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On This Day: Death of “Motherdear”, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom

  November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the ninetieth anniversary of the death of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, born a Princess of Denmark. Less than two weeks before her 81st birthday, the-then Queen Mother suffered a heart attack on November 19 at her home, Sandringham House. Her family was summoned to her bedside, as the news made it to London that she was in a critical condition. She died at 5:25pm on Friday … Continue reading

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Has Died in Ciudad Real

  October 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading

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Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia Dies Aged 76

  September 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading

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Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Dies of Heart Attack

  September 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm by

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed with his first wife, Sheikha Hind, has died of a heart attack, the Dubai Media Office announced today. The 33-year-old Sheikh, who owned the famous Zabeel Stables, died Saturday morning the announcement said. Funeral prayers were held after sunset at the Zabeel Mosque, before the Sheikh was laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery. Writing … Continue reading

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Duchess Donata of Oldenburg Has Passed Away

  September 9, 2015 at 2:36 am by

It was announced yesterday that Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, the mother of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, has died after a long illness. She died on Saturday September 5. According to the statement released by her family, the Duchess died at a hospital in Traunstein, aged 65. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Donata was born a Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in June 1950, training as a nurse before she married … Continue reading

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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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