Monday, October 17, 2011

Royal Death: Maria Antonia Countess von Waldburg zu Wolfegg u Waldsee

HSH Maria Antonia Countess von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee died on October 11 at Sigmaringen.  She was 90 years old.

HSH Princess Benedikta Maria Antonia Mathilde Anna of Hohenzollern was born at Sigmaringen on February 19, 1921, the elder of twin daughters of  Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern, and his wife, Princess Margarete of Saxony.  Maria Antonia's sister, Maria Adelgunde, died in 2006.

Maria Antonia married on January 4, 1942 at Sigmaringen to Count Heinrich Maria Willibald Benedikt Albrecht Philipp Ulrich  von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee.  The couple had ten children:
Sidonia (1942), Sophie (1946), Friedrich (1948-1999),  Josef (1950), Maria Margarete (1953), Anna (1954), Hubert (1956), Theresia (1958), Jakobe (1960) and Ludmilla (1964).
Count Heinrich died in 1972

On the occasion of her 90th birthday last Februrary,  Maria Antonia, who lived in Sigmaringen, said:  "I was always curious and humor is very important to me.  I sitll have humor."

She recently appeared at the launch of a new book of photographs on the House of Hohenzollern, Die Fürstliche Haus Hohenzollern.

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