Royal Deaths Announcements 2011

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HRH Prince André of Bourbon-Parma passed away on 22 October 2011, aged 83.

Youngest son of Prince René and Princess Margarethe of Bourbon-Parma, he was born at Paris on 6 March 1928.
He was married since 1960 to Marina Gacry, with whom he had three children (a son, Axel, and two daughters, Sophie and Astrid).
He is survived by his wife, his children and grandchildren, his brother Prince Michel and his sister Queen Anne of Romania.

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HI&RH Archduke Stephan of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, died at Tutzing on 24 October 2011, aged 77.

He was born in Budapest on 1 July 1934, the fifth child of Archduke Josef Franz and Archduchess Anna, née Princess of Saxony.
He was married (morganatically) since 1971 to Maria Anderl, and they had two children together, Leonhardt and Christina.
He is survived by his wife, their children and their families, his siblings Archdukes Joseph, Kinga, Geza and Michael.

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.
She bereft four children: Heinrich (b.1979), Felicity (b.1981), Alice (b.1984) & Marcus (b.1986)

Fürstin Franziska zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, née Princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg, passed away yesterday 30 October 2011 at Bad Mergentheim, aged 64.

She was the eldest daughter of Fürst Alois zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg and his wife, née Countess Elisabeth zu Lynar. She was married since 1971 to Fürst Ferdinand zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, with whom she had five children (Maximilian, Felix, Alice, Margherita, Georgine).
She is survived by her husband, their children and sons-in-law, her siblings Alexandra, Albrecht and Gabriela, her nephews and nieces.

Countess Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Stolberg, née Countess Kinsky von Wchnitz und Tettau, passed away on 19 August 2011, aged 75.

She was born on 16 May 1936, fifth child and second daughter of Count Rudolf Kinsky von Wchnitz und Tettau and his wife, née Baroness Elisabeth Herring von Frankensdorf.
She married in 1957 to Count Franz Josef zu Stolberg-Stolberg (son of Count Bernhard and his wife, née Archduchess Hedwig of Austria-Tuscany); they had four daughters together, Marie-Valerie, Marie-Christine, Marie-Antoinette and Marie-Sophie. Her husband died in 1986.
She is survived by her four daughters, their family, her siblings.



Friedrich Otto Straehl died at Kreuzlingen on 13 September 2011, aged 88.
Since 1955 he was the husband of Countess Birgitta Bernadotte af Wisborg (the eldest daughter of Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg - born Prince Lennart of Sweden - and his first wife, née Karin Nissvandt).
He is survived by his wife, their five children and their families.

HRH Duchess Elisabeth von Hohenberg, née Princess of Luxembourg, Nassau and Bourbon-Parma
passed away today, aged 88.

She was born at Berg Castle on 22 December 1922, the second child and first daughter of Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Bourbon-Parma and of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg.

She married on 9 May 1956 to Duke Franz von Hohenberg, the eldest son of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Maria Elisabeth von Hohenberg; they became parents of two daughters, Princess Anita and Princess Sophie. Her husband predeceased her in 1977.

She is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, her siblings Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Princess Marie Gabrielle, Countess Holstein til Ledreborg, and Princess Alix de Ligne and their families. | Artikel | Prinzessin Elisabeth von Luxemburg gestorben
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Prince Franz Karl zu Salm-Salm died on 19 November 2011, aged 94.
He was born at Munster on 22 February 1917, the eldest son and fourth child of Prince Franz Emanuel Konstantin zu Salm-Salm and his wife, née Baroness Maria Anna von und zu Dalberg. He was married since 30 Oct 1951 to Baroness Maria von Boeselager, with whom he had eight children.
He's survived by his wife, their children and their families.

Salm-Salm, Salm-Horstmar, Salm-Kyrburg
Can anyone confirm if Princess Christina Margarethe(born in 1933) von Hessen-Kassel,niece of Prince Philipp,died on 22 of November?

Just read this on European Royals message board,but found nowhere else...
HRH Princess Christina of Hesse passed away on 21 November 2011, aged 78.

She was the eldest daughter of Prince Christoph of Hesse and his wife, née Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark; she was born at Schloss Kronberg on 10 January 1933.
She married firstly to Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia in 1956, with whom she had two children (Maria Tatiana and Christopher) before divorcing in 1962; in the same year she married secondly to Robert Floris van Eyck, with whom she had two more children (Helene and Mark) before divorcing in 1986.

She is survived by her two daughters, her son Mark, their families, her sisters Dorothea and Clarissa and her brothers Karl and Rainer with their families, her half siblings Prince Georg of Hannover and Princess Friederike of Hannover, Mrs. Cyr and their families.

Royal Musings: Princess Christina of Hesse (1933-2011)
HSH Fürst Heinrich von Orsini und Rosenberg died on 11 December 2011, aged 86.

He was born on 29 Jan 1925, the eldest son of the then Hereditary Count (and later Fürst) Johannes von Orsini und Rosenberg and his wife, née Countess Henriette Larisch von Moennich.
He married in 1947 to Countess Eleonore von Goëß; they became parents of seven children (Ladislaja, Johannes, Ferdinand, Markus, Matthias, Henriette and Andrea). The marriage lasted until Princess Eleonore's death in 2004.

He is survived by his children, children-in-law and grandchildren; his sister Franziska, his siblings-in-law, his half-sister Henriette von Bohlen und Halbach (née Princess von Auersperg) and his half-sister-in-law Princess Beatrice von Auersperg with their families.
Orsini und Rosenberg
HSH Countess Marie Henriette von Eltz gt Faust von Stromberg, née Princess von und zu Liechtenstein, passed away on 13 October 2011, aged 96.

She was born in Vienna on 6 November 1914, daughter of Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and his wife Princess Elisabeth, née Archduchess of Austria. Her oldest brother Franz Joseph became the Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein in 1938.
She married in 1943 to Count Peter von Eltz gt Faust von Stromberg, with whom she had three sons: Johannes, Alexander and Franz. Both her husband and her youngest son predeceased her.
She is survived by her sons Johannes and Alexander, daughters-in-law Felicitas and Maija Caroline, six grandchildren, a grandson-in-law.

H.Ill.H. Countess Agathe zu Ortenburg, née Countess von Schaesberg, passed away in Coburg on 20 December 2011. She was 86.

She was born on 14 May 1925, the youngest daughter of Count Georg von Schaesberg and his wife, née Countess Ghislaine de Berlaymont.
She married in 1954 to Count Alram zu Ortenburg, with whom she had four children (Marie Isabell, Heinrich, Stephanie and Karl; Heinrich is the former husband of Princess Desirée von Hohenzollern). Her husband predeceased her in 2007.
She is survived by her children, children-in-law, grandchildren.

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Count Friedrich Karl Anton of Schonborn-Buchheim died in the USA on 16 January 2011.
He was born on 18 November 1914 as sixth of seven children of Friedrich Karl Erwin, Count of Schonborn-Buchheim (1869-1932) and third by his second wife, Donna Sofia Dentici dei Principi di Frasso (1889-1968). His parents divorced when he was eight.
He was married twice: firstly, he married civilly o4 October 1938 and religiously four days later Camilla, Countess Chorinsky, Freiin von Ledske (1918-1961). On 30 July next year they only daughter, Camilla Maria, was born in Grz. they divorced in 1945.
Secondly, he married civilly in Trieste on 21 June 1951 and religiously in San Francisco on 30 July 1961 (seven weeks after death of his first wife) Edith Carpenter (b.1927). They didn't have children together.
On 29 December 1956 he experienced a great tragedy; his only daughter died in Half Moon Bay, California.

Sources: Genealogical News 2011
HH Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha died on 30 August 2011 in Bern, Switzerland. He was 55.

He was born on 18 October 1955, the youngest son of Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha by his second wife Denyse Henriette de Muralt.
He married firstly in 1984 to Lea Rinderknecht, by whom he had two sons, Simon and Daniel, before they divorced in 1993. He married secondly in 1997 to Gertrud Krieg. Both his marriages were morganatic.He is survived by his wife and his two sons, his two sisters Claudia and Beatrice (Princess of Saxe-Meiningen) and his half-brother Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

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