Royal News of 2002, Section I


Last update on 31 January 2004
 

ALBANIA

Queen Geraldine of the Albanians died at Tirana on 22 October.
[She was born Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony in Budapest on 6 Aug 1915, daughter of Count Julius Apponyi (1873-1924) and of his wife, née Gladys Virginia Steuart (1891-1947). In 1938 she married King Zog of the Albanians, who fled the country in 1939, and who died in 1961. She recently moved back to Albania. She is survived by her only child, Leka, and one grandson.]
 

AUSTRIA

Archduke Alexander of Austria[-Tuscany] (b.1959, son of the late Archduke Friedrich Salvator of Austria and of his wife, née Margarete Gfn Kálnoky von Köröspatak) and his wife, née Marie Gabriele Gräfin von Waldstein, had their third child and first son, Archduke Constantin Salvator Maria Raphael Alexander, at Amstetten, on 4 January.

Archduke Ferdinand of Austria (third child and second son of Archduke Heinrich of Austria and of Ludmilla Gfn von Galen) and his wife Katharina Gfn v.Hardenberg had their first child, a son, Jakob-Maximilian, on 22 January.

Archduchess Catharina of Austria (daughter of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and of his second wife Princess Anna Gabriele von Wrede) and her husband Count Massimiliano Secco d'Aragona (dei marchesi di Fornovo) had a second son, Nicolo on 16 February.

Carlos Mendez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (son of Don Jaime Mendez de Vigo y del Arco and of his wife, Princess Monika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) and his wife, Princess Katharina von Hohenberg (daughter of Prince Albrecht von Hohenberg (himself the son of Duke Maximilian von Hohenberg, son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria)) had a third child and their first daughter, Livia Theresa Leticia Monika Maria, in London on 13 April.

Archduke Georg of Austria (second son of Archduke Otto and of his wife Regina, Princess of Saxe-Meiningen) and his wife Eilika, Duchess of Oldenburg, had their second child, Ildiko Maria Walburga, in Budapest on 6 June.

Archduke Nicolaus of Austria (son of Archduke Joseph of Austria and of his wife, Princess Maria zu Löwenstein- Wertheim-Rosenberg) married Eugenia de Calonje Gurrea at Monasterio de El Escorial on 13 July.
[She is daughter of don Ignacio de Calonje y Velásquez and of María Eugenia Gurrea y Saavedra.]

Ashley Habsburg, née Carrell, died on 24 October.
[She was born at Nashville, Tennessee, in 1966, the daughter of William Douglas Carrell and of his wife, née Paula Maxine Anderson. In 1991 she married Anton Habsburg, son of the late Archduke Stefan of Austria (1932-1998) and of his wife, née Jerrine Soper.]
 

BADEN

Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, and his wife, née Stephanie Kaul, had their first child, a son, Leopold Bernhard Max Michael Ernst-August Friedrich Guillaume, at Elisabeten Krankenhaus in Ravensburg on 18 May. The names were announced at his baptism on 20 July.
 

BAVARIA

Princess Hilda of Bavaria (daughter of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955) and of his second wife, Princess Antonia of Luxemburg (1899-1954)) died at Munich on 5 May.
[Princess Hilda had married Juan Bradstock Edgart Lockett de Loayza in 1949. He died in 1987. She is survived by their four children.]

William Samuel Evans died at Stamford, Connecticut, on 4 January.
[He was born at Dayton, Ohio, on 23 January 1918, son of William Lewis Evans ((1873-1957) and Della F Ferguson (1875-1956). In 1959 he married Eva Gräfin Esterházy von Galántha (daughter of Géza Graf Esterházy von Galántha and of his wife, née Isabella Gräfin von Wrbna-Kaunitz-Rietberg-Questenberg und Freudenthal [herself the daughter of Rudolf Graf von Wrbna-Kaunitz-Rietberg-Questenberg und Freudenthal and of his second wife, Princess Elvira of Bavaria (herself the daughter of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria and of his wife, Infanta Amalia of Spain)]). He is survived by his wife and by his children: Alexander William (b.1963) and Eva Elizabeth (b.1966).] (added 31 Jan 2004)
 

BELGIUM

Princess Liliane of Belgium, Princess de Rethy, died on 7 June.
[She had been born Mary Liliane Baels in London in 1916 and had married, as his second wife, King Léopold III of the Belgians in 1941. The marriage was considered morganatic at least to the extent that she never became Queen, but was granted the title of Princess. She had a son and two daughters by this marriage, and is survived by them (Prince Alexandre and Princesses Marie-Christine and Esmeralda), and her stepchildren, King Albert II of the Belgians and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxemburg.]
 

BONAPARTE

Comte André Walewski (son of Cte Alexandre Walewski, a descendant in the direct male line, albeit illegitimate, of Emperor Napoléon I) and his wife, née Hélène Desmousseaux de Givré, had a daughter, Hortense, on 29 May.
 

BRAZIL

Princess Anna Luiza of Orléans-Bragança (daughter of Prince Eudes of Orléans-Bragança and of his first wife, Ana Maria de Moraes e Barros) and her husband, Paulo Ibrahim Mansour, had their second child, Guilherme, born at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo on 13 November.

Elisabeth d'Orléans y Braganza Martorell (daughter of Ernesto Martorell and of his wife, Princess Teresa of Orléans-Braganza) and her second husband, José Maria Calem, had a daughter, Maria do Carmo.
 

BULGARIA

Prince Kyrill of Bulgaria (second son of Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians [presently prime-minister of Bulgaria] and of Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela) and his wife, the former Rosario Nadal y Fuster-Puigdorfila, had their third child, a son, Tassilo, on or around 20 January.

Prince Kubrat of Bulgaria (third son of Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians [presently prime-minister of Bulgaria] and of Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela) and his wife, the former Carla-Maria Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu, had their third child, Prince Tirso, in Madrid on 3 June.

Princess Kalina of Bulgaria (only daughter of King Simeon of Bulgaria and his wife, Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela) married Antonio Muñoz Valcárcel (known as Kitín Muñoz) on 26 October at Borovets, Bulgaria.
[He was born at Sidi Ifni, Morocco 19 Nov 1958.]
 

DENMARK

Count Flemming af Rosenborg (born in 1922 as Prince Flemming of Denmark, son of Prince Axel of Denmark (1888-1964) and of his wife, Princess Margarethe of Sweden (1899-1977)) died at Antibes on 19 June.
[He had married Alice Ruth Nielsen in 1949 and is survived by her, their children and grandchildren.]

Prince Joachim of Denmark (second son of Queen Margrethe II) and his wife, the former Alexandra Manley, had a second son, Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, in Copenhagen on 22 July. The baptism will be on October 4. 2002 in Møgeltønder Church.
 

FRANCE (ORLÉANS)

Adélaïde d'Orléans (daughter of Michel, Comte d'Evreux (himself the third son of Henri, late Comte de Paris), and of his wife, Béatrice, née Pasquier de Franclieu) married Pierre-Louis Dailly at Villamanrique de la Condesa in Sevilla on 1 June.
[M. Dailly is son of Louis Dailly and of his wife, Aline, née Jomain. Louis in turn was son of Etienne Dailly (1918-1996), former vice-président du Sénat and membre du Conseil constitutionnel,and of his wife, Martine, née Goirand.]
 

GREAT-BRITAIN AND NORTHERN-IRELAND

Princess Margaret of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (daughter of the late King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Emperor of India, and of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) died in London on 9 February.
[She had been married to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, in 1960, and divorced him in 1978. She leaves a son, David, Viscount Linley, and a daughter, Lady Sarah Chatto, and three grandchildren.]

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Queen Dowager of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, died at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park, on 30 March. She had been born Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (daughter of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, and of his wife, Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck) in 1900 and had married in 1923 Albert, Duke of York, who became King George VI in 1936. He died in 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her former husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon), and his wife, née Hon. Serena Stanhope, had their second child and first daughter, Margarita, at the Portland Hospital, London, on 14 May.

Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (only son and heir of Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and of Birgitte Eva van Deurs) married Claire Alexandra Booth on 22 June at the Queen's Chapel, St. James's Palace.
[She is a daughter of Mr Robert Booth and his wife, Barbara P. Booth, of Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.]

Mary Theodora Annette Gluszkiewicz, née Fitzclarence, died on 14 August.
[She was daughter of Lionel Fitzclarence (1870-1936), son of Hon George Fitzclarence (1836-1894), son of George Augustus Fitzclarence, Earl of Munster, natural son of King William IV of Great Britain, Ireland and Hannover. She married in 1948 Adam Gluszkiewicz and had one daughter, Anna Judith, in 1949.]
 

GREECE

Carlos Morales y Quintana and his wife Princess Alexia of Greece (eldest child of Konstantinos II, King of the Hellenes and of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark) had their first child, a daughter, Arietta, at Barcelona on 24 February.

Princess Alexandra of Greece (daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and of his wife, née Marina Karella) and her husband, Nicolas Mirzayantz, had their second child, Darius, in April. (updated 19 Aug 2003)
 

HESSE

Prince Waldemar of Hesse (b.1919, son of Prince Christian of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (1887-1971) and of his first wife, Elisabeth Reid Rogers, Freifrau von Barchfeld (1893-1957)) died at Bad Homburg vor der Höhe on 17 March.
[Waldemar and his siblings were issue of a morganatic marriage, but were accorded the title Prince[ss] of Hesse. Waldemar had married Ellen Hamilton in Houston, Texas, in 1952 and is survived by her, their two sons, and two grandsons.]

Princess Mafalda of Hesse (daughter of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse and his wife, Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein- Berleburg) and her husband, Ferdinando Brachetti-Peretti, had a second son, Breno, in Rome before 17 April.

Wally Olga Vera Elisabeth Ursula (Ulla) Gräfin Szapáry de Muraszombath, Széchysziget et Szapár, née Freiin von Richthofen, died Göriach on 6 November.
[She was born at Berlin on 16 Sep 1907, the daughter of Friedrich Hermann Dieprand Kurt Freiherr von Richthofen (1874-1937) and of his wife, née Wally von Protzen (1879-1957). She married firstly in 1933 Godert-Willem Baron de Vos van Steenwijk, who died in 1940. She married secondly in 1942 Béla Graf Szapáry (1901-1993). Her only child by this second marriage, Yvonne Gräfin Szapáry, married in 1966 Prince Karl of Hesse. She was a great-greatgranddaughter of Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein (1780-1862) by her marriage to Samuel Frhr v.Richthofen (1769-1808).]

Heinrich Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Hesse (elder son of Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, and of his former wife, Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) is engaged to marry Floria-Franziska Gräfin von Faber-Castell (daughter of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell and of his second wife, née Adelheid Freiin von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim.) They became engaged on 2 May 2002.

Prince Wilhelm of Hesse (son of Wilhelm, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse, and of his wife, née Oda-Mathilde v.Garmissen) will marry Alexandra v.Kaufmann.
 

HOHENZOLLERN

Prince Carl Alexander von Hohenzollern (b.1970, only son of the late Prince Emanuel von Hohenzollern and of his wife, Princess Katharina of Saxe-Weimar) married secondly a Macedonian woman named Azlet.
After six weeks, the marriage was then annulled.
[He had previously married Angela Stölzle in 1991 but subsequently they divorced.]

Astrid von Medinger, née von Zallinger-Stillendorf (b.1954, daughter of Josef von Zallinger-Stillendorf and of his wife, née Stephanie Freiin Eyrl v.u.zu Waldgries und Liebenaich [herself the daughter of Egon Freiherr Eyrl v.u.zu Waldgries und Liebenaich and of his wife, née Princess Marie Antoinette von Hohenzollern]) died on 4 December.
[She had married in 1982 Wilhelm Michael von Medinger and had two daughters.]
 

ITALY

Marie Elisabeth Zellinger de Balkany (daughter of Robert Zellinger de Balkany and of his former wife, Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy [herself a daughter of the late King Umberto II of Italy]) married Olivier Janssens at Chene-Bourg, near Geneva, on 31 October.
 

LIECHTENSTEIN

Baron Riccardo Winspeare Guicciardi died on 15 January. He had married in 1964 Princess Elisabeth of Liechtenstein (daughter of the Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein and his wife, Polixena Gräfin v.Collalto u.San Salvatore) and is survived by her and their three children.

Philipp von Lattorff and his wife, Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (daughter of reigning Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein and his wife, Marie Gräfin Kinsky v.Wchinitz u.Tettau) had their second child, a daughter, Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana, at Grabs on 25 January.

Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Johann Baptist Moritz of Liechtenstein and of his wife, Princess Clotilde von Thurn und Taxis) married Raffaella Ida Sangiorgi (daughter of Tino Sangiorgi and of Bruna Ferrari) at Vaduz on 22 March, followed by a religious ceremony at Waldstein on 6 April.

Maria Eleonore Elisabeth Johanna Princess of Liechtenstein (b.1937, daughter of Prince Johannes von und zu Liechtenstein (1910-1975) and of his wife, née Karoline Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln (1912-1996)) died on 8 June.

Don Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Marques de Mariño (husband of Princess Norberta of Liechtenstein [herself the daughter of the late Fürst Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and of his wife, Georgine Gräfin v.Wilczek (1921-1989)]) died in Ibiza on 22 July.
[He had married firstly Isabel Zorraquín, and they divorced in 1978. He had three children from that marriage. He married Princess Norberta in 1988, and they had a daughter, Maria Teresa, born in 1992.]

Alexander Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz (son of Godfrey Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz [himself the son of Joseph Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz and of his wife, Princess Aloysia of Liechtenstein] and of his wife, Countess Maria Plater-Zyberk) married Astrid Schlieber (b.Klagenfurt 21 May 1973) at Klagenfurt on 30 August. A religious ceremony at Klagenfurt-Viktring followed on 21 September.
 

LIPPE

Princess Pauline zur Lippe, née Gräfin zu Ortenburg (b.1913, daughter of Friedrich Graf zu Ortenburg (1871-1940) and of his wife, Princess Ilka zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1887-1971) died at Detmold on 5 March.
[She had married in 1935 Prince Christian zur Lippe (son of Prince Klemens zur Lippe-Weissenfeld (1860-1920) and of his wife, née Friederike Freiin v.Carlowitz (1878-1942)). He died in 1996. They had six children. Note: Originally sources reported that she died in Bischofsheim. However, her grandson, Prince Ferdinand, has reported to me that she died at Detmold.]

Hans Heinrich, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon, died at Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, on 26 April.
[This much-married renowned art collector (his own father had been married three times) was born in the Netherlands in 1921, son of Heinrich Thyssen (later, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon) and of his first wife, Margit Baronesse Bornemisza de Kászon. He married firstly in 1946 Princess Teresa zur Lippe-Weißenfeld. They divorced in 1954, and he married 2ndly in 1954 Nina Dyer, whom he divorced in 1956. He married 3rdly in 1956 Fiona Campbell-Walter, whom he divorced in 1965. He married 4thly in 1967 Denise Shorto, whom he divorced in 1984. He married 5thly, and finally, in 1985 Maria del Carmen Cervera Fernández (one of whose former husbands was Lex Barker, a former movie Tarzan), who survives him. He also leaves, besides a stepson, four children from three different marriages, including Francesca, the wife of Archduke Karl of Austria.]
 

LUXEMBURG

Prince Robert of Luxemburg (son of the late Prince Charles of Luxemburg and of his wife, Joan Douglas Dillon) and his wife, née Julie Ungaro, had their third child, Frederik Henry Douglas Marie, at Aix-en-Provence on 18 March.
 

MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ

Ricarda Freiin v.dem Bussche-Ippenburg and Werner Diego v.Bergen, for whose civil marriage see Royal News 2001, married in a religious ceremony at Lüdenscheid on 25 May.
 

NETHERLANDS

Prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange (eldest son of Prince Claus of the Netherlands and of Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands) married Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti in Amsterdam on 2 February.
[She is a daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini and of his second wife María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart and she was born in Buenos Aires on 17 May 1971.]

Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven (second son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven) and his wife, née Annette Sekrève, had their first child, a daughter, Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven, at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam on 14 May.

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (youngest son of Queen Beatrix) and his wife, the former Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst, had their first child, a daughter, Eloise Sophie Beatrix Laurence Countess van Oranje-Nassau, jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, at the Bronovo Ziekenhuis in The Hague on 8 June.

Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg (son of Claus Felix Friedrich Leopold Gabriel Julius August von Amsberg (1890-1953) and of his wife, née Gosta Julie Adelheid Marion Marie Freiin von dem Bussche Haddenhausen), died at Amsterdam on 6 October.
[He had married Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands at Amsterdam in 1966. She became Queen of the Netherlands in 1980, and he enjoyed a long career as a popular prince consort. He is survived by the Queen, by their three sons, and by a granddaughter.]

Prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven (eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and of of her husband, Pieter van Vollenhoven) and his wife, née Marilène van den Broek, had their second child. Lucas Maurits Peter Henri, at Amsterdam on 26 October.
 

NORWAY

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (only daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonia) married Ari Mikael Behn in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 24 May.
[He was born at Århus on 30 Sep 1972, and is son of Olav Bjorshol and Marianne Rafaela Solberg Behn.]

Benedikte Ferner (daughter of Johan Martin Ferner and of his wife, Princess Astrid of Norway) has separated from her second husband, Mons Einar Stange, in July.
 

OLDENBURG

Duke Paul of Oldenburg (b.1969, son of Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg and of his first wife, Princess Marie Cecile of Prussia) and his wife, née Maria del Pilar Mendez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b.1970, daughter of Jaime Mendez de Vigo y del Arco and of his wife, Princess Monika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) had their first child, Kirill Friedrich-August Jaime Cristobal Hermann Antonius Vincenz Josef Maria, at Berlin on 13 June.
 

PARMA

Alexander Oehmichen (son of Hans Joachim Oehmichen and of Princess Diana of Bourbon-Parma) and his wife, née Jutta Raiss, had a son, Philipp Alexander Wolfgang Maria, in Munich on 7 June.

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Contessa di Colorno (daughter of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma and of Princess Irene of the Netherlands) and her husband, Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn, are expecting their first child in December.
 

PRUSSIA

Paul Graf Yorck von Wartenburg (whose paternal grandmother, Luise von Wildenbruch (1838-1918) was daughter of Ludwig von Wildenbruch, natural son of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Prussia (1772-1806)) died at Neureichenau on 9 June.

Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz (daughter of Princess Felicitas of Prussia (herself the elder daughter of Prince WIlhelm of Prussia (1906-1940) who was the eldest son of the late Crown Prince Wilhelm) and of her second husband, Jörg von Nostitz-Wallwitz) married Carl-Jan Freiherr von der Goltz. The religious ceremony was at Bad Lauchstätt on 13 July.
[He is son of Erik Gert-Anton Kurt Ernst Freiherr von der Goltz and of his wife, née Barbara Vermehren, and was born at Mannheim on 4 Aug 1968.]

Prince Philipp of Prussia (b.1968, son of Prince Friedrich-Wilhelm of Prussia (himself the eldest son of the late Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and of his wife, Grand Duchess Kira of Russia) and of his first wife, née Waltraud Freydag) and his wife, née Anna Christine Soltau, had their fifth child, Johanna, during the summer. (updated 6 Aug 2003)
 

REUSS

Prince Heinrich VII Reuss (son of Prince Heinrich XXXIX Reuss (1891-1946) and of his wife, Antonia Gräfin zu Castell-Castell (1896-1971), and brother of Heinrich IV Fürst Reuss) died on 8 February. He is survived by his wife, Brigitte, née Baroness van Tuyll van Serooskerken, and three children.

Basil Henry Coleman (son of the late Bishop Peter Coleman (1928-2001) and of his wife, Princess Elisabeth Reuss [daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXIX Reuss (1891-1946) and of his wife, Antonia Gräfin zu Castell-Castell (1896-1971)]) and his wife, née Stephanie Pleister, had twin sons, Caspian Henry Everard and Balthasar Christo Elessar, at Munich on 12 July.
 

ROMANIA

Robin Medforth-Mills, former husband of Princess Elena of Romania (second daughter of King Michael of Romania and of Queen Anne, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma) died in Geneva on 2 February.
[He had married Princess Elena in 1983 and was divorced in 1991. He is survived by a son and a daughter by this marriage.]

Dr. Stefan Issarescu died at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, on 21 December.
[He was born at Turnu-Severin, Romania, on 5 October 1906. In 1954, in Newton, Massachusetts, he married Princess Ileana of Romania (daughter of King Ferdinand of Romania and of Princess Marie of Great Britain and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and former wife of Archduke Anton of Austria). They were divorced in 1965.]
 

RUSSIA

Princess Nadeshda Romanov (daughter of Prince Dimitri Alexandrovich of Russia (1901-1980) and of his first wife, Countess Marina Golenistcheva-Koutouzova) died in Vancouver on 17 September.
[She had married firstly in 1952 Anthony Brian Allen. They divorced in 1976. She then married William Thomas Hall Clark. She is survived by her three daughters from her first marriage.]

Prince Alexander Nikitich Romanov (son of Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia [himself the son of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and of his wife, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia] and of his wife, Countess Maria Vorontzova-Dashkova) died at London on 22 September.
[He was born at Paris on 4 Nov 1929. In 1971 he married Maria Valguarnera di Niscemi, who survives him. They had no children. He was apparently buried in the family vault of his wife's family at Palermo.]

Makena Comisar (b.1984, daughter of Mark Comisar and of his wife, Princess Paula Ilyinsky [herself the daughter of Prince Paul Ilyinsky, the son of Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich of Russia]) was killed in a car accident in Clermont County, Ohio, on 1 August.
[According to a news clipping found by Hein Bruins, "She died in a car accident. Around 7:13pm. In A single car accident. A 17-year-old is dead after a Thursday evening traffic accident in Clermont County. Police said Makena A. Comisar, of Cincinnati, was driving on Loveland-Miamiville Road when she lost control of her SUV, which hit a pole and crashed into a ditch around 7 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash. The Comisar family owns several Cincinnati restaurants, including The Maisonette. Nat Comisar, Makena's first cousin, told 9News "Kenzie" was well-loved by their entire family. "She was a wonderful, loving spirit. She was a warm welcome person at any gathering and she will always be that warm welcome person for us," Nat Comisar said. Makena attended St. Ursala Academy and was the daughter of Mark and Paula Comisar. Mark was the former president of the Maisonette. A prayer service will be held Friday at St. Ursula Academy's school chapel, 1339 E. McMillan, at 6:30 p.m. A few of Makena's close friends will be paying tribute to her. Her funeral will be Monday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Unity Church, which is also on McMillan."]

Nicholas Mathew (son of Thomas Mathew and of his wife, Princess Olga Romanov [daughter of Prince Andrew Alexandrovich of Russia and of his second wife, née Nadine MacDougall]) married Judith Aird (daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Stanley, of Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire) at Houston and Killennan Kirk, on 7 December.
 

SAXONY

Virginia Dulon (daughter of Karl Ferdinand Dulon and of Virginie Ringeisen), widow of Prince Ernst of Saxony (third son of King Friedrich August III of Saxony and of the Archduchess Louise of Austria) died in county Westmeath on 26 January.
 

SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE

Alexander Christian Erbprinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe (son of Philipp-Ernst Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and of his wife, the former Eva-Benita Freiin von Tiele-Winckler) and his wife, Princess Marie Luise (Lilly) zu Sayn-Wittgenstein- Berleburg (daughter of Otto-Ludwig Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his wife Annette, née Freiin von Cramm) were divorced on 14 February in Munich.
[They had been married in 1993 and have one child, Heinrich Donatus, who reportedly will live with his mother in Munich.]
 

SPAIN

Alfonso Galobart y Marone Conzano (son of Jaime Galobart y Satrustequi and of his wife, Donna Giovanna Marona Cinzano [herself the daughter of Conte Enrico Marone and of his wife, the late Infanta Cristina of Spain]) and his wife, née Alejandra Kindelán y Oteyza, had their second child, Alfonso, on 15 February.
[Their first child, Andrea, was born 6 Dec 1999.]

Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duquesa de Palma de Mallorca [younger daughter of King Juan Carlos], and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin, had their third son, Miguel, at Barcelona on 30 April.

Maria Cristina de Borbón y Bosch-Labrus, Duquesa de Durcal (b.1913, daughter of Fernando Sebastian de Borbón y de Madan, Duque de Durcal (1891-1944) [himself the son of Pedro Alcantara de Borbón y de Borbón (1862-1892) (himself the son of Sebastian, Infant of Spain and Portugal (1811-1875))] and of his wife, Maria Letitia Bosch-Labrus y Blat (1891-1981)) died on 28 July.
[She married in 1931 Antenor Patino y Rodriguez (1896-1982), a Bolivian diplomat and businessman. They were divorced in 1959. They had two daughters: Maria Cristina, who married three times, including her first marriage to Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon; and Isabel, wife of the late and notorious Sir James Goldsmith.]

Bruno Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón (second son of Luis Gomez-Acebo y de Estrada and of his wife, Infanta Pilar of Spain (sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain)) married Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza (daughter of Antonio Cano Villajos and of Maria Carmen de la Plaza y Donoso) at the Monasterio de la Encarnación in Madrid on 5 October.

Juan Manuel Urquijo y de Morales died in Madrid on 9 October.
[He married in Madrid in 1967 Maria Cristina de Baviera y de Mesia (daughter of José Eugenio de Baviera, Infant of Spain (1909-1966) and of his wife, Marisol de Mesia y Lesseps). He is survived by his wife. The couple had no children.]

Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Principessa Torlonia di Civitella Cesi, died at Rome on 22 November.
[She was the last surviving child of King Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886-1941) and of his wife, Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887-1969). She was born at San Ildefonso on 22 Jun 1909. She married at Rome in 1935 Alessandro Torlonia Principe di Civitella Cesi (1911-1986). They had four children, three of whom survive her.]
 

SWEDEN

Count Carl Folke Bernadotte (son of Count Folke Bernadotte (b.1931), himself the son of Count Folke Bernadotte (1895-1948), who was son of Prince Oskar of Sweden (1859-1953)) and his wife, the former Birgitta Larsson, had a second son, William, born at Uppsala on 4 February.

Count Sigvard Bernadotte (born 1907 as Prince Sigvard of Sweden, son of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, etc) died at Borgarhemmet, Stockholm, on 5 February.
[He is survived by his third wife, the former Marianne Lindberg, one son, and a granddaughter.]

Baron Hans De Geer af Finspång and his wife Baroness Christina Louise Silfverschiöld (eldest daughter of Niclas, Baron Silfverschiöld and of his wife Princess Désirée of Sweden) had their second child, a son, Ian Carl Gerard, on 20 February.
 

TWO SICILIES

Cecilia García de Saéz y de Borbón (only dau of the late Miguel García de Saéz y Telleca and of his former wife Princess Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies) married Pedro Homar at Madrid on 9 March.

Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, Princess Anne d'Orléans) and her husband, Pedro Lopez-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia, are expecting their second child.

Princess Ines of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, Princess Anne d'Orléans) and her husband, Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano, are expecting their first child.

Princess Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b.1973, daughter of Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg) is engaged to marry Count Carl Fredrik Johan Creutz (b.11 Nov 1971, son of Count Carl Johan Lennart Creutz (b.2 Sep 1946) and of Kristina Maria Kemner (b.20 May 1948)).
 

WALDECK-PYRMONT

Prince Christian-Ludwig zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (son of Prince Georg-Viktor and of his wife, Margarete von Klitzing) and his wife, Camilla Barbara Christiane Gräfin von Holck (daughter of Christian Heinrich Nikolaus Graf von Holck and of his wife, Barbara von Gottberg), had their third son, Casimir, on 5 February.

Prince Georg-Wilhelm zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (son of Prince Christian-Peter zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont and of his wife, née Sybille Pieper) and his wife, née Freda Riedesel Frn zu Eisenbach, had their third child, Sophie Charlotte Helene Constanze, at Lüneburg on 15 August.

Prince Nikolaus zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (son of Prince Volkwin zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont and of his first wife, née Orlinda Freiin v.Gablenz) married Princess Katharina zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (daughter of Prince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his wife, née Princess Luise v.Schönburg-Waldenburg) on 29 September.

Prince Wolrad Friedrich August Wittekind Florenz Michael zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (second son of Prince Georg-Viktor zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont and of his wife, née Margarete v.Klizting) will marry Elisabeth v.Trotha (daughter of Thilo v.Trotha and of his wife, née Ulrike Abels).
 

WÜRTTEMBERG

Robert von Keudell (great grandson of the late Robert von Keudell and of the late Alexandra von Grünhof, herself a daughter of Duke Ernst of Württemberg and of his morganatic wife Natalie Eischborn, created Frau von Grünhof) and his wife Leonie Gräfin von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (daughter of Friedrich Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and of Karin Duve) had a daughter, Sophie Karin Gunhild Fredemarie von Keudell on 19 January.
 

YUGOSLAVIA

Nicholas Balfour (son of Neil Balfour and of his wife, Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia [herself the daughter of Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia (1893-1976) and of his wife, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903-1997)]) and his wife, née Stéphanie de Brouwer, had their first child, India Lily Alexandra, at Portland Hospital, London, on 17 October.