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On This Day: Queen Astrid Killed In Car Accident

  August 29, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Stéphanie of Belgium, Would-Be Empress

  August 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

August 23 marks the anniversary of the death of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, the woman who, had events not occurred how they did, would likely have become the Empress of Austria. Born in May 1864, she was the second daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians and his Austrian Archduchess wife, Marie Henriette. An unhappy childhood was a symptom of her parents’ unhappy marriage; their three daughters were left … Continue reading

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Armin, Fürst zur Lippe Has Died

  August 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

The Head of the House of Lippe, Fürst Armin, passed away yesterday, August 20, in Detmold, his family announced today. “In deep sadness, we announce the death of Dr Armin, Prince of Lippe, who died after a short, serious illness on 20 August 2015 aged 91 years in Detmold, in the circle of his family,” the statement released by the Lippes read. Fürst Armin, born on August 18, 1924 to Leopold … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Grandfather Passes Away

  July 28, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain’s grandfather has died at the age of 98. Francisco Rocasolano passed away today at the University Hospital of Salamanca where he was admitted on Saturday. The Queen cancelled the event, the ceremony of National Fashion Award, which she was supposed to attend today. View image | gettyimages.com Francisco Rocasolano in June 2004

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Prince Saud Al Faisal Passes Away

  July 10, 2015 at 8:05 am by

Saudi Prince and former Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz died on Thursday in the United States after long illness. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in 1940 as the son of the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. View image | gettyimages.com Before his retirement earlier this year, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Charlotte

  July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

Thirty years ago, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, who reigned the small European nation for 45 years, passed away at the age of 89. “A great lady has entered history, after preserving, leading, strengthening and inspiring our country for so long. She has taken a definitive place in our hearts and memories,” the then Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, said in a statement after the Grand Duchess’s death, which occurred in the … Continue reading

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Death of James Carnegie, Duke of Fife

  June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm by

The 3rd Duke of Fife, James Carnegie, passed away today at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland. He was 85. Born in 1929, James was the only child of Princess Maud, daughter of Louise, Princess Royal and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, and Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk. He became the Duke of Fife in 1959 upon the death of his maternal aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife. He became the Earl … Continue reading

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Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid

  June 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm

  June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Passes Away

  June 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, the widow of Prince Welf Heinrich, passed away today at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. “Frankfurt’s culture has lost a great woman,” Frankfurt am Main’s Cultural Affairs Minister Felix Semmelroth said on the announcement of her death, as she was a member of the Frankfurt City Council for over three decades. During her time in the council, Princess Alexandra founded the St Catherine’s … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

  May 26, 2015 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1940 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia died in Nivelles, Belgium. He had been involved in the German invasion of France, and was fatally injured. The Prince was born at the Marble Palace near Potsdam during the reign of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, on July 4, 1906. He was the first child and eldest son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and as such was second … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam of Bulgaria Has Died

  April 7, 2015 at 10:06 am by

Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, the eldest son of former Tsar Simeon and Tsarina Margarita, passed away this morning in a Madrid hospital. He was 52. He died at 11:30am, local time, after suffering a lung infection resulting from his long-standing immobilisation due to injuries sustained in car accident in 2008. “At the bedside of Prince Kardam in his last moments were his parents, wife, and other family members,” a statement from the … Continue reading

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The Fürst zu Wied Has Passed Away

  March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Carl, Fürst zu Wied passed away unexpectedly at the Marienhaus Clinic St Elisabeth in Neuwied, Germany. He suffered a heart attack and died this morning at the age of 53. “We have lost a great friend and supporter,” the Mayor of Neuwied, Nicholas Roth, said to AK-Kurier. The Fürst is survived by his wife, Fürstin Isabelle (born Princess of Isenburg), and three of their four children: Maximilian, Friedrich and Louise (Marie Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Older Brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Dies

  February 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced this evening the death of José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Mr Mestre passed away at his home in Miami, Florida at the age of 62. No cause of death was announced. He suffered serious cardiovascular problems in 2011, which resulted in a week-long coma. Mr Mestre has been present at several events of his sister’s family, most recently … Continue reading

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Johan Martin Ferner Has Died

  January 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, passed away this morning at the age of 87. The Norwegian Royal Court confirmed the news, issuing a statement from King Harald which read: “It is with deep sadness that we have received the news that Johan Martin Ferner has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Astrid and her family, who have lost a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abdullah Passes Away

  January 23, 2015 at 1:47 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced earlier this morning the death of His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The late monarch, who was 90 years old, passed away this morning at 1:00am local time (10:00pm GMT) after a long battle of illnesses. He was addmitted to hospital weeks ago for medical checks after suffering from a lung … Continue reading

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Funeral of Queen Fabiola

  December 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm by

Belgium’s Dowager Queen Fabiola, who died last Friday aged 86, was laid to rest today after two ceremonies in Brussels. A cortege processed through the wet, dark streets of Brussels, departing from the Royal Palace at 9:30am. It arrived at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula just before 10am, and all members of the Belgian Royal Family stood silently, emotion evident on their faces, as the Queen’s coffin was … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Pay Respects to Queen Fabiola

  December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm by

Members of the Belgian Royal Family have paid their respects to the late Queen Fabiola at the Royal Palace of Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, and Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz were among the family members to view the late Dowager Queen’s body where it lies in the Palace’s Great Hall in a simple light oak coffin. Others present were Archduchess Marie … Continue reading

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Belgian Queen Fabiola Has Died

  December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm by

The Belgian Royal Court today announced that Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, has passed away at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels. She was 86. “Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” the official statement read. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant and … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Alba Has Died

  November 20, 2014 at 8:52 am by

The Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, has died today at the age of 88, news which was confirmed by the Mayor of Seville. The Duchess passed away at her home in Seville, Dueñas Palace. She had been admitted to Seville’s Sacred Heart Hospital at the beginning of this week, suffering from pneumonia. The Duchess was released yesterday, to spend her last hours at home. Her third husband, Alfonso Diez, and six … Continue reading

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