Deaths 2021

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Last modified: 31 December 2021

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2021.

DateNameAgePlace
1 JanuaryCount Albrecht Leopold Günther von Harrach84
* 3 JanuaryPrince Khalid bin Faisal bin Saad I bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 6 JanuaryAlexandra Juliane Beck née Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg88
6 January (Covid-19)Victor Thulare III, King of the BaPedi40
* 8 JanuaryPrincess Tarfa bint Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
12 JanuaryHans Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten (Castell-Castell)95Potsdam, Germany
* 12 JanuaryPrince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia83
14 JanuaryPrince Norodom Yuvaneath of Cambodia77Connecticut Hospice, Branford, Connecticut, USA
15 JanuaryCount Raphael von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg53München, Germany
16 JanuaryPrincess Phuong Mai of Vietnam83Louveciennes, Yvelines, France
18 JanuaryPrince Dündar Ali Osman Osmanoğlu, 45th Head of the House of Osman (Turkey)Damascus, Syria
20 JanuaryPrince Erik de Bourbon de Parme 67Palm Beach, Florida, USA
21 JanuaryPrince Hubert zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg(-Schillingsfürst)85Waldhof, Germany
* 26 January (burial)The mother of Prince Abd al-Aziz Khalid bin Sa’d of Saudi Arabia
* 30 JanuaryPrince Turki bin Nasser Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 4 FebruaryPrince Mashhour bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 8 FebruaryThe mother of Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
12 FebruaryMechtilde Bauscher née Princess zu Leiningen85Bamberg, Germany
* 12 FebruaryKarl-Heinz Kukuck (partner of Princess Ingrid zu Waldeck und Pyrmont)88Bad Arolsen, Germany
15 FebruaryCountess Beatrix zu Pappenheim, Freifrau von SüsskindDennenlohe, Germany
19 FebruaryPrincess Lalla Tej El Molk Lillia of Tunisia92Casablanca, Morocco
22 FebruaryIstván Beliczey de Baicza (Bentheim und Steinfurt)84Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
23 FebruaryCountess Wilhelmine von Degenfeld-Schonburg née Princess zu Windisch-Grätz90Eybach, Germany
* 26 FebruaryPrince Fahd bin Mohammad bin Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Faisal of Saudi Arabia
9 MarchErling Lorentzen (Norway)98Oslo, Norway
12 MarchGoodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation72Durban, South Africa
14 March (Covid-19)Prince Đorđije Radov Petrović-Njegoš (Montenegro)85
14 March (Covid-19)Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis55
* 18 March Prince Bandar bin Thaar (or Dhar) bin Turki bin Abdulaziz bin Turki of Saudi Arabia
* 18 MarchCountess Leopoldina Dobrzensky de Dobrzenicz née Princess Lobkowicz94Haliburton Hospital, Ontario, Canada
* 24 MarchSheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai75
* 24 March (burial)Prince Badr bin Fahd bin Saud Al Kabeer Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 29 March (burial)Sheikha Nouria Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah of Kuwait96
* 31 MarchPrince Hadiwinoto of Yogyakarta72/73
* 4 AprilPrince Reinhard Georg zu Bentheim und Steinfurt87Bad Bentheim, Germany
* 9 AprilThe Duke of Edinburgh (UK)99Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK
* 11 AprilPrince Bandar bin Faisal bin Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 15 April (burial)The mother of Prince Mishari bin Mansour bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 22 AprilMarkgräfin Helene Pallavicini née Duchess von Württemberg91Altshausen, Germany
* 22 AprilLeontine Henley née Princess zu Windisch-Graetz95London
* 29 AprilPrince Muhammed bin Talal of Jordan80Amman, Jordan
* 29 AprilQueen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Regent of the Zulu Nation née Princess of Swaziland68South Africa
* 6 May (burial)The mother of Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman of Saudi Arabia
* 12 MayOsterlind von Klitzing née Princess zu Wied82
* 21 MayPrince Thiza of KwaDlamahlahla (Zulu)
* 25 May (burial)Princess Al-Jawhara bint Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 28 May (Covid-19)Pragmulji III, The Maharaja of Kutch
* 1 JunePrince Amedeo, Duke of Savoy and Aosta (Italy)77Arezzo Hospital, Italy
* 1 JuneCountess Adelheid zu Castell-Castell née Jordis von Lohausen82Salzburg, Austria
* 10 JuneSheikh Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait79
* 20 JuneCount Wolfgang d’Ursel (Croÿ)85Château du Bercuit, Grez-Doiceau, Belgium
* 23 JuneArchduke Leopold of Austria (Tuscany)78Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
* 17 JulyPrince Albert Friedrich von Thurn und Taxis91
* 20 July Princess Nouf bint Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 25 July The mother of Prince Musab bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 29 JulyPrincess Marie Christine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies88Boucq, France
* 2 AugustPrincess Tatjana zu Schaumburg-Lippe58München, Germany
* 3 AugustPrince Oskar Arnold zu Bentheim und Steinfurt75Burgsteinfurt, Germany
* 6 AugustPrince Jan Paweł Sapieha-Różański (Brazil)84Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* 18 AugustMaria Magdalena Freifrau von Holzhausen née Archduchess of Austria (Tuscany)81Salzburg, Austria
* 21 August (4.43pm)Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein née Countess Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau81Hospital, Grabs, Switzerland
* 23 August (burial)Sheikha Badriah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah of Kuwait
* 24 AugustCount Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (Austria)66Hospital, Salzburg, Austria
* 30 AugustPrincess Jawaher Bint Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 1 SeptemberPrincess Cécile de Bourbon de Parme86Hôpital Broca, Paris, France
* 2 SeptemberPrincess Anna Elisabeth zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen95
* 10 SeptemberPrincess Dalal bint Saud Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 11 SeptemberCaroline Gustava Adelheid zu Waldeck Hasselmann née Princess zu Waldeck und Pyrmont61
* 25 SeptemberCountess Therese von Nostitz-Rieneck née Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg90Schloss Hogl, Sankt Georgen im Attergau, Austria
* 27 SeptemberTay Phuong, Empress of Vietnam née Monique Marie Eugénie Baudot75France
* 28 SeptemberPrincess Lalla Malika of Morocco88Rabat, Morocco
* 30 SeptemberCountess Beatrix von Schönburg-Glauchau91Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder, Regensburg, Germany
* 30 September (burial)Princess Hala bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 10 OctoberArchduchess Marie Adelheid of Austria (Tuscany), Sister Alix88Istituto ospedaliero Fondazione Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
* 10 October (burial)Prince Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 17 OctoberEleonore von der Burg née Princess zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich83
* 28 OctoberPrince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg82München, Germany
* OctoberPrince Giorgi Bagrationi-Japaridze73
* 1 NovemberDuchess Marie-Alix zu Schleswig-Holstein née Princess zu Schaumburg-Lippe98Gut Bienebek, Germany
* 9 NovemberLudwig von Breitenbuch (Ortenburg)86Parensen, Nörten-Hardenberg, Germany
* 10 NovemberPrince Wossen Seged Makonnen, The Duke of Harar (Ethiopia)74
* 12 NovemberFra’ Matthew Festing, former 79th Grand Master of Sovereign Military Order of Malta71Malta
* 18 NovemberArdeshir Zahedi (Iran)93
* 28 November (9.40am)Prince Norodom Ranariddh of Cambodia77Paris, France
* 28 NovemberPrince Andrew Andreevich Romanoff98Nursing home, San Anselmo, CA, USA
* 2 DecemberUlrike-Christine von Wulffen née Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg77
* 3 DecemberChristine Freifrau von Süsskind-Schwendi née Princes zu Schaumburg-Lippe85
* 12 DecemberLord Ma’ufa (Tonga)66Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
* 25 DecemberPrincess Maryam Begum of Afghanistan85
* 31 DecemberPrincess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi of Burma98
* Date unknown (February-April)Ida von Schoeller née Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz99

1 thought on “Deaths 2021

  1. I have been looking for an English translation of the Bishops address at Prince Henrik of Denmark’s funeral. I have checked the Royalforums but can find nothing. Are you able to help?

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