Last modified: 7 July 2019
Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2015.
Death of Mrunalini Devi Puar (Dhar & Baroda, India) in Baroda, India, aged 83.
Death of Princess Anneliese von Thurn und Taxis née Zerbst aged 92. She was called Sonja.
New! 12 January
Death of Prince Maximilian von Croÿ aged 26.
Death of Sachiko Kitashirakawa née Tokugawa (Japan), aged 98. Widow of Prince Nagahisa.
Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aged 90.
Death of Johan Martin Ferner (Norway) at Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, aged 87.
Death of Tengku Ampuan Tua Terengganu, Tengku Intan Zaharah Almarhum Tengku Seri Setia Raja Tengku Hitam Omar, Sultanah of Terengganu in Terengganu, Malaysia, aged 86. She was Queen of Malaysia 1965-1970.
Death of Reichsfreifrau Marie Adelheid von Freyberg-Eisenberg née Princess von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck in Haldenwang, Germany, aged 82. She was the last member of this princely family alive. Her son Philipp Erwein however continues the family name.
Death of Countess Astrid zu Solms-Wildenfels née Kohlhauer in Bad Homburg, Germany, aged 76.
Death of Princess Susi zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg née Szigmond died at the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield, Oregon, USA, aged 56.
Death of Prince Fahd bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 84.
Death of Princess Minh Duc of Annam née Dolly Bonnaud, aged 96.
Death of Sultan Mudaffar Sjah of Ternate at the Pondok Indah Hospital, South Jakarta, Indonesia, aged 79.
Death of Prince Sisowath Chittara of Cambodia aged 55.
Death of Alexandra Hilz née Princess zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen, aged 83.
Death of Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld née Princess Isabelle de Bourbon de Parme aged 92.
Death of Prince Saudi bin Sultan bin Saud bin Abdallah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Burial of Prince Khalid bin Abdallah bin Nasir Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Fürstin Marie Luise Reuss née Princess zu Salm-Horstmar, at Schloss Ernstbrunn, Austria, aged 96.
Death of Fürst Carl zu Wied at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth, Neuwied, Germany, aged 53.
Death of Fürstin Gunilla Fugger von Babenhausen née Countess Bielke, aged 95.
Death of Anthony Brian Allen (Russia) in Victoria, BC, Canada, aged 84.
Death of Hassan Al Yaacoubi (Morocco).
Death of Crown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Tirnovo at the Sanchinarro Hospital, Madrid, Spain, aged 52. He had been in a coma for some years after a car accident.
Burial of name unknown, mother of Prince Sa’d bin Saud bin Sa’d Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Jin Youzhi (born as Puren) aged 96. He was the youngest halfbrother of Puyi, last Emperor of China.
Burial of name unknown, mother of Prince Faysal bin Abd al-Majid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Fürstin Rosemarie zu Erbach-Schönberg née Moshage in Bensheim, Germany, aged 87.
Death of Alfred Neven DuMont (Auersperg) aged 88.
Death of Princess Alexandra of Hannover née Princess zu Ysenburg und Büdingen died aged 77.
Death of Jean Alphonse Bernard (Egypt) aged 91.
Death of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Mish’al bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Princess Monika of Hannover née Countess zu Solms-Laubach at Laubach, Germany, aged 85.
Death of Princess Jawahir bint Abd al-Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Prince Maximilian von Croÿ at Rakovnik, Czechia, aged 82.
Burial of Princess Mudhawi bint Mish’al bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Archduchess Dorothea of Austria (Tuscany) née Princess of Bavaria, at St. Gilgen, Austria, aged 95.
Burial of Prince Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz bin Musa’id Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Death of Prince Ahmad bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Countess Anna Alexandra zu Solms-Wildenfels at Augsburg, Germany, aged 89.
Death of Princess Irina Bagration-Mukhransky née Countess Tchernychev-Bezobrazov at New York, USA, aged 88.
Death of Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles, CA, USA, aged 74/75.
Death of Count Theobald Czernin von Chudenitz (Lobkowicz) in Czechia, aged 79.
Death of Archduchess Jerrine of Austria née Soper in Commerce, Michigan, USA, aged 84. She used the name Jerrine Habsburg- Lothringen.
Burial of Countess Louisa zu Stolberg-Stolberg née von Pachmann at Silz, Austria. She died aged 91.
New! 22 July
Death of Princess Eleanor Kawananakoa née Lent (Hawaii) aged 70.
Death of Princess Ernestine von Auersperg-Breunner, aged 82.
Death of Sheikha Haya Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait, aged 56.
Death of Princess Misha’il bint Abd al-Muhsin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Fürst Philipp Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich at Lich, Germany, aged 80.
Death of Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, 50th Ooni of Ife (Nigeria) at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, Great Britain, aged 85.
Death of Count Lukas zu Stolberg-Stolberg, aged 88.
Death of Freifrau Marie-Sophie von Doblhoff-Dier née Princess von Auersperg at Baden near Vienna, Austria, aged 92.
Death of Sheikh Isa bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa of Bahrain abroad, aged 76.
Death of Prince Armin zur Lippe in Detmold, Germany, aged 91.
Death of Panayottis Skinas (Parma) in Athens, Greece, aged 78.
Death of Princess Nuf bint Abd al-Aziz bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia abroad.
Death of Duchess Donata von Oldenburg née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen at hospital in Traunstein, Germany, aged 65.
Death of Countess Maria Susana Waldbott und Bassenheim née Castex Lainfor aged 89.
Death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai (United Arab Emirates, aged 33. He had been Crown Prince of Dubai 2006-2008.
Death of Robert Zellinger de Balkany (Italy), aged 84.
Death of Tengku Raudzah Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, The Raja Puan Muda of Kedah (Malaysia) at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, aged 85.
Death of Duchess Alexandra von Croÿ née Miloradovich at hospital in Essen, Germany, aged 55.
Death of Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen in Berlin, Germany, aged 76.
Death of Prince Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 83.
September (exact date unknown)
Death of Perizad Söylemezoglu (Turkey), aged 97.
Death of Count Franz zu Erbach-Erbach in Erbach, Germany, aged 90.
Death of The Duke of Calabria at the Finca La Toledana, Retuerta del Bullaque (Ciudad Real), Spain, aged 77.
Death of Princess Jean de Lobkowicz née Countess Pauline d’Ursel aged 89.
Death of Michael Naylor-Leyland (Hannover) aged 59.
Death of Enrico Gandolfi (France) in Laterina, Italy, aged 74.
Death of Tunku Hamidah Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Kedah (Malaysia), at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, aged 89/90.
Death of Catharina Countess von Orsini und Rosenberg née Countess Bielke aged 84.
Death of Sulaimon Adegboyega Alao Omiyale, The Balogun of Ibadanland (Niger), died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Niger, aged 91.
Death of Elvira Zogu (Albania) aged 83.
Death of Elizabeth Silitch née Countess von Colloredo-Mannsfeld in Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, aged 78.
Death of Sheikh Isa bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.
Burial of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia, mother of Prince Nawwaf bin Faysal bin Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Prince Cengiz Nazim Osmanoglu of Turkey at New Hanover Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, aged 75.
Death of Princess Millena von Leiningen née Manov at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, aged 53.
Death of Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Aryo, Prince Paku Alam IX of Pakualaman (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) aged 77.
Death of Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Death of Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, The Raja Muda of Kedah (Malaysia) at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, aged 86.
Death of Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar Champuti Singh Mohapatra, Maharaja of Tigiria (Orissa, India) aged 94/97.
Death of Fürst Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg at Schloss Zeil, Germany, aged 87.
Death of Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Tunku Laksamana of Johor (Malaysia) at the royal ward of Sultanah Aminah, aged 25.
Death of Marie-Anne von Simson née Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck aged 82.
Death of Stephanie Christoforetti née Princess zu Windisch-Graetz aged 82.
Death of Princess Alienor Faye von und zu Liechtenstein in the USA aged 1 1/2. Turkish newspapers called her Alya Nur.
Burial of Prince Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Exact date unknown
Death of Amadea Sachs née Princess Reuss, aged 92. She likely died in the Summer or Autumn 2015.