Deaths 2018

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Last modified: 8 December 2019

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2018.

2 January

Death of Prince Regent Sauryavong Savang of Laos in Paris, France, aged 81.

5 January

Death of Countess Ursula zu Pappenheim in Eichstätt, Germany, aged 91.

9 January

Death of Fürstin Charlotte von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny née Princess of Bavaria aged 86.

27 January

Death of Countess Claudia von Colloredo-Mannsfeld née Pless aged 52.

28 January

Death of Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

1 February

Death of Prince Karl-Heinz zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen né Sassen in Phuket, Thailand, aged 77.

Death of Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Musaed bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

6 February

Death of Princess Antoinette zu Salm-Salm in Bonn, Germany, aged 58.

10 February

Death of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Faysal bin Musa’id bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia.

13 February

Death of Prince Henrik of Denmark né de Laborde de Monpezat at Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg, Denmark, aged 83.

14 February

Death of Prince Abdulaziz bin Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

16 February

Death of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Faysal bin Fahd bin Muhammad of Saudi Arabia.

23 February

Death of Prince Carlos von Hohenzollern at the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, aged 39. He fell from the 21st floor, likely suicide.

February (exact date unknown)

Death of Alessandra Schoenburg Tanturri née Princess zu Schönburg-Waldenburg in Rome, Italy.

1 March

Death announced of Sheikha Al Jazi Al Ahmad Al Sabah of Kuwait, aged 86.

6 March

Death of Princess Cassandra zur Lippe=Weissenfeld in Madison Heights, Virginia, USA, aged 74.

8 March

Death of Count Friedrich zu Castell-Castell aged 67.

12 March

Death of Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. He was born in 1935.

18 March

Death of Princess Mathilde of Saxony in Sistrans, Austria, aged 82.

30 March

Death of Princess (unknown) of Saudi Arabia, mother of Prince Hassan bin Musa’id bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia.

3 April

Death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Sultan al Qasimi of Sharjah.

Death of Countess Marie-Thérèse von Waldburg zu Zeil und Hohenems née Countess Nemes de Hidvég et Oltszem at Kempfenhausen, Germany, aged 52.

6 April

Death of Inkhosikati LaMasango née Senteni Masango. She was the eight wife of King Mswati III of Swaziland. She committed suicide.

12 April

Death of Countess Maria Magdalena von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg “Madeleine”, aged 92.

5 May

Death of Fürst Franz Alexander von Isenburg in München, Germany, aged 74.

9 May

Death of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg in a car crash near Ebenweiler, Germany, aged 56.

10 May

Death of Hubertus Stephan (Hohenlohe-Langenburg) in a car accident near Aurach, Austria, aged 47.

Death of Princess Maria Karin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode née Freiin von Düring at Bad Salzhausen, Germany, aged 83.

Death of Ferdinand Wutholen (Tuscany), aged 91.

13 May

Death of Kanwar Ratanjit Singh (Kapurthala) in Simla, India, aged 77.

28 May

Death of Count Hans von der Goltz (Solms-Laubach) aged 91.

Burial of Princess Munira bint Abd al-Aziz bin Abd al-Muhsin (Saudi Arabia).

1 June

Death of Josephine Ruby Trevorrow (Johor, Malaysia) at the King Edward VII’s hospital, London, Great Britain, aged 82.

2 June

Death of Desmond de Silva (Yugoslavia) aged 78.

5 June

Death of Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid bin Ali al Khalifa of Bahrain aged 95 or 96.

9 June

Death of Sheikha Hala bint D’aji al Khalifa of Bahrain.

Death of Prince Georg-Constantin von Sachsen-Weimar und Eisenach in a riding accident near Apethorpe Palace, Northamptonshire, Great Britain, aged 41.

Death of Princess Maria Fernanda Eudoxia von Thurn und Taxis, aged 90.

13 June

Death of Countess Christiana von Schönborn-Buchheim née von Mautner Markhof, aged 90.

17 June

Death of Ouk Phalla (Cambodia) after a car crash in hospital in Sihanoukville, aged 39.

19 June

Death of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark at the Træningscenter Fortunen, Lyngby, Denmark, aged 83.

25 June

Death of Prince Friedrich-Carl zu Waldeck und Pyrmont aged 84.

June (exact date unknown)

Death of Siale ‘ataongo Puloka (Tonga).

Death of Princess Lavinia-Mata-‘o Taone of Tonga in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 66.

1 July

Death of Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.

3 July

Death of Rajmata Krishna Kumari of Jodhpur, the last ruling Maharani of Jodhpur, aged 92.

6 July

Death announced of Princess (unknown) of Saudi Arabia, mother of Princess Fahda bint Saud bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

7 July

Death of Prince Michel de Bourbon de Parme in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, aged 92.

11 July

Death of Prince Abdul Ali Seraj of Afghanistan in Milford, Connecticut, USA, aged 72.

15 July

Death of Count Friedrich-Ernst zu Solms-Laubach, aged 86.

17 July

Death of Evgeniy Petrovich Gruzinsky (Georgia) in Moscow, Russia, aged 70/71.

20 July

Death of Archduchess Maria of Austria née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in Vienna, Austria, aged 82.

21 July

Death of Elisabeth Margarete Wolf née Countess zu Castell-Castell, aged 89.

23 July

Death of Duke Carl Gregor zu Mecklenburg at Villa Silberburg, Hechingen, Germany, aged 85.

27 July

Death of Princess Ingeborg zu Waldeck und Pyrmont née von Biela in Bad Arolsen, Germany, aged 86.

30 July

Death of Andreas Grunwald (Pappenheim) aged 53.

3 August

Burial of Baroness Elisabeth Winspeare Guicciardi née Princess von und zu Liechtenstein aged 86. She probably died 1 August 2018.

9 August

Death of Mehrdad Pahlbod (Iran) in Los Angeles, USA, aged 101.

10 August

Death of Princess Maria Josefa of Saxony in Bad Wiessee, Germany, aged 89.

13 August

Death of Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait aged 74.

22 August

Death of Princess (unknown) of Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Muqrin bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

28 August

Death of The Duchess de Looz-Corswarem née Christiane Lacarrière in Croissy-sur-Seine, France, aged 98.

12 September

Death of Duke Friedrich August von Oldenburg in Nanyuki, Kenya, aged 65.

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Death of Count Christian Carl zu Stolberg-Wernigerode in Frankenthal, Germany, aged 75.

1 October

Burial of Princess Noura bint Turki bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Mekkah, Saudi Arabia.

19 October

Death of Vishalakshi Devi (Mysore) in hospital in Bengaluru, India, aged 55.

October (exact date unknown)

Death of Sheikh Salman Mohammad Salman Al Humoud Al Salman Al Sabah of Kuwait. Condolences were offered on 31 October.

1 November

Death of Countess Ilse von Schönborn née Gemündt aged 96.

6 November

Death of Princess Ida zu Windisch-Graetz née Countess von Seilern und Aspang in Vienna, Austria aged 99.

8 November

Death of Count and Edler Herr Erik von Platen Hallermund aged 79.

11 November

Death of Maharani Deepinder Kaur (Faridkot) at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, India, aged 82.

15 November

Death of Fürst Alexander von Schönburg-Hartenstein aged 88.

20 November

Death of Princess Carmen of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in Fréjus (Var), France, aged 94.

3 December

Death of Shaikha Bazza Mohammed Al-Ali Al-Malik Al-Sabah of Kuwait aged 82.

11 December

Death of Shaikha Noora bint Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

19 December

Death of Count Engelbert zu Ortenburg in Post Inn Village, Oakville, Canada aged 79.

22 December

Death of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 87.