Thursday, June 15, 2017
HRH Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg (1928-2017)
HRH Duchess Margarethe Louise Eudoxie Nadejda Maria Josepha Albertine Therese Amélie Elisabeth Benedicta Rosa Catharina Elisabeth-Bona of Württemberg died at Paris on June 10, 2017. She was 88 years old.
Duchess Margarethe was second of five children of HRH Duke Albrecht Eugen Maria Philipp Carl Joseph Fortunatas of Württemberg and HRH Princess Nadejda of Bulgaria. She was born at Karlsruhe on November 25, 1928.
Margarethe married at Schloss Althausen on August 17, 1970 to Vicomte Francois Luce de Chevigny (1928).
The couple's marriage was childless.
Margarethe is survived by her four siblings, Duke Ferdinand, Duke Eugen, Duke Alexander, and Duchess Sophie, as well as her natural son, Patrick de la Lanne, and three grandchildren, Marie Charlotte, Berenice and Cyran de la Lanne-Mirrlees. Patrick was the mayor of Delmenhorst, Germany, from 2006 through 2014. He was estranged from his natural father, Robin de la Lanne-Mirlees, who died in 2012, and left his estate to Patrick's son, Cyran.
She was a granddaughter of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon Parma. Her first cousins include Princess Marie Louise and King Simeon of Bulgaria and Carl, Duke of Württemberg, present head of the house.