Royal News of 2001, PART III

Last update on 1 December 2002
 

ABERCORN

Rory Campbell (eldest son of Peter Campbell and of Lady Moyra Hamilton [herself the eldest daughter of the late James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn]) maried Catherine L. Shaw at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh on May 12th.
[She is the eldest daughter of Derek Shaw.]

Natasha Vivien Kenyon-Slaney (daughter of Robert Ivan Kenyon-Slaney, son of Robert Orlando Rodolph Kenyon-Slaney and of his wife, Lady Mary Cecelia Rhodesia Hamilton, who was daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn) and her husband, Barney Branston, had a son, Oliver Robin Kenyon, on 30 May.

ALBA DE TORMES

Jesus Aguirre y Ortiz de Zarate (second husband of María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, Duchess de Alba de Tormes) died on May 11th.

Cayetano Martínez de Irujo y Fitzjames-Stuart, Count de Salvatierra (fifth and youngest son of the late Pedro Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artazcoz and of María del Rosario Cayetana Fitzjames-Stuart, Duchess de Alba de Tormes) and his companion Genoveva Casanova had their first two children, Luís Martínez de Irujo y Casanova and Amina Martínez de Irujo y Casanova, born in Mexico on July 25th.
[Genoveva Casanova is a daughter of ...... Casanova and of Mariana González and she was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico around 1976.]
 

ALDOBRANDINI

Francesco Aldobrandini (natural son of the late Don Clemente, Prince Aldobrandini and of the late Countess Anna [dei pricipi] Saluzzo and husband of Anne-Marie Lacloche [herself a daughter of the late ...... Lacloche and of the late Natalie El-Kanoui, who had married secondly (as his second wife) the late (Senator) Giovanni Volpi, 1st Count di Misurata, founder of the Venice Film Festival)] died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on March 31st.
[His natural father, Don Clemente, Prince Aldobrandini, would later marry Baroness Luisa von Welczek, by whom he would have three children, among whom Don Camillo, the present Prince Aldobrandini. At the time of his birth his natural mother, Countess Anna Saluzzo, was married to Giovanni Battista, Prince and Marchese Serra, Prince di Gerace, himself the natural father of Maria Luisa Serra di Gerace, widow of Maximilian, Prince of Windisch-Graetz.]
 

ANTICI MATTEI

Count Gennaro Martini-Carissimo di Castel d'Oria (son of the late Count Giuseppe Martini-Carissimo and of the late Rufina dei conti Miani and husband of Donna Maria Teresa dei principi Antici-Mattei ), died in Rome on October 24th.
Donna Maria Teresa Antici-Mattei and her sisters, Donna Anna Maria and Donna Carla, are the last surviving members of the ancient Princely Family Antici-Mattei, which actually is extinct in the male line.
 

ARGYLL

Sir Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell (son of the late Sir Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll and of his second wife Louise Clewsand husband of Iona Mary Colquoun of Luss [herself the only daughter of Sir Ivar Iain Colquoun of Luss, 8th Baronet, Chief of Clan Colquoun, and Kathleen Duncan]) died in London on April 21st.
[He leaves a son, Torquhil Ian Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, who succeeded his father as 13th Duke of Argyll, and a daughter.]

Slaine Catherine Campbell (eldest daughter of the Honourable James Alexander Campbell [himself the second son of the late John Duncan Vaughan Campbell, 5th Earl Cawdor and 23rd Thane of Cawdor (of the dukes and earls of Argyll)] and of his first wife the late Wilma Mairi Vickers] and of his first wife Ann Elisabeth Gillmore) will marry Charles Alan Short.
[He is the only son of Charles Ronald Short. The engagement was announced in July.]

AUDIFFRET-PASQUIER

Etienne Denys Marie François Gérard, Duke d'Audiffret-Pasquier (son of the late Denys, Duke d'Audiffret-Pasquier and of Aldéarde de Lastic Saint-Jal and husband of Emmeline Germaine Madeleine Beau) died on February 13th.

Elisabeth de Louvencourt (daughter of Robert Alexander Marquis de Louvencourt and of his wife, Jeanne d'Audiffret-Pasquier), died in December.
 

AUERSTAEDT

Count François Marie d'Avout d'Auerstaedt (second son and fifth child of the late Louis Davout, Duke d'Auerstaedt and of the late Hélène Étignard de Lafaulotte and widower of his first wife Countess Anne d'Arschot-Schoonhoven and of his second wife Simone Durand) died on June 29th.

BASSARAB VON BRANCOVAN

Princess Marina Stirbey (widow of Prince Constantin Bassarab von Brancovan) died on July 15th.

BATTENBERG/MOUNTBATTEN

Jeremy Brudenell et Edwina Hicks (eldest daughter of the late David Hicks and of Lady Pamela Mountbatten [herself the youngest daughter of the late Sir Louis Mounbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (former Prince von Battenburg) and of the late Honourable Dame Edwina Ashley (of the barons Mountemple)]) had their third child, Rowan Michael David Brudenell, born in Oxford, England on Februrary 21st.

The Honourable Timothy Nicholas Sean Knatchbull (fifth son of Sir John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne and of Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma [herself the eldest daughter of the late Sir Louis Mounbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (former Prince von Battenburg) and of the late Honourable Dame Edwina Ashley (of the barons Mount Temple)]) and his wife Isabella Julia Norman (second daughter of David Mark Norman and of Diana Anne [of the baronets] Sheffield) had their second child, Milo Columbus John Knatchbull, born in Washington, DC, USA on February 26th.

The Honourable Michael John Ulick Knatchbull (second son of Sir John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne and of Patricia Mountbatten, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma [herself the eldest daughter of Sir Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (the former Prince Louis of Battenberg) and of the Honourable Dame Edwina Ashley (of the barons Mount Temple of the earls of Shaftsbury)]) and his second wife Penelope Coates (daughter of S. C. Coates) had their first child (together), Savannah Knatchbull, born on July 20th.
[The Honourable Michael John Knatchbull had been divorced from Melissa Clare Owen by whome he has a daughter, Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull. Penelope Coates had been divorced from …… Henderson, by whom she has a son, Edward Henderson.]

BAUFFREMONT-COURTENAY

Amaury de Maere d'Aetrycke and his wife, née Yolande de Pontac (daughter of Jean François Comte de Pontac and of his wife, Princess Eliane de Bauffremont-Courtenay) had a fourth child, Gabriel, at Brussels on 14 January.

Comte Emmanuel de Pontac (son of Jean François Comte de Pontac and of his wife, Princess Eliane de Bauffremont-Courtenay) and his wife, née Alix Mirieu de Labarre, had their third child, Heloise, on 10 August.

Comte Guillaume de Chabot and his wife, Princess Laurence de Bauffremont-Courtenay, had a son, their third child, Pierre Emmanuel.
 

BEAUFORT

Sarah Seyfried (daughter of John Seyfried and of the late Lady Cathleen Blanche Lily Eliot [herself the second daughter of the late John Granville Cornwallis Eliot, 6th Earl of Saint Germans and of the late Lady Blanche Linnie Somerset (of the dukes of Beaufort)]) married Sir Michael (of the baronets) Ferguson Davie on January 20th.
[He is the elder son of the late Sir John Ferguson Davie and of Joan Zoë Hoole and he was previously married to Margaret Jean Macbeth.]

BEBOUTOFF

Princesse Nathalie Beboutoff (widow [?] of …… Konovaltchoukoff) died on October 19th.

BEDFORD

Susan Mary Sheila Winn (second daughter of the late Honourable Charles John Frederic Winn [of the barons Saint Oswald] and of his first wife the late Honourable Olive Cecilia Paget [of the barons Queenborough], first and former wife of Geoffrey Denis Erskine Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill [of the dukes of Bedford] and widow of Edward Remington-Hobbs died in April.

Andrew Ian Henry Russell, Lord Howland (son and heir of Henry Robin Ian Russell, Marquess of Tavistock [himself son and heir of John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford] and of Henrietta Joan Tiarks) and his wife Louise Crammond (daughter of the late Robert Ian Crammond and of Rona Johns [now the Dowager Lady Delves Broughton]) had their first child, the Honourable Alexandra Louisa Clare Russell, born on July 9th.

BISMARCK

Count Gregor von Bismarck-Schönhausen (third and youngest son of Ferdinand, Prince von Bismarck and of Jonkvrouw Elisabeth [of the counts] Lippens) married Samantha Della Schiava at the church of Santa Maria a Cetrella in Monte Solare, Capri, Italy on June 23rd.
[She is a daughter of Giuseppe Della Schiava and of Patrizia .......]

BLACAS

Christine du Breil de Pontbriand (eldest child of Vicomte Stanislas [of the counts] du Breil de Pontbriand and of Nicole Voyer and second wife of Count Alexandre de Blacas d'Aulps [of the dukes and princes de Blacas]) died on July 12th.

BONANNO

Don Antonio Bonanno (second son of the late Don Michele Bonanno, Prince di Linguaglossa and of the late Donna Anna Maria Bruno [dei baroni] di Belmonte) died in Rome on May 30th.
[He had been divorced from Adele Fiamingo Harrison and left two children, Don Giacomo Bonanno (born in 1970) and Donna Giulia Bonanno (born in 1973).]

BONCOMPAGNI-LUDOVISI

Princess Donna Ippolita Boncompagni-Ludovisi (daughter of the late Prince Don Paolo Boncompagni-Ludovisi-Rondinelli-Vitelli and of the late Stefania [dei principi] Bourbon del Monte [dei marchesi del Monte Santa Maria] and widow [since 1961] of Count Don Antonino Naselli di Gela) died in Trevinano near Viterbo, Italy on July 28th.

BORGHESE

Fabrizio Serena, Baron di Lapigio (son of the late Ottavio Serena, Baron di Lapigio and of the late Emilia Canonico and husband of Donna Giovanna Borghese [daughter of the late Don Giangiacomo (dei principi) Borghese and of the late Donna Sofia Lanza Branciforti (dei principi di Trabia)]) died in Rome on April 6th.

Donna Benedetta Borghese (daughter of the late Don Alessandro [dei principi] Borghese, Prince di Leonforte and of Fabrizia [dei conti] Citterio) married Guido Briganti in Montevettolini near Arezzo, North Tuscany, Italy on June 30th.

Don Scipione Borghese (fifth child of the late Prince Don Gian Giacomo Borghese and of the late Donna Sofia Lanza Branciforte [dei principi di Trabia], Princess di Leonforte and husband of Maria Carla Sanjust [dei baroni di Teulada]) died in Rome on July 23rd.

Don Marcantonio Borghese (son of the late Don Giuseppe Livio dei principi Borghese (died 1989) and of Piera Loreta Vallone (herself daughter of the late Senator Luigi Vallone and of donna Giovanna Caracciolo dei principi di Forino) married Francesca d'Amore at the Chapel of the Borghese Castle in Artena, near Rome, on October 13th.
 

BRISSAC

Marcel de Cossé-Brissac de Biencourt, Marquis de Cossé (fifth and youngest child and only son of the late Antoine de Cossé-Brissac de Biencourt, Marquis de Cossé [of the dukes de Brissac] and of Geneviève Harlé d'Ophove) and his wife Benita von Wedel had their third (?) child, Count Matthieu Antoine Olaf Marie de Cossé-Brissac de Biencourt, born on May 21st.

Paule de Cossé-Brissac de Biencourt (daughter of the late Count Marcel de Cossé-Brissac de Biencourt [of the dukes de Brissac] and of his second wife the late Jeanne de Ludre and wife of Louis, Baron Hainguerlot) died in Paris on July 11th.

Count Alain de Cossé-Brissac (son of Count Charles-Henri de Cossé-Brissac [of the dukes de Brissac] and of Alyette Budes de Guébriant) and his wife Sophie Lemarié had their first two children, Count Thomas de Cossé-Brissac and Count Augustin de Cossé-Brissac, born in Paris on August 3rd.

Comte Philippe de Cossé Brissac (son of Cte Edouard de Cossé Brissac and of Diane de Gramont) and his wife Cécile de Lannes de Montebello (daughter of Georges de Lannes de Montebello and of Edith Decazes de Glucksbierg) had a daughter, Alix, born on 29 October.

Christian Alefsen d'Assier de Boisredon (fourth child of Alban Alefsen d'Assier de Boisredon and of Marguerite de Cossé-Brissac [herself the fifth child of the late Count Charles de Cossé-Brissac (of the dukes de Brissac) and of the late Hermine de Rohan-Chabot (of the dukes de Rohan)]) will marry Constance Coquebert de Neuville.
[She is a daughter of Henri Coquebert de Neuville and of Isabelle Coupvent des Graviers.]

Charles Nusse (son of François Nusse and of Chantal de Cossé-Brissac [of the dukes de Brissac]) will marry Agnès Jonsson.
[She is a daughter of Kari Jonsson and of Geneviève Guignot. The engagement was announced in May.]

BROGLIE

Princess Nadège de Broglie (eldest daughter of Prince Dominique de Broglie and of Laure Bellet de Tavernost de Saint-Trivier) and her husband Jacques-François van Oers de Prest, had their first child, Amicie van Oers de Prest, born on May 5th.

Prince Guy Régnier Charles Marie Ferdinand de Broglie (second son of the late Prince Amédée de Broglie and of the late Princess Béatrix de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny and husband of his third wife Paule Hennekinne) died on June 16th.
[He had been divorced from his first wife, Jeanne-Marie de Maillé de La Tour-Landry (of the dukes de Maillé), and from his second wife, Claude de Dalmas.]

BUCCLEUCH

The Honourable Imogen Alice Rhys (only daughter of the late Walter FitzUryan Rhys, 7th Baron Dynevor and of the late Lady Margaret Child-Villiers [of the earls of Jersey] and widow of David Francis Brand, 5th Viscount Hampden [himself the second son of the late Sir Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden and of the late Lady Katherine Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (of the dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry)]) died in March.

Lord Damian Torquil Francis Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott (third son of Sir Walter Francis John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, 11th Duke of Queensberry and of Jane McNeill) married Elisabeth A. Powis at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Geddington, Northamptonshire, England on April 21st.
[She is a daughter of Simon Powis.]

Julian John Raleigh Chichester (son of Sir Edward John Chichester, 11th Bt., and of Hon. Anne Douglas-Scott-Montagu), had a third child, a son, Ptolomy George William, born on 18 September.

Anthony Leigh de Normann (son of John de Normann by Diana Phipps, which Diana is daughter of Charles Phipps and of Lady Sybil Montagu-Douglas-Scott) and his wife Miranda Worsley, had a daughter, Olivia Daisy Caroline, born 21 October.

Hon. Robin Gurdon (elder son of Philip Bertram Gurdon, 3rd Lord Cranworth,  and of the late Frances Montagu-Douglas-Scott) married at St. Cuthbert's Church, Norham on 1 December Susannah Bates (daughter of Martin Bates).

David Henry George Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b.1945, son of Lord George Montagu-Douglas-Scott and of Mary Winona Mannin Bishop) died on 24 December.
 

CADAVAL

Jaime Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duke de Cadaval (son of the late Nuno Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duke de Cadaval and of his former wife the late Diane [of the dukes] de Gramont and husband of his second wife Claudine Tritz) died in Estoril, Portugal on July 31st.
[He had been divorced from his first wife the late Antoinette Schweisguth.]
 

CANTACUZENE

Princess Senta Cantacuzène (wife/widow of …… Bossy) died on February 28th.
[She was 95 years of age and mother of four children, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.]
 

CARACCIOLO

Don Francesco Caracciolo, Prince di Scanno (son of the late Don Ambrogio Caracciolo, Prince di Melissano and of the late Lucia Anna [dei conti] Barbiellini-Amidei and husband of Donna Pia Maria d’Aquino [dei principi di Caramanico]) died in Naples, Italy on May 10th.
[He left two children, Donna Orietta Caracciolo (born in 1955), who married Don Salvatore Pignatelli-Aragona-Cortes (dei duchi di Terranova), and Don Leopoldo Ambrogio Caracciolo (born in 1959), who married Fabiana (dei conti) Vivarelli Von Lobstein.]
 

CARS

Caroline de Pérusse des Cars (daughter of François Amédée Pierre de Pérusse des Cars, Duc des Cars, and of Constanza (daughter of Marcial Martinez Prieto and of Mercedes Rivas)) and her husband, Ivan Roussin, had a son, Arthur, on 29 November.
[Ivan Roussin is son of Michel Roussin and of the former Annick Dussud.The date of his marriage to Caroline is unknown to me.]
 

CASTRIES

Nicole de La Croix de Castries (daughter of René Gaspard de La Croix, Duc de Castries (1908-1986) and of his wife, née Monique de Cassagne) married Pierre Comte de Brion on 22 December.
[She had previously married Baron Guillaume de Vitrolles.]
 

CHIMAY

Jean de Riquet, Prince de Caraman-Chimay (son of Philippe de Riquet, Prince de Chimay, Prince de Caraman and of his first wife Anne-Noëlle Rippert) will marry Marie-Séverine Hoare.
[She is a daughter of Michael Graham Hoare and of Béatrice de Monts de Savasse. They engagement was announced in February.]

CLARY UND ALDRINGEN

Gisela von Witzleben (daughter of the late Erik von Witzleben and of the late Stephanie Götz von Olenhusen and wife of her second husband Marcus, Prince von Clary und Aldringen) died on June 26th.
[She had been divorced from her first husband the late Karl-Gerhard Seeliger. Her husband had been divorced from his first wife Countess Paula Schaffgotsch genannt Semperfrei von und zu Kynast und Greiffenstein, Baroness zu Trachenberg.]

COLONNA

Don Ferdinand Joseph Colonna (only son of Jérôme Luigi Maria Colonna [dei principi di Stigliano] and of Lliane Suttor Georgevitch) and his wife Jonkvrouw Sophie du Parc Lomarcia du Parc, had a son, Don Lorenzo Colonna, born on March 11th.

Diana Hierschel de’Minerbi (daughter of the late Oscar dei conti Hierschel de’Minerbi and of the late Eleonora Lekner and widow [since January 8th, 1997] of Don Stefano Colonna [dei principi di Paliano]) died in Rome on August 24th.
[She leaves a daughter, Donna Marzia Colonna (born in 1969) and a son, Don Lorenzo Colonna (born in 1970), who is married to Maria Cristina Sensi.]

CORSINI

Don Cino Tommaso Corsini (son of the late Don Emanuele [dei principi] Corsini and of the late Nobile Maria Carolina Giuntini and husband of Aimée Gailard Russell) died in Grosseto, South Tuscany, Italy on March 26th.

CZARTORYSKI

Count Adam Stefan Zamoyski (second son and youngest child of the late Count Stefan Adam Zamoyski and of the late Princess Elzbieta Czartoryska [herself a granddaughter of the late Prince Ladislas Czartoryski and of the late Princess Marguerite of Orléans]) will marry Emma Sergeant.
[She is a younger daughter of Sir Patrick Sergeant and she had been divorced from Ricardo Pavoncelli. The engagement was announced in January.]

DEVONSHIRE

The Honourable Robert Edward [Ned] William Gascoyne-Cecil (eldest son of Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cranborne [himself the eldest son of Robert Edward Peter Gascoyne-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Salisbury, who is a son the late Sir Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury and of the late Elizabeth Vere Cavendish (of the dukes of Devonshire)] and of Hannah Ann Stirling of Keir (of the baronets Stirling-Maxwell) and his companion Camilla Davidson are expecting their first child.
[The child, if a son, will not be in remainder to the marquessate of Salisbury unless his parents marry prior to the birth.]

Edward Tobias Tennant (only son of the Honourable Tobias William Tennant [of the barons Glenconner] and of Lady Emma Cavendish [of the dukes of Devonshire]) and his wife Emma Virginia Bridgeman (daughter of Peter Bridgeman [of the earls of Bradford] and of Sarahjane Corbett had their first child, a son, on September 7th.
[The name of the boy is not known to me.]

Mrs Jean Paul (daughter of John Murray Cobbold and of Lady Blanche Cavendish, and wife of Roger Hewitt Paul) died on 20 November.

The Honourable Charles Gray Compton Cavendish (eldest son of Nicholas Charles Cavendish, 6th Baron Chesham [of the earls of Burlington of the dukes of Devonshire] and of his second wife Suzanne Adrienne Byrne will marry Sarah Elizabeth Dawson.
[She is a daughter of Bruce Dawson. The engagement was announced in February.]
 

DOHNA-SCHLOBITTEN

Jörg Burggraf u.Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten (b.3 April 1963) and his wife, Henriette v.der Malsburg, had a daughter, Antonia Katharina, born in Berlin on 20 February.

Friederike Alexandra Amélie Burggräfin u.Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten (daughter of Friedrich Fürst zu Dohna-Schlobitten) married Oliver Schnekenbühl at Heidelberg on 2 March.
 

DRAGO

Donna Angela dei Principi del Drago (eldest child of Mario Filippo Benedetto dei Principi del Drago (1899-1981) and of Giacinta dei Conti Martini Marescotti Principessa di Parrano (1900-1973) died in Rome on 20 December. She had married in 1951 Francesco del Gallo Marchese di Roccagiovine and leaves three children.

EULENBURG

Ottora Haas-Heye (daughter of the late Otto Haas-Heye and of his former wife the late Countess Viktoria zu Eulenburg [of the princes zu Eulenburg und Hertefeld] and widow of her first husband Count Carl Douglas and of her second husband Otto Berend Reimer) died on July 17th.
[She had two sons and two daughters by her first husband. Her eldest daughter, Countess Elizabeth Douglas, married Prince Max-Emanuel of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria and her youngest daughter, Countess Rosita Douglas, married (as his third wife) John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough.]
 

FAUCINGY-LUCINGE

Marie CHRISTINE Anne Andrée Romefort (daughter of Xavier Romefort and of Renée Marie Sautereau and widow of Prince Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny) married secondly Lioné Cossé on October 27th.
 

FERRARA-PIGNATELLI

Donna Margherita Ferrara-Pignatelli (daughter of the late Nobile Ferdinando Ferrara and of the late Donna Emilia Pignatelli, Princess di Strongoli, Countess di Melissa and widow of Don Antonio del Balzo [dei duchi di Presenzano]) died in Naples on March 8th.
[She was an aunt of the late Donna Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli, widow of Don Alonso de Orléans-Bourbon (dei duchi di Galliera).]
 

FIFE

Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie (only daughter of James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife [himself the only son of late Charles Alexander Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk and of his first wife the late Princess Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of Great-Britain and Ireland] and of his former wife the Honourable Caroline Cecily Dewar [of the barons Forteviot]) married Mark Fleming Etherington at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, London on May 11th.
[He is a son of the late Donald William Etherington and of Mary Mercer. The engagement was announced in February.]

Mark Fleming Etherington and his wife Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie (only daughter of James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife, Chief of Clan Carnegie [himself the only son of late Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk, Chief of Clan Carnegie and of his first wife the late Princess Maud of Great-Britain and Ireland] and of his former wife the Honourable Caroline Dewar [of the barons Forteviot]) had their first child, Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington, on 24 December.
 

FRANCO

Francisco Franco y Martínez-Bordíu, Señor de Meiras (eldest son of the late Cristóbal Martínez y Bordíu [who became Martínez-Bordíu], Marqués de Villaverde and of Carmen Franco y Polo, Duchess de Franco) married secondly Miriam Guisasola in Móstoles, Spain in March.
[They already had two children together, Alvaro Franco y Guisasola, born in 1994, and Miriam Franco y Guisasola, born in 1996. Francisco Franco had been divorced from María de Suelves y Figueroa (daughter of Juan José de Suelves y Ponsich, Marqués de Tamarit and of Victoria Eugenia de Figueroa y Borbón), by whom he has two sons, Francisco Franco y de Suelves, born in 1983, and Juan José Franco y de Suelves, born in 1985. Miriam Guisasola had been divorced from Carlos Ceinos, by whom she has a son, Carlos Ceinos y Guisasola, born in 1989.]

GADAGNE

Anne de Portes (daughter of the late René, Marquis de Portes and of the late Mathilde de Galléan de Gadagne [herself the only child of Henri de Galléan, (last) Duke de Gadagne (+1925) and of Helena Joest] and widow of Gérauld, Marquis de Galard L'Isle) died in Courthézon, Vaucluse, France on October 26.

GALITZINE

Princess Tanya Galitzine (only daughter of Prince Nicholas Galitzine and of Anne Ramsay) will marry Daniel Scott.
[He is a son of Peter Scott and of Gwyneth ....... The engagement was announced in May.]

GAGARINE

Princess Maria Borisovna Gagarine (daughter of the late Prince Boris Wladimirovitch Gagarine and of the late Princess Tatiana Gregorievna Gagarine and widow of Jonkheer Antoine Cardon de Lichtbuer) died in Gand, Belgium on November 1st.

GHIKA

Prince Alexandre Ghika died in Cannes, France on August 26th.
[He was 88 years old.]

Countess Jolanta Gabriella Tarnowski (daughter of Count Jan-Artur Tarnowski and of his first wife, Priness Ioana Ghica Cantacuzene) married Brian Thomas Amos at Calgary on 27 April.
 

GRAFTON

The Honourable Amelia Grace FitzRoy (fifth and youngest daughter of the late Robert Oliver FitzRoy, 2nd Viscount Daventry [of the barons Southampton of the dukes of Grafton] and of the late Grace Zoë Guinness died.
[She had been divorced from the late Captain David Charles George Jessel (of the baronets Jessel), by whom she had one son and one daughter.]

James Edward FitzRoy Newdegate, 4th Viscount Daventry (himself the eldest son of the late Francis Humphrey Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate, 3rd Viscount Daventry [of the barons Southampton of the dukes of Grafton] and of the Honourable Rosemary Norrie [of the barons Norrie]) and his wife Georgia Lodge had their third child, a daughter, born on March 8th.
[The child's name is not known to me.]

The Honourable John Forwood (eldest son of the late Rodney Simon Dudley Forwood and of Jennifer Jane Nelson, Baroness Arlington [herself the eldest daughter of Sir Eustace John Blois Nelson and of Lady Jane Margaret FitzRoy (of the dukes of Grafton)]) will marry Alexandra Psychopulos.
[She is the younger daughter of the late Anthony Psychopulos and of …………(now Mrs Neil Maconochie). The engagement was announced in April.]

GRIMALDI

Donna Elvira Grimaldi (daughter of Don Vincenzo, Prince Grimaldi, Baron di Nixima and of Giulia Cultrera [dei baroni di Montesano]) married Alfred Oetker (son of Rudolf August Oetker and of his second wife Marianne von Malaisé) in Catania, Sicily, Italy in September (probably on September 8th).
[The Family of Princes Grimaldi is the Sicilian branch of the Grimaldis of Genoa and Monaco. It is divided in two lines: the Princes Grimaldi, Barons di Nixima and the Princes Grimaldi, Barons di Serravalle e Xiruni. Donna Elvira was born on January 27th, 1969.
 

GUÉDROÏTZ

Prince Nicholas Guédroïtz (son of Prince Alexis Guédroïtz and of his wife, Countess Jeanne d'Hemricourt de Grunne (herself the daughter of Count Guillaume d'Hemricourt de Grunne and of Countess Henriette de Merode)) and his wife, the former Solina Le Sellier de Chézelles, had a third child, Assia, at Paris on 28 December.
 

HARCOURT

Eric d'Harcourt (b.26 June 1965) of the non-ducal line Harcourt-d'Olonde, and his wife Caroline de Virieu had a son, François, born in Paris on 2 July.

Alix Emmanuelle Marie d'Harcourt (daughter of Philippe d'Harcourt, of the non-ducal line Harcourt-d'Olonde, and of Anne des Réaulx, and wife of Cte Pierre de Kergolay) died in Paris on 7 August.
 

IMPERIALI

Donna Anna Maria Tomacelli-Filomarino, Princess di Cassano (daughter of the late Don Giustiniano Tomacelli-Filomarino, Prince di Boiano and of the late Donna Giulia Acquaviva d’Aragona, Duchess di Atri and widow of Don Camillo Imperiali [dei principi di Francavilla]) died in Naples on June 5th.
 

JABLONOWSKI

Baron Pawel Heydel (b.1966, son of Baron Wladyslaw Heydel [himself the son of Baron Adam Heydel (1895-1975) by his wife Princess Karolina Jablonowska (1906-1956)] by his wife Maria Krzymuska) died in Warsaw on 11 March.
[He is survived by his parents and his wife, whom he married on 7 March 2001.]
 

KINSKY

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf v.Fürstenberg zu Westphalen (son of Gf Clemens August and of Johanna Gräfin v.Galen, herself the daughter of Gf Christoph-Bernhard and of Marie Sophie Gräfin Kinsky v.Wchinitz u.Tettau) was killed in a plane crash in Canada on September 13.
 

LANTE MONTEFELTRO DELLA ROVERE

Don Federico (dei duchi) Lante Montefeltro della Rovere (son of the late duke Don Pietro, Duke Lante Montefeltro della Rovere and of the late Princess Donna Elena Rospigliosi and husband of Marcella Pattersen Pavon) died in Los Angeles, Chile on February 24th

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Count Louis-Emmanuel de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel (eldest son of Count Emmanuel de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel and of Marie-Geneviève Hères) married Hélène Foata at the church of Saint-Honoré d'Eylau in Paris on May 12th.

Claire de La Rochefoucauld (second and youngest daughter of Count Jean-Dominique de La Rochefoucauld and of his second wife Michelle Podroznik) married Olivier Caillaux at the church in La Rochefoucauld, France on June 23rd.
[He is a son of Rémy Caillaux.]

Count Anselme Alexandre Claude Marie de La Rochefoucauld (eldest child and only son of Count Aimery de La Rochefoucauld and of Yannick du Bois-Jagu de La Villerabel) married Virginie de Marin des Bouillières in Haroué, France in July or August.
[She is a daughter of Charles de Marin des Bouillières and of Jacqueline Charrier.]

Count Eric Estève (son of Count Yves Estève and of Béatrice d'Andigné) and his wife Antoinette de Pierre de Bernis-Calvière (daughter of Count Pierre de Pierre de Bernis-Calvière and of Nathalie de La Rochefoucauld) had their fourth child, Wandrille Estève, born on August 27th.

Count Anne-Mathieu de La Rochefoucauld (b.1964, son of Cte Georges de La Rochefoucauld and of Jacqueline d'Etigny) and his wife, Laure d'Harcourt, had a fifth child, Henri, born at Paris on 3 December.

Ombeline de La Rochefoucauld (only daughter of Count Pierre de La Rochefoucauld and of Marie-Hélène de Saporta) married Olivier Rossier.
[He is a son of Jean Rossier and of Florence Baut. The engagement was announced in January.]

Count Mathieu de La Rochefoucauld (eldest son of Count Bruno de La Rochefoucauld and of Laure de Luppé) will marry Virginie Lemanissier.
[She is a daughter of Bernard Lemanissier and of Marie-Laurence Grunig. The engagement was announced in November 2000.]

Amélie de Montrichard (daughter of Count Christian de Montrichard and of Madeleine de La Rochefoucauld) will marry Emmanuel de Tissot.
[He is a son of Hugues de Tissot and of Anne de Lingua de Saint-Blanquat. The engagement was announced in May.]

Gwënola Suzanne Géraldine Marie de La Rochefoucauld (youngest child and only daughter of Count Aimery de La Rochefoucauld and of Yannick du Bois-Jagu de La Villerabel) will marry Charles Jouslin de Pisseloup de Noray.
[He is the eldest son of Michel Jouslin de Pisseloup de Noray and of Claire de Terrasson de Montleau and he was born in 1970.]

LIGNE

Roland, Marquis de Moustier (third child and eldest son of the late Léonel, Marquis de Moustier and of the late Princess Jeanne de Ligne and widower of Anne Normant) died on March 13th.

Diego de Saavedra y Silvela (only son and third child of José de Saavedra y Ligne, Marqués de Guimarey [himself the eldest son of Carlos de Saavedra y Ozores, Marqués de Villalobar and of the late Princess Isabelle de Ligne] and of Marta Silvela y Barcáiztegui) married Cristina Böss at the chapel of Nuestra Señora de Begoña in La Florida, Madrid in April or May.
[She is a daughter of Dieter Böss and of Menchu Herranz.]

Prince Antoine Lamoral de Ligne (youngest son of Antoine, Prince de Ligne and of Princess Alix of Luxemburg) married Countess Jacqueline Léonore Léopoldine (Minthia) de Lannoy in Brussels on June 16th.
[She is the fifth and youngest daughter of Count Leopold de Lannoy and of Princess Florence of Croÿ and she was born in Uccle, Belgium on March 15th 1966.]

Princess Marie Antoinette Henriette Anne de Ligne (second daughter of the late Prince Albert de Ligne and of the late Marie Louise Calley Saint Paul de Sinçay) died in Uccle, Belgium on October 19th.

LOBANOV-ROSTOVSKY

Prince Nikita Dimitrievitch Lobanov-Rostovsky (son of the late Prince Dimitry Ivanovitch Lobanov-Rostovsky and of Irina Vassilievna Vyroubov) married secondly June Marsham-Townshend in London on 11 April 11th.
[She is the eldest eldest daughter of the late Thomas Marsham-Townshend (of the earls of Romney) and of Averil Innes Loyd and she was born on June 30th, 1942. She had been divorced from her first husband Brian Montagu Norman (with whom she has an adopted daughter) and from her second husband Sir Ian Niall Rankin, 4th Baronet (by whom she has a son). Prince Nikita had been divorced from Nina Georges-Picot.]

LUCEDIO

Count Giovanni di Campello (son of the late Pompeo, Count di Campello and of the late Donna Guglielmina [dei principi] Boncompagni-Ludovisi and husband of Donna Emilia Carrega-Bertolini [herself daughter of late Marchese Don Andrea Carrega-Bertolini, Principe di Lucedio and of the late Donna Paola (dei principi) Odescalchi] died in Rome on March 5th.

MAGENTA

Isabelle Jaboulet-Vercherre (older daughter of Pierre Jaboulet-Vercherre and of his former wife Véronique de Mac Mahon) married Jean-Alain Riataray at Pommard on 3 March.

Camille Jaboulet-Vercherre (second child and youngest daughter of Pierre Jaboulet-Vercherre and of his former wife Véronique de Mac Mahon [of the dukes de Magenta]) and her husband Marc Le Tanneur had their third child, Marie le Tanneur, born in July.
[The child's maternal grandmother Véronique de Mac Mahon is the fifth child of the late Maurice de Mac Mahon, Duke de Magenta (himself the third child of the late Patrice de Mac Mahon, Duke de Magenta and of the late Princess Marguerite of Orléans) and of the late Marguerite de Riquet, Countess de Caraman-Chimay.]
 

MAILLÉ

Yolande de Maillé de La Tour Landry (second and youngest daughter of the late Count Hardouin de Maillé de La Tour Landry [of the dukes de Maillé] and of his first wife the late Germaine Jouannin) died in Paris on June 8th.

MANCHESTER
Angus Charles Drogo Monague, 12th Duke of Manchester and his fourth wife Biba Hiller divorced in September.
[They had married in April 2000. The Duke had already been divorced from his first wife Mary Eveleen McClure, by whom he has two sons and a daughter, from his second wife Diane Pauline Plimsaul and from his third wife Anne-Louise Taylor.]
 

MANDAS Y VILLANUEVA

Ignacio de la Herta y Fernández de Henestrosa, Duke de Mandas y Villanueva died in Biarritz, France on September 18th.
 

MARLBOROUGH

Alexander Sholto Douglas-Home (grandson of Hon. Henry Montagu-Douglas-Home and of Lady Margaret Spencer) and his wife, Alexandra Miller, had a daughter, Tallulah, on 8 January.

The Honourable Arthur Nicholas Soames, M.P. (eldest son of the late Sir Christopher Soames, [Life] Baron Soames and of the Honourable Mary Spencer-Churchill [herself the youngest child of the late Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (of the dukes of Marlborough) of the late Dame Clementine Ogilvy Hozier, (Life) Baroness Spencer-Churchill) and his second wife Serena Smith had a son, Christopher Soames, born on January 11th.
[Nicholas Soames had been divorced from his first wife Catherine Weatherall.]

Charles, 9th Earl Spencer (only son of the 8th Earl Spencer and of the former Hon Frances Ruth Burke Roche, and brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales) married secondly at Althorp on 15 December Mrs Caroline Victoria Freud.
[She is daughter of Rupert Hutton and of Mrs Malcolm Barr. The Earl's first marriage had ended in divorce in 1997.]

Edwin F. Russell (first husband of the late Lady Sarah Consuelo Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the 10th Duke of Marlborough) died in Florida on 23 December. They had married in 1943 and divorced in 1966.

James Charles Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford (second but only surviving son of John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough and of his first wife Susan Mary Hornby [now Mrs John Gough]) will marry Edla Griffiths.
[She is the only daughter of Alun Griffiths. The engagement was announced in September. Lord Blandford had been divorced from his first wife Rebecca Mary Brown by who he has one child, George Spencer-Churchill, Earl of Sunderland.]

MASSIMO

Vincenzo Galli-Zugaro (son of Carlo Galli Zugaro [himself the third son of the late Enzo, Baron Galli Zugaro and of the late Donna Fabiola Massimo (dei principi di Roviano)] and of his second wife Elizabeth Diane Fitzpatrick) married Alegria Pérez-Moscoso in Quito, Ecuador on March 10th.
[She is a daughter of Mauricio Pérez-Martínez, present Ambassador of Ecuador in Guatemala (himself a grandson of Juan de Dios Martínez-Mera, former President of Ecuador) and of Gloria Moscoso-Plaza (herself a granddaugther of General Leonidas Plaza-Gutierrez, two times President of Ecuador and niece of Galo Plaza-Lasso, former President of Ecuador and former Secretary General of the Organization of American States) and she was born in Quito, Ecuador on October 25th, 1971. The groom's paternal grandmother, the late Donna Fabiola Massimo, was the second daughter of the late Don Fabrizio Massimo, Prince di Roviano and of the late Princess Beatriz of Bourbon (of the carlist branch of the royal house of Spain).]

Francesco Galli Zugaro (son of Carlo Galli Zugaro [himself the third son of the late Enzo, Baron Galli Zugaro and of the late Donna Fabiola Massimo (dei principi di Roviano)] and of his second wife Elizabeth Diane Fitzpatrick) and his wife Birgit Brown Garcia (daughter of Frederick Brown and of Elsa Garcia) had their second child, Massimo Federico Galli Zugaro, born in Quito, Ecuador on April 12th.
[They had married in Quito on August 30th, 1997 and their first child, Daria Alessandra Galli Zugaro, was born in Quito, on November 12th, 1999.]

Don Fabrizio Massimo Principe di Triggiano e di Roviano (son of Don Filippo Massimo Pr di Arsoli (himself the son of Princess Marie Adelaide of Savoy) and of his wife Maria Luigia Capparella) and his wife, Ilaria Bottini, had their third child, Olimpia, in Rome in November.
[The couple had twins, Marcantonio and Barbara, in Rome on 10 December 1999.]
 
 

MAURA

Ramiro Pérez-Maura de Herrera, Duke de Maura (husband of Lucía de la Peña González-Camino) died in Madrid on March 14th.
 

MEDINACELI

Don Rafael de Medina y Fernández de Córdova, Duke de Feria, Marqués de Villalba (second son of the late Rafael de Medina y Vilallonga and of Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdova y Fernández de Henestrosa, Duchess de Medinaceli) died in Seville, Spain on August 6th.
[He had been divorced from Natividad Abascal y Romero-Toro, by whom he had two sons, Rafael de Medina y Abascal, born in 1978, and Luis de Medina y Abascal, born in 1980.]
 

MELZI D'ERIL

Donna Maria Isabella dei duchi Melzi d'Eril dei duchi di Lodi (daughter of the late Don Giampaolo dei duchi Melzi d'Eril dei duchi di Lodi and of Maria dei conti Radice Fossati Confalonieri) died at the age of 51, in Milan on 18 December. She married in 1975 Dr. Eugenio Piva and had one daughter and three sons.
 

MERODE

Prince Philippe de Merode (third child and eldest son of Prince Baudouin de Merode and of the late Elisabeth Budes de Guébriant) and his wife Florence Cambier had their first child, Prince Alexandre de Merode, born in Brussels on June 27th.

Renaud, Marquis de Gouvello de Keriaval (son of the late Paul, Marquis de Gouvello de Keriaval and of the late Anne-Marie-Mathilde de Mengin-Fondragon, and husband of Princess Beatrix de Merode) died on September 26th.

Baroness Eugenie von Dürfeld-Giovanelli (daughter of Baron Caïus von Dürfeld-Giovanelli and of Amélie de Chabot-Tramecourt [herself a daughter of Vicomte Raymond de Chabot Tramecourt and of his first wife the late Princess Marie de Merode) will marry Baron Jérôme van der Bruggen.
[He is a son of Baron Emmanuel van der Bruggen and of the late Gaëtane Bioul. The engagement was announced in June.]

Prince Baudouin de Merode (b.1945, son of Prince Albert de Merode (1915-1958) and of his wife, née Henriette de Vogüé) married Nathalie van den Abeele (daughter of Robert van den Abeele and of Cecile Bracht, and widow of Guy de Bassompierre (she was granted the title of baroness Guy de Bassompierre)) in a religious ceremony at Brussels on 26 December. [The date of the civil ceremony is unknown to me.]
[Prince Baudoin had married firstly in 1970 Elisabeth Budes de Guébriant. She died in 2000.]
 

MONTEMAR

Elisa Estanga y Cólogan-Franchi (widow of Don Pedro Osorio de Moscoso y Moreno, Duke de Montemar) died in Madrid on June 23rd.

MORTEMART

Jeanne de Gaiffier, widow of Cte Victurnien de Rochechouart, died on 4 February.

Count Gordian de Rochechouart de Mortemart de Gallifet (fourth and youngest child of Count Philippe de Rochechouart de Mortemart de Gallifet [of the dukes de Mortemart] and of his former wife Florence d'Irumberry de Salaberry) and his wife ………… had a son, Count Gabriel de Rochechouart de Mortemart de Gallifet, born on March 11th.
 

MURAT

Baron Jean-Charles Guillaume (son of Baron Alain Guillaume and of his wife, Princess Anne-Marie Murat) and his wife, the former Donatienne de Fontaines, had a third son, Constantin, at Paris on 28 December.

Andy Guest, son of Raymond Guest and of Princess Caroline Murat, reportedly died on 2 April.
 

NORFOLK

The Honourable Alathea Gwendolen Alys Mary FitzAlan-Howard (eldest daughter of the late Henry Edmund FitzAlan-Howard, 2nd Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent [of the dukes of Norfolk] and of his former wife the late Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale [of the barons Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton] and wife of the Honourable Edward Frederick Ward [of the earls of Dudley]) died in Milton, Peterborough, England on March 5th.

The Honourable Simon Bartholomew Geoffrey Howard (third son of the late George Anthony Geoffrey Howard, [Life] Baron Howard of Henderskelfe [of the earls of Carlisle of dukes of Norfolk] and of the late Lady Cecilia Blanche Geneviève FitzRoy [herself a daughter of the late Alfred William Maitland FitzRoy, 8th Duke of Grafton and of his second wife the late Susanna Mary (of the baronets) MacTaggart-Stewart] married Rebecca V. Sieff in a civil ceremony at Castle Howard near York, England on June 8th. A religious ceremony took place on June 9th.
[The Honourable Simon Howard had been divorced from his first wife Annette Marie Smallwood. Rebecca Sieff is the only daughter of Jonathan Sieff (himself a grandson of the late Israel Moses Sieff, [Life] Baron Sieff) and of his second and former wife Angela Pringle and she was born on May 27th, 1967. Their engagement was announced on May 4th.]

Sebastian Charles Noël Kelly (sixth son of Bernard Noël David George Terrence Kelly and of Lady Mirabel Magdalene Fitzalan-Howard [herself the fourth daughter of the late Bernard Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop and of the late Mona Josephine Tempest, 11th Baroness Beaumont and sister of Sir Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk]) married at Chelsea on 3 November 2001 Annabelle Bradford.
[She is the second daughter of Brian Bradford and of his former wife ………… (now Mrs Alan Greaves [Beaves?]).]

The Honourable Simon Bartholomew Geoffrey Howard (third son of the late George Anthony Geoffrey Howard, [Life] Baron Howard of Henderskelfe [of the earls of Carlisle of the dukes of Norfolk] and of the late Lady Cecilia Blanche Geneviève FitzRoy [of the dukes of Grafton]) and his second wife Rebecca V. Sieff are expecting twins, their first children.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Justin Hardy and Larissa Anne Heber-Percy (daughter of Alan Cyril Heber-Percy [of the Dukes of Northumberland] and of Susan Mary Hornby) had their second son, Ludovic Albert Stanley Hardy, born on March 16th.
[Their first son is Sam Hardy.]

Lord James William Eustace Percy (third and third and youngest son of the late Sir Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland and of Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu-Douglas-Scott [of the dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry]) and his wife (or companion) Lucy Caroline Rugge-Price (daughter of James Keith Alan [of the baronets] Rugge-Price and of his first wife Elizabeth Mary Innes) had a son, Thomas Hugh Percy, born on April 29th.

Lady Dorothy Heber-Percy (daughter of the 7th Earl Beauchamp and widow of Robert Vernon Heber-Percy) died in Oxford on 11 November.

Pamela Heber-Percy (daughter of Kinmont Willie Armstrong-Lushington-Tulloch) died on 14th December 2001. She had married firstly and divorced George Derek Cooper, by whom she had issue. She married secondly the late Thomas Ansell Fairhurst, to whom she bore two sons and one daughter. She married thirdly the late Cyril Hugh Reginald Heber-Percy (of the dukes of Northumberland). There were no issue of the marriage.
 

OBOLENSKY

(Prince) Sagat Adil Temujin Guirey (younger son of [Prince] Azamat Guirey and of his first wife the late Princess Sylvia Obolensky [herself a daughter of the late Prince Sergej Obolensky and of his second wife the late Ava Alice Muriel Astor] married Marina Sarah Peto on 9 June.
[She is the second and youngest daughter of Sir Michael Henry Basil Peto, 4th Baronet and of his first wife Sarah Susan (of the baronets) Stuckly (now Mrs Charles Worthington) and she was born on September 24th, 1968. The engagement was announced in February.]

(Prince) Azamat Kadir Sultan Guirey (second and former husband of his first wife Princess Sylvia Sergeievna Obolensky [herself a daughter of the late Prince Sergei Obolensky-Neledinsky-Meletzky and of his second wife the late Alice Astor] and husband of his second wife Frederika Sigrist) died in the Bahamas on August 8th.
[He left three children, Selima, Kadir and Sagat, by his first wife and one son, Caspian, by his second wife.]

Prince Dimitri Dimitrievich Obolensky (son of Prince Dimitri Alexandrovich Obolensky and of Countess Maria Pavlovna Shuvalova) died on 23 December. He had been knighted in Great Britain in 1984 and was known there as Sir Dimitri Obolensky.
 

ODESCALCHI

Princess Donna Maria della Pace Odescalchi (daughter of Don Livio, Prince Odescalchi and of Anna Maria Vagnarelli) and her husband Giuseppe Recchi are expecting their first (?) child around the end of spring.
 

ORSINI

Donna Leonthia dei Orsini (eldest daughter of Don Domenico Napoleone, Prince Orsini, 14th Duke di Gravina, Prince di Solofra, Prince di Vallata, Prince di Roccagorga, etc. and of Martine Bernheim) married François-Xavier Diaz Ricard in Porto Ercole, South Tuscany, Italy on September 29th.
[Donna Leonthia was born in Paris on May 6th, 1978 and she has a sister, Donna Cayetana Orsini, born in Rome on April 13th, 1984.]
 

POLIGNAC

André Rodocanachi (b.1914; father of Pierre Rodocanachi (husband of Princess Armande de Polignac) and of Hélène, Mme.Pasté de Rochefort (mother of Elvire Pasté de Rochefort)) died on 22 November.

Princess Diane de Polignac (only daughter of Prince Alain de Polignac and of the late Princesse Nathalie de Ligne de La Trémoïlle married Khalil Boisson de Chazournes at the Château de Serrant, Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, France on July 7th.
[He is a son of Guillaume Boisson de Chazournes and of Nathalie Prouvost (herself a descendant of Lucien Bonaparte) and he was born in Paris on Septembre 4th, 1972.]

PRASLIN

Régine de Choiseul-Praslin (daughter of Hugues de Choiseul-Praslinand of Marguerite de Villeneuve-Flayosc, and widow of Gaetan Ritter v.Urendorf) died at Lausanne on 3 April.

René, Marquis de Choiseul Praslin (brother and heir of César, Duc de Praslin) died on 5 December. He had married Clothilde Haudry de Soucy in 1942 and leaves six children.

Isaure de Choiseul-Praslin (second daughter of Count Raynald de Choiseul-Praslin [of the dukes de Praslin] and of Ghislaine de Vincens de Causans will marry Franck Nicolas Marie André de Dieuleveult.
[He is a son of Gilles de Dieuleveult and of Béatrix de Panthou and he was born in Rennes, France on March 22nd, 1972. The engagement was announced in January.]

PUZYNA

Prince Julian Puzyna and his wife Samantha ...... had a son, Prince Aleksander Puzyna, born on April 6th.

RADZIWILL

Countess Anna Potocka (eldest child of the late Count Jozef Potocki [himself a son of the late Count Jozef Potocki and of the late Princess Helena Radziwill] and of Princess Krystyna Radziwill [herself a daughter of the late Prince Janusz Radziwill and of the late Princess Anna Lubomirska]) died in Paris on October 25th.

REPNINE

Nathalie Roudnev (wife of Prince Michel Repnine) died in Saint-Cloud, France on March 24th.

ROCCO DI TORREPADULA

Don Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula (son of Don Andrea [dei principi] Rocco di Torrepadula and of Barbara Burgerhout) and his wife Elisabeth Fabius (daughter of Diederik Fabius and of Baroness Constance van Lynden) had their first child, Don Lapo Diederik Andreae Rocco di Torrepadula, born in Amsterdam on July 10th.

ROHAN

Prince Charles Raoul de Rohan (b.1961, son of Pr Louis de Rohan (1927-1975) and of the former Felicitas Ortner) and his wife, the former Sarah Margerrison, had a third child and first son, Louis Albert, on 20 November.
 

ROHAN [-CHABOT]

Frédéric Malle (son of Jean-François Malle and of his former wife Marie-Christine Hafter-Louiche and stepson of Prince Robin of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and his wife Marie de Beistegui (daughter of Juan-Guillermo de Beistegui and of Anne de Rohan-Chabot [of the dukes de Rohan]) had their fourth child, Jeanne Malle, born on May 13th.

Géraud du Fayet de La Tour (son of Régis du Fayet de La Tour and of Gwenola de Rohan-Chabot [of the dukes de Rohan] will marry Pauline de Feydeau de Saint-Christophe.
[She is a daughter of Henri, Count de Feydeau de Saint-Christophe (himself the eldest son of Michel, Marquis de Feydeau de Saint-Christophe and of Geneviève Poignand du Fontenioux) and of Alix Mouchet de Laubespin (herself the third daughter of Renaud Mouchet, Marquis de Laubespin and of Arlette de Garnier des Garets). The engagement was announced in June.]
 

ROSPIGLIOSI

Prince Don Camillo Carlo Felice Francesco Maria Rospigliosi (only son of Prince Don Ludovico Giulio Francesco Maria Rospigliosi [himself a son of Prince Don Guglielmo Camillo Carlo Rospigliosi and of his former wife the late Honourable Helen Mary Grace Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (of the barons Acton), see below] and of Giovanna Sallier de La Tour) and his wife Lucia Galimberti had their first child, Princess Donna Bianca Francesca Maria Rospigliosi, born in Rome on April 9th.

The Honourable Helen Mary Grace Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (third daughter of the late Sir Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 2nd Baron Acton and of the late Dorothy Lyon and former wife of Prince Don Guglielmo Camillo Carlo Rospigliosi) died in Brighton, England on June 6th.
[See above.]
 

RUFFO DI CALABRIA

Don Fulco Ruffo di Calabria (eldest son of Don Fabrizio, Prince Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau and of Maria Vaciago) and his wife Melba Vicens Bello are legally separated.

Don Antonio Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta (b.1945, son of Don Sigerio Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta (1915-1992) and of his wife, Anna Maria, née Moscioni-Negri) died in Rome on 16 December. He leaves his wife, the former Donna Francesca dei Principi Del Drago, and three sons, of whom the eldest, Giulio, succeeds as Principe Ruffo and Principe della Scaletta.
 

RUTLAND

Lord John Manners (b.1922, son of John Henry Montagu, 9th Duke of Rutland and of his wife, Kathleen Tennant) died on 24 December. He had been married to Mary Diana Moore in 1957 and left two daughters and a son.
 

SAINT ALBANS

Murray De Vere Beauclerk, 14th Duke of Saint Albans and his second wife Cynthia Teresa Mary Howard were divorced.
[There was no issue of the marriage.The Duke of Saint Albans had been divorced from his first wife Rosemary Frances Scoones, by whom he has one son and one daughter. Cynthia Howard had been divorced from her first husband the late Sir Anthony Robin Maurice Hooper, 2nd Baronet.]

Diana Mary Ildefonsa de Vere Beauclerk (only daughter of the late William Topham Sidney Beauclerk [of the dukes of Saint Albans] and of the late María Dolores de Peñalver y Zamora, Marquesa de Arcos, Countess de Peñalver) died in France on March 30th.

SANFELICE

Donna Giacinta Sanfelice (daughter of Don Vandalo Sanfelice, Duke di Bagnoli and of Donna Laurentia Colonna [herself daugher of Don Aspreno Colonna, Prince and Duke di Paliano and of Donna Maria Milagros (dei principi) del Drago]) married Ercole Ceccaroni Cambi Voglia in Rome in April.
[He is a son of Giancarlo Ceccaroni Cambi Voglia, Marchese del Piano di Brogliano and of Nobile Elisabetta (dei conti) da Cascina.]
 

SAN VALENTINO

Don Ugo Capece-Minutolo Duca di San Valentino (only son of the late Duke Don Eugenio and of the late Nobile Maria Immacolata de Matteis) died in Naples on November 1st. He was widower of Rita Cornillon and had no children.With his death, in the House Capece-Minutolo the elder line of the dukes of San  Valentino is extinct, but the second line(called of the marquesses of Bugnano) is surviving. Moreover, other two lines in the House Capece Minutolo are thriving: the Princes of Canosa and the Dukes Del Sasso.
 

SCHAKHOVSKOY

Princess Zinaïda Alexejevna Schakhovskoy (daughter of the late Prince Alexej Nikolajevitch Schakhovskoy and of the late Anna Leonidovna von Kninen and widow of Count Sviatoslav Sviatoslavovitch de Malewsky-Malevitch) died in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France on June 8th.

SEVILLE

Francisco Barucci y de Borbón (son of Rinaldo Barucci and of Isabel de Borbón, who was daughter of Francisco and Enriquetta, Duke and Duchess of Seville) died inMadrid on 21 July.
 

SFORZA CESARINI

Donna Drusiana Sforza-Cesarini (daughter of Don Ascanio [dei duchi] Sforza-Cesarini, Duke di Civitalavinia and of Monica Bosca [dei conti di Roveto] married Charles Henri Price (of Kansas City, son of former US Ambassador to Great Britain Charles Price) at the Chapel of the Sforza-Cesarini family’s estate in Porto di Traiano near Rome on May 26th.
 

SOMERSET

Lady Diana Seymour (daughter of the late Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford and of Pamela de Riquet, Countess de Caraman-Chimay [of the princes de Chimay]) and her second husband Henry Beaumont (of the viscounts Allendale) had a child, Laura Rose Beaumont, born on May 26th.

Arabella Elizabeth Seymour (daughter of Conway John Edward Seymour, son of John Edward Seymour, son of Sir Edward Seymour, son of Leopold Seymour, son of Rt Hon Sir George Hamilton Seymour, son of George Seymour, son of Francis, 2nd Marquess of Hertford) married Adam Hayes-Newington on 1 September.

Susanna Clare Seymour (daughter of Archibald John Seymour, son of Evelyn Roger Seymour, son of Archibald George Seymour, son of George Evelyn Seymour, son of Rt Hon Sir George Hamilton Seymour, son of George Seymour, son of Francis, 2nd Marquess of Hertford) and her husband, James Fletcher, had a third child, and second son, born on 17 October.
 

STCHERBATOV

Marina Dimitievna Levchine (daughter of the late Dimitri Feodorovitch Levchine [himself a son of the late Feodor Alexeievitch Levchine and of the late Princess Nadedja Sergueievna Stcherbatov] and of the late Countess Natalia Alexandrovna Golenistchev-Koutouzov and widow of Peter Petrovitch, Count Cheremetev) died in Rabat, Morroco on November 17th.
 

STURDZA

Prince Gregoire Sturdza and his wife Francesca Franco were legally separated.

Princess Anaïda Sturdza (daughter of Prince Aldea Sturdza and of his wife, the former Aude de Blois de La Calande) married Comte Ghislain de Sauvan d'Aramon at Uchon on 1 September.
[The Comte was born at Suresnes on 27 November 1977 and is son Comte Arnaud de Sauvan d'Aramon et de Véronique de Brie.]
 

SUÁREZ

Amparo Illana (wife of Adolfo Suárez, Duke de Suárez, former president of the government of Spain) died on May 17th.

TORLONIA

Brooke Shields (daughter of Francis Shields, who was son of Francis Shields and of Donna Marina Torlonia) married secondly, in Catalina, California, on 4 April, Christopher Thomas Henchy. (He was born in New York on 23 March 1964.)
 

TROUBETZKOY

Prince Serge Sergueievitch Troubetzkoy (son of the late Prince Serge Petrovitch Troubetzkoy and of the late Olga Pavlovna Demidov and husband of Dorothy Livingston Ulrich) died in Staunton, Virginia, USA on January 5th.

Michel Serguevich Maltzoff (second son of Serge Nicolaievich Maltzoff and of Olga Nicolaievna [of the counts] Miloradovich [herself a daughter of the late Nicolai Leonidovich (of the counts) Miloradovich and of the late Princesse Olga Yourievna Troubetzkoy]) married Irina Kozyreff in Paris in November.
[She is a daughter of Ivan Kozyreff.]
The groom is a first cousin of Alexandra Miloradovich, who is married to Rudolf Erbprinz v.Croy.
 

URACH

Gawaine O'Dare Rainey (second son of Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey and of the Honourable Jane Teresa Denyse Ormsby-Gore [of the barons Harlech]) and his companion Jasmine Guinness, the model (daughter of Patrick Guinness [only son of the Honourable Desmond Guinness [of the barons Moyne] and of his former wife the late Princess Marie Gabriele von Urach]) had a son, Arthur ELWOOD Patrick O'Dare Rainey, born at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital in London in 2001.
 

URSEL

Count Nicolas André Marie d'Ursel (second son of Count Philippe d'Ursel [of the dukes] d'Ursel and of Marie Roche de La Rigodière) and his wife Guilaine Ghislaine Le Mesre de Pas (sixth child of Count Louis Le Mesre de Pas and of his first wife the late Gisèle Hurtrel d'Arboval) had their third child, Count Hugo d'Ursel, born on August 4th.

Jonkheer Gérald Carpentier [of the counts] de Changy and his wife Countess Anne-Charlotte d'Ursel (second daugter of Count Hervé d'Ursel and of Jonkvrouw Marie-Cécile [of the barons] de Bonvoisin) had their third child, Jonkheer Lionel Carpentier de Changy, born on August 9th.
[Their first child is Jonkheer Arthur Carpentier de Changy and their second child is Jonkheer Théodore Carpentier de Changy.]

Cte Édouard-Adrien d'Ursel (born 14 Dec 1929, son of Cte Conrard d'Ursel and of Baronesse Yvonne Snoy) died at Uccle on 22 September.

Cts Segolene d'Ursel (daughter of Cte Eric d'Ursel and of Béatrice Mortens d'Oosterwyck de Jacquier de Rosée) and her husband, Michel Nolet de Brauwere van Steeland, had a daughter, Clémentine, on 3 June.

Cts Caroline d'Ursel (daughter of Cte Eric d'Ursel and of his wife, the former Béatrice Mortens d'Oosterwyck de Jacquier de Rosée) and her husband, Juan Poswick, had their second child, Antoinette, on 1 November.

Cts Jessika d'Ursel (daughter of Cte Patrick d'Ursel and of his wife, Béatrice van der Straten Waillet) and her husband, Benoît Van Godtsenhoven, had their second child, Vanina, at Namur on 8 December.
 

UZES

Louis Frédéric Emmanuel Marie Jean de Crussol, Duke d'Uzès (only son of the late Count Emmanuel de Crussol d'Uzès and of his first and former wife the late Frédérique Béziers) died at Nimes on September 19th.
[He had been divorced from his first wife Françoise Nicole Jeanne Marque and from his second wife Anne Jacqueline Elisabeth Aimée de Belleville.]

YURIEVSKY

Ursula Beer de Grüneck (daughter of Thomas Beer de Grüneck and of Marguerite Kuschall and widow of Alexandre Georgievitch, Prince Yourievsky) died in March.