Princess Amelie of Furstenberg, the eldest daughter of the late Joachim, Prince of Fürstenberg and his wife, died on October 26 following surgery at a hospital in Villingen, Germany. She was 66 years old.
The princess's brother, Heinrich, Prince of Furstenberg, released a statement to the media. "The death of my oldest sister has met with great sadness and deep sorrow."
The private family funeral will take place at Neudlingen.
HSH Princess Amelie-Egona Maria Huberta Maximiliane Georgine Ricard Joachima Pauline Eusebia of Fürstenberg was born on April 3, 1948 at Donaueschingen, nearly 10 months after her father, Joachim, married Countess Paula zu Königsegg-Aulendorf.
She suffered from ill health and for many years had lived in Switzerland. Since 2001, she had been a resident of Haus Wartenberg, a nursing home in Geisingen, in Germany's Black Forest.
Princess Amelie was the eldest of six children. She is survived by mother, Paula, Princess of Fürstenberg, and her five siblings: Princess Marie-Antoinette, Heinrich, Prince of Fürstenberg, Prince Karl-Egon, Prince Johannes and Princess Anna Lucia, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.