Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Death of Duchess Gabrielle of Croÿ, Cousin of Grand Duke Jean

Crown Princess Antonia with five of her six children
Duchess Gabrielle of Croÿ, daughter of Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, younger sister of Grand Duchess Charlotte, and Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and thus first cousin of the late Grand Duke Jean, died on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the age of 91. With the death of Duchess Gabrielle last Friday and Grand Duke Jean on Tuesday, there are only two surviving grandchildren of Grand Duke Guillaume IV and Grand Duchess Maria Ana left: Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Luxembourg, Countess of Holstein-Ledreborg and Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess of Arenberg.

Duchess Gabrielle was born on May 10, 1927, to the last Crown Prince of Bavaria and his Luxembourgish wife. She married the future Duke Carl of Croÿ in 1953. The couple went on to have three children. She will be laid to rest on Friday, May 3, in Dülmen, Germany.

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