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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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French Aristocrat Michèle de Castelbajac Found Murdered

  November 15, 2014 at 4:34 am by

On October 12, Vicomtesse Michèle de Castelbajac, a French aristocrat, was murdered at her home, the Château de Caumont. She was seventy-eight years old. It is believed that the Vicomtesse was murdered by a young man aged twenty-eight from the Lot-et-Garonne area of France. When the police were alerted of the Vicomtesse’s murder, her skull had been cracked and she was found lying in a pool of blood at her … Continue reading

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Princess Kristine Bernadotte Has Died

  November 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Princess Kristine Bernadotte, the third wife of Prince Carl Bernadotte, passed away at her home in Spain on November 4. Her death has been described as sudden, with a memorial service taking place today at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Calahonda, where the Princess, who was 82, lived with her husband until his death in 2003. The date of her funeral – expected to be attended by the Swedish and Norwegian … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra

  August 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

The Moroccan Royal Court today announced the death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, aunt of King Mohammed VI. Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. She was born in 1929 the eldest child of King Mohammed V. Her mother was a member of the bint Mamoun family. She was married in 1961 to Prince Moulay Ali Alaoui, a double cousin. They had three children: Prince Moulay … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Élisabeth of France

  May 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm by

For the month of May, I have chosen Princess Élisabeth of France as my featured royal. Also known as Madame Élisabeth, she was the youngest sister of Louis XVI of France. The Princess followed her brother and sister-in-law to the guillotine in 1794 during the Terror. Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène de France was born early on the morning of May 3rd, 1764 at the Royal Palace of Versailles. The Princess was the youngest daughter … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Brian Boru

  April 27, 2014 at 1:02 am by

For April’s Royal of the Month, I have chosen Ireland’s most famous High King – or in Irish, Ard Rí – Brian Boru, who was slain 1,000 years ago on April 23rd, 1014. The exact date of Brian’s birth has been debated over the centuries, but its believed he was born c.941 in Kincora, Killaloe County Clare. His father, Cennétig mac Lorcáin, was the King of Munster and his mother, Bé Binn, was … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

  March 28, 2014 at 6:00 am by

130 years ago today, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany passed away in Cannes from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was thirty-one years of age. The Prince had been in Cannes since February on the orders of his medical team, who insisted that the warmer climate in southern France would benefit the Prince’s joint pain brought on by his haemophilia. During his stay at the Villa Nevada, on March 27, Leopold accidentally fell … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Honours the Duke of Suárez

  March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am by

On Sunday March 23rd, Adolfo Suárez, 1st Duke of Suárez and Spain’s first post-Franco Prime Minister passed away aged 81. Born on September 25th, 1932 in Cebreros, Spain he went onto hold several political posts in the last years of the Franco Regime. In July 1976, King Juan Carlos appointed  Suárez as President of the Government of Spain (Prime Minister), a post he held until 1981. Together with King Juan … Continue reading

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