Royal News of 2014, Section II

 

 

 

Last Update on 10 November 2014

 

 

 

 

BENTHEIM-TECKLENBURG

 

Moritz-Casimir Fürst zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg died at Kloster Herzebrock on 21 March.

 

[He was born at Rheda on 12 October 1923, son of Adolf Fst zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1889-1967) and his wife, Princess Amélie von Schönburg-Waldenburg (1901-1995); He was married since 1958 to Huberta Gfn von Hardenberg, and is survived by her and three of their four sons.] (added 25 Mar 2014)

 

 

CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN

 

Johann-Friedrich Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen died on 30 October.

 

[He was born on 27 January 1948, son of Siegfried Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (1916-2007) and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1925-2006). Since 1983 he had been married to Maria Gräfin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid. He is survived by her and their four children] (added 10 Nov 2014)

 

 

CROY

 

Prince Clemens Anton Philipp Joseph von Croy died on 2 August.

 

[He was born at Grumsmühlen on 7 September 1926, son of Prince Anton Prosper Clemens von Croy (1893-1973) and of his first wife, née Rosalie von Heyden-Linden (1894-1942). In 1955 he married Marie Therese Gräfin von Schaesberg (1927-2004). He is survived by their four children and their families.] (added 4 Oct 2014)

 

 

ESTERHÁZY von GALÁNTHA

 

Melinda Fürstin Esterházy von Galántha, née Ottrubay, died on 28 August. She was born at Budapest in 1920 and was the widow since 1989 of Pál Fürst Esterházy von Galántha. (added 1 Sep 2014)

 

 

FÜRSTENBERG

 

Christian Erbprinz zu Fürstenberg (son of Heinrich Fürst zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Princess Maximiliane zu Windisch-Grätz) and his wife, née Jeanette Griesel, are expecting their second child in March, 2015. (added 22 Sep 2014)

 

 

ISENBURG

 

Alexander Wolfgang Erbprinz von Isenburg (elder son of Franz Alexander Fürst von Isenburg and of his wife, née Christine Gräfin von Saurma) married Sarah Maria Luisa Valentina Lorenz in a civil ceremony at Birstein on 14 June, followed by a religious ceremony at Fraeunwörth on 12 July. (updated 12 Jul 2014)

 

 

KUEFSTEIN

 

Karl Ferdinand Graf von Kuefstein died on 6 June.

 

[He was born on 6 March 1923, son of Ferdinand Graf von Kuefstein (1885-1958) and of his wife, Stephanie Gräfin Marschall (1886-1974). In 1949 he married Gabriele Gräfin von Mensdorff-Pouilly (1926-2010). He is survived by their four children and their families.] (added 15 Jun 2014)

 

 

LOBKOWICZ

 

Prince Martin Lobkowicz died on 4 January.

 

[He was born at London on 21 December 1928, son of Prince Maximilian von Lobkowciz (1888-1967) and his wife, Gillian Margaret Hope Somerville (1890-1982). He had been married since 1952 to Margaret Juett and is survived by her and their four children, and their families.] (added 11 Jan 2014)

 

 

OETTINGEN-SPIELBERG

 

Carl-Christian Oetker married Princess Teresa zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg (daughter of Albrecht Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Spielberg and his wife, née Angela Jank) at the Lutherian Church St.Jakob, in Oettingen, Bavaria, on 12 July. (added 12 Jul 2014)

 

 

OETTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN

 

Franziska Gräfin von Strasoldo, daughter of Alexander Graf von Strasoldo (himself the son of the late Franz Carl Graf von Strasoldo and of the late Rose-Marie, Prinzessin zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein) and of Sofie Burggräfin und Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten (herself the daughter of the late Ferdinand Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten and of the late Elisabeth von Werder) will marry Bastian Pophal, son of Rainer Pophal and of Dagmar Einspannier, in a religious ceremony on May 30 at Strassoldo (Italy). (added 23 May 2014)

 

 

SCHÖNBURG-HARTENSTEIN & WALDBURG-WOLFEGG-WALDSEE

 

Prince Alexander von Schönburg-Hartenstein (b.1979, son of Prince Alfred von Schönburg-Hartenstein and of his wife, née Marie Thérèse Kastner-Lanjus-Wellenburg) married Clara Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (daughter of Franz Willibald Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Veronika Gräfin Hoyos) on 2 August. (added 4 Oct 2014)

 

 

 

 

SOLMS-BARUTH

 

Melissa Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth, née Butler, died on 23 April at her home in Leonardtown, Maryland.

 

[She was born May 5, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island, to George and Mary Butler. She married Christian Graf zu Solms-Baruth (son of Friedrich-Hans Ferdinand Wilhelm Gf zu Solms-Baruth (1923-2006) and his wife, Princess Oda zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1925-1978) on 31 October 1979 in New York City. She is survived by her husband, Christian; children, Oda, Carolina and Alexander; and grandson, Lucas.] (added 28 Apr 2014)

 

 

SOLMS-HOHENSOLMS-LICH

 

Dorothea Gräfin Razumovsky von Wigstein, née Princess zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, died at Lich on 2 January 2014.

 

[She was bprn at Lich on 11 December 1935, daughter of Hermann Erbprinz zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1902-1940) and of his wife, née Gertrud Freiin und Herrin von Werthern (1913-1987). She married on 1959 Andreas Graf Razumovsky von Wigstein (1929-2002) and is survived by their three children and their families.] (added 4 Jan 2014)

 

 

SOLMS-SONNENWALDE

 

Marie von Bünau, née Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde, died at Mettmann on 11 April.

 

[She was born at Potsdam on 15 April 1917, daughter of Wilhelm Graf zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (1886-1981) and of his wife, née Isabelle Gräfin von Bentinck (1889-1981). In 1951 she married Günther von Bünau (1911-1996), and is survived by their son.] (added 12 Jul 2014)

 

 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

 

Baroness Ludowika Bánffy de Losoncz, née Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg, died on 27 June, in Argentina.

 

[She was born at Ascherode on 25 December 1915, daughter of Joseph Oskar Franziskus Antonius Hubertus Maria Gf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1874-1956) and of his wife, Theresia Frn von Ketteler (1890-1973). In 1938 she married Endre Baron Bánffy de Losoncz (1909-1990).] (added 28 Jun 2014)

 

 

STOLBERG-WERNIGERODE

 

Ingeborg von Waldthausen, née Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, died on 22 June.

 

[She was born on 22 May 1915, daughter of Carl Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1876-1934) and of his first wife, Hilde von Witzleben (1884-1966). In 1950 she married Karl-Heinz von Waldthausen (1910-1985), and is survived by their children.] (added 29 Jun 2014)

 

 

 

THURN und TAXIS

 

Hugo J A S Wilson married Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (daughter of Johannes Fürst von Thurn und Taxis (1926-1990) and his wife, née Maria Gloria Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau) at Tutzing on 13 September. (updated 14 Sep 2014)