Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz Tragically Died

  February 10, 2010 at 6:01 am by

HSH Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz has died yesterday in San Sebastiano Hospital in Caserta, Italy, for the injuries suffered in a car crash he was involved in one week ago.

The 18-years-old Prince was driving his car in a street near to Sant’Angelo di Alife, a small town where his family owns a palace, the night of Thursday 4 February; due to the slippery road conditions, the driver of another car, a young girl, lost the control of her car that hit Alexis’ car. Alexis also lost the control of his car, violently crashing into a tree.

The Prince suffered of head and chest injuries, and underwent a delicate surgery for them; his conditions remained very grave, and he fell in a coma.

The girl involved in the accident with Alexis died instantly after the crash.

Prince Alexis Ferdinando zu Windisch-Graetz was born in Rome on 10 December 1991, the second son of Fürst Mariano Hugo zu Windisch-Graetz and his wife Fürstin Sophie, née Archduchess of Austria, the daughter of the late Archduke Ferdinand (nephew of Emperor Karl I) and Archduchess Helene, née Countess zu Toerring-Jettenbach (herself descendant from the Greek, Russian and Bavarian Royal Families).

The Prince is survived by his parents, his siblings Maximilian and Larissa, and his grandmother Archduchess Helene.

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