Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prince Alexis has died

Prince Alexis of Windisch Graetz, 18, died on Tuesday, February 9, of his injuries suffered in a car accident, at the San Sebastian medical center in Caserta, Italy. He was the second son of the Prince and Princess of Windisch-Graetz. He is survived by his parents, and his brother, Maximiliano, and his sister, Larissa. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Archduchess Helene of Austria, and many cousins.


Gary said...

How awful. I'm so sorry for his parents and family.

DW said...

This is so sad. Parents aren't supposed to bury their children. :-((

Anonymous said...

This is sad news for my family. My aunt lives next to the family palace and worked for the royal family until retiring several years ago. I knew Alex and his family and last visited in 2006. His father saved my from drowning in the family pool when I was 5 years old back in 1974. My relatives in Sant Angelo will be attending the funeral services in town tomorrow morning and then traveling by bus to Rome for his formal cermeony and entombment.