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Death of Fürst Albrecht of Castell-Castell

  May 9, 2016 at 9:05 am by

Albrecht Friedrich Karl, 3rd Fürst of Castell-Castell, has died at the age of 90 yesterday. He was born on August 13th 1925 at Schloss Castell as the second son of the 2nd Fürst and Princess Anna-Agnes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. He succeeded as head of the family in 1945 after both his elder brother as his father had died in action during WWII. In 1951 he married Princess Marie-Louise of Waldeck-Pyrmont, eldest … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor Passes Away

  April 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Thirty years ago today, the Duchess of Windsor passed away aged 89 at her home in France after years of bad health. She was buried on April 29 at the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore at Windsor Castle next to her late husband, the former Edward VIII, after a funeral service at St George’s Chapel that was attended by members of the royal family. Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in 1975 Wallis, born in … Continue reading

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Portuguese And Brazilian Royals Remember Queen Maria I

  April 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Two weeks ago Portuguese and Brazilian royals gathered in Lisbon to remember Queen Maria I of Portugal, Brazil and The Algarves. On March 20th it was 200 years ago that the monarch died. The queen is known as Maria the Pious in Portugal and as Maria the Mad in Brazil. The latter being a reference to her mental detoriation. The Queen married her uncle prince Pedro of Portugal. After his … Continue reading

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Four Exhibitions Mark Centenary Of Emperor Franz Joseph’s Death

  April 4, 2016 at 11:41 am by

The long reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I will receive special attention this year to mark the fact that the emperor died 100 years ago on November 21st 1916. The exhibitions will mainly focus on the private face of the Habsburg monarch and will be centered around Vienna. The organisation tried to show a balanced picture of the emperor’s life, which is still shaped by many mysteries and chichés. Schönbrunn … Continue reading

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Death of Dowager Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg

  March 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

Her Royal Highness Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg, née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, passed away at Eutin on 26 March 2016, aged 93. She was born on 4 March 1923 as the eldest child of Fürst Udo zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and of his wife, née Countess Margarete zu Castell-Castell. She married in 1951 Duke Anton Günther of Oldenburg, Head of the Grand Ducal Family from 1970 to 2014. The couple married in a … Continue reading

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Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern Has Died

  March 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

The Swedish Royal Court announced a short time ago that Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, the husband of Princess Birgitta, passed away aged 83 today in a Munich hospital. “I and my family have received with great sadness the news that Princess Birgitta’s husband, Prince Johan Georg von Hohenzollern, has died. Our thoughts are with Princess Birgitta and her family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Princess’s brother, … Continue reading

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Death of the 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

  March 1, 2016 at 8:28 am by

The 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, died on Saturday in London at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. He was a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth, his father Fergus was one of the Queen Mother’s nephews (Michael served as one of the Queen Mother’s Pages during the 1970s). Michael was born in 1957 and studied at Eton College and the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Spanish King Alfonso XIII

  February 28, 2016 at 6:02 am by

75 years ago, King Alfonso XIII of Spain died at Rome’s Grand Hotel, aged 54. The former King, who went into exile in 1931 upon the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, had suffered a series of heart attacks in the week leading up to his death. Alfonso’s estranged wife, Victoria Eugenia, and three of the couple’s children, Don Juan, Don Jaime and Infanta Beatriz, were by his bedside when … Continue reading

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Today in 1587: Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

  February 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

Today it is 429 years ago that the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Mary was the only daughter of King James V of Scotland and Marie de Guise. When her father learnt of her birth, he exclaimed, “The devil go with it! It came with a lass, it will pass with a lass!” He believed the birth of a girl marked the end of the … Continue reading

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Death Certificate for Lord Lucan Granted; Son Inherits Earldom

  February 4, 2016 at 1:30 am by

There is now a new Earl of Lucan, 42 years after the 7th Earl disappeared following the gruesome murder of the family nanny. George Bingham became the 8th Earl after a High Court judge yesterday approved a death certificate for his father, John Bingham – more commonly known as Lord Lucan. The Earl has not been seen since November 1974, when he disappeared after allegedly beating nanny Sandra Rivett to … Continue reading

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Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen Dies A Few Days Before Her 88th Birthday

  January 28, 2016 at 7:45 am by

Local press reports that Dowager Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen has died this tuesday in Amorbach, aged 87. The princess died a few days before her 88th birthday on February 2nd. Fürstin Eilika was born HH Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg in 1922. She was the fourth child of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and his wife Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Both her parents were first cousins of Queen Juliana of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

  January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, the country’s first monarch. Moshoeshoe was born in May 1938, the eldest son of Seeiso, the paramount chief of Basutoland, as Lesotho was known as prior to achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. He was educated in his home country and in England. Embed from Getty Images King Moshoeshoe II as a young man … Continue reading

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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi Passes Away Aged 96

  January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, passed away on January 7, it has been announced. The Princess, who was born in October 1919 as the fourth child of Reza Shah Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk, died of “old age” in her sleep in her European home, close advisor Robert F. Armao told The New York Times. Embed from Getty Images Princess Ashraf in New York, … Continue reading

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Queen Noor’s Mother Passes Away

  December 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Friday the death of Mrs Doris Halaby, the mother of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandmother of her four children, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah. The statement offered condolences to the Queen and her children; it did not contain any information about the late Doris or the details of her burial and funeral. Mrs Doris Carlquist Halaby, who died in the United States, … Continue reading

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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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