Thursday, August 11, 2016

The list of foreign royal guests at Queen Anne's funeral

Here is the list of the members of foreign royal (reigning and non-reigning), who will be attending the funeral of Queen Anne of Romania on Saturday.

HRH Prince Lorenz of Belgium (He is a member of the Crown Council
HI & RH Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria & HI & RH Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

HRH The Margrave of Baden

HI &RH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia

HIH Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

HRH The Duke of Parma, representing the King of the Netherlands

HI & RH Archduke Martin of Austria

HI & RH Archduke Dominic of Austria, Prince of Tuscany

HI & RH Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria and Baron Hans von Holzhausen

HRH Duke Eberhard of Württemberg

HH Princess Anne de Ligne

HSH Duchess Anita of Hohenberg and Count Andreas de Bardeau

HSH Princess Eleonore of Schaumburg-Lippe

HSH Princess Tatiana Radziwill, Mrs. Fruchaud, and Dr. John Fruchaud

From the British Embassy in Bucharest:

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain will be represented at the funerals of Queen Anne by Adam Sambrook, charge d'affaires of the British Embassy in Bucharest. The Prince of Wales will be represented by Count Tibor Kalnoky."

Count Tibor will also represent the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Princess Anne de Ligne and Duchess Anita of Hohenberg are daughters of two of the late Queen Anne's first cousins: HRH Princess Alix of Luxembourg (Dowager Princess of Ligne) and the late HRH Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (Duchess of Hohenberg).

Archduke Dominic and Archduchess Maria Magadalena are children of the late Princess Ileana of Romania.

Princess Eleonore of Schaumburg--Lippe is a kinswoman to both Queen and King Michael. She is a paternal granddaughter of Princess Feodora of Denmark and Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe, a first cousin marriage, as Christian's mother was Princess Louise of Denmark, daughter of King Frederik VIII.

Queen Anne's mother, Princess Margarethe of Denmark, was the daughter of Prince Valdemar, youngest child of King Christian IX, and Princess Marie of Orléans. Margarethe was a first cousin of Princess Louise and Prince Harald of Denmark, the parents of Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Feodora of Denmark. She was also a first cousin of Queen Helen, King Michael's, mother, who was the eldest daughter of King George I of Hellenes (Prince Wilhelm of Denmark, second son of King Christian IX).

 Eleonora returned to Denmark two years ago after working in Bucharest for several years.

Archduchess Marie Astrid's father, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, is Queen Anne's first cousin. The night before Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom's wedding to Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in November 1947, Jean invited Anne to a pre-wedding party at the Luxembourg Embassy in London, where she was (finally) introduced to King Michael.