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Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse Has Died

  May 24, 2013 at 4:34 am by

The Head of the House of Hesse, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, has passed away at the age of eighty-six. The Landgrave passed away in the afternoon of May 23rd, following a long-term lung illness. The news was confirmed by Mark Miller, the Director of the Hessian House Foundation. Landgrave Moritz was born on August 6th, 1926 at the Castle of Racconigi in Cuneo, Italy, as the eldest child of Philipp, … Continue reading

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Count Christian of Rosenborg Has Died

  May 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm by

Count Christian of Rosenborg, a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, died in his sleep in the late hours of May 21st. The 70-year-old Count, who was born a Prince of Denmark as the youngest son of Hereditary Prince Knud, passed away just before midnight at the Gentofte Hospital with his family by his side. He had suffered from throat cancer for several years. Prince Christian of Denmark … Continue reading

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Deaths in the Houses of Bavaria and Schaumburg-Lippe

  May 9, 2013 at 11:04 am by

There have been two deaths this past week in former German royal houses. Princess Editha of Bavaria, the third child of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, passed away on May 4th. The Princess was born on September 16, 1924 in Hohenburg. She married twice: firstly to Tito Tommasso Brunetti, secondly to Gustav Christian Schimert. Princess Editha had three children by each of … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Blanche of Artois

  May 3, 2013 at 5:10 am by

Blanche of Artois is an important but long-forgotten historical figure. Born a Princess of France in 1248, Blanche was the daughter of Robert of France, Count of Artois and Matilda of Brabant. Her paternal grandparents were Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, while her uncle was King Louis IX of France. Her father was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade in 1250 and her younger brother, Robert, … Continue reading

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Remembering Princess Antoinette of Monaco

  March 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm by

On March 18th, 2011 Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, a colourful and long-lived member of Monaco’s Princely Family, passed away aged 90. The Princess was the elder sister of Prince Rainier III and thus an aunt of the current Prince, Albert II. The Princess was married three times and had three children: Elisabeth-Anne, Christian Louis and Christine-Alix, who sadly died in February 1989. The Princess, having spent may … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian Farewelled in Stockholm

  March 17, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland was yesterday farewelled in a simple funeral service at the Royal Palace Chapel in Stockholm. After lying in respite on Friday afternoon, the Princess’s funeral was attended by her closest family and friends. The Swedish Royal Family led the mourners, including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, in the service, which incorporated by Swedish and British psalms and songs, to honour … Continue reading

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Funeral of Princess Lilian Scheduled for March 16

  March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am by

Following yesterday’s sad announcement that Princess Lilian had passed away peacefully, the Swedish Royal Court today revealed plans for her funeral. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 16th, at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service will begin at 13:00, and will be followed by the Princess’s internment into the royal cemetery in Haga Park. Prior to the funeral, members of the public … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland Has Died

  March 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm by

On Sunday March 10th, the Swedish Royal Court announce with great sadness that Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland had passed away peacefully during the afternoon in her home on Djurgården in Stockholm. The Welsh-born Princess Lilian was a popular member of the Swedish Royal Family and was the widow of the King’s late uncle, Prince Bertil. The Princess was 97 years old and had been in poor health … Continue reading

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The Fall and Rehabilitation of Princess Thyra

  February 26, 2013 at 3:00 am by

The founder of the present Royal Danish Glücksburg Dynasty, King Christian IX was  dubbed the “father-in-law of Europe”.  He and Queen Louise (of Hesse–Kassel) had six children who all married into other dynasties. Their two eldest daughters rose to illustrious positions; Princess Alexandra was exported to England to become a popular Princess of Wales and eventually, Queen of the United Kingdom and the realms. Her younger sister, Princess Dagmar, was … Continue reading

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Prince Sattam Al Saud Passes Away

  February 13, 2013 at 10:06 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced on Tuesday the death of HRH Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh. According to the statement, the late prince’s funeral will take place at the Emam Turki’s mosque in Riyadh City this Wednesday. Prince Sattam was born in 1941 as the son of King Abdulaziz al Saud and Princess Mudhi Al Sudairi. He was educated at the University of San Diego, … Continue reading

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Royal Anniversary: Death of Anne of France

  November 15, 2012 at 10:16 am by

November 14th, 1522 This month, I’ve chosen Anne of France as my historical royal of the month. This French Princess was born the eldest daughter of Louis XI and Charlotte of Savoy in April 1461 and went onto become one of the most powerful European figures in the late 15th century. Anne is also known as Anne de Beaujeu as in November 1473, she married Pierre de Bourbon, Lord of … Continue reading

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Spanish Historical Royal of the Month: Maria of Austria

  October 23, 2012 at 3:57 am by

On October 18th, 1558 Maria of Austria, Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Aragon and Castile, Princess of Burgundy, Queen Dowager of Hungary and Bohemia and Imperial Regent of the Low Countries died at Cigales, north of Valladolid in Spain. Though largely forgotten by history, Maria (or Mary) was nonetheless an important figure in the politics of 16th century Europe, although she is somewhat overshadowed by her brothers, Holy Roman Emperors … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Execution of Marie Antoinette

  October 17, 2012 at 2:29 am by

Yesterday marked the anniversary of Marie Antoinette’s execution. On October 16th, 1793, Marie Antoinette of Austria, former Queen of France, left her prison cell at the Conciergerie in Paris, where she had been imprisoned since August of that year, for the last time. Having been found guilty of treason by the Revolutionary Tribunal on October 14th, Marie Antoinette was condemned to death, her trial having been a complete farce. King … Continue reading

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Death of Former Cambodian King

  October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am by

The former King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, has died. He passed away in a Beijing hospital today after suffering a heart attack. He was eighty-nine years old. Norodom Sihanouk was King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955, and then again from 1993 to 2004, when he abdicated in favour of his son Norodom Sihamoni. His abdication stemmed from ill health: the King battled cancer three times (first in 1993, then … Continue reading

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Death of Paddy Roy Bates, “Prince” of Sealand

  October 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm by

Paddy Roy Bates, the self-proclaimed Prince of Sealand, passed away on October 9.  Prince Roy was the founder and first sovereign of the non-recognised Principality of Sealand. Bates was born on 29 August 1921 in London to Harry and Lilyan Bates He served in the British Army, rising to the rank of Major. After leaving active service, he was briefly a fisherman before moving into pirate radio. In 1965, Paddy ousted … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Albert of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen

  October 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm by

Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen passed away on 6 October 2012, just a month and a half short of his 78th birthday. He was the disputed head of the Royal House of Saxony. The Prince was born on 30 November 1934 as the fourth child and youngest son of Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (second son of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and Louise … Continue reading

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Tenth Anniversary of Prince Claus’s Death

  October 6, 2012 at 8:30 am by

October 6th, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands’ passing. He was the husband of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and the father of His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange. Prince Claus passed away in 2002, from pneumonia, with his immediate family by his side. He had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease since 1991, and had also beaten prostate cancer. The … Continue reading

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Royal Anniversary: Death of Louise of Savoy

  September 22, 2012 at 7:18 am by

On September 22nd, 1531 Louise of Savoy, the formidable mother of King François I, died at Grez-sur-Loing, outside Paris. During the first 15 years of the reign of her son, Louise was the most powerful woman in the Kingdom of France. Though Louise was born a Princess and was never Queen of France, she was Queen Mother in all but name. Maternal, politically active and shrewd, Louise acted as Regent … Continue reading

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Princess Ragnhild has Died

  September 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm by

Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen – King Harald’s eldest sister – has passed away after a prolonged illness, aged 82. She died on September 16th, 2012 at 9.45 am, local time, in Rio de Janeiro. The flags on the Royal Palace in Oslo were half-mast today. Born on June 9th, 1930, Princess Ragnhild was the eldest child of King Olav and Crown Princess Märtha. Due to the male precedence, she was … Continue reading

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Royal Anniversary: Death of Philip II of Spain

  September 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm by

On September 13th, 1598, King Philip II of Spain died at the Monasterio de El Escorial outside Madrid after a lengthy reign. Philip II held many titles: he was King of Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Majorca, Portugal, Sardinia and Naples, Duke of Milan, Burgundy, Lothier, Brabant, Limburg, Luxemburg and Lord of the Netherlands. Philip was born on May 21st, 1527, the only son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and his … Continue reading

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