Royal News of 2013, Section I




Last Update on 14 January 2014






The engagement was announced between Maximilian Graf von Habsburg (b.1974, son of Archduke Géza of Austria and of his first wife, née Monica Decker) and Arabella Stafford Northcote. (added 16 Jan 2013)


Archduke Imre of Austria and his wife, née Kathleen Walker, had their first child, Maria-Stella, on 11 November. (updated 13 Nov 2013)


Comte Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum and his wife, née Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria had their second child, Constantin, on 25 October. (added 16 Nov 2013)






Princess Margarita of Baden died in Farnham, Surrey, on 15 January.


[She was born at Schloß Salem on 14 July 1932, daughter of Margrave Berthold of Baden and of his wife, née Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. From 1957 to 198w she was married to Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia. She is survived her son and daughter, and two grandchildren.] (added 16 Jan 2013)





Christian Dienst and his wife, née Princess Felipa of Bavaria (b.1981, daughter of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and his wife, née Ursula Möhlenkamp) had their first child, August Maria Jürgen Leopold, on 15 April. (updated 2 Nov 2013)


Princess Editha of Bavaria died on 4 May 2013.


[She was born at Schloß Hohenberg on 16 September 1924, daughter of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955) and his second wife, Princess Antonia of Luxemburg. She married firstly, in 1946, Tito Tomasso Brunetti (1905-1954). She married secondly, in 1959, Gustav Christian Schimert (1910-1990). She is survived by her six children and their families.] (added 7 May 2013)





Prince Gabriel José of Orleans-Braganza (son of Prince Pedro de Alcantara of Orleans-Braganza and of his wife, née Maria de Fatima Lacerda Rocha) and his wife, née Luciana Guaspari, had their first child, Gabriel Pedro, at Rio de Janeiro on 12 April. (updated 13 Apr 2013)


Prince João Philippe of Orléans-Braganza (son of Prince João Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and of his former wife, Stella Christina Lutterbach) will marry Yasmin Paranaguá on 20 July, and again in a religious wedding at Paraty on 3 August. (added 6 July 2013)


The engagement was annonced between Princess Amélia of Orléans-Bragança (daughter of the Prince Antônio of Orléans-Bragança and of his wife, Princess Christine de Ligne) and Alexander James Spearman (son of Lochain Alexander Spearman, of the Baronets Spearman, and Pilin de Garrigues Carnicer). The wedding is to take place at Rio de Janeiro in August 2014. (added 28 Sep 2013)





Count Christian af Rosenborg, Prince Christian of Denmark, died at Gentofte on 21 May.


[He was born at Sorgenfri on 22 October 1942, son of Prince Knud of Denmark (1900-1976) and his wife, née Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark (1912-1995). Since 1971 he had been married to Anne-Dorthe Maltoft-Nielsen, and is survived by her and their three daughters, and their families. At the time of his marriage he renounced his princely titles and was created Count af Rosenborg.] (added 22 May 2013)


Countess Dorrit af Rosenborg died on 14 May.


[She was born Annie Helene Dorrit Puggard-Müller at Copenhagen on 8 September 1926. From 1948 to 1977 she was married to Count Oluf af Rosenborg, Prince of Denmark (1923-1990). In 1978 she married Bent Lund. She is survived by her two children from her first marriage, and their families.] (added 22 May 2013)






Eric Querenet Onfroy de Breville and his wife, née Princess Caroline Napléon (daughter of Charles, Prince Napoléon, and of his first wife, née Princess Beatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies) had their second child, Augustin, in April. (updated 12 Jul 2013)





Antoine Stevenson and his wife, née Kildine Sambucy de Sorgue (daughter of François Sambucy de Sorgue and his wife, née Princess Jeanne-Chantal d'Orléans), had their fifth child, Anne, at Bordeaux on 1 April. (added 14 May 2013)


The engagement was announced between Baron Axel de Samboucy de Sorgue (Baron Francois-Xavier de Samboucy de Sorgue and his wife, née Princess Chantal d'Orléans) and Charlotte Paul-Reynaud (daughter of Serge Paul-Reynaud and his wife, Marie France Champagne). (added 31 Dec 2013)



GREAT BRITAIN and Northern Ireland


Prince William of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Duke of Cambridge (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, Prince of Greece and Denmark], and of his late former wife, née Lady Diana Spencer) and his wife, née Catherine Middleton, had their first child, a son named George Alexander Louis, born on 22 July. (updated 25 Jul 2013)


Michael James Tindall and his wife, née Zara Phillips (daughter of Mark Phillips and of Princess Anne of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Princess Royal), are expecting their first child. (added 12 Jul 2011)


Lord Frederick Windsor (son of Prince Michael of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of his wife, née Marie Christine Freiin von Reibnitz) and his wife, née Sophie Winkleman, had their first child, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, at Los Angeles on 15 August. (added 16 Aug 2013)





Landgrave Moritz of Hesse died at Frankfurt on 23 May.


[He was born at Racconigi on 6 August 1926, son of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse (1896-1980) and of Princess Mafalda of Savoy (1902-1944). He was married from 1964 to 1974 to Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. He is survived by their four children and their families.] (added 23 May 2013)





Roman Goldschmidt (son of René Goldschmidt and Jana Swoboda) is engaged to marry Princess Anna von Hohenzollern (b.1983, daughter of Prince Godehard-Friedrich von Hohenzollern and his wife, née Heide Hansen) on 1 June at Burg Namedy. (added 15 Jan 2013)





Prince Félix of Luxemburg (b.1984, son of Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg) married Claire Lademacher at Königstein, Taunus, on 17 September, followed by a religious wedding at the Basilique de Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France, on 21 September. (added 21 Sep 2013)





Andrea Casiraghi (son of the late Stefano Casiraghi and of Princess Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hannover) and Tatiana Santo Domingo had their first child, a son, on 21 March. They were married at Monaco on 31 August. (updated 31 Aug 2013)


Gad Elmaleh and Charlotte Casiraghi (daughter of the late Stefano Casiraghi and of Princess Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hannover) had a son, Raphaël, on 17 December. (added 14 Jan 2014)



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, had their third child, Willem Jan, at The Hague on 1 July. (updated 11 Jul 2013)


Prince Friso of the Netherlands (second son of Queen Beatrix) died at The Hague on 12 August, of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in early 2012. (added 12 Aug 2013)





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), had their second child, Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix, at The Hague on 17 October. (updated 18 Oct 2013)


Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma (son of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of the Netherlands) married Viktória Cservenyák at Wijk bij Duurstede on 3 October, followed by a religious ceremony at Apeldoorn on 5 October. (updated 5 Oct 2013)





Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his wife, née Princess Sophie von Isenburg, had their first children, twins, Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, at Bremen on 20 January. (updated 21 Jan 2013)


The engagement was announced between Hon. James Tollemache (b.1980, son of Timothy John Edward Tollemache, 5th Lord Tollemache, and his wife, née Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell) and Princess Florence of Prussia (b.1983, daughter of Prince Frederick Nicholas of Prussia and his wife, née Hon. Victoria Mancroft. (added 31 Dec 2013)





Prince Heinrich XXVI Reuss (b.1988, son of Prince Heinrich IX Reuss and of his wife, Amelie Freiin Besserer von Thalfingen) has become engaged to marry Isabelle Anna Frampton. She is British, but the couple both currently study in Sydney, Australia, though they plan to live in Britain after the wedding, which is set to take place on 2 February in Britain. (updated 6 Jan 2013)


Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss (b.1984, son of Prince Heinrich X Reuss and his first wife, Baroness Elisabeth Akerhielm af Margarethelund) married Dorothea Richiza Gräfin zu Castell-Castell (b.1985, daughter of Alexander Graf zu Castell-Castell and his first wife, Marion Stepp) in a religious ceremony at St.Veit Church, Iphofen, on 21 September. (updated 21 Sep 2013)





Contessa Alice Formentini, née baronessa Tasso de Saxe-Coburg-et-Bragança (before: Taxis von Bordogna und Valnigra) died in Gorizia on 29 August.


[She was born at Schladming Castle in 1936, daughter of Barone Lamoral Taxis von Bordogna und Valnigra (1900-1966) and of Princess Teresa of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha et Bragança (1902-1990). She married in 1956 Conte Michele Formentini (b.1929) and is survived by him, two sons and one daughter.] (added 12 Oct 2013)





Daniel Prinz von Sachsen (grandson of the late Prince Timo of Saxony) and his wife Sandra had their first child, Anna-Catharina Sophie, at Radebeul on 13 January. (updated 16 Jan 2013)





Eva-Benita Fürstin zu Schaumburg-Lippe died on 8 May 2013.


[She was born Eva-Benita Freiin von Tiele-Winckler on 18 November 1927. In 1955 she married Philipp-Ernst Erbprinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe, who succeeded his father as Fürst in 1962. He died in 2003. She is survived by her son Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and his family. Her elder son died in 1983, aged 27.] (added 10 May 2013)





Princess Lilian of Sweden died at her home in Stockholm on 10 March. She was born Lilian Davies in Swansea on 30 August 1915. In 1976 she married Prince Bertil of Sweden, with whom she had long been in a relationship, but whom she could not until then marry for reasons of state. (added 10 Mar 2013)


Christopher O’Neill married Princess Madeleine of Sweden (younger daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden) at Stockholm on 8 June. It was announced in September that they are expecting their first child around March, 2014. (updated 3 Sep 2013)


Count Edward Gustav Bernadotte and his wife, née Nathalie Frediani, had their first child, Leonardo Folke, on 15 September. (added 22 Sep 2013)