Thursday, November 26, 2020

Two noble deaths today: the Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch & Princess Ilke of Wied

Two German noble deaths today, November 26, 2020.

 HSH Princess Ilke of Wied and the HSH The Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch.

Princess Ilke was 83 years old.   At this time, I do not have the place of death.

Ilke Fischer was born on December 9, 1936 at Bonn, the daughter of Gottfried Fischer and Maria Mühlenbein.  She married HSH Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Urich of Wied(1931-2010) on December 2, 1968 in Munich,

She is survived by her two children, Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Ulrich (1970) and Princess Wilhelmine Friederike  Pauline Elisabeth Marie (1973). who is the widow of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg (1961-2018) and six grandchildren, Prince Friedrich (2001), Prince George  (2004), and Prince Philipp (2010) of Wied and Duke Wilhelm  (1994), Duchess  Marie-Amelie (1996) and Duchess Dorotheé of Württemberg.

The Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch was 64 years old.  He died in Rome from COVID-19.  He had fallen into a coma a month and never regained consciousness. 

Maria Johannes Franz Xavier Lazarus Maximilian Felix Hubertus was the 10th Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch.  He was born in Lugano, Switzerland, on November 20, 1956.  He was the eldest of six children of HSH Max Alfred Bartholomäus Friedrich Anton Franz Eduard Joachim Anna Maria Schnee Oswald Hubertus 9th Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch (1919-2010) and Countess Wilhelmine Henckel von Donnersmarck (1932).

He married Donna Camilla Borghese (1962) on July 3, 1986, in Rome.  He is survived by his widow, Camilla, and their four daughters, Countesses Franziska, Helena, Sophie, and Cäcilie.

Johannes' brother, Maria Bartholomäus Lazarus Maximilian Hubertus (1958), succeeds as the 11th Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch.  He is married to Doña  Cristina Sanchez de Movellán y Garcia Ogara.  They are the parents of four children.  The eldest, Andreas, is now the Hereditary Count.  He is married to Countess Johanna of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsnerg. a granddaughter of Count Ferdinand Kinsky who died earlier this week.

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