).
She is survived by her, son-in-law Nicholas Laing (b.1953), her only grandson George (b.2004), step-children: Caroline (b.1944), Alexander (b.1945) & George (b.1946) [children of her husband & his first wife, Baroness Anne von Slatin (1916-2007) whom he divorced in 1954] & their families.

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Old 12-18-2016, 09:12 PM
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The death was also reported in The Times

Jean, widow of Prince George Galitzine passed away on 14 December after short illness, aged 91. Funeral St Peter's Eaton Square 21/12.

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Prince Antoine Bertrand Louis Ghislain de Merode died on 21 December.

He was born in Rixensart on 23 October 1953 as third of four children of Prince Henri de Merode (1919-1962) & his wife Jeanne, nee de Lur Saluces (b.1920)
He is survived by his siblings: Francoise (b.1948), Geoffroy (b.1952) & Isabelle (b.1955) and their families.

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Old 02-23-2017, 06:20 AM
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Princess Francesca Borghese, nee d'Amore died this year.
She died most likely at the begin of June 2016, since - according to her death notice - her funeral took place on 6 June 2016.

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Old 07-13-2017, 09:53 PM
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Thomas Sorel died tragically on 3 December 2016.

He was born on 8 September 1983 as a son of Patrick Sorel & his first wife Nicole, nee Friant, now Stas. He had four sisters: Catherine, Olivia, Caroline and Celine. His parents divorced and each of tchem married again.
He married in Genappe on 9 July 2011 Countess Pauline of Ursel (b.19 November 1984) [daughter of Count Dominique of Ursel (b.1955) & his former wife Isabel de Olavarria y de Halleux (b.1960)] by whom he had four children: Ines, Gabriel, Jade & Noah.

He bereft not only children and wife, but also both parents, a grandmother and all sisters with their families.

So sad!

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Prince Dimitri Galitzine passed away on March 9 last year, age 88.

He was born in 1927 in Perm, the second of four children and only son of Prince Nikolai Galitzine (1879-1958) and his wife Countess Irina Tatistchev (1900-1983). The family moved to London. He married Patricia Wingfield (1928-1980, she was a descendant of the Viscounts Powerscourt) in 1966. They had one child, Marina, in 1968.

He is survived by his daughter and her four children, and well as his sisters Valentina and Maria and their families. His sister Irina predeceased him.

Elizabeth Branch, former wife of Prince Nikolai Galitzine (1913-1999) passed away last year on December 15 at the age of 92. She was born in Kent in 1924. In 1946 she married Prince Nikolai; they divorced in 1951. They had one son, Andrew (*1949), who is married to Christine Markgraf since 1999.

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Princess Béatrix Germaine Marie de Faucigny-Lucinge died in Paris on 31 August last year.

She was born in Arcachon 16 Dec 1928 as youngest of three children of Henry Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge (1901-1982) & his first wife Nadeshda Sokolowska (1902-1962).

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Count Antoine Anne Gérard d'Harcourt died on 7 December last year.

He was born in Toulon on 28 June 1923 as fifth of seven children of Count Armand d'Harcourt (1883-1973) & his wife Renée de Salignac-Fénelon (1892-1974).
He married on 16 August 1969 Marie Alix de Préval (b.1937).
He is last of his siblings to pass away.


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