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Old 11-27-2016, 01:12 AM
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Sadly if the twenty five grandchildren of Claude, only five are still alive. Along with Elizabeth, there are two of the four children of her uncle Michael and the two kids of uncle David who were the closest age to the queen mum.
Old 12-12-2016, 03:59 AM
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The Queen's friend Lady Elizabeth Longman dies age 92 | Daily Mail Online

Old 12-14-2016, 06:57 PM
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Princess Emmanuelle of Croy-Solre died on 12 December.

She was born in St. Benin d'Azy (France) on 22 February 1932 as the youngest of eight children of Prince Leopold of Croy-Solre (1877-1965) & his wife Jacqueline de Lespinay (1889-1977).
She married ther on 7 January 1971 Oliver Charbonneaux (1942-2010) but they later divorced.
She didn't have children (only half of eight siblings had, including Jacqueline, the seventh one and only still alive)

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Old 12-18-2016, 10:04 PM
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Princess Jean Galitzine, nee Dawnay died on 14 December.

She was born in Brighton on 22 March 1925.

She was a British fashion model best known for her work with Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and other top fashion designers of the 1940's & 1950's. In addition to her runway appearances, she wrote two books about her life as a model and went on to act in the 1958 film "Wonderful Things!". She was also the close friend and muse of playwright Terence Rattigan. In Rattigan's "Separate Tables" the character of Anne Shankland, played by Margaret Leighton in the 1954 theatrical debut and later by Rita Hayworth in the 1958 film debut was inspired by her.Following her career as a model, she married Russian Prince George Vladimirovitch Galitzine (1916-1992) in Rome on May of 1963 by whom she had a daughter Catherine (b.1964).
She is survived by her, son-in-law Nicholas Laing (b.1953), her only grandson George (b.2004), step-children: Caroline (b.1944), Alexander (b.1945) & George (b.1946) [children of her husband & his first wife, Baroness Anne von Slatin (1916-2007) whom he divorced in 1954] & their families.

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Old 12-18-2016, 10:12 PM
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The death was also reported in The Times

Jean, widow of Prince George Galitzine passed away on 14 December after short illness, aged 91. Funeral St Peter's Eaton Square 21/12.

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Old 12-28-2016, 06:00 PM
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Prince Antoine Bertrand Louis Ghislain de Merode died on 21 December.

He was born in Rixensart on 23 October 1953 as third of four children of Prince Henri de Merode (1919-1962) & his wife Jeanne, nee de Lur Saluces (b.1920)
He is survived by his siblings: Francoise (b.1948), Geoffroy (b.1952) & Isabelle (b.1955) and their families.

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Princess Francesca Borghese, nee d'Amore died this year.
She died most likely at the begin of June 2016, since - according to her death notice - her funeral took place on 6 June 2016.

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:53 PM
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Thomas Sorel died tragically on 3 December 2016.

He was born on 8 September 1983 as a son of Patrick Sorel & his first wife Nicole, nee Friant, now Stas. He had four sisters: Catherine, Olivia, Caroline and Celine. His parents divorced and each of tchem married again.
He married in Genappe on 9 July 2011 Countess Pauline of Ursel (b.19 November 1984) [daughter of Count Dominique of Ursel (b.1955) & his former wife Isabel de Olavarria y de Halleux (b.1960)] by whom he had four children: Ines, Gabriel, Jade & Noah.

He bereft not only children and wife, but also both parents, a grandmother and all sisters with their families.

So sad!

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:30 PM
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Prince Dimitri Galitzine passed away on March 9 last year, age 88.

He was born in 1927 in Perm, the second of four children and only son of Prince Nikolai Galitzine (1879-1958) and his wife Countess Irina Tatistchev (1900-1983). The family moved to London. He married Patricia Wingfield (1928-1980, she was a descendant of the Viscounts Powerscourt) in 1966. They had one child, Marina, in 1968.

He is survived by his daughter and her four children, and well as his sisters Valentina and Maria and their families. His sister Irina predeceased him.

Elizabeth Branch, former wife of Prince Nikolai Galitzine (1913-1999) passed away last year on December 15 at the age of 92. She was born in Kent in 1924. In 1946 she married Prince Nikolai; they divorced in 1951. They had one son, Andrew (*1949), who is married to Christine Markgraf since 1999.

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Old 07-26-2017, 08:00 PM
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Princess Béatrix Germaine Marie de Faucigny-Lucinge died in Paris on 31 August last year.

She was born in Arcachon 16 Dec 1928 as youngest of three children of Henry Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge (1901-1982) & his first wife Nadeshda Sokolowska (1902-1962).

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Count Antoine Anne Gérard d'Harcourt died on 7 December last year.

He was born in Toulon on 28 June 1923 as fifth of seven children of Count Armand d'Harcourt (1883-1973) & his wife Renée de Salignac-Fénelon (1892-1974).
He married on 16 August 1969 Marie Alix de Préval (b.1937).
He is last of his siblings to pass away.

Old 09-25-2017, 03:03 PM
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Anna Christofferson, nee Countess Douglas died last year.

She was born in 1936 as third of four children of Count Oscar Douglas (1896-1991) & his wife Dagmar, nee Skarstedt (1901-1993).
She married in 1960 Lars Christofferson (b.1935) by whom she had a son Johan (b.1961) and a daughter Charlotte (DOB unknown) as well as four grandchildren.

Her brother Count Jakob (b.1927) and sister, Countess Maria, Baroness Eugen von Redwitz died a year after her; now the only living sibling is Count Gustaf Otto Douglas (b.1930).

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Guido Nikolaus Schmidt-Chiari died last year.

He was born in 1932 and in 1974 married Countess Stephanie Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz (b.1948) [daughter of Princess Marie Theresia of Liechtenstein (1908-1973) & her husband, Count Artur Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz (1905-1996)] by whom he had six children: Annunziata (b.1975), Carlotta (b.1976), Guido (b.1978), Camillo (b.1980), Valerie (b.1982) & Stanislas (b.1984) as two grandsons.

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Robert Wythe Cannaday III died last year, aged 60/61.

He was born in 1955, the elder of two children of Nina Ougritchitch-Trebinsky (only daughter of Duchess Elena of Leuchtenberg and Arkadj Ougritchitch-Trebinsky) and her former husband Robert Wythe Cannday, Jr. He was married twice, first to Lisa Waldron and secondly to Shawna O'Connell, and had seven children: Robert, Sean, James, Tara, Lauren, Caitlyn, and Erin. He is survived by his mother, sister, wife, children, and seven grandchildren.

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:53 PM
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Otto Horst Chizzali, Edler von Bonfadini zu Colle Santa Lucia died last year.

He was born in 1924. In 1955 he married Countess Wiltrud Marie von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jöchelsthurn (b.1933) [daughter of Count Karl Eugen von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jöchelsthurn (1903-?) & his first wife, Carola Ossenbeck (1904-1950).
They had two daughters: Hemma (b.1956) & Elisabeth (b.1958), five grandchildren: Katharina (b.1980), Theresa (b.1983), Bernhard (b.1985) [children of Hemma & her husband Georg Zingerle von Summersberg (b.1949)] Amelie (b.1992) & Camilla (b.1995) [daughters of Elisabeth & her husband Baron Joseph von Riefel (b.1951)] and one great-grandson Lorenz [son of Katharina & her husband Johannes Harms]

Source: Descendants of King Maximilian I Josef of Bavaria

Lady Anne Fitzgerald, Dowager Duchess of Leinster, nee Smith died on 4 December last year.

She was born 6 May 1922 and married on 12 June 1946, as his second wife, Gerald Fitzgerald, 8th Duke of Leinster (1914-2004) [only son of Edward Fitzgerald 7th Duke of Leinster (1892-1976) by his first wife May Etheridge (died 1935)].
The same year he divorced (after ten years of marriage) from his first wife Joane Kavanagh (1915-1994) by whom he had two daughters: Rosemary Anne (b.1939) & Nesta (b.1942) [the oldest one, Pamela Hermione died on 3 April 1938, three days before turning five months).
Lady Anne gave her husband two sons: Maurice (b.1948, now 9th Duke of Leinster) & John (1952-2015).
In 1997 she experienced a great tragedy: her firstborn grandson, Thomas Earl of Offaly [son of Maurice & his wife Fiona, nee Hollick] was killed in a car accident, aged 23.
She is survived by her son Maurice (current Duke of Leinster) both daughters-in-law (fiona & Barbara, nee Zindel, John's widow), four grandchildren: Francesca (b.1976), Pollyanna (b.1985) [daughters of Maurice & Fiona], Hermione (b.1985) & Edward (b.1988) [children of John & Barbara] and their families, as well as both her stepdaughters and their families.

Old 10-17-2017, 09:24 PM
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Clara Nuvoletti Perdomini, nee Agnelli, primo voto Princess von Furstenberg died in Mestre {Venice} on 18 July last year.

She was born in Turin on 7 April 1920 as firstborn child of Edoardo Agnelli (1892-1935) [younger child of Giovanni Agnelli (1866-1945), m.1889 Clara Boselli (1869-1946)] & his wife, Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte [dei principi di San Faustino] (1899-1945); she had three sisters and three brothers.
She married in Turin on 19 November 1938 Prince Tassilo of Fürstenberg (1903-1989) [son of Prince Karl of Fürstenberg (1867-1945) & his wife Maria, Countess Festetics von Tolna (1881-1953)] by whom she had three children: Virginia "Ira" (b.1940), Egon (1946-2004) & Sebastian (b.1950); they later divorced.
She married for the second time civilly in 1974 Giovanni Nuvoletti, who became Giovanni Nuvoletti Perdomini through adoption (1912-2008) [a year later her former husband also married again to Cecilie Blaffer (1919-2006)]; after the deathof Prince Tassilo they also married in the church (the same year).
She survived not only her son Egon but also a grandson, Prince Christoph of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1956-2006) [son of Ira & her first husband, Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1924-2003)].
She left her daughter, younger son, five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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Don Luigi Boncompagni-Ludovisi died on 26 January last year, seventeen months and five days before his wife, Donna Orietta, nee Orefici.

He was born in Rome on 20 July 1934 as a son of Don Giovanni Battista Maria Boncompagni-Ludovisi (1911-1964) & his wife (and paternal second cousin) Donna Giulia Boncompagni-Ludovisi (1914-1996).
He and Orietta married in Rome on 29 April 1965.

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