Royal News of 2008, Section I

 

 

Last Update on 23 March 2009

 

 

 

AUSTRIA

 

Paul Freiherr Waldbott von Bassenheim died on 20 February.

 

[He was born on 9 February 1924, son of Friedrich Freiherr Waldbott von Bassenheim and of his wife, née Archduchess Maria Alice of Austria. Since 1958 he had been married to Marie Therese Gräfin von Wikkenburg-Capellini.] (added 23 Feb 2008)

Archduke Martin of Austria (son of Archduke Robert of Austria-Este and of his wife, Princess Margherita of Savoy) and his wife, née Princess Katharina zu Isenburg  (daughter of Franz Alexander Fürst zu Isenburg and of his wife, née Christine Gräfin von Saurma, Freiin von und zu der Jeltsch) had their second child, Emmanuel Achatius Franz Alexander, at Pavia on 15 February. (added 6 Mar 2008)

Archduke Raimund (Ramón) of Austria died on 24 April.

 

[He was born in Mexico on 28 January 1958, son of Archduke Felix of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Anne-Eugenie von Arenberg.Since 1994 he had been married to Bettine Götz, and is sirvived by her and their three children.] (added 27 Apr 2008)

 

Comte Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (b.Uccle 20 March 1979, son of Comte Christian de Limburg-Stirum and of his wife, née Comtesse Colienne d'Oultremont) married Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria (b.Brussels 31 July 1983, daughter of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg) at Mechelen (Malines) on 6 December. (updated 7 Dec 2008)

 

Alexander Erba Odescalchi Principe di Monteleone, Alexander Cech, formerly husband of Archduchess Margarethe of Austria (1925-1979), died at Stockholm on 30 June. (added 15 Jul 2008)

Antonio Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Braganca (son of Carl-Eduard Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Braganca [himself the son of Lamoral Freiherr Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra and of his wife, Princess Theresia of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha] and of his wife, née Archduchess Walburga of Austria [herself the daughter of Archduke Georg of Austria and of his wife, née Marie Valerie Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg]) and his wife, née Gabrielle Tardieu de Maleissye-Melun (daughter of Comte Jean Tardieu de Maleissye-Melun and of his wife, née Marie-Françoise de Gouvello de Keriaval [herself the daughter of Renaud, Marquis de Gouvello de Keriaval and of his wife, née Princess Béatrix de Merode]) had their second child, Pedro, on 2 July. (added 24 Aug 2008)

Prince Christoph von Altenburg died in Australia in August.

 

[He was born at Wallsee on 28 April 1937, son of Archduke Clemens Salvator of Austria, later Prince von Altenburg, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Rességuier de Miremont. Since 1970 he had been married to Kirsty Mackay. He is survived by her, their three children, and grandchildren.] (added 19 Aug 2008)

 

Prince Peter von Altenburg died on 9 December.

 

[He was born att Vienna on 18 September 1935, son of Archduke Clemens Salvator of Austria, later Prince von Altenburg, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Rességuier de Miremont. Since 1965 he had been married to Juliane Gräfin von Wadstein-Forni. He is survived by her and their five children, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 17 Dec 2008)

 

 

 

BAVARIA

 

Prince Ludwig of Bavaria died on 17 October.

 

[He was born at Nymphenburg on 22 June 1913, son of Prince Franz of Bavaria and of his wife, née Princess Isabella von Croy. In 1950 he married his cousin, Princess Irmingard of Bavaria (daughter of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and of his second wife, Princess Antonia of Luxemburg). He is survived by her and by their son, Luitpold, and five grandchildren.] (added 20 Oct 2008)

 

BELGIUM

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 fourth, Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anna Marie, at Anderlecht on 16 April. (updated 17 Apr 2008)

 

Paul Druker (first husband of Princess Marie-Christine of Belgium [daughter of King Léopold III of the Belgians and of his second wife, née Mary Lilian Baels, later Princess de Rethy]) died on 1 April. (added 9 Apr 2008)

 

 

BRAZIL

Dom Eudes de Orléans e Bragança Filho (son of Dom Edues de Orléans e Bragança (b.1939) and of his second wife, née Mercedes Neves da Rocha) married Patrícia Annechino Landau at Rio de Janeiro on 15 March. (added 14 Mar 2008)

Nuno de Carvalho Moreira and his wife, née Princess Maria Carolina of Orleans-Braganza, had their first child, Joaquim Pedro, at São Paulo on 13 April. (added 26 Jul 2008)

 

The engagement was announced between Alexander Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (son of Franz Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Jacqueline Florin de Duikingberg) and Princess Isabel of Orléans-Bragança (daughter of Prince Fernando of Orléans-Bragança and of his wife, née Maria da Graça de Siqueira Carvalho de Baère de Araújo). (added 29 Oct 2008)

 

 

DENMARK

 

Prince Joachim of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and of her husband, Prince Henrik [born Henri de Laborde de Monpezat]) married Marie Cavallier at Møgeltønder church on 24 May. (updated 11 Nov 2008)

Mikael Rosanes and his wife, née Countess Camilla 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) had their fourth child, Theodor, on 19 June. (added 26 Jun 2008)

 

FRANCE (ORLÉANS)

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orléans (son of Prince Michel d’Orléans, Comte d’Evreux, and of his wife, née Béatrice de Pasquier de Franclieu) marriedd 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) at Evora on 21 June. (updated 22 Jun 2008)

Alexandre de Sambucy de Sorgue (son of François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue and of his wife, Princess Jeanne-Chantal d'Orléans) and his wife, née Anne-Cécile Berteau, had their first child, Côme, at Paris on 21 September. (added 4 Nov 2008)

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) reportedly had their second child, Sarah, on 13 November. (added 15 Nov 2008)

 

The engagement was announced between Prince Jean d’Orléans, Duc de Vendôme (son of Prince Henri d’Orléans, Comte de Paris, and of his first wife, née Duchess Maria Theresa of Württemberg, later Duchesse de Montpensier) and Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart. The wedding will reportedly take place at château d’Amboise on 2 May 2009. (added 1 Dec 2008)

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Peter Phillips (son of Mark Phillips and of his former wife, Anne, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) married Autumn Kelly (daughter of Brian Kelly and of Mrs Kitty Kelly, née McCarthy) at St.George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 17 May. (updated 19 May 2008)

 

Royal Consent was given to the mariage between Matthew Shard and Emily Tsering Lascelles (daughter of David Henry George Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles [son of George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, and of his wife, née Mary, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and of his first wife, née Marion Stein], and of his first wife, née Margaret Messenger). (added 15 Mar 2008)

George Gilman (son of Mr Peter Gilman and Mrs Gillian Gilman) married Lady Rose Windsor (daughter of Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland, Duke of Gloucester, and of his wife, née Birgitte Eva van Deurs) at London on 19 July. (added 20 Jul 2008)

Matthew Shard and his wife, née Emily Tsering Lascelles (daughter of David Henry George Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles [himself the son of George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (himself the son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, and of his wife, née Mary, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and of his wife, née Marion Stein], and of his first wife, née Margaret Messenger) had their first children, a twin son and daughter, in 2008. (added 23 Mar 2009)

GREECE

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (eldest son of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and of his wife, née Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark) and his wife, née Marie-Chantal Miller, had their fifth child, Aristidis-Stavros, at Los Angeles on 29 June. (updated 14 Jul 2008)

 

 

HOHENZOLLERN

 

Josef von Zallinger-Stillendorf died on 19 July.

 

[He was born at Bolzano on 1 May 1920. In 1950 he married Stephanie Freiin Eyrl v.u.zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (1930-1998) (daughter of Egon Freiherr Eyrl v.u.zu Waldgries u.Liebenaich and of his wife, née Princess Marie Antoinette von Hohenzollern [herself the daughter of Prince Karl Anton von Hohenzollern and of his wife, née Princess Josephine of Belgium]). He is survived by three of their four children, and grandchildren.] (added 26 Jul 2008)

 

 

ITALY

 

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) have married civilly in Moscow on 16 September, followed by a religious ceremony on Patmos on 27 September. (updated 6 Nov 2008)

 

 

 

LIECHTENSTEIN

 

Prince Vincenz von und zu Liechtenstein died on 13 January.

 

[He was born at Graz on 30 July 1950, son of Prince Heinrich von und zu Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria. From 1981 to 1991 he was married to Hélène de Cossé-Brissac. Since 1999 he had been married to Roberta Valeri Manera. He is survived by her and by two daughters.] (added 15 Jan 2008)

 

Comte Olivier de Quélen (son of Jean-Louis, Comte de Quélen [himself the son of Alain, Comte de Quélen (himself the son of Jean Marie, Comte de Quélen, and of his wife, née Marie Jeanne Tresvaux de Berteux), and of his wife, née Antoinette de Madre de Loos (herself the daughter of Jean de Madre, Comte de Loos, and of his wife, née Betty Bobbett)], and of his wife, née Nicole Cansou) married Princess Hedwige of Liechtenstein (daughter of Prince Vincenz of Liechtenstein [himself the son of Prince Heinrich of Liechtenstein (himself the son of Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Princess Theresia Maria zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein) and of his wife, née Archduchess Elisabeth Charlotte of Austria (herself the daughter of Emperor Karl I of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma)] and of his wife, née Hélène de Cossé Brissac [herself the daughter of Comte Maurice de Cossé Brissac [himself the son of Comte Charles de Cossé Brissac and of his wife, née Herminie de Rohan-Chabot] and of his wife, née Béatrice Millin de Grandmaison (herself the daughter of François Millin de Grandmaison and of his wife, née Hélène Lefebvre)]) at Schloß Waldstein on 10 May. (added 24 May 2008)

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 third child, Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria, at Vienna on 18 May.(added 27 May 2008)

Princess Eleonore of Liechtenstein (b.1920, daughter of Prince Alfred von und zu Liechtenstein and of his wife, née Princess Theresia Maria zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein) died at Graz on 30 May. (added 3 Jun 2008)

 

 

LIPPE

 

Princess Teresa zu Fürstenberg, née Princess zur Lippe, died on 16 July.

 

[She was born at Vienna on 21 July 1925, daughter of Prince Alfred zur Lippe and of his wife, née Franziska Gräfin von Schönborn. She was married firstly from 1946 to 1954 to Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921-2002). She married secondly in 1960 Prince Friedrich Maximilian zu Fürstenberg (1926-1969). She is survived by a son from the first marriage, and two children from the second.] (added 19 Jul 2008)

 

Sieglinde Heldman, née Princess Sieglinde zur Lippe, died at Detmold on 8 August.

 

[She was born at Detmold on 4 March 1915, daughter of Leopold IV Fürst zur Lippe and of his first wife, née Princess Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld. In 1942 she married Friedrich Heldman (1904-1977). She is survived by their here children and seven grandchildren.] (added 21 Dec 2008)

 

 

MONTENEGRO

 

Prince Boris of Montenegro (son of Prince Nikola of Montenegro) and his wife, née Véronique Canas da Silva had a daughter, Milena, born at Les Lilas on 11 February. (added 13 Feb 2008)

 

Crown Princess Francine of Montenegro, née Navarro, died at Paris on 6 August.

 

[She was born at Casablanca on 27 January 1950, daughter of Antoine Navarro and of Rachel Wazana.  Since 1976 she had been married to Crown Prince Nikola of Montenegro, son of King Michael of Montenegro and of his wife, née Geneviève Prigent. She is survived by him and by their son, daughter, and granddaughter.] (added 10 Aug 2008)

 

NETHERLANDS

Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (second son of Pieter van Vollenhoven and of his wife, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands) and his wife, née Annette Sekrève, had their third child, Benjamin Pieter Floris, at Amsterdam on 12 March. (updated 13 Mar 2008)

Prince Pieter Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (son of Pieter van Vollenhoven and of his wife, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands) and his wife, née Anita Theodora van Eijk (second daughter of L.A. van Eijk and of Mrs J.C.M. van Eijk-Steens), had their second child, Pieter, on 19 November. (updated 19 Nov 2008)

 

NORWAY

Ari Behn and his wife, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonia) had their third child, Emma Tallulah, on 29 September. (updated 30 Sep 2008)

 

 

PARMA

 

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Contessa di Colorno (daughter of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma and of his former wife, Princess Irene of the Netherlands), married Tjalling ten Cate at Maarsbergen on 3 May. Their first child, Julia Carolina Catharina, was born at Amsterdam on 3 September. (updated 5 Sep 2008)

 

 

RUSSIA

Alexander James Amherst Burnett of Leys (b.1973, elder son of James Comyn Amherst Burnett of Leys and of his wife, née Fiona Mercedes Phillips [herself the daughter of Harold Phillips and of his wife, née Georgina Wernher (herself the daughter of Sir Harold Wernher, Bt., and of his wife, Countess Anastasia de Torby [herself the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia and of his wife, Sophia Gräfin von Merenberg, Countess de Torby])]) and his wife, née Lavinia Margaret Cox, had their second child, Thomas Henry Amherst, on 11 February. (added 1 Mar 2008)

Prince Michael Andreivich Romanov (b.Versailles 15 November 1920, son of Prince Andrew Alexandrovich of Russia and of his first wife, née Donna Elisabetha Ruffo) died in Australia on 21 September. He had been married in 1953 to Esther Murphy, and then in 1954 to Shirley Crammond (1916-1983), and finally in 1993 to Giulia Gemma Crespi. (added 23 Sep 2008)

 

Prince Michael Feodorovich Romanov (b.Paris 4 May 1924, son of Prince Feodor Alexandrovich of Russia and of his wife, née Princess Irina Paley) died at Paris on 22 September. He had been married from 1958 to 1992 to Helga Staufenberger. Since 1994 he had been married to Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani. He had one son, Michael (1959-2001) from his first marriage. This son had a daughter, Tatiana, with Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani, who subsequently became his stepmother. Prince Michael, senior, subsequently adopted Tatiana. (added 25 Sep 2008)

 

 

SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA

 

Carlo Felice Nicolis dei conti di Robilant died in Aubonne (France) on 13 October. He was born in Venice on 11 July 1927, son of Andrea Nicolis dei conti di Robilant (1899-1977) and of Nobile Gabriella de' Bosdari (1900-1999). He married in 1949 Marie Amelie de Heller (b.1926), daughter of Baron Eduard de Heller and of Princess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He leaves three sons. (added 2 Dec 2008)

 

 

SAXONY

 

Nils Prinz von Sachsen (son of Rüdiger Prinz von Sachsen [himself the son of Prince Timo of Saxony and of his first wife, née Margit Lukas] and of his first wife, née Astrid Linke) married Jedida Taborek at Moritzburg on 8 November. (added 11 Nov 2008)

 

 

SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE

 

Prince Konstantin zu Schaumburg-Lippe died on16 April.

 

He was born at Hagenburg on 22 December 1930, son of Wolrad Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and of his wife, née Princess Bathildis su Schaumburg-Lippe. In 1956 he married Sigrid Knape (1929-1997). Since 1998 he had been maried to Petra Maass. He is survived by his three children and a grandson.] (added 20 Apr 2008)

 

Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife, Nadja Anna Zsoeks, had their first child together, Felipa, at Munich on 1 December. (updated 2 Dec 2008)

Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe (son of Prince Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe and of his wife, Princess Feodora of Denmark) married as his fourth wife Gertraud Antonia Wagner-Schöppl on 20 September. (added 23 Sep 2008)

 

Dagmar Heine, née Prinesss zu Schaumburg-Lippe, died on 24 December.

 

[She was born at Berlin-Wilmersdorf on 18 February 1934, daughter of Prince Heinrich zu Schaumburg-Lippe and of his wife, née Marie-Erika Gfn von Hardenberg. In 1956 she married Christoph Kalau vom Hofe (1931-1981). In 1989 she married, secondly, Heinz Heine (1907-1991). She is survived by her children from the first marriage. (added 30 Dec 2008)

 

 

 

SPAIN

 

The engagement was announced between don Andres de Orleans-Borbon y San Martino d'Agliè (son of don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon y Parodi Delfino [himself the son of Don Alvaro Antonio Carlos Felipe Fernando de Orléans, Duque de Galliera (himself the son of Infant Alfonso of Spain, Duque de Galliera, and of his wife, née Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland), and of his wife, née Carla Parodi de Delfino] and of his wife, née donna Giovanna San Martino d'Agliè dei marchesi di Fontanetto e San Germano) and Anne-Laure van Exter (daughter of the late Robert van Exter and of his former wife, Marie-Rose Freifrau von Oppenheim, née von Mérey de Kapos-Mere). (added 26 Feb 2008)

 

 

SWEDEN

 

John Kenneth Ambler (husband of Princess Margaretha of Sweden [sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf]) died on 31 May. (added 13 Jun 2008)

 

Count Sonja Bernadotte af Wisborg died at Schloß Mainau on 21 October.
[She was born on 7 May 1944 and in 1972 married Count Lennart Bernadotte, Prince Lennart of Sweden (only child of Prince Vilhelm of Sweden (1884-1965) and of his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958)). She had five children with him, who survive her.] (added 23 Oct 2008)

 

 

TWO SICILIES

 

Prince Ferdinando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Castro, died at the Centre hospitalier de la Dracénie, route de Montferrat, Draguignan (Var), France, on 20 March.

 

[He was born at Podzamcze on 28 May 1926, son of Prince Ranieri of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Countess Karoline Zamoyska. In 1949 he married Chantal de Chevron-Villette (1925-2005). He is survived by their three children. He was one of the two rival claimants to be head of the royal house of the Two Sicilies. His claimis inherited by his son, Charles.] (added 22 Mar 2008)

Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Princess Anne d'Orléans) and her husband, Markos Nomikos, had their third child, Carlos, in Greece on 22 September. (updated 17 Mar 2009)

Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duca di Noto (son of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of his wife, née Princess Anne d'Orléans), and his wife, née Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, had their fifth child, Sofia, in Madrid on 12 November. (added 15 Nov 2008)