Royal Deaths Announcements 2011

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He left five daughters, two sons, twenty-two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Source: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria

Archduke Felix (b.1916) is the only child of the last Emperor of Austria-Hungary still alive.
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Read part of the Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl. I imagine this would be hard to keep track of everyone of as there are hundreds and hundreds of descendants.
Princess Ilse von Croy, née Hofmann, died on 4 July 2011, aged 73
She was the wife of Prince Clemens von Croy since they married on 6 October 2001; it was the second marriage for both them. They had no children together.

Source: Netty's Royalty Page

Prince Clemens' half-brother Duke Carl von Croy and half-sister Princess Antoinette died both earlier this year.
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HIH Bui Mong Diep, a second wife of the last Emperor of Viet Nam Bao Dai and mother to three of his children: Princes Bao Son, Bao Hoang and Princess Phuong Thao, dies on June 26, 2011, at St Antoine Hospital in France due to unsuccessful surgery.
She was 87. - Source
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Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, nee Countess von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems died in July.
She was born on 28 June in 1913 as a daughter of Count Georg von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems & his wife Elisabeth, nee Archduchess of Austria.
In 1936 she married her distant relative, Archduke Georg of Austria (1905-1952), son of Archduke Peter-Ferdinand of Austria & his wife Maria-Christina, nee Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicillies. They had nine children in total, but four of them died in childhood. Later she lost also one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

She is survived by two sons Radbot (b.1938) & Georg (b.1952), three daughters Walburga (b.1942), Katharina (b.1948) & Agnes (b.1950), thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Sources: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria


Poor woman...She suffered so many in her long life...
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Biri, I don't believe Archduchess Marie Valerie's youngest daughter Archduchess Agnes (b1950), married to Baron Peter von Fürstenberg, is deceased.
You're right, Warren, Archduchess Agnes is still alive indeed.
I overlooked this fact, sorry.
Princess Katrin of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, née Bremme, died on 13 July 2011, aged 71.
She was the widos of Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1918-1998); they married morganatically in 1964, soon after he divorced from his second wife, and didn't have children together.

Royal Musings: Princess Katrin of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Royal consort to late King Sobhuza II of Swaziland HRH the Inkhosikati Lomakholwa LaMgunundvu died of diabetes on July 16th, 2011 at age 79.
She was one of 70 wives of the late King.
She is survived by five children (Princess Elizabeth, Prince Guduza, Prince Hlangusemphi, Princess Lindiwe, Prince Gcina), 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The Swazi Observer
HRH the Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda, the first cousin to HM the King Rama IX and the only daughter of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) passed away on July 27th, 2011, following an illness at the age of 85.
HSH Princess Maria Sidonia "Sonia" von Lobkowicz died on 8 July 2011, aged 86.
She was the second of the three daughters of Prince Erwein von Lobkowicz and his wife, née Countess Antoinette von und zu Eltz gen. Faust von Stromberg. She was unmarried and didn't have children.
She is survived by her younger sister Princess Nina.

Jean Engelbert, 12th Duke of Arenberg and 18th Duke of Aarschot, died on 15 August 2011 at Lausanne (Switzerland), aged 90.
He was born at The Hague on 14 July 1921, son of Prince and Duke Evrard-Engelbert of Arenberg and his wife, née Countess Anne-Louise de Merode. He married in 1955 to Princess Sophie of Bavaria, the youngest daughter of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his wife Crown Princess Antonia, née Princess of Luxembourg and Nassau. They became parents of five children, four sons and one daughter.
In 1992 he succeeded to his childless cousin Erik Engelbert as 12th Duke of Arenberg; the following year he had been incorporated into the Belgian nobility as Duke of Arenberg.
He is survived by his wife, children, children in law and many grandchildren. He is succeeded as 13th Duke of Arenberg and 19th Duke of Aarschot by his oldest son, Leopold Engelbert.

Royal News of 2011, Section II
Princess Muneerah Bint Abdul Aziz Bin Musaed Bin Juluwe, a senior of three wives of the Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud and the mother of Prince Khaled Bin Sultan (Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation), died in a hospital in Paris on August 24th, 2011, aged 80. - Source
Maharaja Narendra Singh of erstwhile Sarila royal family dies July 8th, 2011, in Switzerland after prolonged illness, aged 84.

Obituary - Indian Express
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Archduke Felix of Austria died in Mexico on 6 September.

He was born in 1916 in Schonbrunn, as fourth of eight children of Emperor Karl I of Austria (1887-1922) & his wife, Empress Zita, nee Princess of Bourbon Parma (1892-1989).
In November 1952 he married Princess Anna-Eugenie d'Arenberg (1925-1997) by whom he had seven children.
He is survived by four daughers: Maria del Pilar (b.1953), Kinga (b.1955), Miriam (b.1959) and Viridis (b.1961), two sons Karl (b.1954) and Itsvan (b.1961, twin brother of Viridis), 26 grandchildren and one great-grandson. His son Raimund predeceaed him in 2008 (aged 50).

Source: Noblesse & Royautés » Décès de l’archiduc Félix d’Autriche
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HRH Prince Rasso of Bavaria died today, 12 September 2011, aged 85.

He was born on 24 May 1926, the youngest child of Prince Franz (himself son of King Ludwig III and Queen Maria Theresia) and his wife Princess Isabelle, née Princess von Croy.
He has been married since 1955 to Archduchess Theresa of Austria-Tuscany, with whom he had seven children.

Eurohistory: + Prince Rasso of Bavaria (1926-2011)
Prince Alexander della Torre e Tasso died at Awendaw, South Carolina, on 29 August 2011, aged 71.

He was born on 26 February 1940 at Schloß Mzell, the only child of Prince Ludwig della Torre e Tasso (himself son of Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis, naturalized in Italy as Principe della Torre e Tasso and Duca di Castel Duino, and of his first wife Princess Marie de Ligne) and his wife, née Frances Goodyear.
He has been married twice and had three children by his first wife Martha.

Royal News of 2011, Section II
HRH Prince Rasso of Bavaria died today, 12 September 2011, aged 85.

He was born on 24 May 1926, the youngest child of Prince Franz (himself son of King Ludwig III and Queen Maria Theresia) and his wife Princess Isabelle, née Princess von Croy.
He has been married since 1955 to Archduchess Theresa of Austria-Tuscany, with whom he had seven children.

Eurohistory: + Prince Rasso of Bavaria (1926-2011)

As well as 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. True blessing!

The Nawab of Pataudi - Telegraph

HH Mohamed Mansur Ali Khan, 9th Nawab of Pataudi, who died on September 22 aged 70, captained India in 40 Test matches and scored six Test centuries – all despite having only one functioning eye.

The son of the 8th Nawab of Pataudi, he was born Mohamed Mansur Ali Khan on January 5 1941 at Bhopal, of which his maternal grandfather was Nawab. Pataudi, some 30 miles south-west of Delhi and about the size of Rutland, had been granted to a forebear who supported the British during the Indian Mutiny. The boy grew up in a palace boasting 150 rooms, run by well over 100 servants — eight of whom were employed as personal attendants to the son and heir, known from infancy as “Tiger”. There was also a personal tutor, who ensured that he could speak English as well as Urdu.His father ruled his tiny state as absolute monarch, albeit ultimately under British supervision.

His father died in 1952, aged only 41, so that Tiger, aged 11, became the 9th Nawab of Pataudi. In 1954 he went to Winchester. It is said that Pataudi senior, filling in an early application form for the school, had answered a question about the boy’s “other aptitudes” with just two words: “My son”.

Though stripped of his title, Pataudi retained a certain regal bearing, notwithstanding his affability and laconic humour. After retiring he undertook some work in journalism and television, and even dabbled briefly and unenthusiastically in politics. More recently he had been on the council of the Indian Premier League. On the whole, though, he preferred playing bridge and trying his hand as a cook; at his house in the centre of Delhi he was a most generous host. He also kept an apartment in London.

The crux of his life, however, was his family. In 1969 he married the film star Sharmila Tagore, the great-grandniece of the poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. A rare beauty, and charming with it, she had made her name in Satyajit Ray’s The World of Apu (1959). When she married Pataudi she converted from Hinduism to Islam. Their son, Saif Ali Khan, born in 1970 , has become one of the heart-throbs of Bollywood. Of their two daughters, Saba is a jewellery designer, while Soha is a film actress, recently seen in Mumbai Cutting.
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Baroness Gertrude Grand d'Enson, nee Princess Reuss died on 22 September.

She was born in Vienna on 5 November 1924 as fourth of six children of Heinrich XXXIX, Prince Reuss (1891-1946) & his wife Antonia, nee Countess of Castell-Castell (1896-1971).
She married civilly in Versailles on 30 September and religiosly in Castell on 14 October 1950 Henri, Baron Grand d'Enson (1918-2004) by whom she had five children: Gasparine (b.1951), Henri-Ferdinand (b.1953), Jerome (b.1956), Vincent (b.1959) & Marc (b.1961). Apart from them she is survived by her six grandchildren.

Source: Reuss

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A long life; may she rest in peace.
Maria Theresia Dessewffy de Csernek et Tarkö, née Countess von Hohenau, died on 18 August 2011, aged 57.

She was born at Graz on 30 December 1953, daughter of Prince Wilhelm von und zu Liechtenstein and his wife, née Emma von Gutmannsthal-Benvenuti.
She was married since 1978 to Aurel Edward Dessewffy de Csernek et Tarkö.



Countess Maria Antonia
von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee, née Princess of Hohenzollern, died aged 90 on 11 October 2011.

She was born on 19 February 1921, eldest daughter of Prince Friedrich and Princess Margarete of Hohenzollern. She married in 1942 to Count Heinrich von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee, with whom she had 10 children. Her husband died in 1972; in 1999 she was predeceased by her son Friedrich.

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