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.