Royal News of 2004, Section II
 

Updated 4 June 2005
 

ARENBERG

Philipp-Franz Frhr von und zu Guttenberg (son of Georg-Enoch Frhr von und zu Guttenberg [himself the son of Karl Theodor Frhr von und zu Guttenberg and of his wife, née Princess Rose-Sophie von Arenberg] and of his first wife, Christiane Henkell-von Ribbentrop, née Grafin von und zu Eltz) and his wife, née Hon Alexandra Louise Macdonald (daughter of Godfrey James Macdonald of Macdonald, 8th Lord Macdonald of Slate, and of his wife, née Claire Catlow), had their first child, Johannes, born in Austria on 12 January. (added 15 Jan 2004)

The engagement was announced between Frédéric Boissel (son of Pierre Boissel and of Annic Thibaut-Boissel) and Marie Bazin (daughter of Pierre Bazin and of his wife, née Christine de Vogüé [daughter of Comte Bertrand de Vogüé (himself the son of Louis, Marquis de Vogüé, and of his wife, Princess and Duchess Louise Marie Charlotte d'Arenberg) and of his wife, née Simone de Mun]). (added 11 Jan 2005)
 

AUERSPERG

Prince Franz Joseph von Auersperg (b.1921, son of the late Franz Erbprinz von Auersperg (1887-1953) and of his wife, née Princess Hedwig von Lobkowicz (1894-1966)) died on 15 March. (added 3 Apr 2004)

Princess Jutta von Auersperg, née Ahrend, died at Mannheim on 13 June.
[She was born at Mannheim on 22 November 1942, daughter of Hermann Otto Ahrend and of his wife, née Irmgard Johanna Schöntaube. From 1964 to 1976 she was married to Eberhard Winkler. In 1982 she married Prince Alfred Reimar Eduard von Auersperg (b.1948, son of Prince Alfred von Auersperg and of his second wife, née Ingeborg v. Hardt).] (added 26 Dec 2004)

Prince Franz Weikhard von Auersperg died at St.Pölten on 8 December.
[He was born at Goldegg on 19 February 1923, son of Adolf Erbprinz von Auersperg (1886-1923) and of his wife, née Gabrielle Gräfin von Clam und Gallas (1890-1979). In 1946 he married Princess Theodora zur Lippe (daughter of Prince Alfred zur Lippe and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Goëß). They had two sons and three daughters, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 26 Dec 2004)

CASTELL-CASTELL

Anne-Sophie Elisabeth Alexandra Ettie Moes (daughter of Karl Moritz Moes and of his wife, née Thyra Gräfin zu Castell-Castell) married Martin Ronald Christian Hime (son of Martin Hime and Henrietta Cullimore, London) at Roskilde Cathedral on 28 August. (added 28 Aug 2004)

Emma Freifrau von Lotzbeck, née Gräfin zu Castell-Castell, died at Ottobrunn on 17 November.
[She was born at Castell on 8 June 1907, daughter of Friedrich Carl Fürst zu Castell-Castell and of his wife, Gertrud Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. In 1934 she married Eugen Freiherr von Lotzbeck (1882-1942). They had one child, Johanna Renata, who is married to Rainer Keßelring.] (added 26 Nov 2004)
 

CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN

Rupert Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (younger son of Siegfried Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach) married Alexandra von Unger (daughter of Rüdiger von Unger and of his wife, née Irmengard Freiin von Süßkind-Schwendi) on 19 June. He had previously married Alexandra Freiin von Werthern in 1979. (added 28 Aug 2004)

Alexander-Roland Graf von Faber-Castell died on 22 September.
[He was born at Schloß Stein on 27 April 1932, son of Roland Graf von Faber-Castell (himself the son of Alexander Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen [later, Graf von Faber-Castell] and of his first wife, née Ottilie Freiin von Faber) and of his first wife, née Alix-May von Frankenberg und Ludwigsdorff. From 1958 to 1962 he was married to Alke Lahmann, by whom he had three children.] (added 3 Oct 2004)

Radulf Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (b.at Stein on 22 August 1922, son of Alexander Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen [later, Graf von Faber-Castell] and of his second wife, née Margit Gräfin Zedtwitz von Moravan und Duppau) died on 7 October. (added 11 Oct 2004)
 

CROY

Régis Lostie de Kerhor and his wife, née Isabelle de Failly (daughter of Renaud, Comte de Failly, and of his wife, née Marie-Phylis de la Tour du Pin-Chambly [herself the daughter of Aymar Comte de La Tour du Pin-Chambly and of his wife, née Princess Maximilienne von Croy]) had their third child, Athénaïs, at London on 8 February. (added 24 Apr 2004)

Princess Marie Therese von Croy died on 11 March.
[She was born at Berlin on 11 December 1927, daughter of Walter Joseph Hubertus Maria Graf von Schaesberg (1890-1971) and of his wife, née Hermine Gräfin von Redern (1899-1988). In 1955 she married Prince Clemens von Croy (b.1926, son of Prince Anton Prosper Clemens von Croy and of his first wife, née Rosalie von Heyden-Linden). She is survived by him and by their four sons.] (added 5 May 2004)

Comtesse René de Liedekerke, née Comtesse Henriette (Alette) d'Oultremont de Duras, died at Château de Duras on 17 April.
[She was born at Brussels on 20 May 1910, daughter of Comte Emmanuel d'Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Adhemar d'Oultremont and of his wife, née Princess Clementine von Croy) and of his wife, née Comtesse Antoinette d'Oultremont. In 1934 she married Comte Rasse René de Liedekerke de Pailhe (1906-1995).] (added 23 Apr 2004)

Jean de Thomasson died on 6 August.
[He was born at Paris on 25 November 1961, son of Arnaud de Thomasson and of his wife, née Marie-Hélène de Grammont (herself the daughter of Antoine-Pierre, Marquis de Grammont [himself the son of Comte Théodule de Grammont and of his wife, née Princess Marguerite de Croy-Roeulx], and of his wife, née Anne-Marie de Budes de Guébriant). He was unmarried.] (added 10 Aug 2004)

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 second child, Flora, on 26 November. (added 18 Dec 2004)
 

FUGGER

Bernhard-Dietrich Freiherr Göler von Ravensburg died on 1 April.
[He was born at Karlsruhe on 15 November 1910, son of Ravan Leopold Wilhelm Adolf Freiherr Göler von Ravensburg (1878-1914) and of his wife, née Olga von Vischer-Ihingen (1888-1972). In 1950 he married Hermine Gräfin von Normann- Ehrenfels (1913-1990), formerly wife of Alexander Freiherr von Saint-André. She was daughter of Eberhard Graf von Normann-Ehrenfels (himself the son of Karl Wilhelm Graf von Normann-Ehrenfels [himself the son of Karl Graf von Normann-Ehrenfels and of his wife, née Emma Gräfin Fugger von Kirchberg und Weißenhorn] and of his wife, née Stephanie Freiin von Hornstein) and of his first wife, née Marcella Gräfin Folliot de Crenneville-Poutet. He is survived by his stepchildren and their families.] (added 27 Apr 2004)
 

FÜRSTENBERG

Prince Eduard Egon Peter Paul Giovanni zu Fürstenberg died at Rome on 11 June.
[He was born at Lausanne on 29 June 1946, son of Prince Tassilo Egon Maria Karl Georg Leo zu Fürstenberg and of his first wife, née Clara Agnelli. He married firstly Diane Halfin, from whom he was divorced. He married secondly Lynn Marshall. He had two children from his first marriage: a daughter, Tatiana; and a son, Alexandre, who married Alexandra Miller (sister of Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece). He is also survived by three grandchildren.] (added 12 Jun 2004)
 

HARRACH

Robert Edward William Buchan (son of David William Sinclair Buchan of Auchmacoy and of his wife, née Hon. Susan Scott-Ellis [herself the daughter of John Scott-Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach]) and his wife, née Ana Paula Almeida Franca, had their second child, Giovanna, at London on 31 January. (added 14 Feb 2004)

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 second child, Greta Mary Sophia, on 1 March. (added 9 Mar 2004)

Thomas Richard Sinclair Buchan (son of David William Sinclair Buchan of Auchmacoy and of his wife, née Hon. Susan Scott-Ellis [herself the daughter of John Scott-Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach]) married Vanessa Birrell (daughter of Mr and Mrs John Birrell, of Melbury Abbas, Dorset) at Sherborne Abbey on 24 April. (added 2 May 2004)

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Queen has been graciously pleased by Royal Warrant, dated June 25, 2004, to terminate the abeyance in the Barony of Howard De Walden which occurred on the death, July 9, 1999, of John Osmael, 9th Baron Howard De Walden, in favour of his eldest daughter, the Hon Mrs Mary Hazel Caridwen Czernin. She is the daughter of the aforesaid 9th Lord Howard de Walden and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach. Since 1957 she has been married to Joseph Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz. (added 17 Jul 2004)

Nicolas Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach (only son of Cajetan Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach [himself the son of Maximilian Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach and of his wife, née Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Harrach] and his wife, née Henriette Gräfin Khuen von Belasi) and his wife, née Kirsten Rae (daughter of Mr Thomas Rae and his wife, née Morna Armstrong of Lindrick Grange, Dumfries & Galloway), had their first child, Emilia Teresa Stephanie Donna-Maria Leonarda Jemima, at Ingolstadt on 28 June. (updated 9 Mar 2005)

Eva-Marie Gräfin von Harrach died on 7 July.
[She was born Eva-Marie Cornelia Sophie Freiin von Heyl zu Herrnsheim at Worms on 31 December 1946, daughter of Gebhard Bernhard Ludwig Cornelius Wilhelm Maximilian Freiherr von Heyl zu Herrnsheim and of his wife, née Gisela Greiser. In 1968 she maried Jobst-Babo Graf von Harrach (b.1946, eldest child of Wichard Graf von Harrach and of his wife, née Jutta Gräfin vom Hagen). They had two sons, Wichard-Babo and Leonhard, and a daughter, Verena, all of whom survive her.] (added 27 Jul 2004)

Wichard Graf von Harrach died on 26 December.
[He was born at Klein-Krichen on 6 March 1916, son of Manfred Graf von Harrach (1878-1924) and of his wife, née Magdalene v.Rohr gen.v.Wahlen-Jürgaß (1881-1945). In 1944 he married Jutta Gräfin vom Hagen (b.1923, daughter of Hans Graf vom Hagen and of his wife, née Edelgarde Edle und Freiin von Plotho). They had two sons. He is also survived by six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.] (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

HOHENLOHE-JAGSTBERG

Prince Lamoral zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg (son of Prince Johannes zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg, Graf von Mirbach-Geldern- Egmont, and of his wife, née Andrea Vogel) and his wife, née Ruve Watts, had their second child, Franziska, at Munich on 15 January. (added 4 Apr 2004)
 

HOHENLOHE-LANGENBURG

Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg died at Diaconate Hospital, Schwäbisch-Hall, near midnight on 16 March.
[He was born at Schwäbisch Hall on 25 June 1935, son of Gottfried Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1897-1960) and of his wife, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905-1981). In 1965 he married Princess Charlotte von Croy. They divorced in 1990. In 1992 he married Irma Popesch. He had three children, and is succeeded as Fürst by his only son, Philipp.] (added 19 Mar 2004)

Philipp Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, née Saskia Binder, are expecting their first child in January 2005. (added 17 Oct 2004)
 

HOHENLOHE-OEHRINGEN

Hereditary Prince Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen (son of Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen and of his wife, née Katharina von Siemens) married Carolin von Wendorff (daughter of Detlev-Heinrich Axel Theodor von Wendorff and of his wife, née Ursula Niewald) at Preetz on 5 June. (updated 14 Jul 2004)
 

LOBKOWICZ

Matthew Dickinson and his wife, née Larissa Miloradovich (daughter of Serafim Miloradovich and of his wife, née Agnes Freiin von Hoenning O'Carroll [herself the daughter of Zdenko Freiherr von Hoenning-O'Carroll and of his wife, Princess Margarete von Lobkowicz]) had their second child, Ludovic William, on 29 July. (added 22 Aug 2004)
 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG

Princess Helga zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died at Berlin on 23 November.
[She was born Helga Schuylenburg at Loftus, Norway, on 21 August 1910. In 1929 she married Hubertus Graf von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck (1906-1984), who assumed the title of Prince zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. (He descended from the marriage of Prince Leopold zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1827-1893) and Amalie Wollrabe (1836-1909), who was created Gräfin von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck by the King of Bavaria in 1875. This marriage was apparently approved by the then Fürst, who died 5 days after the marriage, but not by his successor, Leopold's brother; because of this his issue may be legally entitled to the Princely titles of the family; certainly some of his descendants (i.e., Ruprecht (b.1933) and Hubertus (b.1906)) have assumed the Princely titles (though possibly solely on the argument that "Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg" is nothing more than their legal name under civil law). The modern Almanach de Gotha gives the Princely titles to all descendants; GHdA does not. One thing seems clear: had the King of Bavaria considered the marriage to be equal, he had no need to confer other titles on Amalie.) There were three daughters born of the marriage.] (added 27 Nov 2004)
 

OETTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN

Gustav Wilhelm Johann Albrecht Clemens Oscar Karl Joseph Graf von Wedel, Freiherr von Wedel-Jarlsberg, died on 9 February.
[He was born at Hannover on 16 December 1912, son of Clemens Wilhelm Paul Karl Graf von Wedel and of his wife, née Pauline Gräfin von Wedel. In 1942 he married Sophie Gräfin von Bellegarde (1914-1977), daughter of August Graf von Bellegarde and of his second wife, née Princess Marie zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein. They had two children.] (added 24 Feb 2004)

Carl-Eugen Erbprinz zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein and his second wife, née Antje Anna Hermann, had their first child together (his third), Eugen Carl-Philipp, at Munich on 23 January. (updated 9 Apr 2005)
 

ORSINI und ROSENBERG

Victor Alexander Freiherr von Wolff died at Bucheck on 1 April.
[He was born at Berlin on 25 December 1942, son of Hans Wilhelm Oskar Adolf Freiherr von Wolff and of his wife, née Ana Inés Leopold Aldecoa. In 1967 he married Johanna Gräfin Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (daughter of Johannes Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz [himself the son of Paul Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin von Orsini und Rosenberg] and of his wife, née Osterlindis Freiin von der Lippe). They had four children: Nicolas Johannes Tobias (b.1968); Alexandra (b.1970); Jakob Johannes Ludwig (b.1974); and Melanie Franziska Eva (b.1974).] (added 11 Apr 2004)

Johann Graf von Orsini und Rosenberg died at Klagenfurt on 18 October.
[He was born at Welzenegg on 3 July 1926, second son of Johannes Fürst von Orsini und Rosenberg (1893-1932) and of his wife, née Henriette Gräfin Larisch von Moennich (1903-1994). In 1953 he married Countess Catharina Bielke.He is survived by her and by four of their children. One son died young in 1974.] (added 23 Oct 2004)
 

ORTENBURG

Wolf van Lengerich (son of Johann Rudolph van Lengerich and of his wife, née Oktavie Gräfin von Galen) married Amélie von Breitenbuch (daughter of Ludwig von Breitenbuch and of his wife, née Yvonne Gräfin zu Ortenburg) at Nörten-Hardenberg on 21 May. (added 5 Jul 2004)

Christiane Gräfin zu Ortenburg (daughter of Botho Graf zu Ortenburg and of his wife, née Ilse Freiin von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen) married Fabio Drago at Schonungen on 18 September. (added 4 Dec 2004)
 

PLATEN HALLERMUND

Julia-Sophie Freiin von Richthofen (daughter of Karl-Friedrich Freiherr von Rochthofen and of his wife, née Sabine Gräfin von Platen Hallermund [herself the daughter of Clemens Graf u.Edler Herr von Platen Hallermund and of his wife, née Eleonore de Weerth]) married Ludger Hengelsberg at Melle on 22 May. (added 4 Jul 2004)
 

QUADT

Dorothea Gräfin von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny died in February.
[She was born at Mährisch-Ostrau on 1 July 1921, daughter of Karl Kuntze and of his wife, née Luise Neumann. In 1943 she married Karl Graf von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny (1916-1975). They had four children.] (added 24 Feb 2004)

Bertram Graf von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny (son of Paul Fürst von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny and of his wife, Princess Marie Charlotte of Bavaria) married Sandra Putze (daughter of Hartmut Putze and of his wife, née Sigrun Opitz) at London on 28 August. (added 18 Dec 2004)
 

RATIBOR und CORVEY

Prince Tassilo von Ratibor und Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (son of Franz Albrecht, Duke von Ratibor und Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, 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 third child, a son, at Vienna on 29 November. (added 4 Dec 2004)
 

RECHBERG

Benedikt Freiherr von Fürstenberg (b.Coesfeld 13 April 1911, son of Max Adolf Freiherr von Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Franziska Gräfin von Rechberg u.Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg) died at Salzburg on 8 January.
[In 1937 he married Angelica von Boch-Galhau, by whom he had a son and three daughters.] (added 19 Jan 2004)
 

RECHTEREN-LIMPURG

Count Christiaan Adolph van Rechteren-Limpurg (second son of Count Adolph van Rechteren-Limpurg and of his wife, née Elisabeth Catherine Buis) and his wife, née Willemijn de Muinck Keizer, had their first child, Alexander Frederik Lodewijk, at Amsterdam on 21 February. (added 9 Mar 2004)

Max Willem Arthur, Hereditary Count van Rechteren-Limpurg (son of Adolph van Rechteren-Limpurg and of his wife, née Elisabeth Catherine Buis) and his wife, née Philippa Stanger, had their third child, Odyllia Adolphina Georgina, at Almelo on 7 May. (added 23 May 2004)
 

SALM-REIFFERSCHEIDT-KRAUTHEIM u. DYCK

Rosemary Gräfin Huyn, née Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim u.Dyck, died on 29 July.
[She was born at Alfter on 24 February 1937, daughter of Franz Josef Fürst zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim u.Dyck (1899-1958) and of his wife, née Princcess Cäcilie zu Salm-Salm (1911-1991). In 1959 she married Hans Graf Huyn (b.Warsaw 3 Jul 1930, son of Johannes Graf Huyn and of his first wife, née Elisabeth-Charlotte von Philipp). She is survived by him and by their four children.] (added 7 Aug 2004)
 

SALM-SALM

Markus Antonius Michael Albert Josef Maria Freiherr v.Boeselager died at Burg Heimerzheim on 24 November.
[He was born at Bonn on 11 February 1941, son of Hermann Freiherr v.Boeselager and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin Wolff Metternich zur Gracht (herself the daughter of Levin Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht [himself the son of Ferdinand Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht and of his wife, née Princess Flaminia zu Salm-Salm] and of his wife, née Lidwina Freiin Geyr von Schweppenburg). He was unmarried.] (added 6 Feb 2005)
 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBURG

The engagement was announced between Princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.Paris 11 July 1980, daughter of Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his second wife, née Marie-Christine Heftler-Louiche) and Olivier Le Maire (b.Paris 12 Jun 1976, son of the late Maurice Le Maire and of his wife, née Viviane Fradin de Belabre [who is descended from prince Franz Xaver of Saxony (1730-1806)]). (added 12 Jun 2004)

Prince [Johann-] Philipp zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1970, son of Prince Christian zu Sayn-Wittgenstein- Berleburg and of his first wife, née Princess Felizitas Reuss) married Stephanie Drohner at Evangelish-Lutherian St. Johanniskirche, Hamburg, on 10 July. (added 14 Jul 2004)

Princess Iris zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg died at Hamburg on 23 September.
[She was born Iris Ryle, daughter of Edward Hewish Ryle and of his wife, née Anne Rhodes Moorhouse, at London on 16 May 1917. From 1950 to 1987 she was the second wife of Prince Casimir-Johannes zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1917). She is survived by her two sons from that marriage.] (added 3 Oct 2004)

Prince Sebastian zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son of Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his first wife, née Birgitta af Klercker) and his wife, née Julie Toussaint (daughter of Philippe Toussaint and of his wife, née Barbara Pozzo di Borgo) had their first child, Ferdinand Philipp Robin Olivier, at London on 9 November. (added 27 Nov 2004)
 

SCHLITZ gt v.GÖRTZ

Elisabeth Gräfin von Schlitz gen. v.Görtz u.Wrisberg died at Stora Herrestad, Sweden, on 18 April.
[She was born at Lund on 26 November 1914, daughter of Karl Graf von Schlitz gen. v.Görtz u.Wrisberg (1884-1941) and of his wife, née Countess Maria Sparre af Söfdeborg. This branch of the Schlitz family is not generally included with the branch which is considered to be a mediatized house, but it is not clear that they should be so excluded. She married firstly, in 1936, Wolfgang Sander. They divorced, and she married secondly, in 1948, Geo Melander.] (added 2 May 2004)
 

SCHÖNBORN

I do not know the date of this marriage, and it may not have been in 2004, but according to the obituary of her maternal grandmother, Liselotte von Buchwaldt, née von Le Suire, who died on 10 June 2004, Johanna Maria Gräfin von Schönborn (b.1972, elder daughter of Philipp Graf von Schönborn and of his wife, née Adelheid von Buchwaldt) has married Armin von Samson-Himmelstjerna (b.Gut Falkenberg 4 March 1970, son of Claudus Hermann Friedrich Carl Paul Michael von Samson-Himmelstjerna and of his wife, née Irmgard-Anna (Ina) von Hülsen). (added 13 Jun 2004)
 

SCHÖNBORN-BUCHHEIM

Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Bucheim (younger son of Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim and of his wife, née Princess Isabelle d'Orléans) and his wife, née Katharina Graf (daughter of Wolfgang Graf and of his wife, née Marie-Antoinette Gräfin von und zu Trauttmansdorff), had their first child, Philipp, early in 2004. (added 30 Jun 2004)
 

SCHÖNBURG-GLAUCHAU

Michaela Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau (daughter of Carl Georg Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau and of his wife, née Madeleine Gräfin von Spee) married Alexander Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz (b.13 August 1966, eldest son of Oscar Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz and of his wife, née Amélie-Alexandrine Gräfin zu Castell-Castell) at Wechselburg on 15 May. (updated 16 May 2004)

Stefan Hipp (eldest son and heir of Claus "Nikolaus" Hipp) and Maya Gräfin und Herrin von Schönburg-Glauchau (daughter of Joachim Graf und Herr von Schönburg-Glauchau and of his first wife, Beatrix Gráfin Széchényi) had their first child together, Maria Carlotta Beatrice, on 20 October. (updated 23 Oct 2004)
 

SCHÖNBURG-HARTENSTEIN

The engagement is announced between Anne-Victoire de Rougé (b.Chartres 4 July 1981, fourth child of the Count Bertrand de Rougé and the Countess Marie, née Countess de Maigret) and the Prince Alexander von Schönburg-Hartenstein (b.Vienna 2 Aug 1979, son of the Prince Alfred von Schönburg-Hartenstein and of the Princess Marie-Thérèse, née Kastner-Lanjus-Wellenburg). (added 26 Nov 2004)
 

SCHÖNBURG-WALDENBURG

Ornella Ravaschieri Fieschi dei Duchi di Roccapiemonte, Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg, died on 3 April, presumably in Rome.
[She was born at Rome on 16 June 1904, daughter of Vincenzo Fieschi Ravaschieri, Duca di Roccapiomonte (1870-1929) and of his wife, née Beatrice Spada-Veralli-Potenziani dei Principi di Castelviscardo (1873-1959). In 1928 she married Prince Karl Leopold von Schönburg-Waldenburg (1902-1992), son of Prince Friedrich Ernst von Schönburg-Waldenburg and of his wife, née Princess Alicia de Borbón, Infanta of Spain. They subsequently divorced, and had no children together.] (added 18 Apr 2004)

Marie Freifrau von Wolzogen und Neuhaus, Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg, died at Frankfurt-am-Main on 15 May.
[She was born at Droyssig on 29 March 1922, fifth and youngest child of Prince Heinrich von Schönburg-Waldenburg (1863-1945) and only child of his second wife, Princess Adelheid zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1884-1963). In 1944 she married Wolff Freiherr von Wolzogen und Neuhaus (1910-2003). She is survived by two sons and a grandson.] (added 24 May 2004)
 

SCHWARZENBERG

Rudolf Graf Czernin von Chudenitz died on 22 June.
[He was born at Prague on 18 February 1924, son of Eugen Graf Czernin von Chudenitz and of his wife, Princess Josephine zu Schwarzenberg (herself the daughter of Johann Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (1860-1938)). He married firstly, in 1955, Lucia Hauser (1929-1970), by whom he had a son and a daughter. In 1982 he married Charlotte Preisinger, who survives him.] (added 26 Sep 2004)
 

SOLMS-LAUBACH

James Rupert Charles Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche u.Camminetz and his wife, née Katharina Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (daughter of Friedrich Graf zu Solms-Laubach and of his wife, née Ulrike Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode) had their third child and first son, Oscar Hans, at Munich on 5 March. (added 10 Mar 2004)
 

SOLMS-WILDENFELS

Maria-Theresia Gräfin zu Solms-Wildenfels died on 24 December.
[She was born Maria-Theresia Hermanns at Bad Godesberg on 1 August 1932, daughter of Peter Hermanns and of his wife, née Katharina Fleischhauer. In 1962 she married, as his second wife, Friedrich Ernst Magnus Graf zu Solms-Wildenfels (1911-1997), son of Ernst Graf zu Solms-Wildenfels and of his wife, née Baroness Karin von Uexküll. They had a daughter, Beatrice, and a son, Alexander.] (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

Rudolf Graf Basselet de La Rosée died on 18 April.
[He was born at Inkofen on 24 September 1925, son of Kaspar Graf Basselet de La Rosée and of his wife, née Theresia Freiin von Handel. In 1964 he married Teresa Gräfin von Ballestrem (daughter of Nikolaus Graf von Ballestrem [hjimself the son of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Agnes Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg] and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Walderdorff). He is survived by her and by their four children.] (added 5 Jul 2004)
 

STOLBERG-WERNIGERODE

The engagement was announced on 6 February between Wilhelm Dyckerhoff (son of Gert Dyckerhoff and of his wife, née Petronella von Gordon [herself the daughter of Edmund von Gordon and of his wife, née Maria-Antonia Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode) and Marie-Clementine von Saldern (daughter of Botho von Saldern and of his wife, née Clementine Hayessen). (added 9 Apr 2004)

Albrecht-Georg Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (b.Moers 20 October 1956, son of Stephan-Leonhard Gf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1924-1990) and of his wife, née Ruth Jessel) died on 12 February.
[He had married Heike Voß in 1986. They divorced in 1991.] (added 9 Apr 2004)

Eberhard Freiherr Leuckart v. Weißdorf (b.Freising 12 Nov 1973, son of Dietrich Freiherr Leuckart v. Weißdorf and of his wife, née Constanze v. Holst) married Alexandra Gräfin zu Eulenburg (b.Stuttgart 3 May 1974, daughter of Mortimer Graf zu Eulenburg [himself the son of Werner Graf zu Eulenburg (himself the son of Fritz Graf zu Eulenburg and of his wife,née Antonie Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode) and of his wife, née Marie-Antoinette v.Brüning] and of his wife, née Freda Freiin v. Schröter) at Allmersbach on 2 October. (updated 4 Dec 2004)

Ulrich Freiherr von Mirbach died at Mölln on 15 July.
[He was born Emmerich Hanno Ulrich Freiherr von Mirbach at Tilsit on 4 March 1914, son of Friedrich Otto Günther Freiherr von Mirbach and of his wife, née Erna von Sperber. In 1941 he married Antonie Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (daughter of Reinhard Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Mariagnes Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. They had seven children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 28 Aug 2004)

Botho Graf zu Eulenburg (son of Mortimer Graf zu Eulenburg [himself the son of Werner Graf zu Eulenburg (himself the son of Fritz Graf zu Eulenburg and of his wife,née Antonie Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode) and of his wife, née Marie-Antoinette v.Brüning] and of his wife, née Freda Freiin v. Schröter) and his wife, née Jenny Maria Kjörling, had their first child, Gustaf, on 1 September. (added 4 Dec 2004)
 

THURN und TAXIS

Prince Wilhelm von Thurn und Taxis (b.1919, ninth and youngest child of Prince Erich von Thurn und Taxis  (1876-1952) and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1883-1970)) died on 25 January. (added 2 Mar 2004)
 

TOERRING-JETTENBACH

Ignaz Erbgraf zu Toerring-Jettenbach (son of Hans Veit Graf zu Toerring-Jettenbach and of his wife, née Princess Henriette zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein) married Robinia Viviana Giada Mentasti-Granelli, (born in Milan on January 13th 1976 as the daughter of Bruno Mentasti-Granelli and of his wife, née Floriana Bianchi) in a civil ceremony in Milan on 14 May, and a religious ceremony near Milan on 15 May. (updated 19 May 2004)
 

TRAUTTMANSDORFF-WEINSBERG

Franz Anton Graf von Magnis died on 16 March.
[He was born at Eckersdorf on 6 June 1927, son of Franz Karl Ferdinand Maria Graf von Magnis and of his wife, née Karoline Gräfin von Opersdorff (herself the daughter of Johannes Anton Ludwig Graf von Oppersdorff and of his first wife, née Sophie Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg). In 1959 he married Anna Maria Kleff, by whom he had a son and two daughters.] (added 9 Apr 2004)

Johannes Maximilian Graf von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and his wife, née Alison Davies, had their first child, William Maximilian Robert Johannes, at Frankfurt, on 1 October. (added 4 Jun 2005)
 

WALDBURG-ZEIL-TRAUCHBURG

Gabrielle Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg (daughter of Georg Fürst von Waldburg zu Zeil u.Trauchburg and of his wife, Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Bavaria) married Bernard de Monseignat (son of Jacques de Monseignat and of his wife, née Janine de Bonadona) at Leutkirch on 23 October. (updated 24 Oct 2004)
 

WIED

Carl Fürst zu Wied and his wife, née Princess Isabelle von Isenburg, had their third child, Luise, on 2 November. (added 2 Jan 2005)
 

WINDISCH-GRÄTZ

Alexander Otto Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (son of Brigadier Dermot Blundell-Hollinshed-Bliundell, of Wichenford, Worcs, and of his former wife, née Princess Stephanie zu Windisch-Grätz, of Brussels [herself the daughter of Prince Franz Josef zu Windisch-Grätz (1904-1981) and of his wife, née Countess Ghislaine d'Arschot Schoonhoven (1912-1997)]), married Ann Charlotte Le Sellier de Chezelles (daughter of Vicomte Charles Le Sellier de Chézelles and of his wife, née Hermine Boulais, of Chelsea, London) in a civil ceremony at Bouleaume, 60240 Chaumont-en-Vexin, on 29 March. A religious ceremony will follow at Vienna on 8 May. (added 5 Apr 2004)
 

WURMBRAND-STUPPACH

Hans Heinrich Graf von Coudenhove-Kalergi died on 20 February.
[He was born in 1926, son of Gerolf Graf von Coudenhove-Kalergi (himself the son of Heinrich Graf von Coudenhove-Kalergi and of his wife, née Mitsu Aoyama) and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin Pálffy von Erdöd (herself the daughter of Johann Nepomuck Graf Pálffy von Erdöd and of his wife, née Ferdinandine Gräfin von Wurmbrand-Stuppach). In 1969 he married Cornelia Carter Roberts (1936-1982), the daughter of Eugene Bowie Roberts (himself a descendant of King James I of England through the Lords Baltimore) and of his first wife, née Cornelia Gräfin Széchényi (herself the daughter of László Graf Széchényi and of his wife, née Gladys Moore Vanderbilt). They had two children: Sophia, b.1970, who married Jeremy Weinberg in 2000, and Dominik, b.1973.] (added 3 Mar 2004)
 

YSENBURG-BÜDINGEN

Prince Maximilian zu Ysenburg und Büdingen (younger son of Wolfgang-Ernst Fürst zu Ysenburg und Büdingen and of his wife, née Princess Leonille Elisabeth zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and his wife, née Sophie de Bois, had their first child, Madeleine, on 3 November. (added 13 Nov 2004)

Comte Olivier Marie François de Tournemire (presumably the Comte Olivier who was born at Paris on 26 September 1980, son of Comte Alaine de Tournemire and of his wife, née Nicole Desrouuseaux de Vandières [herself the daughter of Edouard, Duc de Vandières (himself the son of Edouard, Duc de Vandières, and of his wife, Princess Elisabeth zu Ysenburg und Büdingen), and of his wife, née Marie-France d'Illiers]) married Marie Marthe Claire Keriel, at Sainte-Marie (Pyrénées-Orientales) on 14 August. (added 18 Aug 2004)