Deaths 2008

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Last modified: 28 February 2021

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2008.

* = New

DateNameAgePlace
2 JanuarySheikha Sabiha Abdulla al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait69
2 JanuaryPrincess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand84Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
7 January Prince Georg zu Fürstenberg84
14 JanuaryPrince Vincenz von und zu Liechtenstein57Schloss Waldstein, Austria
15 JanuaryPrince Alfred von Croÿ82
16 JanuaryPrince George Bagration-Mukhrani (Georgia)63Tbilisi, Georgia
21 JanuaryCountess Rose-Marie von Strasoldo-Graffemberg née Princess zu Oettingen-Wallerstein84Bonn, Germany
22 JanuarySheikh Hmoud al-Ali al-Malik al-Sabah of Kuwait88
26 JanuaryPrince Franz Karl von Auersperg72
27 JanuaryPrince Botho zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein80Bad Reichenhall, Germany
11 FebruaryFreiherr Peter von Kap-Herr (Hohenlohe-Jagstberg)73
18 FebruaryPrincess Neopila von Auersperg56
23 FebruaryCountess Alice Ricciardi-von Platen née Countess von Platen Hallermund97Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
8 MarchPrincess Al-Bandari bint Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia80King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
* 20 MarchPrince Ferdinando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro81Draguignan, Var, France
20 MarchKarl-Josef Dierkes (Erbach-Schönberg)83
1 AprilPaul Druker (Belgium)70
16 AprilCount Carl Josef Henckel von Donnersmarck (Luxembourg)79Sliema, Malta
16 AprilPrince Konstantin zu Schaumburg-Lippe77
18 AprilCount Klaus Günter zu Stolberg-Wernigerode43Alpen, Germany
24 AprilArchduke Ramón of Austria50
13 MaySheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, 14th Emir of Kuwait78
20 MayPrincess Marie Julie von Thurn und Taxis89
28 MaySheikha Awatif Salem al Ali Al Sabah of Kuwait
30 MayPrincess Eleonore von und zu Liechtenstein88Graz, Austria
31 MayJohn Ambler (Sweden)83Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK
2 or 3 June (helicopter crash)Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (UAE)
14 JuneSheikha Hessa bin Mohammad bin Qassem bin Mohammad Al-Thani of Qatar98
16 JuneCountess Anna-Elisabeth von Harrach née Massa71Düsseldorf, Germany (?)
21 June (shot)Princess Sibongile Promise Magongo of Swaziland38Louisville, South Africa
28 JuneSheikha Noura bint Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Sharjah (UAE)
29 JuneCount Johannes Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (Reuss)43Prague, Czechia
30 JuneAlexander Erba Odescalchi, Principe di Monteleone (Austria)94Stockholm, Sweden
5 JulyCountess Karin von Pappenheim née von Veltheim-Harbke94
7 JulyCountess Maria Josepha von Hardenberg née Princess von Fürstenberg86Baden-Baden, Germany
7 JulyPrincess Sultanah bint Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia
8 JulyPrincess Fiona von Isenburg née Davidson91Langenselbold, Germany
8 JulyCount Josef Ferdinand von Oppersdorff (Schönburg-Glauchau)86
9 JulyPrincess Hussa bint Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Juluwi of Saudi Arabia45
* 12 July Prince Franz zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst93Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France
15 July Princess Teresa zu Fürstenberg née Princess zur Lippe82Werenwag Castle, Beuron, Germany
20 July Prince Ferdinand-Johannes de Lobkowicz52Brussels, Belgium
* 22 JulyPrince Fawaz bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia74Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
23 JulyElisabeth Bubert née Countess zu Stolberg-Stolberg87Köln (Cologne), Germany
1 AugustPrince Michel Bagration de Moukhrani80France
6 AugustCrown Princess Francine of Montenegro née Navarro58Paris, France
8 AugustSieglinde Heldman née Princess zur Lippe93Detmold, Germany
11 AugustPrincess Fawziah Bint Mohammad Bin Abdullah Bin Turki Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia76
* 4 SeptemberLalla Bahia of MoroccoRabat, Morocco
17 SeptemberPrincess Luluwah bint Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia80
17 SeptemberFürstin Iniga von Urach née Princess von Thurn und Taxis83Aufhausen am Starnberger See, Germany
22 SeptemberPrince Michael Andreevich Romanoff (Russia)88Sydney, Australia
22 SeptemberPrince Michel Feodorovitch Romanoff (Russia)84Paris, France
22 September (suicide)Count Petrus von Schaesberg40New York, NY, USA
1 OctoberSheikha May Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait50
7 OctoberPrincess Haya bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia
9 OctoberSheikha Baibi Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah of Kuwait
12 OctoberClementine Utermann, Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen96Roggersdorf, Germany
15 OctoberPrincess Maria Luisa zu Windisch-Grätz “Marilis” née Serra di Carafa87Rome, Italy
16 OctoberCountess Elisabeth zu Pappenheim née Blankenburg84
17 OctoberPrince Ludwig of Bavaria95
30 OctoberAbinesh Shah (Nepal)32 or 35Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
31 OctoberPrince Burhaneddin Cem Efendi of TurkeyNew York, NY, USA
5 NovemberPrincess Alexandra zu Salm-Horstmar55
20 NovemberCountess Christiane Széchényi née Princess von Auersperg88
28 November Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis, Tengku Budriah Tengku Ismail (Malaysia)84Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 DecemberPrincess Pema Tsedeun Yapshi Pheunkhang Lacham Kusho of Sikkim “Coocoola”84
6 DecemberMartha von Bülow née Crawford “Sunny” (Auersperg)77Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home, Manhattan, New York City, USA
9 DecemberSheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Mualla of Umm Al Qaiwain (UAE)
15 DecemberCountess Ingrid van Rechteren Limpurg née Pieksma72Doetinchem, The Netherlands
24 DecemberDagmar Heine née Princess zu Schaumburg-Lippe widowed Kalau vom Hofe74
27 DecemberTuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, The Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia)86Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, Seremban, Malaysia
29 DecemberLady Anne Cavendish-Bentinck92
29 DecemberCountess Anna Maria von Pocci (Thurn und Taxis)64
Exact date unknownMarion Malkowsky (Bavaria)62 or 63