Royal Deaths Announcements 2012
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02 January: HIllH Countess Carolin zu Stolberg-Werningerode, aged 49.
13 January: Countess Stefania zu Königsegg-Aulendorf, née Baroness Waldbott von Bassenheim, aged 82.
21 January: Sheikh Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah (of the Kuwaiti Royal Family), aged 68.
26 January: HRH Hereditary Grand Duchess Karin of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, née von Schaper, aged 91.
13 February: HI&RH Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, aged 84.
24 February: HRH Infanta Maria Adelaide of Portugal, Mrs. van Uden, aged 100.
13 March: HRH Princess Maria Anna of Saxony, Mrs. de Afif, aged 82.
16 March: HSH Prince Alexander von und zu Liechtenstein, aged 82.
18 March: HM King George Tupou V of Tonga, aged 63.
02 April: HI&RH Princess Fatma Neslişah of Egypt, née Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu Sultan, aged 91.
02 May: Donna Emanuela de Dampierre, of the Dukes of San Lorenzo (first wife of Infante Jaime of Spain, Duke of Segovia), aged 98.
05 May: Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg (born HRH Prince Carl Johan of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna), aged 95.
05 May: HSH Fürstin Delia zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein, née Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, aged 93.
09 May: Maharaja Ranjitsinhrao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur, Maharaja of Baroda, aged 74.
06 June: HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (of the Japanese Imperial Family), aged 66.
09 June: Sister Marie Boniface O.S.B., née HIllH Countess Marie Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Stolberg, aged 93.
16 June: HRH Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, aged 77 or 78.
20 June: HSH Fürst Heinrich IV Reuss, aged 92.
08 July: HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Saud, aged 78.
10 July: HSH Princess Valli Romanovsky-Knust, née Knust, aged 82.
21 July: Marquis Takamasa Ikeda (husband of the former Princess Yori of Japan), aged 84.
23 July: HRH Margrave Maria Emanuel of Meissen, Prince of Saxony, Duke in Saxony, aged 86.
16 August: HRH Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco, aged 58.
16 September: HH Princess Raghnild of Norway, Mrs. Lorentzen, aged 82.
02 October: Princess Maria Christina von Altenburg, aged 88.
06 October: HRH Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Saxony, aged 77.
15 October: HM King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, aged 89.
Sophie de Figueroa, née Princess zur Lippe-Weissenfeld, aged 90.
24 November: HSH Princess Susanne zu Salm-Horstmar, née Jantsch, aged 90.
09 December: HSH Princess Marie Claire zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, née Buet de Villars, aged 96.
Countess Stefania zu Königsegg-Aulendorf, née Baroness Waldbott von Bassenheim, passed away on 13 January 2012, aged 82.
She was born at Sátoralja-Ujhely on 19 November 1929, daughter of Baron Friedrich Heinrich Waldbott von Bassenheim and his wife, née Archduchess Maria Alice of Austria (daughter of Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen).
She was married since 1955 to Count Johannes zu Königsegg-Aulendorf, with whom she had three children (Countess Isabelle, Hereditary Count Maximilian and Count Markus).
She is survived by her husband, her children and their families.
A Kuwaiti senior member of the Al-Sabah ruling family, Sheikh Saud Nasser al-Sabah, has died on January 21st, 2012, of cancer, aged 68. - Source
Hereditary Grand Duchess Karin of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, née von Schaper, died in Glücksburg during the last week of January.
[She was born at Breslau on 31 January 1920. In 1941 she married Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1910-2001). They divorced in 1967 but remarried in 1977. She will be buried at Glücksburg on 14 February.]
Source: Royal News of 2012, Section I
She passed away on 26 January 2012.
Erbgroßherzogin Karin von Mecklenburg : Traueranzeige - SHZ Trauer - SHZ Trauer
Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, died on 13 February 2012. He was 84.
Archduke Franz Salvator was born on 10 September 1927 at Schloss Wallsee, the eldest son of Archduke Theodor Salvator (a son of Archduke Franz Salvator and Archduchess Marie Valerie, daughter of Emperor Franz Josef I) and his wife Archduchess Maria Theresa, née Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg.
He married twice: firstly from 1962 to her death in 1966 to Princess Anna Amelie von Schönburg-Waldenburg, and secondly from 1980 to her death in 2000 to Hedwig von Lichem-Löwenburg. He had two daughters from his second wife, Archduchess Margaretha and Archduchess Marie Valerie.
He is survived by his two daughters, their families, his siblings Theresa (Princess Rasso of Bavaria), Maria Immakulata and Carl Salvator with their families.
Royal News of 2012, Section I
Sad news, may he rest in peace.
Source: The descendants of Archduke Karl of Austria, Duke of Teschen
Death of the Infanta Dona Maria of Portugal, age 100
Today HH Infanta Dona Maria Adelaide de Bragança van Uden has passed only 24 days after celebrating her 100th birthday on January 31st.
She was the last living granddaughter of King Miguel I of Portugal.
RIP your Highness.
Família Real Portuguesa: IN MEMORIAM: PARTIU PARA JUNTO DE DEUS S.A.S., A INFANTA DONA MARIA ADELAIDE DE BRAGANÇA VAN UDEN
May she rest in peace.
HRH Princess Maria Anna of Saxony passed away at Munich on 13 March 2012, aged 82.
She was born on 13 December 1929, the third child and second daughter of Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony (later Margrave of Meissen) and his wife Princess Elisabeth Helene, née Princess von Thurn und Taxis.
She married in 1953 to Roberto de Afif, with whom she had three sons; they remained married until her husband's death in 1978.
In 1997 her childless older brother Maria Emanuel, the Margrave of Meissen, announced that her eldest son Alexander would be his successor to the headship of the Royal Family of Saxony; the Margrave later adopted Alexander in 1999.
She is survived by her three sons Alexander, Friedrich Wilhelm and Karl August, her daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, her siblings Maria-Emanuel, Maria Josepha, Albert and Mathilde.
Royal Musings: The death of Princess Maria Anna of Saxony
Eurohistory: + Princess Maria Anna of Saxony (1929-2012)
King George Tupou V of Tonga died on 18 March 2012 at Hong Kong, aged 63.
His other brother, Fatafehi 'Alaivahamama'o Tukuaho predeceased him in 2004.
Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein died in March.
He was born in Vienna on 14 May 1929 as the oldest of three children of Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein (1900-1972) & his wife Polyxena, nee Countess von Collato and San Salvatore (1905-1984). He married in Bronnbach an der Tauber civilly on 27 December 1960 and religiously on 7 January 1961 Princess Josephine of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b.1937) They had three sons: twins Christian and Stefan (b.1961) and Emmanuel (b.1964) five grandsons and six granddaughters.
Apart from his wife and all descendants he is survived by his sister Elisabeth (b.1932); his brother Franz predeceased him in 1987, aged 41.
Sources: Descendants of Count Felice Rignon
Prince Alexander passed away on 16 March 2012.
Royal News of 2012, Section I
HI&RH Princess Fatma Neslişah of Egypt, née Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu Sultan, passed away at Istanbul on 2 April 2012, aged 91.
She was born at Nişantaşı Palace, Istanbul, on 4 February 1921; she was a daughter of HIH Prince Şehzade Omer Faruk Efendi and his first wife HIH Princess Rukiye Sabiha Sultan. Her paternal grandfather was the last Ottoman Caliph Abdülmecid II, while her maternal granfather was the last Ottoman Sultan and Caliph Mehmed VI Vahidettin.
She married in 1940 to HRH Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim Beyefendi of Egypt, who in 1952 served as Regent for his baby cousin King Fuad II of Egypt; they had two children, Prince Abbas Hilmi Abdulmunim Beyefendi and Princess İkbal Hilmi Abdulmunim Hanımsultan.
LOCAL - Last registered member of Ottoman dynasty dies
Turchia: muore l'erede piu' anziana dei sultani ottomani - Adnkronos Esteri
MAfan, you need to fix the late Princess' birth date. Just letting you know.
She lived such a long time and things that she saw and experienced boggle the mind when you think of it.
My Condolences to her Family and Friends. May she rest in peace.
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