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MAfan 11-20-2010 11:24 AM

Royal Deaths Announcements 2011
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MAfan 11-20-2010 11:26 AM

January 2011:

04 January: HIH Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi (youngest son of the late Emperor of Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Empress Farah), aged 44.

10 January: Marina Engel, née Patterson (daughter of Kirby William Patterson and of Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia), aged 62.

12 January: HI&RH Duchess Ilona zu Mecklenburg, née Archduchess of Austria, aged 83.

16 January: H.Ill.H. Count Friedrich Karl von Schönborn-Buchheim, aged 96.


04 February: HH Duchess Gertrud of Oldenburg, née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, aged 85.

06 February: HSH Princess Emmanuel de Croy, née Countess Nicole de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, aged 91.

15 February: Carl Barton Hess (husband of Princess Ludmila zu Schwarzenberg), aged 98.

16 February: HSH Princess Antoinette von Croÿ, Mrs Auff'm-Ordt, aged 95.

16 February: Fürstin Eleonore zu Salm-Salm, née Eleonore von Zitzewitz, aged 90.

23 February: HH Princess Azadeh Pahlavi-Chafik (daughter of Princess Ashraf Pahlavi), aged 60.

MAfan 11-20-2010 11:26 AM


02 March: HH the Raja Muda of Sarawak, né Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke, aged 98.

10 March: Michel Denizot (husband of HRH Princess Marie Christine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies), aged 87.

11 March: Jörg Brena (born Prince Georg of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach), aged 89.

16 March: HSH Fürst Paul von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny, aged 80.

18 March: HSH Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, aged 90.


03 April: HIll.H Count Wilhelm zu Stolberg-Stolberg, aged 83.

13 April: HRH Princess Seeta bint Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, aged 80.

16 April: Brigader Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur, 40th Maharaja of Jaipur, aged 79.

18 April: HRH Princess Teresa d'Orleans-Bragança, Mrs. Martorell, aged 91.

MAfan 11-20-2010 11:27 AM


06 May: HSH Princess Laura von und zu Liechtenstein, née Malvezzi Campeggi (of the Marquesses of Dozza), aged 70.

13 May: HI&RH Princess Maria Elisabeth of Orleans-Bragança, née Princess of Bavaria, aged 96.

18 May: Berengar Patterson (son of Kirby William Patterson and of Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia), aged 62.


10 June: HRH Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, aged 54.

14 June: HSH Duke Carl von Croy, aged 96.

17 June: HSH Prince Georg von Auersperg, aged 88.

20 June: HSH Princess Helene-Sophie zu Waldeck und Pyrmont, aged 67.

26 June: HIH Princess Bui Mong Diep of Vietnam, aged 87.

MAfan 11-20-2010 11:27 AM


04 July: HI&RH Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, also known as Dr. Otto von Habsburg, aged 98.

04 July: HSH Princess Ilse von Croy, née Hofmann, aged 74.

08 July: HI&RH Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, née Countess zu Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems, aged 98.

08 July: HSH Princess Maria Sidonia "Sonia" von Lobkowicz, aged 86.

08 July: Narendra Singh Ju Deo, 8th Raja of Sarila, aged 84.

11 July: The Rt. Hon. George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, and Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood), aged 88.

13 July: HH Princess Katrin of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Duchess of Saxony, née Bremme, aged 71.

16 July: HRH the Inkhosikati Lomakholwa LaMgunundvu (one of the wives of the late King Sobhuza II of Swaziland), aged 79.

27 July: HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda of Thailand, aged 85.

31 July: HRH Princess Sultana Bint Turki Bin Ahmad Al-Sudairi, aged 71.


15 August: HSH Jean Engelbert, 12th Duke of Arenberg and 18th Duke of Aarschot, aged 90.

18 August: Maria Theresia Dessewffy de Csernek et Tarkö, née Countess von Hohenau (daughter of Prince Wilhelm von und zu Liechtenstein), aged 57.

19 August: Countess Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Stolberg, née Countess Kinsky von Wchnitz und Tettau, aged 75.

24 August: HRH Princess Muneerah Bint Abdul Aziz Bin Musaed Bin Juluwe, aged 80.

29 August: HSH Prince Alexander della Torre e Tasso, aged 71.

30 August: HH Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, aged 55.

MAfan 11-20-2010 11:27 AM


04 September: HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco, aged 81.

06 September: HI&RH Archduke Felix of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, aged 95.

12 September: HRH Prince Rasso of Bavaria, aged 85.

13 September: Friedrich Otto Straehl (husband of Countess Birgitte Bernadotte af Wisborg), aged 88.

22 September: HH Mohamed Mansur Ali Khan, 9th Nawab of Pataudi, aged 70.

22 September: HSH Baroness Gertrud Grand d'Enson, née Princess Reuss zu Köstritz, aged 86.


11 October: HSH Countess Maria Antonia von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee, née Princess of Hohenzollern, aged 90.

13 October: HSH Countess Marie Henriette von Eltz gt Faust von Stromberg, née Princess von und zu Liechtenstein, aged 96.

22 October:
HRH Prince André of Bourbon-Parma, aged 83.

22 October: HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, aged 83.

24 October: HI&RH Archduke Stephan of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, aged 77.

30 October: HSH Fürstin Franziska zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, née Princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg, aged 64.

MAfan 11-20-2010 11:28 AM


19 November: HSH Prince Franz Karl zu Salm-Salm, aged 94.

21 November: HRH Princess Christina of Hesse, aged 78.

22 November: HRH Duchess Elisabeth von Hohenberg, née Princess of Luxembourg, Nassau and Bourbon-Parma, aged 88.

30 November: HRH Crown Prince Leka of Albania, aged 72.


11 December: HSH Fürst Heinrich von Orsini und Rosenberg, aged 86.

20 December: HIll.H Countess Agathe zu Ortenburg, née Countess von Schaesberg, aged 86.

Biri 01-05-2011 06:48 AM

Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi of Iran (son of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his third wife Farah, nee Diba) committed suicide in Boston on 4th January at the age of 44.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011.

MAfan 02-12-2011 05:07 AM

Princess Emmanuel de Croy, née Countess Nicole de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, died aged 91 on 6 February 2011.
She was the widow of Prince Emmanuel de Croy (1908-1997), whom she married in 1944 and with whom she had four children.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011.

MAfan 02-17-2011 09:37 AM

Duchess Gertrud of Oldenburg, née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, died on 4 February 2011, aged 85.

She was born on 24 January 1926, daughter of Fürst Udo and Fürstin Margarete zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. She married on 7 August 1951 to Duke Peter of Oldenburg; on the same day, her older sister Ameli married to Peter's older brother Anton Gunther. She and Duke Peter became parents of four children. She is survived by her husband, their children and nine grandchildren.

Source: Royal News of 2011, Section I

Biri 02-24-2011 07:19 AM

Eleonore Fürstin zu Salm-Salm, née von Eleonore Sophie Eveline von Zitzewitz, died at Aumühle/Reinbek on 16 February.

[She had been born at Prebendow on 24 November 1919, daughter of Wilhelm-Siegfried Otto Martin von Zitzewitz (1871-1949) and of Eleonore Heyn (1895-1975). In 1940 she married Harras Ursus Caminneci, who was killed in action in Russia in 1944. She had a son from that marriage. From 1950 to 1961 she was married to Nikolaus Leopold Fürst zu Salm-Salm (1906-1988), and had one son from that marriage. She is survived by her sons, Pier Caminneci, and Ludwig-Wilhelm Prinz zu Salm-Salm, and five grandchildren.]

Source: Royal News of 2011, Section II

MAfan 03-07-2011 05:34 AM

Carl Barton Hess died at Manhattan, New York, on 15 February 2011, aged 98. He has been married, as his third wife, to Princess Ludmila zu Schwarzenberg since 1998.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011;
New York Times.

Kasumi 03-11-2011 02:22 PM

HH Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Sarawak Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke died March 2, 2011 in NZ aged 98.
Source - Borneo Post online
More on HH Raja Muda

MAfan 03-13-2011 06:19 PM

Michel Denizot, husband of HRH Princess Marie Christine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, died on 10 March, aged 87.
He was born in 1923 and has been married to Princess Marie Christine (the daughter of Luigi of Bourbon, Count of Roccaguglielma, and his wife, née Marie Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre) from 1957, and they had four children together, two sons and two daughter.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011.

MAfan 03-16-2011 05:23 PM

Fürst Paul von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny died today, 16 March 2011, aged 80.

He was born on 28 November 1930, the youngest son of Fürst Alexander von Quadt zu Wykradt u.Isny and of Fürstin Maria-Anna, née Countess Esterházy von Galántha; he and succeeded as Fürst on the death of his older brother in 1942.
He married in 1955 to Princess Marie Charlotte of Bavaria (daughter of Duke Albrecht and Duchess Maria of Bavaria); they became parents of four children.

Source: Royal News of 2011, Section II

Biri 03-18-2011 09:11 AM

Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Countess de Polignac, Baroness de Massy died yesterday.

She was born on 28th December 1920, as the older of two children of Prince Pierre of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois (1895-1964) and his wife Charlotte, Princess of Monaco (1898-1977) She was married three times: firstly, to Alexandre Noghes from 1951 to 1954 (father of her three children, he died in 1999); secondly, to John Charles Rey (from 1961 to 1974; he died in 1994); thirdly to John Gilpin in 1983, who suddenly died six weeks after.
She is survived by her daughter Elisabeth, her son Christian, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her youngest daughter Christine predeceased her in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia (English and French)

MAfan 03-26-2011 01:38 PM

Jörg Brena, born Prince Georg of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, died on 11 March 2011 at Bad Krozingen, aged 89.

He was born on 24 November 1921, son of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and of Grand Duchess Feodore, née Princess of Saxe-Meiningen. He renounced his rights and took the name Jörg Brena on 22 Jan 1953, shortly before marrying to Gisela Jänisch (1930-1989) on 5 February 1953; they became parents of three daughters, Luise-Ariane Adelheid-Cornelie and Isobel.

Source: Jörg Brena ist mit 89 Jahren gestorben -

MAfan 04-02-2011 05:54 AM

Princess Antoinette von Croÿ, Mrs Auff'm-Ordt, died on 16 February 2011 at Dulmen, aged 95.

She was born on 27 October 1915, daughter of Duke Karl Rudolf von Croÿ and his first wife, née Nancy Leishman. She married firstly in 1944 to Jürgen von Goerne, but the marriage ended in divorce three years later. She then married in 1948 to Frederik Nelson Tucker, and also this marriage ended in divorce in 1956. She married thirdly in a civil ceremony in 1981 and in a religious one in 1982 to Douglas Auff'm-Ordt; this marriage lasted until Auff'm-Ordt's death in 2006.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011.

MAfan 04-10-2011 10:23 AM

Count Wilhelm zu Stolberg-Stolberg died on 3 April 2011 at Cascais (Portugal); he was 83 years old.

He was the seventh child of Count Joseph and Countess Theresia, née Baroness von Ketteler, and was born on 2 June 1927.
He has been married three times: firstly from 1961 to the divorce in 1970 to Princess Irene zu Isenburg; secondly from 1972 to her death in 2002 to Annemarie Klaas; and thirdly, since 2005, to Frances Ann Sutherland.
With his first wife he had three children: a son, Franz Joseph, and two daughters, Isabel-Juliana (wife of Prince and Duke Leopold d'Arenberg) and Irina (wife of Count Michel de Liedekerke).

Source: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2011.

Kasumi 04-17-2011 09:31 AM

The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh died at a private hospital in Gurgaon after prolonged illness.The Jaipur royal died late on Saturday, April 16th, 2011, night due to multi-organ failure, family sources said in Jaipur. He was 80. - Press Trust of India

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