Royal News of 2002, Section II
 

Updated 22 June 2004
 

ARENBERG

Prince Henri Antoine Marie d'Arenberg (son of Jean, Duke d'Arenberg, and of his wife, née Princess Sophie of Bavaria) and his wife, née Vicomtesse Dainé de Spoelberch (daughter of Vicomte André de Spoelberch and of his wife, née Claude Marie Amédée Thérèse Gabrielle de Clermont-Tonnerre), had their first child, Charles-Ferdinand.

Prince Etienne d'Arenberg (son of Jean, Duke d'Arenberg, and of his wife, née Princess Sophie of Bavaria) and his wife, née Andrienne Keller, had their second child, Larissa, on 18 March.
[Their first child, Amélie, was born in 2000.]
 

AUERSPERG

Franz Joseph Fürst von Auersperg-Trautson (son of Eduard Karl Fürst von Auersperg-Trautson (1917-2002) and of his wife, née Countess Isabelle d'Aspremont-Lynden (1923-2001)) and his wife, Archduchess Maria Costanza of Austria (daughter of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Yolande de Ligne), had a daughter, Eleonora, on 28 May.
[The couple had already a biological daughter, Ladislaya (b.26 Feb 1999), as well as an adopted daughter, Anna Maria (b.1997). Another daughter, Alexandra, was born and died on 9 Feb 1998.]

Prince Johann Weikhard von Auersperg-Breunner (b.1961, son of Prince Heinrich von Auersperg-Breunner and of his wife, Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria) married Maria Philippa Gräfin Calice at Vienna on 7 June.
[She was born in Brussels on 1 Oct 1974, daughter of Andreas Graf Calice and of his wife, née Maria Fernanda Edle von Steinhart.]

Eduard Karl Fürst von Auersperg-Trautson (b.1917, son of Prince Franz von Auersperg-Trautson (1887-1953) and of his wife, Princess Hedwig von Lobkowicz (1894-1966)) died on 11 June.
[He had succeeded his grandfather, Fürst Eduard (1863-1956) on his death. He married Countess Isabelle d'Aspremont- Lynden (1923-2001) in 1954. He is survived by their three children and thirteen grandchildren. He is succeeded by his son, Franz Joseph Gobert Eduard Maria, who is married to Archduchess Maria Constanza of Austria.

Eleonore Gräfin von Stillfried-Mettich, née Princess von Auersperg (b.Greifenstein 22 Sep 1919, daughter of Adolf Erbprinz von Auersperg (1886-1923) and of his wife, née Gabrielle Gräfin von Clam und Gallas) died at Salzburg before 4 November 2002 (when the death was reported in the Salzburger Nachrichten).
[She had married in 1971, as his second wife, Wolfgang Graf von Stillfried-Mettich (1905-1983), and is survived by her stepchildren.]
 

BENTHEIM-STEINFURT

Eberhardus Freiherr von Wrede and his wife, née Katharina Maritta de Beliczey de Baicza (daughter of István de Beliczey de Baicza and of his wife, Princess Marie Adelheid zu Bentheim und Steinfurt [herself the daughter of Viktor Adolf Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (1883-1961) and of his second wife, Princess Rosa Helene zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1901-1963)]) had their third child, Antonia Ingrid Christine, on 6 December.
 

CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN

Christian Friedrich Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (b.1970, son of Börries Friedrich Frommhold Hans Gotthard Oskar Gf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, the former Barbara Engel) died on 4 January [in Munich?].

Andrew William Grant and his wife, Beatrice, née Huntington-Whiteley (daughter of John Miles Huntington-Whiteley (himself the son of Sir Herbert Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, 2nd Bt., and of his wife, Lady Pamela Margaret Baldwin (daughter of Stanley Baldwin, Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, Prime Minister of Great Britain three times between the wars)) and of his wife, Viktoria Adelheid Gräfin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (daughter of Friedrich-Wolfgang Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, Princess Karoline-Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)) had a second son on 15 February. The name of the child is unknown to me at this time.
 

CROY

Princess Sophie Margrethe von Croy (b.1971, daughter of Prince Anton Egon Clemens von Croy and of his first wife, née Maria Antonia Fundulus) and her husband, Hermann Freiherr von Rotenhan (b.1968, son of Eyring Karl Sigmund Lothar Freiherr von Rotenhan and of his wife, née Ingeborg v.Tresckow) had their second child and first daughter, Viktoria Camilla Isabella Freda Wilhelmine Freiin von Rotenhan, at Bamberg on 20 February.

Roszell Dulany Hunter and his wife, née Marie Gabrielle le Gentil de Rosmorduc (daughter of Vicomte Tanguy le Gentil de Rosmorduc and of his wife, the late Princess Sophie von Croy [herself the daughter of Prince Anton von Croy (1893-1973) and of his wife, née Rosalie v.Heyden-Linden (1894-1942)]) had their fourth daughter, Aglaé, on 21 February.

Prince Alexander von Croy (b.1912, son of Prince Alexander von Croy (1873-1937) and of his wife, Mathilde Gräfin v.Stockau (1881-1949)) died on 3 May.
[He had married firstly in 1938 Anne Campbell, by whom he had three children who survive him. He married secondly in 1978 Ethel Evelyn Primrose Winch, who also survives him.]

Javier Bañon Trevino and his wife, née Countess Sophie of Limburg-Stirum (daughter of Count Albert of Limburg-Stirum [himself the son of Count Thierry of Limburg-Stirum and of his wife, Princess Marie Imaculée of Croy] and of his wife, née Marianne Bracht) had their first child, a daughter, Cosima, on 6 June.

Olivier de Duve and his wife, née Countess Isabelle d'Yve de Bavay (daughter of Comte Féliz d'Yve de Bavay [himself the son of Charles Marquis d'Yve de Bavay and of his wife, Princess Mathilde von Croy] and of his wife, Diane Gräfin v.Marchant u.Ansembourg) had their first child, Eugénie, in London on 19 June.

Count Christophe de Limburg Stirum (son of Count Albert de Limburg Stirum [himself the son of the late Count Thierry de Limburg Stirum and of Princess Marie-Immaculée de Croÿ] and of Marianne (of the barons) Bracht) and his wife née Eloïse du Petit Thouars had a third daughter, Pauline, on 26 June.

Vicomte Olivier le Gentil de Rosmorduc (son of Vicomte Tanguy le Gentil de Rosmorduc and of his first wife, Princess Sophie von Croy) and his wife, née Eleanor Clare Fraser, had their third child, Alexandra, on 23 October.

Prince Albrecht-Alexander von Croy (third son of Prince Clemens von Croy and of his wife, Marie Therese Gräfin von Schaesberg) married Katharina Frühe (daughter of Wolfgang Frühe and of Agnes Lögler) at Kranichstein on 2 November.

Princess Marie-Thérèse von Croy (only daughter of Carl, Duke von Croy, and of his wife, Princess Gabrielle of Bavaria) married Stephan Graf v.Walderdorff in a civil ceremony only at Coesfeld on 5 July.
[He is son of Johannes Graf von Walderdorff and of his wife, Sophie Freiin von Hoenning O'Carroll. He had previously married Alexandra von Witzleben and has two daughters.She has a daughter, Laura Gabrielle Irmingard von Croy] (updated 25 May 2003)

Jean-Valentin de Pierre de Bernis Calvière (son of Comte Bertrand de Pierre de Bernis Calvière [himself the son of Joachim de Pierre de Bernis Calvière and of his wife, Princess Simone Armande de Croy] and of his wife, née Marie-Noële Franques) became engaged to Anne Dorothée de Pourtalès (b.Paris 21 Jul 1978, daughter of Comte Charles-Maurice de Pourtalès and of his wife, née Ségolène de Mandat-Grancey).
 

FUGGER von GLÖTT

Helena Gräfin von Arco-Zinneberg (b.1971, daughter of Karl Graf von Arco-Zinneberg [himself the son of Ferdinand Graf von Arco-Zinneberg and of his second wife, Maria Gräfin Fugger von Glött] and of his wife, Hedwig Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck [herself the daughter of Georg Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck and of his wife, Marie Sophie Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee]) will marry Felix Offermann.
 

FÜRSTENBERG

Joachim Egon Fürst zu Fürstenberg (b.1923, son of Prince Maximilian zu Fürstenberg (1896-1959) and of Wilhelmine Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau (1902-1964)) died at Donaueschingen on 9 July.
[He succeeded his uncle as Fürst in 1973. He had married in 1947 Paula Gräfin zu Königsegg-Aulendorf and is survived by her and by six children. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Heinrich (b.1950).]

Princess Teresa zu Fürstenberg (daughter of the late Prince Friedrich zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, Princess Teresa zur Lippe) and her first husband, Angelo Bucarelli, were divorced.
[They had three daughters born from the marriage.]

Princess Teresa zu Fürstenberg (daughter of the late Prince Friedrich zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, Princess Teresa zur Lippe) married, secondly, at St.Moritz on 26 October, Giancarlo Borsetti, a journalist.
 

HARRACH

Robert Edward William Buchan (son of David William Sinclair Buchan of Auchmacoy and of his wife, Hon Susan Scott-Ellis [herself the daughter of John Scott-Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, Irene Gräfin v.Harrach]) and his wife, Ana Paula, née Aleida Franca, had a son, Harry, on 1 January.

Marc Graf von Andlau-Homburg (b.1973, son of Georg Graf von Andlau-Homburg (himself the son of Marc Graf von Andlau-Homburg and of his wife, Ludwiga Gräfin von und zu Sprinzenstein (herself the daughter of Maximilian Graf von und zu Sprinzenstein and of his wife, Marianne Gräfin von Harrach))) married Fleur de Galard de Béarn in Paris on 4 May.
[She is the daughter of Comte Arnaud de Galard de Béarn and of his wife, née Patricia Taittinger.]

Isabelle Gräfin Czernin v.Chudenitz (daughter of Joseph Graf Czernin v.Chudenitz and of his wife, Hon Hazel Scott-Ellis (herself the daughter of the late John, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, Irene Gräfin von Harrach)) and her husband, Mark Burnell, had their first child, a son, Ivan Joseph Straker Burnell, on 15 May.

Leonhard Carl Johannes Graf v.Harrach zu Rohrau u.Thannhausen (second son of Jobst-Babo Gf v.Harrach zu Rohrau u.Thannhausen and of Eva-Marie [of the Freiherren] von Heyl zu Herrnsheim) will marry Melissa Rieder.
[She is a daughter of Robert Rieder and of Judy-Anne Stone (of Vancouver, Canada). The engagement was announced in December.]

Philippa Gräfin Czernin v.Chudenitz (daughter of Joseph Graf Czernin v.Chudenitz and of his wife, Hon Hazel Scott-Ellis (herself the daughter of the late John, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, Irene Gräfin von Harrach)) and her husband, Alexander Mitchell, had a second daughter, Alexia Marie Jocelyn, on 17 June.
 

HOHENLOHE-LANGENBURG

Prince Pablo zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (second son of Prince Max zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1931-1994) and of his first wife, Ana de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Marquesa de Navahermosa) married Ana del Prado Muguiro (daughter Carlos del Prado, Marques de Caicedo (himself the son of Mariano del Prado, Marques de Acapulco, and of his wife, Maria de la Encarnacion Ruspoli (herself the daughter of Carlos Luis Ruspoli, Duque de Alcudia y de Sueca))) in Toledo on 8 June.

Prince Hubertus zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (son of Prince Gottfried zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his first wife, née Uta von Freyhold) and his wife, née Karina Frowein, had their second son, Casimir, at Munich on 12 November.
 

HOHENLOHE-OEHRINGEN

Philip William Hope-Cobbold, formerly Hope-Johnstone, (b.1943, son of William August Ludwig Vernon Hope- Johnstone [(1914-1993), himself the son of George Hope-Johnstone and of his wife, Princess Luise zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen] and of his wife, née Pamela Cobbold [(1920-1994), herself the daughter of John Murray Cobbold and of his wife, Lady Blanche Cavendish (daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire)]) married Mrs Raewyn M. Hackett-Jones in Suffolk on 21 December.
[He had married 1stly in 1968 Antonia Jay Hutton-Potts, with whom he has three sons.]
 

HOHENLOHE-SCHILLINGSFÜRST, von RATIBOR und CORVEY

Benedikt Metternich-Sandor, Prince von Ratibor und Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, (son of Franz Albrecht Metternich-Sandor, Duke von Ratibor, Fürst von Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, and of his wife, née Isabella Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheid-Krautheim u.Dyck) married Anna-Christine von Oswald (daughter of Michael von Oswald [himself the son of Wilhelm Karl Friedrich von Oswald and of his wife, Princess Anna Christine zur Lippe-Weissenfeld] and of his wife, née Dorothea von Matuschka, Freiin von Gablenz) at Marien-Wallfahrtskirche, Attersee, on 21 September. (added 4 Feb 2003)
 

ISENBURG

Erika Freifrau von Houwald, née Freiin von Thüngen, died on 19 May.
[She was born in 1918, daughter of Lutz Freiherr von Thüngen ((1894-1940), himself the son of Hans Karl Freiherr von Thüngen (1851-1926) and of his wife, Julia Gräfin von Giech (1854-1927)) and of his wife, Irmgard Freiin von Thüngen ((1894-1981), herself the daughter of Rudolf Freiherr von Thüngen (1855-1929) and of Princess Elisabeth von Isenburg (1864-1946)). She married firstly in 1942 Ludwig von Bernus (1913-1942). She married secondly in 1951 Franz-Gottlob Freiherr von Houwald (1907-1976).]

Prince Maximilian zu Ysenburg u.Büdingen (second son of Wolfgang-Ernst Fürst zu Ysenburg u.Büdingen[in Wächtersbach] and of his wife, née Princess Leonille zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg)became engaged to Sophie De Bois (b.29 Aug 1970, daugter of Francis De Bois and of his former wife, née Diane Marie Marguerite Ghislaine de Woot de Trixhe de Jannée).
 

LEYEN

The engagement was announced between Camilla Freiin von Freyberg-Eisenberg (b.Munich 27 May 1961, daughter of Georg Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg and of his wife, née Princess Maria Adelheid von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck) and Comte Emmanuel de Catuélan (b.Château Catuélan 31 Oct 1957, son of Comte Pierre de Catuélan and of his wife, née Odette de Chaumont-Quitry).
[Camilla's maternal grandfather, Erwein (1894-1970), was the last Fürst von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck. He adopted Camilla's brother, Philipp Erwein Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg, who now bears the name "Prinz von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck".]
 

LOBKOWICZ

Matthew Dickinson and his wife, née Larissa Miloradovich (daughter of Serafim Miloradovich and of his wife, née Agnes Freiin v.Hoenning O'Carroll [herself the daughter of Zdenko Freiherr v.Hoenning O'Carroll and of his wife, née Princess Margarete von Lobkowicz) had their first child, Anastasia Maria Rosa, in London, on 7 December.

The engagement was announced of Lidwine Gräfin von Westerholt und Gysenberg (daughter of Engelbert Graf von Westerholt und Gysenberg and of his wife, Countess Louise of Limburg-Stirum [herself the daughter of Count Charles of Limburg-Stirum and of his wife, Princess Kuniginde von Lobkowicz]) with Comte Charles-Emmanuel de Ribaucourt (b.Mons 18 Oct 1976, son of Comte Etienne de Ribaucourt and of his wife, née Claire Everarts de Velp.
 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG

Maria Theodora Gräfin von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck and her husband, Conte Manfredi della Gherardesca, had a second child, Margarita Adriana Josephine, in London on 5 May.
[Maria Theodora is daughter of Ruprecht Graf von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck and of his wife, Josephine Clara Lowry-Corry (of the family of the Earls Belmore). It should be noted that Ruprecht and other members of his family have sometimes been accorded the title of Prince zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. The question of the exact titles of this branch of the family stems from the marriage of Rupprecht's great-grandfather, Prince Leopold, to Amalie Wollrabe. It was apparently recognized by the Fürst at the time, but the Fürst died five days after the marriage, and the subsequent Fürst did not recognize the marriage as being ebenbürtig.]
 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROSENBERG

Princess Christina zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (daughter of Aloys-Konstantin Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim- Rosenberg and of his wife, née Princess Anastasia of Prussia) married Guido v.Rohr (b.Hannover 27 Sep 1969, son of Gisilot von Rohr and of his wife, née Sylvia Fischer-Bühring) in a religious ceremony at Kleinheubach on 5 October.
 

OETTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN

Hereditary Prince Carl-Eugen zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein (son of Moritz Fst zu Oettingen- Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein and of his wife, Princess Lioba zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) and his wife, née Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (daughter of Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and of his wife, née Gabriella Gräfin v.Schönborn-Wiesentheid) were divorced in 2002.
[They were married in 1994 and have a son, Johannes (b.1998) and a daughter, Helena (b.1995).]

Princess Elisabeth zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein (daughter of Prince Wolfgang zu Oettingen- Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein (1924-2001) and of his first wife, née henriette de Longueval Gräfin von Buquoy (1917-1967)) has separated from her second husband, Kolia van Ginneken, and are divorcing. They were married in 2000.

Isabelle Sielaff, Prinzessin zu Oettingen-Wallerstein (b.1952, daughter of Prinz Wolfgang zu Oettingen-Wallerstein (1924-2002) and of his first wife, née Henriette de Longueval Gräfin von Buquoy (1917-1967)) died at Berlin on 30 December 2002, and was buried at Berlin-Wannsee on 14 January 2003. (added 22 Jun 2004)
 

ORSINI und ROSENBERG

Alexander Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (b.1913, son of Paul Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1879-1938) and of his wife, Gabriele Gräfin von Orsini und Rosenberg (1879-1951, she was herself the daughter of Felix Graf von Orsini und Rosenberg and of his wife, Franziska Freiin Henniger von Seeberg)) died on 5 April.
[He had married Diana Zannick Hutton in 1949. She died in 1982. He is survived by three daughters.]

Georg Freiherr Mayr v.Melnhof (son of Friedrich Frhr Mayr v.Melnhof (whose mother was Maria Anna Gräfin v.Meran) and of Maria Anna Gräfin v.Orsini u.Rosenberg (daughter of the late Fürst Johannes v.Orsini u.Rosenberg and of Henriette Gräfin Larisch v.Moennich)) will marry Andrea [last name unknown], a physiotherapist.
 

ORTENBURG

Moritz Graf zu Ortenburg (b.1975, son of Joachim Graf zu Ortenburg and of his wife, née Ilsabe v.Brünneck) is engaged to marry Regina Christine Thekla Alix Freiin v.Ledebur (daughter of Ernst Karl Heinrich Frhr v.Ledebur and of his wife, née Alix v.Watzdorf.)
 

PLATEN HALLERMUND

Johann-Christoph Freiherr von Wangenheim (son of Heinz Max Hubert Kurt Melchior Frieherr von Wangenheim (1912-1997) and of his wife, Marie-Dorothee, née Roemer (herself the daughter of Wilhelm Roemer (1890-1984) and of his wife, Marie Gabrielle Gräfin von Platen Hallermund (1908-1996))) married Alexandra Gräfin zu Münster, Freiin von Oer (daughter of Ludbert Ernst Alexander Graf zu Münster, Freiherr von Oer, and of his wife, Hedwig, née Boltze) at Reit im Winkl on 6 April.
 

RATIBOR und CORVEY

Prince Tassilo von Ratibor und Corvey, zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (son of Franz Albrecht, Duke von Ratibor, Fürst von Corvey, and of his wife, née Isabella Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck) and his wife, née Clarissa Gräfin zu Toerring-Jettenbach (daughter of Hans-Veit Graf zu Toerring-Jettenbach and of his wife, née Princess Henriette zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein) had their second child and first son, Gregor, on 25 August. (added 2 Nov 2003)
 

SALM-HORSTMAR

Marie Therese Fürstin zu Salm-Horstmar, née Gräfin zu Castell-Castell, died on 11 July.
[She was born at Munich on 30 Dec 1917, daughter of Otto Friedrich Graf zu Castell-Castell (1868-1939) and of his wife, Amélie princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1883-1978). In 1937 she married Philipp Franz Fürst zu Salm-Horstmar (1909-1996). They divorced in 1979. She is survived by the four sons (including Philipp Otto Fürst zu Salm-Horstmar) and eight grandchildren from that marriage.]
 

SALM-REIFFERSCHEIDT-RAITZ

Moritz Edler von Schuschnigg (son of Heinrich Edler von Schuschnigg and of Elisabeth Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt- Raitz (herself the daughter of Niklas Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz-Ungnad-Weißenwolff (1904-1970) and of his first wife, Princess Irene von Thurn und Taxis)) will marry Stefanie Constance Gräfin von Merveldt (daughter of Hubertus Graf von Merveldt and of Gela-Maja Gernhardt) in Drensteinfurt, Germany on 13 July.

Elisabeth Freiin v.Lederer (daughter of Andreas Frhr v.Lederer and of his wife, Henriette Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt- Raitz [herself the daughter of Niklas Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz-Ungnad-Weißenwolff (1904-1970) and of his first wife, Princess Irene von Thurn und Taxis]) married Paul Karl Harald Hoffmann v.Rumerstein (son of Karl Sigmund Joseph Peter Julius Hoffmann v.Rumerstein and of his wife, née Gabriele v.Foglar-Deinhardstein) on 1 August, with a religious ceremony following on 31 August.
 

SALM-SALM

Antonia Freifrau von Süßkind-Schwendi, born Gräfin Droste zu Vischering (daughter of Felix Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein (1871-1953) and of his wife, Princess Auguste zu Salm-Salm (1881-1946)) died at Köln-Merheim on 4 January.
[She was born at Herten on 12 Oct 1916 and had married Alexander Freiherr von Süßkind-Schwendi in 1951. She had one child, Elisabeth, who married Nicolaus von Köckritz in 1974.]
 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBURG

Prince Sebastian zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son of Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (himself the son of the late Fürst Gustav Albrecht zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and of his first wife, the former Birgitta af Klercker) married Julie Toussaint at Château Villebadin on the weekend of 6 July.
[Julie Toussaint is daughter of Philippe Toussaint.]

Prince Karl-Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg died on 12 December.
[He was born at Kassel 31 Oct 1919, son of Prince Wolfgang Friedrich Max zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his first wife, née Editha v.Niesewand. He married in 1947 Monica Gräfin Wolff Metternich zur Gracht. He is survived by her and their four children.]
 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-HOHENSTEIN

Lanzo Freiherr Wambolt von Umstadt (b.1934, son of Karl Freiherr Wambolt von Umstadt (1890-1965) and of his wife, Baroness Ingeborg Silfverschiold) died on 4 February.
[He had married 1stly in 1966 Princess Loreatta zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (daughter of Christian Heinrich Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein and of his first wife, Beatrix Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen). They divorced in 1973. He married secondly in 1977 Sibylle Lupp. He is survived by her and by three children. One son by the second marriage died in 1984, aged two.]

Dagmar Fürstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (daughter of Prince Georg zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (1873-1960) and of his wife, Marie, Freifrau von Freusburg, née Rühm, and widow of Christian Heinrich Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein- Hohenstein) died at Schwarzenau on 13 February.
[Her parents' marriage was considered to be morganatic, though she, her sister, and one of her two brothers were accorded the title of Prince[ss] zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein. Her uncle, August Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, died in 1948, the last of his line except for the morganatic branch. August had adopted a kinsman, Prince Christian Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein- Berleburg, who succeeded him as Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein on his death. This Christian Heinrich married in 1960, as his second wife, Princess Dagmar. Christian Heinrich had three children from his first marriage, and two from his marriage with Dagmar. Dagmar is survived by her daughter, Madeleine, and her son, Bernhart Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, and two grandchildren.]

Prince Georg zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (son of Prince Botho zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (himself the son of Prince Georg zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (1873-1960) and of his wife, Marie, Freifrau von Freusburg, née Rühm)) and his wife, Benedikta, née Freiin von Maydell von Wolffersdorff, had their second child and first son. [The name and date of birth are unknown to me at this time, but he was baptized on 16 February.]
 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-SAYN

Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (son of Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and of his wife, née Gabriella Gräfin v.Schönborn-Wiesentheid) and his wife, née Corinna Larsen, had their first child, Alexander Kyril Ludwig Peter Salentin Maria Gabriel, in February. He was baptized at the Sayner Schloßkapelle on 29 June. (updated 10 Jun 2003)

Hereditary Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (son of Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and of his wife, née Gabriella Gräfin v.Schönborn-Wiesentheid) is engaged since August 25 to marry Donna Priscilla Incisa della Rochetta.
[She was born at Rome on 18 Feb 1975, daughter of Don Niccolò Incisa della Rochetta and of his wife, née Donna Giulia Aloisi. She is herself descended from the marriage of Princess Antoinette zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn with Don Mario Principe Chigi della Rovere Albani.)]

Jan Michalski (husband of Vera Hoffmann [herself the daughter of Lukas Hoffmann and of his wife, Daria Gräfin Razumovsky von Wigstein (herself the daughter of Andreas Graf Razumovsky von Wigstein and of his wife, Princess Katarina Sayn-Wittgenstein)]) died at Geneva on 28 August.
 

SCHAESBERG

Christoph Graf von Schaesberg (b.1963, son of Heinrich Graf von Schaesberg (1922-1996) and of his wife, Margarethe Princess of Croy (b.1930)) and his wife, Maria Matz Gräfin v.Spiegelfeld, had their third child, Tassilo Heinrich Franz Carl Peter Joseph Maria, in Vienna, on 8 April.

Alexandra Maria von Seemen, née Billig, widowed Gräfin von Schaesberg, died at Munich on 23 May.
[She was the widow of Julius Graf von Schaesberg (1887-1956) and married secondly a von Seemen in 1961.]
 

SCHÖNBORN

According to a correspondent, Johanna Gräfin von Schönborn, née Moser, died, apparently in 2002 before 19 December.
[She was a painter, the daughter of Josef Moser, and married in Vienna on 10 May 1963 Hugo-Damian Graf von Schönborn (1916-1979).]
 

SCHÖNBORN-BUCHHEIM

Damian Erbgraf v.Schönborn-Buchheim (son of Friedrich Karl Graf v.Schönborn-Buchheim and of his wife, Princess Isabelle d'Orléans) married Deirdre Mary Ascough at Blessington, near Dublin, on 2 February.
[She is the daughter of Matthew Ascough and Carmen Cusack.]

Vinzenz Graf v.Schönborn-Buchheim (son of Friedrich Karl Graf v.Schönborn-Buchheim and of his wife, Princess Isabelle d'Orléans) married Katharina Maria Christiane Martina Graf in Neulengbach, Austria, on 4 May.
[She is the eldest child of Wolfgang Graf and of Marie-Antoinette Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and she was born in Vienna on January 30th, 1975.]

Gabriela Sebastián de Erice (daughter of José Pedro Sebastián de Erice y Gómez Acebo, Spanish ambassador in Germany, and of his wife Teresa Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim) married José Domecq Wenet in the church of Sotogrande in Cadiz, Spain (probably) on 11 July.
 

SCHÖNBURG-GLAUCHAU

Maximilian Graf von Oppersdorff (son of Josef Graf von Opperdorff and of his wife, Maria Assunta Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau) and his wife, née Margerita Freiin von und zu Bodman, had their first child, a daughter, Philippa, in late 2001 or early 2002.
 

SCHÖNBURG-HARTENSTEIN

Peter Otto von Simson (second son of Ernst von Simson [himself the son of Otto von Simson and of his wife, Princess Aloysia von Schönburg-Hartenstein] and of his former wife, née Kate Burke) and his wife, née Gabrielle Gold, had twins, Charles Edward and Isabelle Rose, at New York on 4 February.

Peter Freiherr von Aretin died on 9 December.
[He was born at Münchsdorf in 1923, son of Karl Freiherr von Aretin (1884-1945) and of his wife, Elisabeth Freiin von Gebsattel (1887-1968). In 1954 he married Marie Walburga Freiin von und zu Franckenstein (daughter of Georg Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein (1898-1965) and of his wife, Princess Karoline von Schönburg-Hartenstein (1898-1985). He is survived by her, their three children, and many grandchildren.]
 

SOLMS-HOHENSOLMS-LICH

Princess Marie-Anna zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, Burggräfin und Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten (daughter of Reinhard, Fürst zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1867-1951) and of his wife, Marka Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (1879-1965)) died at Bad Bentheim on 1 April.
[She was born in 1910 and had married in 1931 Christof Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten (1904-1994), and they had six children. Her eldest son, Georg, died in 1999.]

Andreas Graf Razumovsky von Wigstein died on 26 July.
[He was born at Schönstein near Troppau on 15 Nov 1929, son of Andreas Graf Razumovsky von Wigstein (1892-1981) and of his wife, Princess Katharina Sayn-Wittgenstein (1895-1983). In 1959 he married Princess Dorothea zu Solms-
Hohensolms-Lich (b.1935, daughter of Hermann Erbprinz zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1902-1940) and of his wife, Gertrud, Freiin und Herrin von Werthern (1913-1987), and sister of the current Fürst Philipp-Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich).
 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

Wilhelm-Emanuel Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (b.1917, son of Joseph Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1874-1956) and of his wife, Theresia Freiin von Ketteler (1890-1973)) died in Wiesbaden on 6 April.
[He had married 1stly in 1949 Elisabeth Gräfin von Plessen. They divorced in 1970. In 1972 he married Christiane Edle von Braunmühl. He is survived hy her and hs four children from the first marriage.]

Anna Regina Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (b.1927, daughter of Bernhard Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1881-1952) and of his wife, the Archduchess Hedwig of Austria (1896-1970)) died in Brussels on 2 May.
[She had married in 1954 Jack de Spirlet and is survived by him and four of their five children.]

Theresa Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (b.1973, daughter of Ferdinand Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1926-1998) and of his wife, née Jutta Freiin von Cramm) married Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl at Stift Rein, Austria, on 13 April.

Annemarie Elisabeth Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg, née Klaas, died on 23 July.
[She was born  at Zürich in 1933, daughter of Matheus Klaas and of Ida Lysse. In 1955 she married Hermann Hirzel, but they were divorced in 1972. In 1972 she married Wilhelm Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (b.1927, seventh and youngest child of Joseph Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1874-1956) and of his wife, Theresia Freiin v.Ketteler), whose first marriage, to Princess Irene von Isenburg, had been dissolved by divorce in 1970. She had no issue by her second marriage. She is survived by her husband, by three stepchildren, and (apparently, by a son, Philipp Hirzel, by her first marriage.]

Ida Gräfin von Plettenberg (for 76 years Sister Dominika ADJC) died on 25 October, aged 98.
[She was born at Hovestadt in 1904, the daughter of Joseph Graf von Plettenberg (1866-1951) and of his wife, née Helene Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1875-1933), herself the daughter of Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Bertha Gräfin von Falkenhayn.] (added 16 Feb 2003)

Angela Gräfin von Ballestrem died at Strading on 26 October.
[She was born at Ober-Gläsersdorf in 1907, the daughter of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem (1860-1920) and of his wife, née Agnes Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1874-1940). She was unmarried.]
 

STOLBERG-WERNIGERODE

Prince Georg Heinrich zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (son of the late Christian-Heinrich Fürst zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Marie Freiin v.Maltzahn) will marry Katja Kienlin.

Siegfried Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (b.Dierfordt 16 Apr 1937, son of Bolko Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Marie-Elise Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode) died at Dierfordt on 29 December.
[He had married in 1964 Renate Marie Luther, by whom he had a son and a daughter.. They divorced in 1973.] (added 2 Apr 2003)
 

TRAUTTMANSDORFF

Thomas Graf v.u.zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (son of Johannes Maximilian Graf v.u.zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and of his wife, née Princess Johanna v.Auersperg) will marry Miriam Neaga.

Felicia Alexandra Gräfin v.u.zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (daughter of the late Michael Johann Graf v.u.zu Trauttmansdorff-Weisnberg and of his wife, née Gabrielle Retzdorff) married Georg Graf de la Fontaine u.d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt (son of Karl Graf de la Fontaine u.d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt [whose mother was Ladislaja Gräfin v.Meran] and of his wife, née Gerda List) at Grundlsee on 24 August.
 

WALDBURG-WOLFEGG-WALDSEE

Christoph Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (elder son of Maximilian Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Henriette Freiin von Habermann) and his wife, née Viktoria Freiin von Rosenberg, had their second child, Amelie Viktoria Walburga Eleonore Maria, on 21 November.
 

WALDBURG-ZEIL

Philipp Freiherr von Loë (third son of Wessel Frhr von Loë (himself descended from the marriage of Archduchess Leopoldine of Austria (1776-1848) with Ludwig Graf von Arco (1773-1854)) and of his wife, Sophie Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (daughter of Georg Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg and of his second wife, the Archduchess Gertrud of Austria)) and his wife, Marie-Thérèse Gräfin von Ségur-Cabanac (daughter of Antoine Graf von Ségur-Cabanac and of his wife, Maria von Eltz) had their fifth child and third daughter, Marie Sophie Gudila Johanna Bernadette, on 24 February.

Burkhard Freiherr v.Ow-Wachendorf (son of Sigurd Frhr v.Ow-Wachendorf and of his wife, née Marie-Agnes Gräfin v.Westerholt u.Gysenberg) and his wife, née Agnes Freiin v.Loë (daughter of Wessel Freiherr v.Loë and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin v.Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg [herself the daughter of Georg Graf v.Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg and of his wife, Archduchess Gertrud of Austria]) had their fourth child, Maximilian Constantin Georg Maria, at Tübingen on 26 July.
 

WIED

Rüdiger Mackenthun and his wife, the former Sophie v.Klitzing (daughter of Werner v.Klitzing and of his wife, Princess Osterlind zu Wied) had their first biological child,a son, Georg Reinhard Werner, at Buenos Aires on 8 May.
[The couple have adopted two children already: Viktoria and Elisabeth.]

Prince Friedrich Christian Hermann Wilhelm Alexis zu Wied (son of Prince Metfried zu Wied and of his wife, née Felicitas Freiin v.der Pahlen) married Sibylle Garbe in a religious ceremony at Runkel on 29 June.
[The date of the civil ceremony is unknown to me. She is daughter of Günter Garbe and of Karin Butzin.]
 

WINDISCH-GRÄTZ

Princess Maria Antoinette zu Windisch-Grätz (b.1911, eleventh and youngest child of Hugo Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz and of his wife, Princess Christine von Auersperg) died in Trieste on 15 February.
[She had married Conte Girolamo di Bosdari in 1941 but had no children. He died in 1967.]

Alexander (Sándor) Maria Alfred Graf Apponyi de Nagy-Appony (b.1971, son of Alfred Graf Apponyi [himself the son of Alfred Graf Apponyi (himself the son of Karl Graf Apponyi (1878-1959) and of his wife, Aglaë Princess zu Windisch-Grätz (1887-1961))]) married Tiggy (Camilla) Anderson (daughter of Lt-Col Michael Anderson and of Mrs Layle Stephen-Anderson) in Rosslyn Chapel, near Edinburgh, on 29 June.

Prince Friedrich Karl zu Windisch-Grätz died at Gersau on 29 May.
[He was born at Heiligenberg on 7 Jul 1917, third son and fourth child of Hugo Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz (1887-1959) and of his wife Princess Leontine zu Fürstenberg (1892-1979). He married in 1959 Princess Dorothea of Hesse (daughter of Prince Christoph of Hesse and of his wife, Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark). He is survived by her, their two daughters, and six grandchildren.