Royal News of 2008, Section II

 

 

Last Updated on 30 December 2008

 

 

 

ARENBERG

 

Comte René Henri Potier de la Morandière died at Paris on 21 May.

 

[He was born at Paris on 28 October 1928, son of Comte Louis Nicolas Potier de la Morandière and of his wife, née Claire Marie Marthe de Vogüé (herself the daughter of Louis Antoine Melchior, Marquis de Vogüé, and of his wife, née Princess and Duchess Louise Marie Charlotte d'Arenberg). Since 1956 he had been married to Guillemette Jeanne Bernadette Thérèse Morel, and is survived by her and their three children.] (added 23 May 2008)

 

 

AUERSPERG

 

Prince Franz Karl von Auersperg (b.1935, son of Prince Eduard von Auersperg and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin von Clam und Gallas) died on 26 January. (added 10 Feb 2008)

 

Martha “Sunny” von Bülow, née Crawford, former wife of Prince Alfred von Auersperg (1936-1992), died on 6 December. (added 10 Dec 2008)

 

 

BENTHEIM-STEINFURT

Hereditary Prince Carl Ferdinand zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (son of Prince Reinhard zu Bentheim und Steinfurt and of his wife, née Angelica Emmermann) and his wife, née Elna-Margret Rinn (daughter of Manfred Rinn and Brigitte Renate Strauss) had their first child, Jonathan Alexei Victor, at Münster on 24 December. (added 28 Dec 2008)

 

 

BENTINCK

 

Baron Karel Jan André Collot d'Escury died at Kloosterzande on 17 June.

 

[He was born at Kloosterzande on 12 July 1933, and in 1961 married Caroline Norah Frédérique Adrienne van der Wijck (daughter of Adriaan van der Wijck and of his wife, née Lady Brydgytte Blanche Bentinck [herself the daughter of Count Robert Charles Bentinck and of his wife, née Lady Norah Noel]). He is survived by her and their four children.] (added 26 Jun 2008

 

 

 

CASTELL-CASTELL

 

Maximilian Ludwig Gustav Gert Hugo Kurt Dietz Eberhard Freiherr von Lerchenfeld died on 8 January.

 

[He was born at Bamberg on 17 January 1926, son of Rudolf Wilhelm Maria Karl August Herbert Ludwig Freiherr von Lerchenfeld and of his wife, née Hertha-Marie v.Pappus u.Trazberg, Freiin zu Leubenberg u.Rauhenzell. Since 1954 he hd been married to Christiana Gráfin zu Castell-Castell (daughter of Carl Fürst zu Castell-Castell and of his wife, née Princess Anna-Agnes zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich). He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 12 Jan 2008)

 

 

CROY

 

Prince Carl-Alfred von Croy died on 15 January.

 

[He was born at Marienloh on 4 March 1924, son of Prince Anton Prosper Clemens von Croy and of his first wife, née Rosalie von Heyden-Linden. Since 1952 he had been married to Huberta Freiin von Wolff Metternich. They had no children, but he had adopted his nephew, Nikolaus Engelbert Albert Johannes Graf von Schmettau, who has taken the name “Prinz von Croy”.] (added 20 Jan 2008)

 

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 third child, Charlotte, on 23 January. (added 23 Feb 2008)

 

The engagement was announced between Comte Baudouin de Brosses (son of Comte Alban de Brosses and of his wife, née Alyette de Wangen de Geroldseck aux Vosges) and Léopoldine Charbonneaux (daughter of Olivier Charbonneaux and of his wife, née Princess Emmanuelle de Croy). (added 4 May 2008)

 

The wedding of baron Thomas de Mevius (son of the late baron Eric de Mevius and of his second wife née comtesse Marguerite de Limburg Stirum [herself the daughter of count Thierry de Limburg Stirum and of his wife née princess Marie-Immaculée de Croÿ]) with Valentine de le Court (daughter of Patrick de le Court and of his wife née Isabelle de Codt [herself the daughter of chevalier Henri de Codt and of his wife née Thérèse (of the barons) de Pierpont Surmont de Volsberghe]) will take place at Rhisnes on 28 June 2008. (added 6 May 2008)

 

 

FÜRSTENBERG

 

Prince Georg zu Fürstenberg died on 7 January.

 

[He was born at Strobl on 3 August 1923, son of Prince Karl zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Maria Gräfin Festetics von Tolna. From 1960 to 1965 he had been married to Christina Gráfin von Colloredo-Mannsfeld; from 1978 to 1997 he had been married to Victoria Taves Pullen. He had a daughter from the first marriage, who predeceased him.] (added 20 Jan 2008)

 

Maria Josepha Gräfin von Hardenberg, née Princess zu Fürstenberg, died on 7 July.

 

[She was born at Werenwag on 23 July 1922, daughter of Prince Maximilian zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Wilhelmine Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau. In 1943 she married Günther Graf von Hardenberg (1918-1985). She is survived by three children.] (added 10 Jul 2008)

 

HARRACH

 

Johann Aloys Graf Lexa von Aehrenathal died on 19 May.

 

[He was born at Prague on 28 November 1933, son of Johann Graf Lexa von Aehrenthal and of his wife, née Ernestine Gräfin von Harrach. Since 1963 he had been married to Alice Freiin von Warsberg. He is survived by her and their two children.] (added 7 Jun 2008)

 

Guy Acloque died at London on 19 June.

 

[He was born at Reigate on 11 July 1939, and since 1971 had been married to Hon. Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (daughter of John Scott-Ellis, 9th Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach). He is survived by her and by their three children.] (added 26 Jun 2008)

 

Anna Elisabeth Gráfin von Harrach, née Massa, died on 16 June.

 

[She was born at Düsseldorf on 17 November 1936, daughter of Carlo Giuseppe Massa and of Maria Margareta Bleith. Since 1966 she had been married to Albrecht Leopold Günther Graf von Harrach (son of Günther Karl Theodor Ernst Manfred Graf von Harrach and of his first wife, née Hetta-Louise Gräfin von Pfeil u.Klein-Ellguth). She is survived by him and by their daughter.] (added 26 Jun 2008)

 

 

HOHENLOHE-JAGSTBERG

 

Peter Freiherr von Kap-herr (b.Gleiwitz on 22 August 1934) died on 11 February. Since 1970 he had been married to Princess Eleonore zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg (daughter of Albrecht Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg and of his wife, née Therese Gräfin von Geldern-Egmont). He is survived by her and by their two sons. (added 18 Feb 2008)

 

 

HOHENLOHE-LANGENBURG

 

Max Soltmann and his wife, née Princess Xenia zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (daughter of Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of first his wife, née Princess Charlotte von Croy) had their second child, a daughter, on 6 April.. (added 12 Apr 2008)

 

KÖNIGSEGG-AULENDORF

 

Frederic Ali Eusebius Graf zu Königsegg-Aulendorf (son of Maximilian Gregor Eusebius Graf zu Königsegg-Aulendorf and of his wife, née Nessrin Touba) and his wife, née Daniela (Jela) Gräfin Esterházy von Galántha (daughter of Pál Graf Esterházy von Galántha and of his wife, née Christa Hohn) had their first child, Cecilia Isabella Marie Jela Eusebia, at Zürich on 24 May. (added 3 Jun 2008)

 

 

LOBKOWICZ

 

Prince Ferdinand-Johannes von Lobkowicz (b.17 December 1955, son of Prince Christian von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Maria Theresia Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg) died on 20 July. (added 23 Jul 2008)

 

 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROSENBERG

 

Maximilian Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein (son of Felix Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein [himself the son of Clemens Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein (himself the son of Felix Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein and of his wife, née Princess Augusta zu Salm-Salm) and of his wife, née Marie-Catherine Freiin von Kettenburg] and of his wife, née Christine Freiin von Boeselager [herself the daughter of Maximilian Freiherr von Boeselager and of his wife, née Mariaschnee Gräfin von Galen])) married Princess Katharina zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (daughter of Prince Karl zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and of his wife, née Maria Annunziata Freiin von Weichs zur Wenne) at Kevelaer on 24 May. (added 7 Aug 2008)

 

 

NEIPPERG

 

Philipp Graf von Neipperg (son of Karl Eugen Graf von Neipperg [himself the son of Josef Hubert Graf von Neipperg (himself the son of Anton Graf vonNeipperg and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Silva-Tarouca) and of his first wife, née Maria Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln (herself the daughter of Eugen Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln and of his wife, née Eleonore Gräfin Larisch von Meonnich)] and of his wife, née Archduchess Andrea of Austria [herself the daughter of Archduke Otto of Austria (himself the son of Emperor Karl of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma) and of his wife, née Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiniingen (herself the daughter of Prince Georg of Saxe-Meiningen and of his wife, née Klara-Maria Gräfin von Korff gt Schmissing-Kerssenbrock)]) married Paula Wolff (daughter of Lukas Wolff and of his wife, née Ladislaja Gräfin von Meran [herself the daughter of Rudolf Graf von Meran (himself the son of Rudolf Graf von Meran and of his wife, née Princess Johanna von Auersperg) and of his wife, née Maria-Theresia Gräfin von Blanckenstein (herself the daughter of Karl Graf von Blanckenstein and of his wife, née Eugenie Gfn von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jöchelsthurn)]) on 26 April. (added 3 May 2008)

 

 

OETTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN

 

Rose-Marie Gräfin von Strassoldo, née Princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein, died on 21 January.

 

[She was born at Munich on 12 March 1923, daughter of Eugen Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein and of his wife, née Princess Maria Anna zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, von Ratibor und Corvey. In 1949 she married Franz Graf von Strassoldo (1917-1994). She is survived by four of their children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 26 Jan 2008)

 

The engagement was announced between Prince Friedrich Alexander zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein (son of Moritz Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein and of his wife, née Princess Lioba zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) and Isabella Bonelli. The wedding is to occur at Loretto, Austria, on 30 August. (added 25 May 2008)

 

 

PAPPENHEIM

 

Elisabeth Gräfin zu Pappenheim, née Blankenburg, died on 16 October. She was born in 1924 and in 1970 became the second wife of Georg Graf zu Pappenheim (1909-1986). (added 20 Oct 2008)

 

 

PLATEN HALLERMUND

 

Alice Baronin Ricciardi, née Gräfin von Platen Hallermund, died at Cortona on 23 February.

 

[She was born at Weißenhaus on 28 April 1910, daughter of Karl Graf und Edler Herr von Platen Hallermund and of his wife, née Elisabeth von Alten. In 1956 she married Augusto Barone Ricciardi (1915-1982).] (added 1 Mar 2008)

 

 

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 third child, Samuel Max Felix, at Amsterdam on 26 March. (added 2 Apr 2008)

 

 

SALM-HORSTMAR

 

Alexandra Freifrau von Herman, née Princess zu Salm-Horstmar, Wild- u.Rheingräfin, died on 5 November.

 

[She was born at Düsseldorf on 29 May 1953, daughter of Prince Karl zu Salm-Horstmar, Wild- u.Rheingraf, and of his wife,née Susanne Jantsch. From 1979 to 2002 she was married to Richard Freiherr von Herman, by whom she had two sons, who survive her.] (added 11 Nov 2008)

 

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBURG

 

Don Eugenio Litta Modignani, 11th Marchese di Menzago e Vinago (b.1967),son of Don Gaetano Litta Modignani, 10th Marchese di Menzago e Vinago (1934-1989) and of Nobile Maria Cristina Fornari (b.1938) married Natasha Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgestein-Berleburg, daughter of  Prinz Robin and of Birgitta af Klercker, on 5 July. (added 5 Aug 2008)

 

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-HOHENSTEIN

 

Prince Botho zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein died on 27 January.

 

[He was born at Eisenach on 16 February 1927, son of Prince Georg zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein and of his wife, née Marie Rühm, who was created Freifrau von Freusburg. He was born Freiherr von Freusburg, but since 1946/7 was accorded the title of Prince. Since 1957 he had been married to Elisabeth Freiin von Zedlitz une Leipe. He is survived by her and by their three children.] (added 1 Feb 2008)

 

 

SCHAESBERG

 

Petrus Graf von Schaesberg (b.Munich 1967, son of Heinrich Graf von Schaesberg and of his wife, née Princess Margarethe von Croy) died in New York on 22 September, according to his family. He was a professor of art history at Columbia University. (added 8 Oct 2008)

 

 

SCHÖNBURG-GLAUCHAU

 

Josef Ferdinand Graf von Oppersdorff died at Munich on 8 July.

 

[He was born at Ober-Altwaltersdorf on 26 March 1922, son of Wilhelm Hans Graf von Oppersdorff and of his wife, née Princess Marie Louise zu Isenburg. In 1958 he married Maria Assunta Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau. He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 10 Jul 2008)

 

 

SOLMS-HOHENSOLMS-LICH

 

Hereditary Prince Carl-Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (son of Philipp-Reinhard Fürst zy Soms-Hohensolms-Lich and of his wife, née Marie Fouché d’Otrante) married Christina Gräfin Douglas (daughter of Patrick Graf Douglas and of his wife, née Alexandra Freiin von Berlichingen) at Vienna on 13 December. (added 21 Dec 2008)

 

 

 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

 

Pater Caspar Ballestrem OFMCap, Ludwig Graf von Ballestrem, died at Ruhpolding on 9 June.

[He was born at Plawniowitz on 6 Jan uary, 1930, son of Nikolaus Graf von Ballestrem (himself the son of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem [himself the son of Franz Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Hedwig Gräfin von Saurma] and of his wife, née Agnes Gráfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg [herself the daughter of Friedrich Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Bertha Gräfin von Falkenhayn]) and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Walderdorff (herself the daughter of Leopold Graf von Walderdorff [himself the son of Hugo Graf von Walderdorff and of his wife, née Amalie Gräfin Podstatzky-Lichtenstein] and of his wife, née Franziska Freiin von Linde [herself the daughter of Balduin Freiherr von Linde and of his wife, née Emilie Simons]).] (added 13 Jun 2008)

The engagement was announced between Boris Kisselevsky (son of Cyrille Kisselevsky and of his wife, née Luise Elsner von der Malsburg) and Isabella Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (daughter of Franz Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Jacqueline Florin de Duikingberg). (added 22 Jun 2008)

 

Elisabeth Bubert, née Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg, died at Köln on 23 July.

 

[She was born at Berlin-Lichterfelde on 2 October 1920, daughter of Christoph Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Ida Gräfin von Orsini und Rosenberg. In 1953 she married Benno Bubert (1924-1994). She is survived by their three children.] (added 26 Jul 2008)

 

 

THURN und TAXIS

 

Prince Alfonso von Thurn und Taxis (son of Prince Friedrich von Thurn und Taxis and of his wife, née Angela Tacoli) married Anna Andrea Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (daughter of Ferdinand Graf von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and of his wife, née Margrit Gabriele Scholtz-Rautenstrauch) at Vienna on 19 July. (updated 23 Jul 2008)

 

Princess Maria Julia von Thurn und Taxis, née Princess von Lobkowicz, died on 19 May.

 

[She was born at Prague on 25 February 1919, daughter of Prince Leopold von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Princess Franziska von Montenuovo. In 1939 she married Prince Johann von Thurn und Taxis (1908-1959), son of Prince Erich Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau. She is survived by four of their five children.] (added 11 Jun 2008)

 

Anna Maria Elisabeth Gräfin von Pocci died on 29 December.

 

[She was born at Heidenheim an der Brenz on 1 April 1944, daughter of Konrad Albert Friedrich Franz Graf von Pocci and of his first wife, née Anna-Elisabeth Hartmann. She was married firstly from 1969 to 1970 to Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis. She married secondly, in 1970, Walter Stanner.] (added 30 Dec 2008)

 

 

TOERRING-JETTENBACH

 

Ignaz Graf zu Toerring-Jettenbach and his wife, née Robinia Mentasti-Granelli, had their third child, Eliisabeth, on 18 June. (added 26 Jun 2008)

 

 

TRAUTTMANSDORFF-WEINSBERG

 

The engagement was announced between vicomte Auguste de Castelbajac (son of Vicomte Hubert de Castelbajac and of Mme Christine de Castelbajac, née Turnauer) and Stefanie Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (daughter of Georg Graf von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and of his wife, née Denyse Lippitt). The wedding is to occur on 27 September. (updated 25 May 2008)

 

 

WALDBURG-WOLFEGG-WALDSEE

 

Ludwig Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (son of Maximilian Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Henriette Freiin von Habermann) married Alexandra Luise von Poser und Groß-Naedlitz (daughter of Friedrich von Poser und Groß-Naedlitz and of his wife, née Marie-Luise von Kummer) on 23 May. (added 13 Jun 2008)

 

Comte Jacques de Lalaing (son of Josse, Comte de Lalaing, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Silfverstolpe) and his wife, née Lavinia Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (daughter of Karl Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his former wife, née Dorothea von Boch-Galhau) had their first child, Louis, on 25 September. (added 1 Oct 2008)

 

WALDBURG-ZEIL-HOHENEMS

 

Henriette Roepstorff, née Comtesse de Robiano, died on 13 October in Vienna in the age of 59. She was born on 31 July 1949 in Ixelles (Bruxelles). Her parents: Comte Victor de Robiano (1907-1987) and Gräfin Elisabeth von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems (1909-1976). (added 2 Dec 2008)

 

 

WINDISCH-GRÄTZ

 

Maria Luisa Fürstin zu Windisch-Grätz, née Serra di Gerace, died at Rome on 15 October. She had been born in 1921 and married in 1946 Maximilian Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz (1914-1976). She is survived by their four children. (added 20 Oct 2008)

 

Prince Manfred zu Windisch-Grätz and his wife, née Vittoria Lepri dei marchesi di Rota are expecting their third child for January 2009. (added 2 Dec 2008)