Royal News of 2011, Section I
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King Leka of the Albanians died at Tirana on 30 November.
[He was born at Tirana on
Marc Bernath and his wife, Princess Julia Katharine of
Anhalt (daughter of Eduard, Duke of Anhalt and of his wife, née Corinna
Krönlein) had a first son born in 2011. (added
Archduke Martin of Austria and his wife, née Princess Katharina zu Isenburg, had their fourth child, Luigi Amedeo Thadeus, at Pavia on 12 February. (added 13 Feb 2011)
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) and his wife, née 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) had their first child, Léopold, at Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 19 April. (added 2 May 2011)
The engagement was announced between Ulrich Graf von Mamming (b.14 Dec 1982, son of Georg Graf von Mamming and of Kunigunde Gräfin von Mamming, nee Gräfin von Kielmannsegg [herself the daughter of Oswald Graf von Kielmannsegg and of Eveline Maria Prinzessin von Croÿ]) and Archduchess Veronika Anna of Austria (b.Linz 3 Jan 1982, daughter of Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria and of Edith Wenzl, Freiin von Sternbach). The wedding will take place in July 2011. (added 2 May 2011)
Archduke Otto of Austria died at Pöcking on 4 July.
[He was born at Villa Wartholz bei Reichenau on 20 November 1912, son of Emperor Karl of Austira and of his wife, Princess Zita of Bourbn-Parma, and had been head of the Imperial House since his father’s death in 1922, until relinquishing the role to his elder son in 2007. In 1951 he married Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen (1925-2010), and is survived by their seven children and their families.] (added 4 Jul 2011)
Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, née Gräfin von Waldburg au Zeil und Trauchburg, died in July.
[She was born at Wallsee on 28 June 1913, daughter of Georg Graf von Waldburg au Zeil und Trauchburg (1878-1955) and of his wife, Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1892-1930). In 1936 she married Archduke Georg of Austria (1905-1952), and is survived by a son and a daughter, an elder son having died young.] (added 14 Jul 2011)
Archduke Felix of Austria died in Mexico on 6 September.
[He was born at Schönbrunn on 31 May 1916, son of Emperor Karl of Austira and of his wife, Princess Zita of Bourbn-Parma. In 1952 he married Princess Anne-Eugénie von Arenberg (1925-1997), and is survived by two sons and four daughters, another son having predeceased him, and their families.] (added 7 Sep 2011)
Two sons of Archduke Karl Christian of Austria and of his wife, Princess Marie Astrid of Luxemburg, announced their engagements in December, 2011: Archduke Imre to Kathleen Walker; and Archduke Christoph to Adelaide Drapé-Frisch. (added 22 Apr 2012)
Prince Rasso of Bavaria died at Tutzing on 12 September.
[He was born at Leutstetten on 24 May 1926, son of Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875-1957) and of Princess Isabella von Croy (1890-1982). Since 1955 he was married to Archduchess Theresa of Austria (daughter of Archduke Theodor Salvator of Austria and of Maria Theresa Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg). He is survived by her and their seven children and their families.] (added 13 Sep 2011)
Dona Maria Elizabeth de Orléans e Bragança (daughter of Prince Francisco de Orléans e Bragança [himself the son of Prince Pedro Henrique de Orléans e Bragança and of his wife, Princess Maria of Bavaria] and of his wife, Claudia Regina Godinho) married Pablo Trindade de Souza on 6 August at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Glória, in Rio de Janeiro. (updated 9 Aug 2011)
Princess Teresa Maria Theodora of Orléans-Braganza died at Estoril on 18 April.
[She was born at Boulogne-Billancourt on 18 June 1919, daughter of Prince Pedro de Alcantara of Orléans-Braganza (1875-1940) and of Elisabeth Gräfin Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz (1875-1951). In 1957 she married Ernesto Martorell y Caldero (1921-1985). She is survived by their two daughters and two grandchildren.] (added 18 Apr 2011)
The wedding between Marie-Adelaïde de Nicolay [daughter of comte Louis-Jean de Nicolay (himself the son of count René de Nicolay and his wis wife née princess Pia d’Orléans Bragance) and of his wife née comtesse Barbara (of the dukes) d’Ursel (herself daughter of count Michel d’Ursel and of his wife née donna Fernanda dei marchesi Diana)] and count Charles-Antoine de Liedekerke [son of count Charles-Amédée de Liedekerke (himself the son of count Charles-Antoine de Liedekerke and of his wife née Nicole Bekaert) and of his wife née Anne-Claire de Woot de Trixhe (herself daughter of baron Philippe de Woot de Trixhe and his wife née comtesse Anne-Rose de Liedekerke)] will take place at Le Lude on 9 July. (added 4 May 2011)
Princess Maria of Orleans-Bragança, née Princess of Bavaria, died at Rio de Janeiro on 13 May.
[She was born at Nymphenburg on 9 September 1914, daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875-1957) and of his wife, Princess Isabella von Croy (1890-1982). In 1937 she married Prince Pedro Henrique of Orleans-Bragança (1909-1981). She is survived by their twelve children, ad their families.] (added 14 May 2011)
Dom Eudes de Orléans e Bragança Filho (son of Dom Eudes de Orléans e Bragança and of his second wife, née Mercedes Neves da Rocha) and his wife, née Patrícia Annechino Landau, had their first children, Eudes and Valentina, at Rio de Janeiro on 8 June. (added 8 Jun 2011)
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 twins, a son and a daughter, their third and fourth children, at Copenhagen on 8 January. The twins were christened on 14 April, with the names Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander, and Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda, respectively. (updated 14 Apr 2011)
Prince Joachim of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and of her husband, Prince Henrik [born Henri de Laborde de Monpezat]) and his wife, Princess Marie, née Cavallier (daughter of Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot) are expecting their second child together in late January 2012. (added 27 Aug 2011)
Alexandre de Sambucy de Sorgue (son of François Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue and of his wife, née Princess Chantal d'Orléans) and his wife, née Anne-Cécile Berteau, had their second child, Victoire, at Paris on 2 May. (added 8 Jun 2011)
Prince Jean d’Orléans, Duc de Vendôme (son of Prince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris and his first wife Marie Therese, née Duchess of Württemberg) and his wife Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart (daughter of Alfonso de Tornos y Zubiría and Maria Antonia Anna Zdenka Edle von Steinhart) are expecting their second child in January 2012. (added 3 Sep 2011)
Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans (son Prince Michel
d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux [son of Henri, Comte de Paris and Princess Isabella
of Orléans and Braganza] and Béatrice Pasquier de Franclieu) and his wife
Diana, née Álvares Pereira de Melo, Duquesa de Cadaval (daughter of Jaime
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 fourth child, Louis, on 13 October. (added 13 Oct 2011)
GREAT BRITAIN and
Prince William of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (son of Prince Charles of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Prince of Wales [himself the son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, né Prince of Greece and Denmark], and of his late former wife, née Lady Diana Spencer) married Catherine “Kate” Elizabeth Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. Earlier that day he was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. (updated 29 Apr 2011)
Michael James Tindall married Zara Phillips (daughter of Mark Phillips and of Princess Anne of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Princess Royal) at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, on 30 July. (updated 7 Aug 2011)
George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, died at Harewood House on 11 July.
[He was born at Chesterfield House on 7 February 1923, son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood (1882-1947) and of Princess Mary of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess Royal (1897-1965). He was married firstly, from 1949 to 1967, to Marion Stein, and secondly, since 1967, to Patricia Tuckwell. He is survived by her and by his four sons.] (added 11 Jul 2011)
Peter Phillips (son of Mark Phillips and of his former wife, Anne, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and his wife, née Autumn Kelly (daughter of Brian Kelly and of Mrs Kitty Kelly, née McCarthy), are expecting their second child in March 2012. (added 16 Oct 2011)
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 his wife, née Princess Olga of Greece (daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark and of his wife, née Marina Karella) had their second child, Amedeo, at Paris on 24 May. (added 24 May 2011)
Princess Tatiana of
Elisabeth, Duchess von Hohenberg, née Princess of Luxemburg, died on 22 November.
[She was born at Schloß Berg on
Duchess Ilona of
[She was born at
Prince Albert II of
Monaco married Charlene Wittstock in a civil ceremony on 1 July, followed by a
religious ceremony on 2 July. (updated
Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baronne de Massy, died on 17 March.
[She was born at Paris on
Duchess Gertrud of Oldenburg, née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, died on 4 February.
[She was born at Langenzell on
Comte Axel de
Chavagnac (son of Comte and Comtesse Alain-Xavier de Chavagnac) and his wife, Duchess Tatjana of Oldenburg
(daughter of Duke Johann of
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
Prince André of Bourbon-Parma died on 22 October.
[He was born in Paris on
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and
Piacenza (son of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and
Princess Irene of the Netherlands), and his wife Annemarie Gualthérie van
Weezel (daughter of Hans Gualthérie van Weezel and Ank de Visser), are
expecting their first child together in May, 2012. (added
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia (son of Prince
Louis Ferdinand of Prussia [himself the son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of
Prussia and of Grand Duchess Kira of Russia] and of Donata Gräfin zu
Castell-Rüdenhausen [herself the daughter of Siegfried Fürst zu
Castell-Rüdenhausen and of Irene Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach]) married Princess
Sophie von Isenburg (daughter of Franz Alexander Fürst von Isenburg
[himself the son of Franz Ferdinand Fürst von Isenburg and of Countess Irina
Tolstoy] and of Christine Gräfin von Saurma, Freiin v.u.zu der Jeltsch [herself
the daughter of Johann Franz Achatius Maria Graf v.Saurma and of Maria Blanka
Eleonore Antonie Gräfin v.Maldeghem]) in a civil ceremony at Potsdam on 25
August, followed by a religious wedding in Potsdam on 27 August. (updated
Princess Benigna Reuss (b.1980, daughter of Prince
Heinrich X Reuss and of his first wife, Baroness Elisabeth Akerhielm af
Margarethelund) married Oscar de Ascoz y Planes at Schleiz on 3 September.
The couple is expecting their first child in June, 2012. (updated
Prince Heinrich X Reuss (b.Büdingen
Angelica Ilyinsky, née Kauffman, widow of Prince Paul
Ilyinsky (1928-2004), himself the son of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of
Princess Katrin of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, née Bremme, died at Grein on 13 July.
[She was born at
Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife, Nadja
Anna Zsoeks, had their second child together, his third, Philomena, at Munich
on 10 July. (added
Bruno Alexander Gomez-Acebo y
de Borbon (son of Luis Gomez-Acebo y de Estrada and of his wife, Infanta
Pilar of Spain, Duquesa de Badajoz) and his wife, née Barbara Cano de la
Plaza, had their third child, Alvaro, at Madrid on 30 May. (added
Svenska Dagbladet announced the death of Miles Flach,
of Swedish noble family no 1606. He was born on
engagement was announced between Oscar Magnuson (son of Tord Magnuson and of Princess
Bernadotte af Wisborg (son of Count Bertil
Bernadotte [himself the son of Ct Folke Bernadotte (1895-1948), who was himself
son of Prince Oscar of
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of
Västergötland (daughter of King Karl XVI Gustav and his wife Queen Silvia,
[born Silvia Renate Sommerlath]) and her husband Prince Daniel of Sweden,
Duke of Västergötland (son of Olle Gunnar and Anna Eva Kristina Westling) are
expecting their first child in March 2012. (added
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 sixth child, Blanca, on 6 April. (updated 30 Apr 2011)