Royal News of 2003, Section I


Last update on 12 June 2004
 

ANHALT

Princess Anna-Luise of Anhalt died on 1 November.
[She was born at Schloß Ballenstedt on 26 March 1933, daughter of Joachim Ernst, last reigning Duke of Anhalt, and of his second wife, née Editha Marwitz, von Stephani by adoption. In 1966 she married Thomas Birch; they divorced in 1970. She had one son, James Birch, who survives her.] (added 22 Nov 2003)

The engagement was announced 26 July, 2003, between Count Alard C.V. von Westarp, son of Count & Countess Robert von Westarp, of Emsworth, Hampshire, and Raphaelle Grimoin, daughter of M. Bernard Grimoin and the late Mme Marie-Dominique Bonnet, of Bordeaux.
[Alard is a direct male descendant of the marriage between Prince Franz of Anhalt-Bernburg (1769-1807) and Karoline Westarp, cr Gräfin von Westarp.] (added 29 Jul 2003)
 

AUSTRIA

Terry D. Fortier (husband of Ildiko Gräfin von Habsburg, Princess of Hungary [herself the daughter of Archduke Albrecht of Austria, Duke of Teschen (1897-1955) and of his second wife, née Katalin Bocskay de Felsö-Bánya (1909-2000)]) died at Fresno, California, on 12 January.
[He had been born at Alameda, California, on 11 February 1939. He married Ildiko in 1982, a second marriage for both. He is survived by her.] (added 2 Feb 2003)

Archduke Simeon of Austria (son of Archduke Rudolph) and his wife, née Princess Maria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Calabria) had their fourth child, Carlotta Adelaïde Teresa María, at Grabs on 16 January.

Archduke Eduard of Austria (son of Archduke Michael of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Christina zu Löwenstein- Wertheim-Rosenberg) and his wife, née Marie Therese Freiin von Gudenus, had their fourth child, Sophie, in Vienna on 31 January. (updated 31 May 2003)

Hermenegilde Gräfin von Meran died at Oberalm in February.
[She was born at Kuchl on 30 Aug 1908, daughter of Maximilian Frutschnigg and of his wife, née Olga Svoboda. In 1955 she married Karl Graf von Meran (whose paternal grandfather, Franz Graf von Meran, was morganatic son of Archduke Johann of Austria (1782-1859)). The couple had no children.] (added 15 Feb 2003)

Gordian Freiherr von Gudenus died on 26 February.
[He was born at Sutthausen in 1915, son of Ernst Freiherr von Gudenus ((1875-1957), himself the son of Ernst Ferdinand Freiherr von Gudenus (1833-1914) and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Schönborn (1845-1909)) and of his wife, née Maria Rosario Freiin von Korff (1893-1986). In 1951 he married Anna Maria Gräfin von Meran (1922-1999), the daughter of Philipp Graf von Meran (whose paternal grandfather was Franz Graf von Meran, son of Archduke Johann Baptist of Austria). They had four children.] (added 28 Feb 2003)

Archduke Sigismund of Austria, head of the Grand Ducal House of Tuscany (son of Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria and of his first wife, née Laetitia de Belzunce-d'Arenberg) and his wife, née ElyssaEdmonstone, had their second child, Tatyana Maria Theresia Laetitia Juliet, at Livingston, Scotland, on 3 March. (added 6 Mar 2003)

Pierre-Emmanuel Derriks and his wife, née Domitella dei Baroni Manno (daughter of Barone Vittorio Manno and of his wife, Archduchess Alice of Austria [herself the daughter of the late Archduke Gottfried, head of the Royal House of Tuscany]) had their third child, Fleur, on 28 March. (added 9 Apr 2003)

Raymond Willem van der Meide and his wife, née Archduchess Maria Christine of Austria (daughter of Archduke Joseph Arpad of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg), had their seventh child, Elisabeth, early in the year. (updated 7 Apr 2004)

Archduke Nicolaus of Austria (b.1973, son of Archduke Joseph of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) and his wife, née Eugenia de Calonje Gurrea, had their first child, Nicolas, at the Portland Hospital, London, on 2 May. (added 9 May 2003)

Gunhard Keil von Bündten and his wife, née Sarah Freiin von Kottwitz-Erdödy (daughter of Alexander Freiherr von Kottwitz-Erdödy and of his wife, Archduchess Maria Alberta of Austria-Tuscany) had their second child, Benedicta Johanna Maria Esther Franziska Christiana, at Graz on 24 May. (updated 7 Jun 2003)

Archduke Carl Peter of Austria (son of Archduke Rudolph of Austria) and his wife, née Princess Alexandra von Wrede, had their second child, Lorenz, on 18 April. (updated 20 Jun 2003)

Archduke Andreas of Austria (b.1936, son of Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Rosemary zu Salm-Salm) and his second wife, née Valerie Gräfin von Podstatzky-Lichtenstein, had their second child together, Casimir Salvator, on 27 July. (updated 24 Feb 2004)

Matthias Graf von Waldstein-Wartenberg (son of Clemens Graf von Waldstein-Wartenberg and of his wife, née Archduchess Josepha of Austria) married Agnes Schwaegerl-Tuerschenreuth (daughter of Gottfried Schwaegerl- Tuerschenreuth and of his wife Rosa) on 13th of September 2003 in his castle in Lower Austria. (updated 11 Nov 2003)

Archduke Alexander Salvator of Austria and his wife, née Marie Gabriele Gräfin von Waldstein, had their fourth child, Paul Salvator, at Vienna on 4 November. (added 21 Feb 2004)

Leonhardt Graf von Habsburg (son of Archduke István of Austria and of his wife, née Maria Anderl) and his wife, née Manuela Bach, had their first child, Seraphin. (added 7 Apr 2004)
 

BAVARIA

Mrs Suzanne Strickland, née Gräfin Larisch von Moennich, died at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on 8 April, aged 67.
[She was the daughter of Demeter Graf Larisch vonMoennich, second son of Franz-Joseph Graf Larisch von Moennich (himself the son of Georg Graf Larisch von Moennich (1855-1928) and of his first wife, née Marie Freiin von Wallersee [herself the daughter of Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria (1831-1920) and of his first wife, née Henriette Mendel, cr Freifrau von Wallersee]). Mrs Strickland is listed as being survived by her husband, Donald, three daughters and a grandchild.] (added 12 Sep 2003)

Marie Bernadette Gräfin Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka and her sister, Nathalie Gräfin Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (daughters of Thomas Graf Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka and of his wife, née Princess Maria-Theresia of Bavaria [herself the daughter of Prince Rasso of Bavaria and of his wife, Archduchess Theresia of Austria]) were married in a religious ceremony to brothers Klaus and Maximilian Fischer-Stabauer on 6 September 6, near Lake Balaton, Hungary. (added 14 Oct 2003)

Maria Theresia Gräfin von Arco-Zinneberg died at Moos on 14 September.
[She was born at Moos on 23 March 1922, daughter of Johann Georg Graf von Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos and of his second wife, Princess Gundelinde of Bavaria (herself the daughter of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and of his wife, née Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria). In 1940 she married Ludwig Graf von Arco-Zinneberg, who was killed in actionin Russia in 1942. In 1943 she married his brother, Ulrich Philipp, who died in 1980. She had a son from the first marriage and two sons (of whom one died in infancy) from the second.] (added 20 Sep 2003)
 

BELGIUM

Prince Laurent of Belgium (younger son of King Albert of the Belgians and of Queen Paola) married Claire Louise Coombs (daughter of Nicholas Coombs and of his wife, née Nicole Mertens) in Brussels on 12 April. (updated 14 Apr 2003)

Princess Astrid of Belgium (only daughter of King Albert of the Belgians and of Queen Paola) and her husband, Archduke Lorenz of Austria, had their fifth child, Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita, at Clinique Générale Saint-Jean, Brussels, on 23 April. (updated 25 Apr 2003)

Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (elder son of King Albert of the Belgians and of Queen Paola) and his wife, née Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, had their second child, Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie, at Erasme Hospital, Anderlecht, on 20 August. (updated 20 Aug 2003)
 

BRAZIL

Princess Maria Gabriela of Orlans-Braganza (twelfth and youngest child of the late Prince Pedro Henrique of Orleans-Braganza and of his wife, née Princess Maria of Bavaria) married Teodoro Hungria Machado at Petropolis on 20 December. (updated 16 Feb 2004)
 

BULGARIA

Jorge Champalimaud Raposo de Magalhães and his wife, née Alexandra-Nadejda Chrobok (daughter of Bronislaw Chrobok and of his wife, Princess Maria Luisa of Bulgaria) had their first child, Luis Wincenty António Amedeo, in Lisbon on 15 December. (updated 25 Dec 2003)
 

DENMARK

Maja Castenskiold, née Tegner, died on 3 August.
[She was born at Copenhagen on 5 May 1919, daughter of Hans Tegner and of his wife, née Ellen Braunstein. She married firstly Paul Fabricius, by whom she leaves a daughter, Charlotte. In 1971 she married, as his third wife, Carl Castenskiold (b.1923, eldest child of Jørgen Castenskiold and of his wife, Princess Dagmar of Denmark [herself the daughter of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and of his wife, Princess Luise of Sweden]).] (added 20 Aug 2003)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has announced at a press conference that her elder son, Crown Prince Frederik, is engaged to marry Mary Donaldson (b.Hobart, Tasmania, 5 Feb 1972). The official engagement announcement was made in October. The wedding will take place at Copenhagen on 14 May 2004. (updated 21 Nov 2003)

Erik Vind (son of Ivar Vind and of his wife, née Countess Alexandra of Rosenborg [herself the daughter of Prince Erik of Denmark and of his wife, née Lois Frances Booth]) and his wife, née Countess Susanne Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (daughter of Count Claus Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille and of his wife, née Countess Merete Ahlefeldt-Laurvig) are expecting their third child. (added 12 May 2003)

Countess Feodora af Rosenborg (daughter of Count Christian af Rosenborg [born Prince of Denmark, son of Prince Knud of Denmark, younger brother of King Frederik IX] and of his wife, née Anne-Dorthe Maltoft-Nielsen) is engaged to marry Eric Patte at Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen, on July 31st 2004. (added 15 Nov 2003)
 

FRANCE (BONAPARTE)

Comte Nicolas Walewski (a direct male descendant of Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, natural son of Emperor Napoléon I) and his wife, née Clotilde Le Saux, had their second son, Ladislas, at Paris on 10 January.

Comte Florian Claude René [Colonna-]Walewski (son of Comte Antoine Walewski [a direct male descendant of Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, natural son of Emperor Napoléon I] and of his wife, née Cécile Duvette) died on 14 September.
[He was born at Paris on 1 November 1935. He had married in 1963 Patricia Ghislaine Marthe Marie Jeanne de Vogüé (daughter of Comte Robert Jean de Vogüé [himself the son of Louis Antoine Melchior Marquis de Vogüé and of his wife, née Princess and Duchess Louise Marie Charlotte d'Arenberg] and of his wife, née Ghislaine Eudes d'Eudeville). He is survived by her, their two sons, two daughters, and  grandchildren.] (added 20 Sep 2003)

Marie-Caroline Walewski (daughter of Comte Florian Walewski [a direct male descendant of Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, natural son of Emperor Napoléon I] and of his wife, née Patricia de Vogüé) married Baron Patrick Kervyn de Volkaersbeke (b.Ghent 1 Oct 1969, eldest son of the late baron Thierry Kervyn de Volkarsbeke and of his wife, née Marielle [of the barons] Pecsteen) on 25 October. (updated 14 Oct 2003)
 

FRANCE (BOURBON)

Luis Alfonso de Borbón y Martinez-Bordiu, Duc d'Anjou et de Bourbon (son of Alfonso de Borbón, Duque de Cadiz, Duc d'Anjou et de Bourbon, and of his wife, née Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco, and the senior male member by primogenitrue of the House of France) is reportedly engaged to marry María Margarita de Vargas y Santaella (daughter of Víctor José de Vargas y Uruaquin and of his wife, née Carmen Leonor Santaella Tellerías). (added 28 Nov 2003)
 

FRANCE (ORLÉANS)

Count Bruno of Limburg-Stirum (son of the late Count Evrard of Limburg-Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Hélène d'Orléans) and his wife, née Countess Christine de Lannoy (daughter of the late Count Albert de Lannoy and of his wife, née Chantal t'Serstevens) had their fourth child, Rose, on 21 February. (added 6 Mar 2003)

Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Chartres, (son of Prince Jacques, Duc d'Orléans, and of his wife, née Gersende de Sabran-Pontèves) and his wife, née Ileana Manos, had their fourth child, Constantin, on 15 February.

Isabelle, Comtesse de Paris, died at l'Institut cardio-pulmonaire Georges Bizet in Paris on 5 July.
[She was born at Château d'Eu on 13 August 1911, the first child of Prince Pedro of Orléans-Braganza (the elder son of Prince Gaston d'Orléans, Comte d'Eu, and of his wife, Isabel, the Princess Imperial of Brazil) and of his wife, née Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. In 1931 she married Prince Henri d'Orléans, who in 1940 succeeded his father as head of the Royal House of Orléans, and was thus recognized by a majority of French monarchists as the head of the Royal House of France and legitimate claimant to the French throne. He died in 1999. They had eleven children, of whom nine survive her, along with a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.] (added 6 Jul 2003)

Prince Eudes d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême, (son of Henri, Comte de Paris, Duc de France, and of his first wife, Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg, Duchesse de Montpensier) and his wife, née Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (daughter of Comte Louis de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, née Princess Isabelle de Bauffremont-Courtenay), had their second child, Pierre, at Cannes on 6 August. (updateded 19 Aug 2003)

Pierre-Louis Dailly and his wife, née Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans (daughter of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux, and of his wife, née Béatrice Pasquier de Franclieu) had their first child, Diego Marie Michel Alexis, on 20 November. (updated 3 Dec 2003)
 

GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IRELAND

Timothy Taylor and his wife, née Lady Helen Windsor (daughter of Prince Edward of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Duke of Kent [eldest son of George, Duke of Kent (himself the fourth son of King George V)], and of his wife, née Katharine Worsley) had their third child, Eloise, at the Portland Hospital, London, on 2 March. (updated 9 Mar 2003)

Prince Edward of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Earl of Wessex (third son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh [born Prince of Greece and Denmark]) and his wife, née Sophie Rhys-Jones, had their first child, Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary, at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, on 8 November. (updated 28 Nov 2003)
 

GREECE

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (daughter of King Constantine of The Hellenes and of his wife, Princess Anne Marie of Denmark) and her husband, Carlos Morales Quintana, had their second child, Ana-Maria, at Teknon Hospital, Barcelona, on 15 May. (updated 17 May 2003)
 

HESSE

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse (daughter of Prince Christian of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld and of his first wife, née Elizabeth Reid Rogers) died at Paris on 10 May.
[She was born at Berlin on 2 Nov 1915. Though her parents' marriage was considered morganatic, and her mother was created Freifrau von Barchfeld, Elisabeth and her siblings were accorded the title Prince[ss] of Hesse. She married Jacques Olivetti in 1949. They divorced in 1956.] (added 21 Jun 2003)

Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus of Hesse (son of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse and of his wife, née Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) married Floria Gräfin von Faber-Castell (daughter of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell and of his second wife, née Adelheid Freiin von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim) in a civil ceremony at Wiesbaden on 25 April, and a religious ceremony at Kronberg on 17 May. (added 25 Apr 2003)

Felix von Saucken and his wife, née Princess Verena of Hesse (daughter of Prince Hermann of Hesse and of his wife, née Monika Gräfin Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz) had their second child, a daughter, early in the year. (added 14 Oct 2003)
 

ITALY

Nobile Francesco Lombardo di San Chirico and his wife, née Princess Mafalda of Savoy (daughter of Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, and of his first wife, née Princess Claude d'Orléans) had their third child, Elena, at Milan on 10 March. (added 25 Apr 2003)

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 in a religious ceremony at Sainte-Mesme, near Paris, on 26 April.
[They were married in a civil ceremony in 2002. See Royal News 2002.]

Princess Maria Pia of Savoy married Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma in Manalapan, Florida, on 16 or 17 May.
[Princess Maria Pia is the eldest child of the late King Umberto II of Italy and of his wife, Princess Marie José of Belgium. She married firstly in 1955 Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia. They divorced in 1967. During this marriage she had four children (two sets of twins): Dimitri and Michael, and Sergius and Hélène. Prince Michel is the third child of the late Prince René of Bourbon-Parma and of his wife, Princess Margrethe of Denmark. He had married in 1951 Princess Yolande de Broglie-Revel. They separated in 1966 and divorced in 1999, having had five children.] (added 27 May 2003)

Prince Emanuele Filberto of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Venice (b.22 July 1972, only child of Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Crown Prince of Italy [himself the only son of the late King Umberto II of Italy] and of his wife, née Marina Doria) married the actress Clotilde Courau (born at Levallois-Perret 3 Apr 1969, daughter of Jean Claude Courau and of his wife, née Cathérine du Pontavice de Renardières) at the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome on 25 September. The marriage was celebrated by His Eminence the Cardinal Pio Laghi,"Cardinalis Patronus" of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The couple had their first child, Vittoria Cristina Adelaide Chiara Maria, in Geneva on 28 December. (updated 2 Jan 2004)
 

LIECHTENSTEIN

Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein (b.Basel 19 May 1972, son of Prince Philipp Erasmus of Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Isabelle de l'Arbre de Malander) married Astrid Kohl (daughter of Theodor Kohl and of Ingrid Schlechta) at Vaduz on 24 January, followed by a religious ceremony at Salzburg on 8 February. (updated 12 Apr 2003)

Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein (third son of reigning Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Marie Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau) and his wife, née Maria Gräfin Kálnoky de Köröspatak, had their first child, Moritz Emanuel Maria, in New York on 27 May. (added 31 May 2003)

Prince Max of Liechtenstein (b.1972, son of Prince Hanno of Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Kerstin Lundberg) married Jaana Tuulikki Pietilä in Stockholm on 30 May. (updated 20 Jun 2003)

Prince Johannes (Hanno) of Liechtenstein died in Stockholm on 20 August.
[He was born at Helsingborg on 3 Nov 1941, son of Prince Ferdinand of Liechtenstein (1901-1981) and of his second wife, née Brita Nordenskiold (1919-1971). In 1974 he married Kerstin Lundberg. He is survived by her and by their two sons. The younger son, Max, was married earlier this year (see above).] (added 23 Aug 2003)

Princess Ferdinand of Liechtenstein, née Nadine Ansay, died at Boulogne on 5 November.
[She was born at Lille on 8 September 1916, daughter of Hubert Ansay and of his wife, née Lucienne Legrand. In 1947 she married Pierre Alexandre, from whom she was divorced in 1959. In 1968 she became the fourth wife of Prince Ferdinand Alois of Liechtenstein (1901-1981), son of Prince Eduard od Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Olga Gräfin von Pückler und Limpurg. She had children by her first marriage.] (added 8 Nov 2003)

Princess Tatiana of Liechtenstein (daughter of ruling Prince Hans Adam of Liechtestein) and her husband, Philipp von Lattorf, are expecting their third child. (added 12 Sep 2003)
 

LIPPE

Prince Stephan zur Lippe (only son of Prince Armin zur Lippe and of his wife, née Traute Becker) and his wife, née Maria Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (daughter of Otto Graf zu Solms-Laubach and of his wife, née Princess Madeline zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg), had their fifth child, Mathilde Pauline Anna Elisabeth, at Giessen on 7 September. (added 13 Sep 2003)
 

MONACO

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (younger daughter of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and of his late wife, née Grace Kelly) is reported to have married, secondly, in Geneva, on 12 September, Adans Lopez Peres, a circus performer.
[She had married firstly Daniel Ducruet. They divorced in 1996.] (added 20 Sep 2003)
 

MONTENEGRO

The engagement was announced between Princess Hélène of Montenegro (presumably the princess who is named as Altinaï in most sources, daughter of Prince Nikola of Montenegro and of his wife, née Francine Navarro) and Alexandre Morin de la Fosse (son of Paul-Edouard Morin-Bargeton and of his wife, née Yvonne de Lesquen du Plessis Casso). (added 24 Oct 2003)
 

NETHERLANDS

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife, née Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, had their first child, Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, on 7 December. (updated 11 Dec 2003)
 

NORWAY

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonia) and her husband, Ari Mikael Behn, had their first child, Maud Angelica, at 20:10 hours on 29 April at Rikshospitalet in Oslo. (updated 29 Apr 2003)

Ragnhild Lorentzen (daughter of Princess Ragnhild of Norway and of her husband, Erling Sven Lorentzen) married Aaron Matthew Long (b.11 Jul 1966) at Rio de Janeiro on 21 November. (updated 28 Nov 2003)
 

PARMA

Prince Rémy of Bourbon-Parma (son of Prince Louis of Bourbon-Parma (1899-1967) and of his wife, née Princess Maria of Savoy (1914-2001)) married Mme Elisabeth Tardif in Switzerland on 5 July.
[He was first married in 1973 to Laurence Dufresne d'Arganchy. They divorced in 1983.] (updated 28 Sep 2003)
 

PRUSSIA

Dorothee Helene Charlotte Baronesse von Engelhardt died at Neustadt/Hesse on 4 March.
[She was born at Weißenleipe on 26 Nov 1909, daughter of Friedrich von Waldenburg (himself the son of Alfred von Waldenburg, who was son of Eduard von Waldenburg, who was natural son of Prince August of Prussia) and of his first wife, née Marie von Kessel. In 1934 she married Wolf Freiherr von Engelhardt (1889-1951). They had one child, Carola, who married firstly Burkard von Sydow, and secondly Tassilo von Winterfeldt.] (added 7 Jun 2003)

Tassilo von Winterfeldt died at Neustadt, Hessen, on 1 October.
[He was born at Berlin on 16 April 1934, son of Hans Detlof von Winterfeldt (1900-1973) and of his wife, née Tatjana Schmitz (1907-1981), and grandson of Hans Karl von Winterfeldt (1862-1931) and of his wife, née Karoline von Bohlen und Halbach [who was herself the sister of  Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, head of the Krupp armament manufacturing company during the Second World War]. In 1963 he married Irmtrud Hölker (1940-1998). They divorced in 1972. In 1975 he married Carola Baronesse von Engelhardt (b.1940, daughter of Wolf Baron von Engelhardt (1889-1951) and of his wife, née Dorothee Helene Charlotte von Waldenburg (1909-2003, for whose death see above), who was herself a descendant in the direct male line of the liaison between Prince August of Prussia (1779-1843) and Karoline Wichmann, Frau von Waldenburg). He had a son and daughter from his first marriage, and a daughter from the second.] (added 11 Jan 2004)

Patrick Lithander (elder son of Per-Edvard Lithander and of his late wife, Princess Xenia of Prussia [herself the youngest child of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and of his wife, Grand Duches Kira of Russia]) married Maja Flechtner at the Dorfkirche in Kleinmachnow on 18 October. (added 28 Nov 2003)
 

REUSS

Princess Friederike Alexandrine Reuss (b.1976, daughter of Prince Heinrich XI. Licco Reuß and of his wife, née Ulfa Freiin von Dörnberg) married Dr. jur. Johann Rotger van Lengerich (son of Johann Rudolf von Lengerich and of his wife, née Oktavie Gräfin von Galen) in a civil ceremony at Lingen on 2 May and in a religious ceremony at the Bergkirche Schleiz in Schleiz, Thüringen, 5 July. (added 18 Jul 2003)
 

RUSSIA

Prince George Yurievsky (son of Prince Alexander Yurievsky [himself the son of Prince George Yurievsky, morganatic son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia] and of his wife, née Ursule Beer de Grüneck) married a woman named Katharina on 24 October. (added 5 Nov 2003)

The engagement was announced 9 September 2003, between Charles Harold Alexander Butter (b.10 April 1960, only son of Sir David Henry Butter and of his wife, née Myra Alice Wernher [herself the daughter of Sir Harold Wernher, Bt., and of his wife, née Countess Anastasia de Torby (herself the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin von Merenberg)]) and Marianna Olszewski (eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Olszewski, of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania). (added 12 Sep 2003)
 

SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA

This note from Netty Leistra was posted on Royaute: "From the Salzburger Nachrichten of 23 May 2003: Births: Landeskrankenhaus, Salzburg: a son to Felicitas Trotzky (Salzburg) Birth thus took place one or a few days before May 23. This seems to be Princess Felicitas von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, born in 1958, married to Sergej Trotzky. Five children: Konstantin (*1988), Marie Eudoxia (*1989), Nikolaus (*1991), Xenia (*1993) and Tatjana (*1998)."
[Felicitas is daughter of Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and of his first wife, née Gabrielle Freiin von Fürstenberg.] The name of the child is now known to be Alexander, and he was born at Salzburg on 21 May. (updated 11 Jan 2004)

Michael Treimer and his wife, née Princess Isabella of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and of his first wife, née Bettina von Pfretschner) had their second child, Jakob, in August. (added 11 Jasn 2004)
 

SAXE-WEIMAR-EISENACH

Adelheid-Cornelie Brena (daughter of Jörg Brena [formerly Prince Georg of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach] and of his wife, née Gisela Jänisch) has married a third time, to William Diaz Cespedes (b.at Santiago, Cuba 16 March 1965) in December, 2003. (added 12 Jun 2004)
 

SAXONY

Prince Gero of Saxony (third son of Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony (1896-1971) and of his first wife, Princess Sophie of Luxemburg (1902-1941), and grandson, of Friedrich August III, the last King of Saxony) died at Picton, Ontario, on 10 April. (added 14 Apr 2003)
 

SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE

Michael Frederik Iuel and his wife, née Princess Desirée zu Schaumburg-Lippe (daughter of Prince WIlhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe and of his wife, née Ilona Freiin Hentschel von Gilgenheimb) had their first child, Tatiana Sophie Marie-Therese, early in 2003. (added 16 Apr 2003)

Philipp-Ernst Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe died at Schloß Bückeburg on 28 August.
[He was born at Hagenburg on 26 Jul 1928, second son of Wolrad Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe (1887-1962) and of his wife, née Princess Bathildis zu Schaumburg-Lippe (1903-1983). His elder brother, Georg-Wilhelm, was killed in action during the Second World War, and he thus succeeded his father as Fürst in 1962. In 1955 he married Eva Freiin von Tiele-Winckler, who survives him. They had two sons: the elder, Georg-Wilhelm, died in 1983 at the age of 27; the younger, who succeeds him as Fürst, is Alexander Christian (b.1958). He is also survived by one grandson, Heinrich-Donatus (b.1994), the new Hereditary Prince.] (added 29 Aug 2003)
 

SPAIN

Anna Margarita Maria Elvira de Bourbon Dubin (daughter of Filberto de Bourbon [himself the son of Princess Elvira de Borbón (herself the daughter of Infant Carlos of Spain, Duke of Madrid) and of her companion, Filippo Folchi] and of his wife, née Lucia Vazquez y Carrizosa) died at Norwalk Hospital on 14 August.
[She was born in 1942. The name of her first husband is unkown to me. She married secondly, in 1967, Ronald Nelson Dubin. According to a communication from Charles de Bourbon, "She leaves behind 2 daughters, Danielle Dubin Manion, Denise Dubin Parker, 1 son David Dubin, and 3 grand children. Also 5 brothers, James, Francis, Ferdinand, Anthony, Philip and Charles, 1 sister Anne de Bourbon Brown."] (added 19 Aug 2003)

Bruno Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón, Visconde de la Torre (son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duqueza de Badajoz [the sister of King Juan Carlos], and of her husband, Luis Gomez-Acebo y de Estrada) and his wife, née Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza, are expecting their first child. (added 21 Feb 2003)
 

SWEDEN

James Patrick Ambler (son of John Kenneth Ambler and of his wife, Princess Margaretha of Sweden) and his wife, née Ursula Shipley, had their first child, Lily, on 28 February. (added 20 Jul 2003)

Prince Carl Bernadotte died in a hospital at Malaga, near his home in Benalmadena, Spain, on 27 June. The funeral will be at Danderyd Kyrka on 10 July and the burial will be at the Royal burial place in the Park of Haga in Stockholm.
[He was born Prince Carl of Sweden in Stockholm on 10 Jan 1911, the only son and fourth child of Prince Carl of Sweden (1861-1951) and of his wife, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. Two of his three sisters married respectively the Kings of Norway and of the Belgians. He was Duke of Östergötland and Prince of Sweden until he renounced his rights and titles on the occasion of his first marriage, but was created Prince Bernadotte by King Leopold III of the Belgians in 1937. In 1937 he married Countess Elsa von Rosen. They divorced in 1951. In 1954 he married Ann Margareta Larsson. They divorced in 1961. In 1978 he married Kristine Rivelsrud. He had one daughter, by his 1st marriage: Countess Madeleine Bernadotte, who married firstly Count Albert Ullens de Schooten, and secondly Nicos Kogevinas.] (updated 1 Jul 2003)

Countess Diana Bernadotte af Wisborg (daughter of Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg [who was born Prince of Sweden, only son of Prince Vilhelm of Sweden and of his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia] and of his second wife, née Sonja Haunz) married Bernd Grawe at Schloß Mainau on 27 September. (added 28 Sep 2003)

Gustaf Magnuson (eldest son of Tord Magnuson and of his wife, Princess Kristina of Sweden [herself the daughter of the late Crown Prince Gustav Adof of Sweden and of his wife, née Princess Sibylle of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha]) is engaged to marry Kathrine Hardenburg. (added 5 Mar 2003)

The engagement was announced between Countess Louise Bernadotte af Wisborg (daughter of Count Claes Bernadotte af Wisborg [himself the son of Count Carl Oscar Bernadotte af Wisborg, son of Prince Oscar of Sweden (1859-1953)] and of his wife, née Birgitta Magnusson) and Heinz Assmann. (added 7 Aug 2003)
 

TWO SICILIES

Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Noto (son of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Calabria), and his wife, née Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, had their second child, Pedro, in April. (updated 23 May 2003)

Prince Franz of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (son of Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg) and his wife, née Alexandra Gräfin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid (daughter of Franz Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid and of his first wife, née Princess Tatjana Gortschakov) had their first child, Antoine Gaetano Nicolas Istvan Marie, in Geneva on 6 June. (updated 24 Oct 2003)

Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (son of Prince Ferdinando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Castro, and of his wife, née Chantal de Chevron-Villette) and his wife, née Camilla Crociani, had their first child, Maria-Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, at Rome on 23 June. (updated 25 Jun 2003)

Princess Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg) married Count Carl Fredrik Creutz at St. Henry's Cathedral, Helsinki, on 2 August. (updated 4 Aug 2003)

Frédéric Denizot (son of Michel Denizot and of his wife, née Marie Christine de Bourbon [herself the daughter of Luigi di Borbone, Conte di Roccaguglielma, whose father was morganatic son of Prince Luigi of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1845-1909)]) and his wife, née Ariane Pineton de Chambrun, had their second child, Eugénie, on 8 September. (added 8 Nov 2003)

Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, and of his wife, née Princess Anne d'Orléans) married Markos Nomikos on 27 September. (updated 28 Sep 2003)

Pedro Lopez-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia and his wife, née Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, and of his wife, née Princess Anne d'Orléans) had their second child, Pedro, at Madrid on 1 December. (updated 3 Dec 2003)

Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano and his wife, née Princess Inès of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, and of his wife, née Princess Anne d'Orléans) had their first child, Teresa, at Rome on 6 September. (updated 13 Sep 2003)
 

WALDECK-PYRMONT

Princess Margarethe zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont, Gräfin zu Erbach-Erbach, died on 21 August.
[She was born at Munich on 22 May 1923, eldest child of Josias Fürst zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (1896-1967) and of his wife, née Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg (1903-2001). In 1952 she married Franz Graf zu Erbach-Erbach, who earlier that year had succeeded his father as head of that branch of the Erbach family. They divorced in 1979. She is survived by her son and daughter, and five grandchildren.] (added 14 Jan 2004)

Hans-Christian von Wartenberg (son of Hansjoachim von Wartenberg and of his second wife, née Princess Rixa of Waldeck und Pyrmont [herself the daughter of Prince Georg Wilhelm Karl Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont and of his wife, née Ingeborg Gräfin von Platen Hallermund]) became engaged to marry Ordalie Freiin von Papius (daughter of Curt-Heinrich Eduard Freiherr von Papius and of his wife, née Marie-Kristin Freiin von Schlotheim [by adoption Freiin von Gemmingen-Guttenberg]). (added 23 May 2003)

Prince Nikolaus zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (son of Prince Volkwin zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont and of his first wife, née Orlinda Freiin v.Gablenz) and his wife, née Princess Katharina zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (daughter of Prince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his wife, née Princess Luise v.Schönburg-Waldenburg) had their first child, Letizia, on 2 December. (updated 4 Apr 2004)
 

WÜRTTEMBERG

Duchess Fleur of Württemberg (b.at Altshausen 4 Nov 1977, sixth and youngest child of Duke Carl of Württemberg and of his wife, née Princess Diane d'Orléans) married Moritz Louis Graf von Goëß (b.Klagenfurt 5 Jun 1966, son of Ernst-Friedrich Graf von Goëß and of his first wife, née Gabriele Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck) at Altshausen on 9 August. (updated 19 Aug 2003)
 

YUGOSLAVIA

Prince Serge of Yugoslavia (son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and of his first wife, née Princess Maria of Savoy) is engaged to marry Eleonora Rajneri.
[He had been married form 1985 to 1986 to Sophie de Toledo.] (added 28 Sep 2003)

Casper van Dien and his wife, Catherine Oxenberg (daughter of Howard Oxenberg and of his former wife, Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia) had their second child together, Celeste Alma, on 3 October. (updated 24 Oct 2003)