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Funeral of Prince Richard Scheduled For March 21 in Bad Berleburg

  March 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm by

The funeral of Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will take place on Tuesday March 21, it has been confirmed by his family. It will be held at the Evangelische Stadtkirche in Bad Berleburg, the Prince’s hometown.  The service will be led by the Church’s pastor, Claudia Latzel-Binder. Prince Richard’s son-in-law, Alexander Johannsmann, husband of Princess Nathalie, confirmed to Billed-Bladet that the funeral will begin at 2pm. The Prince, who died at the age of 82 … Continue reading

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Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg Has Died, Aged 82

  March 14, 2017 at 5:30 am by

The Danish Royal Court has announced the sudden death of His Highness Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg overnight at his home in Bad Berleburg. “It is with great sadness that I, on behalf of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte, have to announce that His Highness Prince Richard has died. His Highness died suddenly at the castle in Berleburg last night, Monday March 13,” the statement issued by the Princess’s private … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luise Margarete of Prussia

  March 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the only Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn, Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia. Born on July 15, 1860 at the Marble Palace in Potsdam, Luise Margarete was the youngest daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Among her ancestors were Kings of Prussia, Tsars of Russia, Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the first Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Landgraves of … Continue reading

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On This Day: 125 Years Since The Death of Hesse’s Ludwig IV

  March 13, 2017 at 3:00 am by

125 years ago, on March 13, 1892, Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse passed away in the early hours of the morning at the age of fifty-four. He had been the Grand Duchy’s ruler since 1877, following the death of his uncle, Ludwig III. Born in September 1837, the Grand Duke was the eldest son of Prince Karl of Hesse and by Rhine and his Prussian wife, Elisabeth. It was expected that Ludwig … Continue reading

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Tongan Queen Mother’s Body Arrives Back In Homeland

  February 28, 2017 at 7:52 am by

The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga has arrived back in the country aboard a Royal New Zealand Airforce Hercules aircraft today, greeted at the Fuaʻamotu International Airport by members of the Royal Family led by her grandson, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala. Her casket was then taken to the Royal Palace via car, passing by hundreds of local school children who lined the streets of the capital to pay their respects to … Continue reading

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Tonga’s Queen Mother Dies

  February 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, the Queen Mother of Tonga has died today, Sunday 19th February in a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 90. According to local reports, Queen Halaevalue Mata’aho – who was the widow of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV – was flown to New Zealand last week with “minor health issues”. Her grandaughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata’aho, was said to have been with her … Continue reading

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Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra Dies Aged 67

  February 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm by

The youngest brother of the head of the House of Bragança, Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra has passed away on February 14 at the age of 67. Infante Henrique had suffered from cancer for some time. According to the Portuguese media, he had also taken a fall last month which left him with traumatic brain injury. The Infante – whose parents were Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza – … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Alia of Jordan Passes Away

  February 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Forty years ago today, Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein was killed in a helicopter crash. She was returning from an inspection trip to Tafileh Hospital in southern Jordan when the helicopter she was travelling in crashed. Among the casualties of the accident were: the Minister of Health, the pilot Badreddin Zaza, a friend of King Hussein, and the military doctor. Despite the bad weather and warnings from King Hussein not to … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary, Queen of Scots Executed

  February 8, 2017 at 3:00 am by

430 years ago, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in the Great Hall of Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire, England. She had been found guilty of treason in October 1586 for her role in the Babington Plot to assassinate the English Queen, Elizabeth I, and take over the throne. Queen Mary – who had been imprisoned in England for almost 19 years after she fled her native Scotland following her forced … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Gustaf Adolf Killed In Plane Crash

  January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Seventy years ago today, Swedish Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was killed when the plane he was flying on crashed immediately after take off from Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. The Douglas DC-3C plane of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet had stopped in Copenhagen on route to Stockholm from the Netherlands, where the Prince had been on a hunting trip hosted by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. After taking off, the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

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Lord Snowdon Dies Aged 86

  January 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon died at the age of eighty-six on January 13 at his home in Kensington, a statement released by his family has announced. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones was born on 7 March 1930 in London to Ronald Armstrong-Jones and Anne Messel. He had an older sister, the Viscountess Vesci, and a younger brother, Peregrine. His father Robert was a barrister and he is also a descendent … Continue reading

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Thai Royal Chariot Sent For Repairs In Preparation For Royal Cremation

  January 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm by

The Royal Chariot that will be used in the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has been removed from the Bangkok National Museum, with pieces of the vehicle being sent to the Traditional Arts Office in Nakhon Pathom for repair work. Built in 1795, the chariot – called Maha Phichai Ratcharot – carries the urn of deceased members of the royal family during the cremation ceremony. It is … Continue reading

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A Death in the Schaumburg-Lippe Family: Prince Nicolai Passes at 27

  January 5, 2017 at 9:42 am by

Sad news came out of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe yesterday, Prince Nicolai – the only son of Prince York zu Schaumburg-Lippe – passed away in December at the age of 27. Bunte reports that Prince Nicolai succumbed to his HIV illness on December 4. He had been infected at birth, transmitted from his mother, Susanne Seidensticker, who had been infected with the illness during a blood transfusion (she herself died from the illness in 1992). … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Prince Bertil

  January 5, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland – the beloved uncle of the Swedish Royal Family – passed away twenty years ago on January 5, 1997 at Villa Solbacken. He was 84. Born in February 1912, the Prince was the fourth child of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught. His siblings were Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten; Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg; Ingrid, Queen of Denmark; and Carl Johan … Continue reading

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Prince Dimitri Romanovich Has Passed Away, Aged 90

  January 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm by

One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne and head of the Romanov Family Association, Prince Dimitri Romanovich, passed away in a Danish hospital on December 31, his wife announced today. “Dimitri Romanovich died at hospital on the evening of December 31,” Princess Theodora told the Russian news agency TASS, adding he had been in admitted to hospital last week with serious ill health. The Prince was the younger son of … Continue reading

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Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Has Died

  November 27, 2016 at 4:24 am by

The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, a first cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs Rhodes and the Queen were close companions as children, being born only ten months apart (Mrs Rhodes in June 1925, the Queen in April 1926). Margaret was the youngest daughter of Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, an older sister of Queen Elizabeth the … Continue reading

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Prince Mikasa has Died

  October 27, 2016 at 2:51 am by

It has been announced that His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has died at the age of 100 years. His Imperial Highness was the uncle of Emperor Akihito and the younger brother of the late Emperor Showa.  Born on 2nd December 1915, Prince Mikasa was, until his death, the oldest member of the Imperial Family and lived through the reigns of three emperors. During the Second World War, the … Continue reading

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Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, Has Died

  October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

It has been announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old. The Sheikh was Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995, when was ousted in a coup by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa. His grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, is the current Emir. Following the coup, Sheikh Khalifa lived in France until 2004, when he … Continue reading

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