Monday, June 1, 2009
Air France Disaster Claims Prince
The blog for The Royal Forums reports that the Air France flight which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean had among its passengers HIH Prince Pedro Luis of Braganza-Orleans, third in line to the throne of the former Empire of Brazil. The Prince is the grandson of Princess Alix de Ligne of Luxembourg where he works as a banker. His Imperial Highness was on his way back to Luxembourg after visiting relatives in Brazil. The air bus experienced an electrical failure, possibly a result of a lightning strike, and has vanished. So far, all reports are grim and the general opinion is that the aircraft went down and there are likely no survivors. The Mad Monarchist sends condolences and earnest prayers to the Brazilian Imperial Family and all those who lost friends and loved ones of the 228 people on the flight.