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MAfan 12-04-2014 05:33 PM

Royal Deaths Announcements 2015
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MAfan 12-04-2014 05:34 PM


04 January: Anneliese Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis, née Zerbst, aged 92.

.. January: H.Ill.H. Prince Maximilian von Cro˙, aged 26.

23 January: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, aged 90.

24 January: Johan Martin Ferner (husband of H.H. Princess Astrid of Norway), aged 87.

24 January: Tengku Intan Zaharah binti Tengku Hitam Omar, former Raja Perimasuri Agong (Queen of Malaysia) and Tengku Ampuan (Queen) of Terenggan, aged 86.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:34 PM


26 February: H.R.H. Countess Roger de la Rochefoucauld, née Princess Isabelle of Bourbon-Parma, aged 92.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:35 PM


12 March: H.S.H. Fürst Carl zu Wied, aged 53.

12 March: H.S.H. Fürstin Marie Luise Reuss, née Princess zu Salm-Horstmar, aged 96.

25 March: H. S. H. Fürstin Gunilla Fugger of Babenhausen, née Countess Bielke, aged 95.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:35 PM


07 April: H.R.H. Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Turnovo, aged 52.

10 April: Prince Aisin Gioro Puren, later Jin Youzhi, aged 96.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:36 PM


01 June: H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Hannover, née Princess zu Ysenburg und Büdingen in Wächtersbach, aged 77.

04 June: H.R.H. Princess Monika of Hannover, née Countess zu Solms-Laubach, aged 85.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:36 PM


05 July: H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Dorothea of Austria, Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany, née Princess of Bavaria, aged 95.

09 July: Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, aged 75.

14 July: Jerrine Habsburg-Lothringen, née Soper (widow of Archduke Stefan of Austria), aged 84.

28 July: H.S.H. Fürst Philipp Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, aged 80.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:37 PM


20 August: H.S.H. Prince Armin zur Lippe, aged 91.

22 August: Panayotis Skinas (former husband of H.R.H. Princess Chantal of Bourbon-Parma), aged 78.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:37 PM


05 September: H.H. Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, widowed Princess Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, aged 65.

19 September: H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed al-Maktoum of Dubai, aged 33.

19 September: Robert Zellinger de Balkany (former husband of H.R.H. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy), aged 84.

23 September: H.S.H. The Duchess of Cro˙, née Alexandra Miloradovich, aged 55.

27 September: Leonid Gurievich Kulikovsky (grandson of Nikolaj Kulikovsky and of his wife Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia), aged 72.

29 September: H.R.H. Prince Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, aged 83.

29 September: H.R.H. Prince Friedrich-Wilhelm of Prussia, aged 76.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:37 PM


02 October: H.Ill.H. Count Franz zu Erbach-Erbach und von Wartenberg-Roth, aged 90.

05 October: H.R.H. Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Infante of Spain, aged 77.

16 October: Michael Naylor-Leyland (former husband of H.R.H. Princess Saskia of Hannover), aged 59.

27 October: Enrico Gandolfi (husband of H.R.H. Princess Claude of France), aged 74.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:37 PM


11 November: Princess Elvira Zogu, aged 83.

18 November: Prince Shehzade Cengiz Nazim Efendi, aged 76.

22 November: Millena Leiningen, née Manov (former wife of H.S.H. Prince Boris zu Leiningen), aged 53.

MAfan 12-04-2014 05:37 PM


02 December: H.S.H. Fürst Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, aged 87.

08 December: Marie Anne von Simson, née Altgravine zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck, aged 82.

13 December: H.S.H. Princess Alienor Faye von und zu Liechtenstein, aged 1.

Biri 01-09-2015 01:51 PM

Princess Anneliese of Thurn und Taxis, nee Zerbst died on 4 January.

She was born in Berlin on 13 October 1922. In Munich on 13 June 1969 she became the second morgamatic wife of Prince Georg Lamoral of Thurn und Taxis (1910-1986); in 1954 she divorced with his first wife Editha Scheer (b.1921) by whom he had a daughter Maria Katharina Eleonore (b.1944).
He and Anneliese didn't have children together.

Thurn und Taxis

Ceely 01-17-2015 02:52 PM

Prince Maximilian of Croy died this month, age 26.

He was born in 1988, the second son of Prince Philipp of Croy and Duchess Margarethe of Oldenburg. He is survived by his parents and his siblings Alexander (b. 1987) and Rosalie (b. 1990).

How terribly sad...

Source: Croy

Lenora 01-17-2015 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by Ceely (Post 1741651)
Prince Maximilian of Croy died this month, age 26.

He was born in 1988, the second son of Prince Philipp of Croy and Duchess Margarethe of Oldenburg. He is survived by his parents and his siblings Alexander (b. 1987) and Rosalie (b. 1990).

How terribly sad...

Source: Croy

RIP, it's very sad to lose life at such an young age.

Is it known death cause?

Benjamin 01-17-2015 11:17 PM


Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1741654)
RIP, it's very sad to lose life at such an young age.

Is it known death cause?

Hi Lenora,

I believe that more information was given on the Nobiliana forum, which is where the passing of the young prince was originally announced.

It is a very sad news indeed.

Ceallach 01-22-2015 08:36 PM

King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz (1924) has died. He was a son of Abdulaziz/Ibn Saud (1876-1953), the first monarch of Saudi Arabia.

BBC News - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Biri 01-24-2015 01:46 PM

Johan Martin Ferner died in Oslo on 24 January.

He was born on 22 July in Asker (Norway) as a son of Johan Ferner was the son of tailor Ferner Jacobsen (1885–1964), who owned a department store in Oslo, and his wife, Ragnhild Olsen (1889–1966). He also owned a department store. Ferner was originally his father's given name and was adopted as a family name by Johan Martin Ferner and some of his siblings.
Firstly, on 20 January 1953, Johan Ferner married artist Ingeborg 'Bitte' Hesselberg-Meyer (later Rostad; 1931–1997). They divorced 1956. He then remarried at Asker Church outside Oslo on 12 January 1961 to Princess Astrid of Norway, the second daughter of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden
They had five children: Catherine (b.1962), Benedikte (b.1963), Alexander (b.1965), Elisabeth (b.1969) & Carl-Christian (b.1972)
and five grandchildren: Sebastian (b.1990) & Madeleine (b.1993) Johanssen [children of Catherine & her husband Arild Johanssen (b.1961)], Edward (b.1996) & Stella (b.1998) Ferner [children of Alexander & his Icelandic wife Magriet, nee Gudmansdottir (b.1966)] & Benjamin Beckman (b.1999) [son of Elisabeth & her former husband Tom Beckman (b.1963)].

Sources: - Johan Martin Ferner er dĝd
Johan Ferner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal News
Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark

Tengku Intan Zaharah binti Tengku Hitam Omar, former Raja Perimasuri Agong (Queen of Malaysia from 1965-1970) and Tengku Ampuan (Queen ) of Terengganu (1945-1979) died in Pantal Hospital in Kuala Lumpur on 24 January.

Tengku Intan was born in Singapore on April 13, 1928. Her father, Tengku Setia Raja Terengganu Tengku Hitam Omar, was a member of the Singapore royal family, serving in the Terengganu State Civil Service as the State Secretary of Terengganu; he was exiled since the death of the last Sultan of Singapore, Alauddin Alam Shah, in 1897. Her mother was HH Raja Zainab binti Raja Alang.Tengku Intan married Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III (then Tengku Paduka Raja of Terengganu 1907-1979) on April 3, 1944 as his second wife. She had no children with him.

Sources: (Thanks, Ephram!)

MAfan 02-27-2015 05:39 PM

Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld, née HRH Princess Isabelle of Bourbon-Parma, passed away on 26 February 2015.

She was born in Paris on 14 March 1922, the only child of Prince Sixte of Bourbon-Parma and of his wife, née Hedwige de La Rochefoucauld.
Her father was one of the many children of Duke Roberto and Duchess Maria Antonia of Parma, as well as a brother of - among the others - Duke Xavier of Parma, Empress Zita of Austria and Prince Félix of Luxembourg. Her mother was the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Doudeauville.

She married in 1943 to her distant relative Count Roger de La Rochefoucauld (1915-1970), a grandson of the 3rd Duke d'Estissac. They had five sons together, the eldest of whom died as an infant. They divorced in 1966.

She is survived by her sons Sixte, Hugues, Charles and Robert and their families.

La Rochefoucauld

Elektra 03-12-2015 03:08 PM

Carl, Fürst zu Wied passed away on March 12.

He was born on 27 October 1961 in Neuwied, Germany.

He is survived by his mother Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont;
his wife Princess Isabelle of Isenburg (b.1973, a sister of Sophie, The Princess of Prussia and Archduchess Katharina of Austria) ;
and three children : Prince Maximilian (b. 1999) Prince Frederick William (b. 2001) and Princess Louise (b.2004).

Source : Fürst zu Wied plötzlich und unerwartet verstorben |

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