Royal News of 2014, Section III




Last Update on 15 January 2015







Claude, Duchesse d'Albufèra, died on 12 May. She was born in 1923 and had married in 1943 Napoléon Suchet, 6th Duc d'Albufèra (1912-2006). (added 17 May 2014)





Don Fabrizio Del Balzo dei duchi di Caprigliano died in Milan on 7 June 2014.


[He was born in 1935, son of Don Giovanni Battista Del Balzo, X Duca di Caprigliano (1898-1983) and of Donna Clotilde Capece Minutolo dei duchi di Miranda (1900-1985). He married in 1971 Nicoletta Claudia dei conti Gola (b.1944) and is survived by her and two daughters.] (added 16 Jan 2015)





Jean-François de la Croix, Duc de Castries (b.1938, son of René de La Croix, comte de Castries, and of his wife, Monique de Cassagne de Saint-Jean de Libron), died at Paris on 2 January, survived by his wife, France, and by a son and stepchildren. (added 4 Jan 2014)





Conte Marco Bucci Casari degli Atti died in Rome on 25 October.


[He was born in 1924, son of Conte Francesco Bucci Casari degli Atti and of Matilde del Gallo dei marchesi di Roccagiovine and married in 1955 Donna Eleonora Colonna dei principi di Paliano (1930-1977). He is survived by one son and two daughters.] (added 15 Jan 2015)





Donna Nerina Corsini Incisa della Rocchetta died at Vaglie on 21 June.


[She was born at Lausanne on 1 May 1942, daughter of Don Tommaso Principe Corsini, Principe Romano, Principe di Sismano, Duca di Civitella, Duca di Casigliano, etc. (1903-1980) and of his wife, Nobile Elena Avogadro di Collobiano dei Conti di Valdengo e dei Signori di Collobiano (1903-1980). In 1961 she married Marchese Don Enrico Incisa della Rocchetta (1934-2005). She is survived by her children.] (added 23 Jun 2014)





Princess Zofia Eleonora Czartoryska (née Wysocka) died on 20 August at Puszczykowo. She was born on 17 September 1912 and had married in 1933 Prince Adam Tadeusz Zdzislaw Czartoryski (1909-2006). She is survived by their five sons and their families. (added 18 Oct 2014)






Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, died on 24 September.


[She was born on 31 March 1920, the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters, daughters of David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Lord Redesdale (1878-1958), and his wife, née Sydney Bowles (d.1963). In 1941 she married Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004). She is survived by their three surviving children and their families.] (added 28 Sep 2014)





Duchess Donna Dainella Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, Duchess widow of Laurenzana, Princess widow of Piedimonte, died in Rome on 31 August.


[She was born in 1925, daughter of Count Carlo de Dainelli da Bagnano Masetti and of Margherita Fiorini, and married in 1949 Duca e Conte Don Ferdinando Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, Duca di Laurenzana, Principe di Piedimonte, Conte di Alife, etc (1900-2013). She is survived by a son and two daughters.] (added 15 Jan 2015)





Donna Ginevra Lensi Orlandi Cardini, née Ginori Conti dei principi di Trevignano died in Florence on 18 September.


[She was born in 1938, daughter of Count Don Federigo Ginori Conti dei principi di Trevignano and of Marta Konrad and married in 1968 Nobile Geri Lensi Orlandi Cardini. She is survived by him and two daughters.] (added 15 Jan 2015)





Don Guglielmo Giovanelli Marconi dei principi Giovanelli (b. 1967), son of Don Carlo dei principi Giovanelli and of Elettra dei marchesi Marconi, married Vittoria Rubini in Pieve di Cadore (near Belluno, Italy) on 20 July. (added 15 Jan 2015)





Antoine de Gramont, Duc de Gramont, Prince de Bedache, etc., died at Houston, Texas, on 18 February.


[He was born at Boulogne-sur-Seine on 26 April 1951, son of Henri, Duc de Gramont (1907-1995) and his wife, née Odile Marguerite Marie Marthe Madeleine Sublet d'Heudincourt de Lénoncourt (1914-1994). In 2003 he married Catherine Françoise Elisabeth Forget, and is survived by her and their only child, Antoine, the new Duc de Gramont.] (added 4 Mar 2014)





Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and his wife, née Sophie Ann Rutherford, had their second child, William Frederick, on 11 May. (added 19 Oct 2014)





Comte Maximilien d’Harcourt (son of Comte Olivier d’Harcourt and of his wife, née Catherine de Bazelaire de Boucheporn) married Comtesse Philippine d’Ursel (daughter of Comte Lancelot d’Ursel and of his wife, née Comtesse Nathalie d’Oultremont) on 2 August 2014 at château Guillaume (Lignac, France). (added 15 Aug 2014)





Comte Henri de La Rochefoucauld died in March.


[He was born on 28 May 1952, son of Comte Artus Guy Marie Roland de La Rochefoucauld (1925-1980) and of his first wife, Marie Rose de Peytes de Montcabrier (1929-1974). He had been married since 1975 to Anne Bouvet and is survived by her and their children.] (added 25 Mar 2014)





Prince Edouard Lamoral Rodolphe de Ligne de La Tremoille (b.1976, son of Prince Charles-Antoine Marie Louis Eugène Lamoral de Ligne de La Tremoille and of his second wife, Princess Alyette de Croy) and his wife, née Isabella Orsini, had their second child, Athenais, on 9 May. (added 17 May 2014)





Jacques-Henri de Durfort, Duc de Lorge, died at Paris on 21 May.


[He was born at Paris on 6 October 1928, son of Armand de Durfort, Duc de Lorge (1902-1996) and his wife, Colette Alix Marie Eugénie Le Clerc de Juigné (1902-1989). In 1959 he married Cécile Marie Edith du Temple de Rougemont (1936-2000). He is survived by their four children, and their families.] (added 24 May 2014)





John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, died on 16 October.


[He was born on 13 April 1926, son of John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897-1972), and of his first wife, née Hon. Alexandra Mary Cadogan. From 1951 to 1960 he was married to Susan Mary Hornby; from 1961 to 1971 to Athina Livanos; from 1972 to 2008 to Dagmar Gräfin Douglas; and from 2008 to Lily Mahtani, who survives him along with four children from earlier marriages.] (added 18 Oct 2014)





Catherine, Duchess of Montrose, died on 29 October. She had been the wife since 1970 of James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, and was survived by him and their three children. (added 10 Nov 2014)





Madre Paola di Napoli Rampolla (born at Siena on 26 October 1921, daughter of Vincenzo di Napoli-Rampolla, Principe di Resuttano, di Bonfornello, etc (1898-1965), and of his wife, Contessa Teresa di Bulgarini d'Elci (1900-1989)), a nun of the Suore dell'Assunzione, died at Rome on 14 January 2014. (added 16 Jan 2014)





Vicomte Alexis de Noailles died at Paris on 14 September.


[He was born at Paris on 5 September 1952, son of Philippe François Armand Marie de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy, Prince-Duc de Poix, etc. (1922-2011), and of his first wife, née Diane Rose Anne Marie de Castellane (1927-2010). He had been married since 2004 to Princess Diane d'Orléans (daughter of Jacques, Duc d'Orléans, and of his wife, née Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès). He is survived by her and their daughters.] (added 15 Sep 2014)





Princess Donna Anna Maria Odescalchi, Duchess widow of Bracciano, née Vagnarelli, died in Rome on 29 November.


[She was born in 1929 and married in 1955 Don Livio, Principe Odescalchi, IX Duca di Bracciano, IX Duca del Sirmio, Principe di Bassano, Marchese di Roncofreddo e Montiano, etc. (1913-1981) and is survived by an only daughter.] (added 15 Jan 2015)





Mme. Renata Wagnière, née Princess Radziwill, died on 5 May 2014.


[She was born at Cape Town on 11 July 1954, daughter of Prince Dominik Radziwill (1911-1976) and his second wife, Lida Lacey Bloodgood. She married in 1976 André Wagnière, whom she subsequently divorced. She is survived by her children, Gabrielle and Georges Wagnière.] (added 13 May 2014)


Princess Maria Jadwiga Radziwill, née Czartoryska, died at Warsaw on 1 June.


[She was born at Konarzewo on 2 June 1930, daughter of Prince Roman Hyazinth Maria Czartoryski (1898-1958) and his wife, née Countess Tereza Zamoyska (1902-1978). In 1954 she married Prince Krzystof Mikolaj Maciej Leon Radziwill (1928-2009). She is survived by their three children and their families.] (added 1 June 2014)


Mariusz Chlopik married Princess Elzbieta Teresa Radziwill (b.1987, daughter of Prince Konstanty Mikolaj Melchior Maria Radziwill and his wife, née Joanna Dabrowska) at Warsaw on 13 September. (added 17 Sep 2014)


Szymon Girtler (b.Warsaw 1984) married Princess Izabela Maria Radziwill (b.Warsaw 1984, daughter of Prince Mikolaj Konstanty Radziwill and of his wife, née Joanna Dembinska) at Nadkole on 27 September. (added 27 Sep 2014)


Prince Michal Mikolaj Radziwill (b.1990, son of Prince Jerzy Mikolaj Marcin Radziwill and of his wife, née Teresa Kozakiewicz) married Malgorzata Król at Serock, Poland, on 18 October. (added 18 Oct 2014)






Claude Désiré Joseph, Comte de Lannoy-Clervaux died at Woluwe-Saint-Pierre on 4 May.


[He was born in 1931, son of Jules Napoléon Joseph, Cte de Lannoy-Clervaux (1865-    ), himself the son natural son of Edgar Honoré Marie de Lannoy-Clervaux, Fürst von Rheina-Wolbeck (1835-1912). He had been married since 1968 Karen Leslie Butler, and is survived by her and their daughter.] (added 17 May 2014)





Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, died on 2 July.


[She was born at London on 23 March 1915, daughter of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, later Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe, and of his second wife, née Lady Margaret Primrose. From 1935 to 1953 she was married to George Victor Robert John Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe.  They had no children.] (added 12 Jul 2014)





Donna Ludovica Ruffo della Scaletta, Nobile dei Conti Terzi, died at Rome on 1 February.


[She was born at Rome on 17 March 1917, daughter of Don Rufo Vincenzo Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta (1888-1959) and his wife, née Gabriela Contessa Bacci (1892-1978). In 1947 she married Nobile Manfredi dei Conti Terzi (1916-1969).] (added 3 Feb 2014)





The engagement was announced between Julián Porras (aged 32) and Olivia de Borbón (b.1974, daughter of Francisco de Borbón y Escasany, Duque de Sevilla, and of his first wife, née Beatrix Gräfin von Hardenberg). (added 9 Mar 2014)






Marco, Principe Torlonia di Civitelli Cesi, died on 5 December.


[He was born at Rome on 2 July 1937, son of Alessandro, Principe Torlonia di Civitelli Cesi (1911-1986), and of his wife, Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909-2002), herself the daughter of King Alfosno XIII of Spain. He was married firstly in 1960 to Orsetta Caracciolo di Castegneto (1940-1968); secondly, from 1968 to 1985, to Philippa McDonald; and thirdly since 1985 to Blazena Svitakova.] (added 10 Dec 2014)


Contessa Sandra Vittoria Lequio di Assaba, née Torlonia dei Principi di Civitella Cesi, died on 31 December.


[She was born at Rome on 14 February 1936, daughter of Alessandro Torlonia, Principe di Civitella Cesi (1911-1986) and of his wife, the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (herself the daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and of his wife, née Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg). In 1958 she married Conte Clemente Lequio di Assaba (1925-1971). She is survived by their two children as well as grandchildren.] (added 1 Jan 2015)


Donna Maria Sole Torlonia dei duchi di Polo e Guadagnolo (b.1985), daughter of Don Leopoldo Torlonia dei duchi di Polo e Guadagnolo and of Cintya dei conti di Campello, married Count Filippo Fani Ciotti in Rome on 14 June. (added 15 Jan 2015)




URSEL (also see Harcourt above)


Comte Quentin d'Ursel died at Woluwe-Saint-Pierre on 8 May.


[He was born in 1946, son of Henri, Duc d'Ursel (1900-1974). He had been married since 1971 to Marianne Madeleine Marcelle Georgine Dengis, and is survived by her, their two children and their families.] (added 17 May 2014)


Cécile-Thérèse Marie Simonne Sabine, Baronne Kronacker, née Comtesse d'Ursel, died at Ohain on 8 June.


[She was born at Uccle on 5 August 1953, daughter of Comte Roland Charles Marie Gérard d'Ursel (1926-2006) and of his fie, Marie-Rose de Meeûs d'Argenteuil (1926-1975). Since 1977 she had been married to Paul Léopold Yves Kronacker.] (added 15 Jun 2014)





Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo, Duque de Vittoria, Prince of Waterloo, etc., died on 31 December.


[He was born Arthur Valerian Welelsley at Rome on 2 July 1915, son of Lord Gerald Wellesley, later [1943] 7th Duke of Wellington (1885-1972) and of his wife, Louise Nesta Pamela FitzGerald (1889-1946). In 1944 he married Diana Ruth McConnel (1922-2010). He is survived by their five children, and by their families.] (added 1 Jan 2015)