Royal Deaths Announcements 2013

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Princess Leylâ of Afghanistan née Tarzi died in Genève, Switzerland, on 19 June 2013.

She was born on 3 September 1932 as the oldest of three children and only daughter of Colonel Abdul Tawwab Khan Tarzi (1907-1999) & his wife Zakira Begum (died 1999, youngest daughter of Captain Hafiz Faris Bey Akoglu of Damascus, Syria).
On 27 July 1958 she married Prince Ihsanu’llah Khan of Afghanistan (b.1926), fifth son of H.M. Amanullah Shah Ghazi, the King of Afganistan & his third wife, Queen Suiraya Shahzada Khanum. She is survived by him & their two sons Rahmat'ullah (b.1961) and Aman'ullah (b.1965).

Sources: These Royal Recently Passed Away | NettyRoyal
Margarita Klien, née HSH Princess Margarita von und zu Liechtenstein, passed away on 25 July 2013, aged 63.

She was born in Vienna on 1 May 1950, the eldest child of Prince Georg von und zu Liechtenstein (a younger brother of Fürst Franz Josef II and thus an uncle of Fürst Hans Adam II) and of his wife, née Duchess Marie Christine of Württemberg.
She was married since 1973 to Johannes Peter Klien, by whome she had a son and a daughter.
She is survived by her husband, their son Michael with his wife Paula and daughter Josephine, their daughter Elena, as well as by her mother and her six siblings and their families.

Luxarazzi : Margarita Klien, Princess of Liechtenstein (1950-2013)
Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, die Tageszeitung für Liechtenstein
HRH Prince (Johan-) Friso (1968-2013)


Johan Friso Bernhard Christian David
HRH Prince and Count of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer von Amsberg

died at Huis ten Bosch Palace, The Hague, on 12 August 2013.
His death followed a one and a half-year long coma, incurred in an avalanche while skiing in Austria.

He was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 25 September 1968 as the second of three sons of Crown Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (b.1938) & her husband Claus von Amsberg (1926-2002).

On 24 April 2004 he married in Delft Mabel Wisse Smit (b.11 August 1968) after marrying without consent of Parliament he lost the title of the Prince of the Netherlands, as well as his rights to succession to the throne.

He bereaved two daughters Luana (26-3-2005) and Zaria (18-6-2006); apart from them, his wife and mother he is survived by his two brothers King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands (b.1967) and Prince Constantijn (b.1969), five nieces, one nephew, six aunts and their families.

Source: BBC News - Dutch Prince Friso dies after year in coma
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HRH Prince Alfred of Prussia died on 3 June 2013 in San José, Costa Rica. He was 88.

Prince Alfred was the second child and only son of Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1896-1978, himself the youngest son of Prince Heinrich of Prussia and his wife, née Princess Irene of Hesse and the Rhine) and of his wife, née Princess Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg. He was born on 17 August 1924.
He has been married to Maritza Farkas from 1984 until she died in 1996. He was childless.

Eurohistory: + Prince Alfred of Prussia (1924-2013)
Royal Musings: The death of a QVD: Prince Alfred of Prussia
HSH Princess Juliane zu Bentheim und Steinfurt passed away on 2 October 2013, aged 80.

She was born on 22 December 1932, the oldest of the children of Fürst Viktor Adolf zu Bentheim und Steinfurt by his second wife, née Princess Rosa Helene zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich.
She was unmarried and didn't have children.
She is survived by her siblings Reinhard, Marie-Adelheid, Charlotte, Ferdinand, Otto-Viktor and Oskar, as well as by her older half-brother Fürst Christian zu Bentheim und Steinfurt, and by their families.

Zum Tod von Juliane Prinzessin zu Bentheim und Steinfurt ...
Princess Roswitha of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, nee Breuer died in Coburg on 2 October.

She was born in Wolznach on 1 September 1945. She married in Tegernsee civilly on 11 May and religiously on 12 May Prince Peter Albert of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b.1939) by whom she had two sons: Peter Karl (b.1964) and Malte Georg (b.1966).
She is survived by her husband, sons, daughters-in-law and only grandson, Malte Alexander (b.1990).

Sources: Saxony
Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2013.

Her sons' birthdays are on 4th (the older one) and 6th (the younger one) October...what a gift they got....death of their sad.
His Illustrious Highness Count Gebhard von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee passed away on 14 November 2013 in Munich, aged 82.

He was born at Waldsee on 8 December 1930, as the fifth child of the then Hereditary Count (later Fürst) Franz Ludwig von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Countess Adelheid von Schönburg-Glauchau.
He was married since 1968 to Birgit Riedesel, Baroness zu Eisenbach, by whom he had two children, Caroline and Moritz.
He is survived by his wife, their children and children-in-law.

Graf Gebhard ist verstorben - Nachrichten Bad Waldsee -
H.Ill.H. Count Hubert von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee died on 8 November 2013. He was 57.

He was born on 25 June 1956 and was the seventh of the ten children of Count Heinrich von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Princess Maria Antonia von Hohenzollern. He never married and didn't have issue.
He is survived by one brother and seven sisters with their families.

HSH Fürstin Sylvia zu Bentheim und Steinfurt, née Countess von Pückler, passed away on 15 November 2013, aged 83.

Countess Sylvia von Pückler was born on 16 May 1930 and married 1950 to the then Hereditary Prince Christian zu Bentheim und Steinfurt, who succeeded in 1961 as Fürst. They didn't have children, but adopted two daughters, Caroline and Alexa.
She is survived by them and by her husband Christian.

Royal Travel and Events Blog: † Fürstin Sylvia zu Bentheim and Steinfurt
Two and a half months after his wedding, for Prince Hadrien de Croy-Roeulx (b.1983) came the time of the mourning:

His paternal grandfather, Prince Rodolphe de Croÿ-Roeulx et de Solre died at Rhode Saint Genèse on 25 November.

He was born at Paris on 8 April 1924, as a son of Etienne-Gustave Emmanuel Antoine Engelbert Marie, Prince de Croy du Roeulx (1898-1990) & his wife, Alyette de Pomereu (1903-1998). He married firstly civilly on 30 November and religiously on 15 December 1945 in Angerville-Bailleul Odile de Bailleul (b.1926); they had a son Olivier (b.1948, father of Hadrien) and a daughter Alyette (b.1951) but divorced in 1954. He married secondly in Paris on 26 January 1967 Hélène de Bernis-Calvière (1937-1995), by whom he had another son Maximilien (b.1971). He married thirdly on 24 October 1998 Bérengère de Nattes.

He is survived by his wife, three children, daughters-in-law, five grandchildren, four grandchildren-in-law and two great-grandchildren.

Sources: Royal News of 2013, Section II
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