Caroline Worsley, Lady Worsley

As of August 2020.

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Line of succession to the former Monarchical throne and others : From (deleted) Wikipedia’s articles.

The Honourable

Lady Worsley
Personal details
Caroline Dewar

(1934-02-12) 12 February 1934 (age 86)
Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife

(m. 1956; div. 1966)

Richard Worsley

(m. 1980; died 2013)

  • Lady Alexandra Etherington
  • David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife
  • Henry Dewar, 3rd Baron Forteviot
  • Cynthia Starkie

Caroline Cecily Worsley, Lady Worsley[1] (née Dewar; born 12 February 1934), is a Scottish aristocrat. She is the former wife of the 3rd Duke of Fife and the widow of General Sir Richard Worsley.[2]

Early life

Lady Worsley was born Miss Caroline Dewar at Bardowie Castle at Milngavie, a suburb in Glasgow, Scotland, to The Honourable Henry Evelyn Alexander Dewar, a younger son of the 1st Baron Forteviot. Her mother was the former Cynthia Monica Starkie. She had a younger brother, John James Evelyn.

Her father’s half-brother was John Dewar, 2nd Baron Forteviot. He was 49 and childless, and even at her birth it seemed likely that Caroline’s father would become the 3rd Baron. This expectation was met when Lord Forteviot died childless on 24 October 1947. When her father succeeded as 3rd Baron Forteviot, Miss Dewar became The Honourable Caroline Dewar.

First marriage

Miss Dewar became engaged to the then-Lord Carnegie in May 1956. Lord Carnegie was the son of the 11th Earl of Southesk (1893–1992), and Princess Maud of Fife (1893–1945), and heir-apparent to Lord Southesk’s Earldom. Lord Carnegie’s maternal aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught, was the Duchess of Fife in her own right, and Lord Carnegie was also the heir-presumptive to that Dukedom, as Princess Arthur’s only child was no longer living. Through his mother, Princess Maud, Lord Carnegie was a great-grandson of King Edward VII.

Miss Dewar and Lord Carnegie were married on 11 September 1956 at Perth in Perthshire. She thus became Lady Carnegie. They had three children.

  • Stillborn son (4 April 1958)
  • The Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie (born 20 June 1959) m. London 11 May 2001 Mark Fleming Etherington, and has issue.
  • David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (born 3 March 1961), styled Earl of Macduff (by courtesy) from birth until his paternal grandfather’s death 16 February 1992, thereafter styled Earl of Southesk until 22 June 2015; m. 16 July 1987 Caroline Anne Bunting (born 13 November 1961); and has issue.

Lord Carnegie’s aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught, died on 26 February 1959. At that point, he became the 3rd Duke of Fife and Lady Carnegie became Her Grace The Duchess of Fife. However, the Duchess was not to have that position forever. In December 1966, the Duke and Duchess of Fife were divorced. On account of this, the Duchess lost the style of Her Grace and became known as Caroline, Duchess of Fife.

Second marriage

On 7 November 1980, she remarried, at the age of 46, to General Sir Richard Worsley at London, England. She thereafter became The Honourable Lady Worsley. She has no children from this marriage.

Titles and styles

  • 12 February 1934 – 24 October 1947: Miss Caroline Dewar
  • 24 October 1947 – 11 September 1956: The Honourable Caroline Dewar
  • 11 September 1956 – 26 February 1959: Lady Carnegie
  • 26 February 1959 – December 1966: Her Grace The Duchess of Fife
  • December 1966 – 7 November 1980: Caroline, Duchess of Fife
  • 7 November 1980 – present: The Honourable Lady Worsley

Cecilie, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

As of August 2020.

See also:

Cecilie von Goëss-Saurau
Princess zu Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1956-08-23) 23 August 1956 (age 63)
Frohnleiten, Austria
Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont


m. 1988)

Issue Prince Carl-Anton
Prince Josias
Prince Johannes
Full name
German: Cäcilie Antoinette Maria Philippine
House Goëss
Father Count Carl-Anton von Goëss-Saurau
Mother Baroness Maria Mayr von Melnhof

Countess Cecilie von Goeß-Saurau (German: Gräfin Cäcilie von Goeß-Saurau; born 23 August 1956) is the wife of Wittekind, Prince zu Waldeck und Pyrmont, head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmont, a sovereign principality within the German Empire until 1918.[1]

Early life

Cecilie was born at Frohnleiten, Austria, the fifth child and second daughter of forest and water resources manager Carl-Anton, Count von Goëss-Saurau (born 1921), and his wife, Baroness Maria Mathilde Mayr von Melnhof (1921–1996).[2] Barons von Goëss since 1672 and Imperial counts since 1693, the family was of Netherlandic origin, suffixing “Saurau” to their surname in 1948 while residing in Styria, Austria.[2]


Cecilie married on 19 May 1988 in Frohnleiten, Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1936). He is the fourth child and only son of Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and his wife, Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg.[1]

They have three sons.

  • Prince Carl-Anton of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 25 December 1991)
  • Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 8 September 1993)
  • Prince Johannes of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 8 September 1993)

Titles and styles

  • 23 August 1956 – 19 May 1988: Countess Cecilie von Goëss-Saurau
  • 19 May 1988 – present: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Francine, Princess of Montenegro

As of August 2020.

See also:
Line of succession to the former Monarchical throne and others : From (deleted) Wikipedia’s articles.

Crown Princess of Montenegro
Born (1952-01-27)27 January 1952
Casablanca, Morocco
Died 6 August 2008(2008-08-06) (aged 56)
Paris, France
Montparnasse Cemetery[1]
Nicholas, Crown Prince of Montenegro

(m. 1976)

Issue Princess Altinaï
Boris, Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
House Petrović-Njegoš (by marriage)[citation needed]
Father Antoine Navarro
Mother Rachel Wazana

Princess Francine Petrović Njegoš of Montenegro (27 January 1952 – 6 August 2008) was the wife of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, the pretender to the throne of Montenegro.


Princess Francine was born in Casablanca, French Morocco, the daughter of Antoine Navarro (1922–1989) and Rachel Wazana (1930-2011).[2]

Living in Morocco until the age of 12, her family emigrated to France and settled in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, where her father made a career in the French Foreign Legion.[3]

She studied law in Paris. She was established as a stylist and fashion designer.

She died in Paris on 6 August 2008.[4][5]

Marriage and children

In 1976 she married Prince Nikola of Montenegro in Trebeurden, Côtes-du-Nord on 27 November.[2] Together they raised a family at Les Lilas, France;

  • Princess Altinaï of Montenegro, (born Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis on 27 October 1977).
  • Boris, Hereditary Prince of Montenegro (Petrovic-Njegoš), Grand Duke of Grahovo and Zeta, (born Les Lilas on 21 January 1979).


  • Royal Order of Francis I
  • Order of Saint Michael of the Wing
  • Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus

Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen

As of August 2020.

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Line of succession to the former Monarchical throne and others : From (deleted) Wikipedia’s articles.

Prince Hermann Friedrich
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deborah Cully

(m. 1987)

  • Princess Tatiana
  • Princess Nadia
  • Princess Alexa
Full name
Prince Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland zu Leiningen[1]
House Leiningen
Father Prince Karl of Leiningen
Mother Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria

Prince Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland of Leiningen (German: Seine Durchlaucht Prinz Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland zu Leiningen;[1] born 16 April 1963)[2] is the younger son of Prince Karl of Leiningen and his wife Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria. He is known professionally as Hermann Leiningen.[3]


Hermann was born in Toronto, Ontario, as Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland. Through his mother, Hermann is a grandson of King Boris III of Bulgaria, a great-grandson of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and great-great-grandson of King Nicholas of Montenegro. Through his father, he is a great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria and a great-great-great grandson of Tzar Alexander II.[4]

As a member of the Leiningen family, Hermann is styled His Serene Highness, or Seine Durchlaucht in German. He does not use his title or style, preferring to be addressed Mr. Hermann Leiningen professionally.[2][3] In 2015, Hermann worked for a division of Royal Bank of Canada.


On 16 May 1987, Hermann married Deborah Cully (born 2 December 1961), daughter of Robert and Myrna Ruth Cully.[5][6] They have three children:

  • Princess Tatiana Victoria Maureen of Leiningen (born 27 August 1989), presently a graduate of Queen’s University, having studied art and graduating in 2012. She also completed a Masters of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in 2018. She married Clayton Reynolds on 17 of June 2017.
  • Princess Nadia Christiane Ruth of Leiningen (born 16 December 1991), presently a graduate of Queen’s University, having studied drama. She also completed teachers college and her Masters of Professional Education at Queen’s University in 2019. She married Ian Baker on 18 July 2020.
  • Princess Alexandra Sophia Maria of Leiningen (born 18 December 1997). She is a student at Queen’s University studying drama and English. She is known as Alexa.[3]

Prince Rafael of Orléans-Braganza

As of July 2020.

See also:

Prince Rafael
Born (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 34)
Petrópolis, Brazil
Full name
Rafael Antonio Maria José Francisco Miguel Gabriel Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Ligne
House Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza
Mother Princess Christine of Ligne

Prince Rafael of Orléans-Braganza (Rafael Antonio Maria José Francisco Miguel Gabriel Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Ligne; 26 April 1986) is a member of the former Imperial House of Brazil, which reigned as emperors until 1889. As the younger but only surviving son of Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza,[1][2][3][4] he is expected to eventually take up the claim to Brazil’s defunct throne.[5] He is the only remaining male-line Vassouras claimant born after 1950.


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Antônio lives in the Itaim Bibi neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil.[5] He graduated in Production Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He speaks Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, some German, has lived in Paris, and travels to Europe annually on holiday.[5] A great-great-great-grandson of Emperor Pedro II, he grew up as one of four siblings, but is the only one remaining in Brazil. His older sister, Princess Amelia, who renounced her dynastic right of succession upon her non-dynastic marriage in 2014, took up residence in Spain, and his younger sister, Princess Maria Gabriela, lives in Belgium,[5] where their maternal family occupies Belœil Castle.

He works for AmBev – Americas’ Beverage Company in São Paulo where, previously, he was an intern.[5] He lives in a small apartment and has been quoted pointing out that at work he is just “Rafael” and takes orders from a boss.[5] Although his family claims inheritance rights to land and two palaces confiscated when his ancestor was exiled, the lawsuit has yet to be finally settled.[5] He visits Rio de Janeiro frequently, where the experience of having once been mugged neither dimmed his enthusiasm for the city’s attractions nor convinced him that it is any less safe than other major urban areas.[5] A sports fan, his pastimes include weekly soccer play.[5]

Heir eventual

Prince Rafael follows an uncle and his father as the heir to one of two disputed lines of succession to the Brazilian throne that was abolished in 1889, which is currently claimed by his childless uncle Prince Luiz of Orleans-Braganza[5] and, in rivalry, by his cousin Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza.

His older brother, Prince Pedro Luíz, was a passenger on Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on 1 June 2009.[6] His body was later recovered and interred. Although prior to his death the elder brother had been expected to take up the dynastic claim, he had impressed upon his younger brother the importance of the imperial legacy as a familial duty.[5]

The head of Rafael’s branch of the House of Orléans-Braganza, Prince Luiz (born 1938), shares a home in São Paulo with his brother and heir presumptive, Prince Bertrand (born 1941).[5] Prince Antônio (born 1950) is the only one of their six other brothers who did not have to renounce his succession rights upon marrying commoners, having married Princess Christine of Ligne in 1981.[7] Their son, Rafael, would be the first member of the next generation of Orléans-Braganzas to represent the dynasty as claimant to the throne.[7] He accepts that, unless the head of his house and other family members agree to change the dynasty’s rules, he is expected to marry a princess in order to transmit his traditional claim to future descendants.[5]

Having represented his family’s imperial heritage publicly since he was twelve, he also accompanies his father and uncles to official and monarchist events.[5] Although he has participated in public demonstrations against corruption in government, and adheres to the principles of equal opportunity and the right to better living conditions for the less privileged, he believes that he is obliged to abstain from partisan political activity in order to encourage restoration of the constitutional monarchy he still believes Brazil should consider as an alternative to its presidential regimes.[5]