Monday, May 24, 2010

Royal Passings

Recently two of the great monarchial houses of Europe have suffered losses. On May 15, at the age of 90, His Imperial Royal Highness Archduke Rudolf of Austria died. He was the youngest son of Their Majesties Emperor Charles I and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary. Yesterday, Her Imperial Highness the Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna passed away in Madrid at the age of 95. She was the mother of the current head of the Imperial House of Romanov, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, and wife of the late Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich. The Mad Monarchist sends condolences to the houses of Hapsburg and Romanov and prayers that both are being welcomed into God's embrace.

1 comment:

  1. Technically not a royal, but almost. Count José Zamoyski, first cousin of King Juan Carlos, died on 22 May 2010. His paternal grandparents were Count Andrzej Zamoyski and Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, while his maternal grandparents were Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain, and Infanta María de las Mercedes of Spain, who was the heiress to the Spanish throne until her death in 1904.
    So he was 3 quarters a Bourbon.



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