Royal News of 2007, Section I


Last update on 12 September 2007
 

AUSTRIA

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 fifth child, Philipp, on 15 January. (added 19 Jan 2007)

Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (son of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and of his wife, née Baronesse Hélène de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck) married Estelle de Saint-Romain (daughter of  Pierre de Saint-Romain and of his wife, née Nora Boucharlat) at the Church of Saint Bruno de Voiron (Isère) on 2 June. (updated 5 Jun 2007)

The engagement was announced on 20 April 2007 between Johannes Graf von Meran (son of Franz Graf von Meran [himself a direct male descendant of Archduke Johann of Austria (1782-1859)] and of his wife, née Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Kageneck) and Tara G.J.M. Freeland (daughter of Anthony Freeland and of his first wife, née Astrid Sophie Maria Hedwig Antonia Deym, Gräfin von Stritez). (added 21 Apr 2007)

Dominik Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (son of Christoph Heinrich Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen [himself the son of Heinrich Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (himself the son of Archduke Heinrich Ferdinand of Austria-Tuscany and of his wife, née Karoline Ludescher) and of his wife, née Helvig Schütte] and of his wife, née Ebba von Mohrenschildt) married Pia Rittinghausen at the church at St.Andrä im Lavanttal on 5 May. (added 11 May 2007)

Archduke Maximilian of Austria (b.1961, son of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and of his wife, née Helene Gräfin zu Toerring-Jettenbach) and his wife, née Maya Askari (daughter of Mamoun Askari, of Iraqui ancestry) had their second child, Constantin, at Madrid on 4 June. (added 8 Jun 2007)

 

BAVARIA

Prince Manuel of Bavaria (son of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and of his wife, née Ursula Möhlenkamp) and his wife, née Princess Anna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (daughter of Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his wife, née Countess Yvonne Wachtmeister af Johannishus) had their first child, Leopold, on 13 June. (updated 21 Jun 2007)

Dr. Klaus Runow maried Princess Maria Anna of Bavaria (daughter of Max-Emanuel, Duke in Bavaria, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Douglas) at Tegernsee on 8 September. (updated 9 Sep 2007)

Daniel Terberger and his wife, née Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria (daughter of Max-Emanuel, Duke in Bavaria, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Douglas) are expectig their second child in November. (added 6 Jul 2007)

 

BRAZIL

Irène de Nicolay (daughter of Comte Robert de Nicolay [himself the son of Comte René de Nicolay and of his wife, née Princess Pia of Orleans-Braganza] and of his wife, née Princess Nathalie Murat) died on 10 April. (added 13 Apr 2007)

Eduardo de Carvalho Moreira (son of César [Faria?] Domingues Moreira, Brazilian Ambassador to Norway, and of his wife, née Maria Guadalupe de Carvalho) will marry Princess Maria Antonia de Orléans-Bragança (daughter of Prince Dom Eudes de Orléans-Bragança [himself the son of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique de Orléans-Bragança and of his wife, née Princess Maria of Bavaria] and of his second wife, née Mercedes Neves da Rocha) at Capela da Reitoria, in Rio de Janeiro, on 15 June. Eduardo’s brother, Nuno, married Maria Antonia’s cousin, Maria Carolina, in 2005. (added 22 May 2007)

 

BULGARIA

Antonio Muñoz Valcárcel (known as Kitín Muñoz) and his wife, née Princess Kalina of Bulgaria (only daughter of King Simeon of Bulgaria and his wife, née Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela) had their first child, Simeon, at Sofia on 14 March. One report has the full name as Simeon III Hassan Muñoz. (updated 24 Mar 2007)


DENMARK

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and of her husband, Prince Henrik [born Henri de Laborde de Monpezat]) and his wife, née Mary Donaldson (daughter of Professor John Dalgleish Donaldson and his first wife Henrietta Clark) had their second child, Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, on 21 April. (updated 1 Jul 2007)

 

FRANCE (BOURBON)

Luis Alfonso de Borbón y Martinez-Bordiu, Duc d'Anjou (son of Alfonso de Borbón, Duque de Cádiz, Duc d'Anjou et de Bourbon, and of his wife, née Carmen Martinez-Bordiú y Franco), and his wife, née María Margarita Vargas Santaella, had their first child, Eugenia, at Miami, Florida, on 5 March. (updated 6 Mar 2007)

 

FRANCE (ORLÉANS)

Antoine Stevenson and his wife, née Kildine de Sambucy de Sorgue (daughter of François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue and of his wife, Princess Jeanne-Chantal d'Orléans) had their first child, Jean, on 9 September. (updated 12 Sep 2007)

The engagement was announced between Prince Charles Philippe d’Orléans (son of Prince Michel d’Orléans, Comte d’Evreux, and of his wife, née Béatrice de Pasquier de Franclieu) and Diana Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duquesa de Cadaval (daughter of Jaime Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duque de Cadaval, and of his second wife, née Claudine Tritz). The wedding will reportedly take place at Evora in June 2008. (added 9 Sep 2007)

 

GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IRELAND

Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (son of Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland, Duke of Gloucester, and of his wife, née Birgitte Eva van Deurs) and his wife, née Claire Alexandra Booth, had their first child, Xan Richard Anders, Lord Culloden, on 12 March. (updated 6 Apr 2007)

Hon. Mrs Angela Lascelles, née Dowding, died at Virginia Water, Surrey, on 28 February.

[She was born at Hanwell on 20 April 1919, daughter of Charles Stanley Dowding and of his wife, née Lilian Lawlor. From 1952 to 1978 she was married to Hon.Gerald David Lascelles (1924-1998), son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, and of his wife, Mary, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (herself the daughter of King George V of Greant Britain and Northern Ireland and of his wife, née princess Mary of Teck). She is sruvived by one son and one grandson.] (added 2 Mar 2007)

Lord Nicholas Windsor (son of Prince Edward of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Duke of Kent, and of his wife, née Katharine Worsley) and his wife, née Paola Doimi de Frankopan (daughter of Don Louis and Donna Ingrid Doimi de Frankopan) are expecting their first child later this year. (added 8 Mar 2007)

The engagement was announced on 6 April 2007 between Andrew Cantouris (son of Mr & Mrs John Cantouris, of Sherston, Wilts) and  Charlotte Amaryllis Fitzgeorge-Balfour (b.London 29 Sep 1981, daughter of Robin Victor Fitzgeorge-Balfour [himself the son of Sir Robert George Victor Fitzgeorge-Balfour (himself the son of Robert Balfour and of his wife, née Mabel Iris Fitzgeorge [herself the daughter of George William Adolphus Fitzgeorge (himself the son of Prince George of Great Britain, Ireland, and Hannover, Duke of Cambridge, and of his wife, née Sarah Louise Fairbrother) and of his wife, née Rosa Baring]) and of his wife, née Mary Diana Christian] and of his wife, née Patricia Rountree). (added 7 Apr 2007)

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, are expecting their second child in December. (added 3 Jul 2007)

The engagement was announced between Peter Phillips (son of Mark Phillips and of his former wife, Anne, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Autumn Kelly (daughter of Brian Kelly and of Mrs Kitty Kelly). (added 29 Jul 2007)

 

GREECE

Carlos Morales y Quintana and his wife, Princess Alexia of Greece (daughter of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and of his wife, Princess Anne Marie of Denmark), are expecting their fourth child in November. (added 8 May 2007)

 

HANNOVER

Manuel Dmoch and his wife, née Princess Vera of Hannover (daughter of Prince Georg Paul Christian of Hannover and of his wife, née Victoria Ann Bee) had their first child, Celina, on 30 June. (added 13 Aug 2007)

 

HESSE

Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus of Hesse (son of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse and of his wife, née Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and his wife, née Floria-Franziska Gräfin von Faber-Castell (daughter of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell and of his second wife, née Adelheid Freiin von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim) had twins, Paulina Elisabeth Adelheid Tatiana Suzanne and Moritz Ludwig Georg Wolf, at Frankfurt on 26 March. (added 5 Jul 2007)

 

ITALY

The engagement was announced between Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duca di Apulia (son of Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duca di Aosta, and of first his wife, née Princess Claude d'Orléans) and Princess Olga of Greece (daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark and of his wife, née Marina Karella). The wedding date had been variously reported as 1 and 8 October, 2005, and more recently had been reported to me as being set for 9 October 2005 on the Isle of Patmos, but is still unconfirmed as of October 2006. A still later report from a correspondent is to the effect that the wedding has been postponed to 2007. (updated 5 Sep 2006)

Carlo Alberto Frioli (son of Alberto Frioli [himself the son of Guido Aldo Frioli, Conte di Rezzano, and of his wife, née Vittoria Fabbi] and of his wife, née Princess Isabella of Savoy [herself the daughter of Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Duca di Ancona, and of his wife, née Princess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies]) married Priscilla Raso at São Paulo on 28 April. (added 23 Jun 2007)

Vittorio Eugenio Frioli (son of Alberto Frioli [himself the son of Guido Aldo Frioli, Conte di Rezzano, and of his wife, née Vittoria Fabbi] and of his wife, née Princess Isabella of Savoy [herself the daughter of Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Duca di Ancona, and of his wife, née Princess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies]) married Soraia Barbosa Silva at Pousada Tabatinga Costa Verde, Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, on 7 July. (added 12 Jul 2007)

 

LIECHTENSTEIN

Philipp von Lattorff and his wife, Princess Tatiana of Liechtenstein (daughter of reigning Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Marie Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz u.Tettau) had their fifth child, Anna Pia Theresia Maria, at Goldgeben on 3 August. (added 12 Aug 2007)

Princess Agnes of Liechtenstein, née Archduchess of Austria, died at Vienna on 31 August.

[She was born at Schloß Persenbeug on 14 December 1928, daughter of Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Rosemary zu Salm-Salm. In 1949 she married Prince Karl Alfred of Liechtenstein (1910-1985), with whom she had seven children, of whom six survive her.] (added 5 Sep 2007)

 

LUXEMBURG

Marie Adelaide Louise Therese Wilhelmine GráfinHenckel von Donnersmarck, née Princess of Luxemburg, died on 28 February.

 

[She was born at Schloß Berg on 21 May 1924, daughter of Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma and of his wife, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg. Since 1958 she had been married to Karl Josef Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (b.Romolkwitz 7 Nov 1928). She is survived by him and their four children.] (added 2 Mar 2007)

Prince Louis of Luxemburg (third son of Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg and of his wife, née Maria Teresa Mestre) and his wife, née Tessy Antony, are expecting their second child in the autumn of 2007. (added 16 May 2007)


NETHERLANDS

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and of her late husband, Prince Claus) and his wife, née Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, had their third child, Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines, on 10 April. (updated 11 Apr 2007)

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (son of Pieter van Vollenhoven and of his wife, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands) and his wife, née Aimée Söhngen, are expecting their first child in October. (added 24 Mar 2007)

 

OLDENBURG

Duke Paul of Oldenburg (b.1969, son of Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg and of his first wife, Princess Marie Cecile of Prussia) and his wife, née Maria del Pilar Mendez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b.1970, daughter of Jaime Mendez de Vigo y del Arco and of his wife, Princess Monika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg), had their fourth child, Maria Assunta, on 21 March. (added 14 Apr 2007)

 

PRUSSIA

Prince Wilhelm-Karl of Prussia died at Holzminden on 9 April.

[He was born at Potsdam on 30 January 1922, son of Prince Oskar of Prussia (himself the son of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, King of Prussia, and of his first wife, née Princess Auguste Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg) and of his wife, née Ina Marie Gräfin von Bassewitz-Levetzow. Since 1952 he had been married to Armgard von Veltheim. He is survived by her, as well as two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.] (added 11 Apr 2007)

 

ROMANIA

Mrs Carol Lambrino, or Hohenzollern, known by some as Princess Carol of Romania, died on 13 June.

[She was born Antonia Colville on 29 May 1939, daughter of Edward Charles Colville and of his wife, née Barbara Joan Denny. From 1962 to 1973 she was married to Garry Lacon Jock Ropner, by whom she had a daughter, Emma Louise. In 1984 she married, as his third wife, Carol Lambrino, or Hohenzollern (1920-2006), known as Prince Carol of Romania, the son of King Carol II of Romania and of his first wife, Zizi Lambrino.] (added 24 Jun 2007)

 

RUSSIA

Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, Marchesa Farace di Villaforesta, died at Montevideo, Uruguay, on 13 March.

[She was born at Pavlovsk on 25 July 1915, daughter of Prince Ivan Constantinovich of Russia (himself the son of Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia and of his wife, née Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg) and of his wife, née Princess Jelena of Serbia (herself the daughter of King Peter I of Serbia and of his wife, née Princess Zorka of Montenegro). In 1937 she married Ruggero, Marchese Farace di Villaforesta (1909-1970). They had a son and two daughters.] (added 25 Mar 2007)

Fergus Lefebvre (youngest son of Mr and Mrs Paul Lefebvre, of Coonamble, New South Wales) and his wife, née Lady Lorna Theresa Ramsay (elder daughter of James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie [himself the son of Simon Ramsay, 16th Earl of Dalhousie, and of his wife, née Margaret Elizabeth Mary Stirling], and of his wife, née Maralyn Butter [herself the daughter of Sir David Butter and of his wife, née Myra Wernher (herself the daughter of Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt, and of his wife, née Countess Anastasia de Torby [herself the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia])]), had their first child, Archie James, in Australia on 26 April. (added 6 May 2007)

Prince Nikita Romanov died in New York on 3 May.

[He was born in London on 13 May 1923, son of Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia (himself the son of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and of his wife, née Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia) and of his wife, née Countess Maria Vorontzova-Daschkova. In 1961 he married Jane Schonwald, with whom he had one son, Theodore.] (added 7 May 2007)

Steven Lavallee reports that Prince Theodore Romanov (son of Prince Nikita Romanov [see above]) died on 25 August. (added 12 Sep 2007)

 

SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE

Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe married, as his second wife, the lawyer Nadja Anna Zsoeks in a civil ceremony at Bückeburg on 28 June, followed by a religious ceremony at Bückeburg on 30 June. (updated 30 Jun 2007)

 

SPAIN

Felipe, Prince of the Asturias (only son of King Juan Carlos of Spain and of his wife, née Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark) and his wife, née Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, had their second child, Sofia, at Madrid on 29 April. (updated 30 Apr 2007)

 

SWEDEN

Romuald Ruffing married Countess Catherine Bernadotte af Wisborg (daughter of Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg, born Prince of Sweden [himself the son of Prince Vilhelm of Sweden and of his wife, née Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia], and of his second wife, née Sonja Haunz) at Mainau on 30 June, followed by a religious wedding on 7 July. (updated 8 Jul 2007)

 

TWO SICILIES

Isidoro-Mariano Vejo Rodriguez (husband since 1969 of Princess Isabelle di Borbone [herself the daughter of Carlo Maria Ferdinando di Borbone, Conte di Roccaguglielma, whose paternal grandfather was Prince Luigi of Bouron-Two Sicilies]) died on 12 March (added 21 May 2007)

Count Carl Fredrik Creutz and his wife, née Princess Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg) had their first child, Sophie Elisabeth Anna Maria, in London on 11 June. (added 21 Jun 2007)

 

WÜRTTEMBERG

Duke Phillip of Württemberg (son of Duke Carl of Württemberg and of his wife, née Princess Diane d’Orléans) and his wife, née Princess Marie Caroline of Bavaria, had their fourth child, Anna, on 1 February. (added 15 Feb 2007)

Maria von Keudell (b.Berlin 31 August 1930, daughter of Otto Viktor von Keudell [himself the son of Robert von Keudell and of his wife, née Alexandra von Grünhof (herself the daughter of Duke Ernst of Württemberg and of his wife, née Natalie, Frau von Grünhof, née Eischborn)] and of his first wife, née Maria Momm) died on 29 March. (added 7 Apr 2007)