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Thu, 14 May, 2020

Princess Maria of Austria dead at just 31

Princess Maria of Austria dead at just 31

Princess Maria Galitzine has died suddenly from heart failure and leaves behind her husband and two-year-old son.

The 31-year-old, who’s a descendant of Emperor Karl of Austria, was living with her husband in Houston, Texas when she passed away.

She had a fatal cardiac aneurysm on May 4th, just six days before her 32nd birthday.

The news of her passing was confirmed in the Houston Chronicle.

“Our Maria passed away in the Houston morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, from a sudden cardiac aneurysm,” the obituary read.

“She was born in 1988 to Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine in the city of Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.” Maria was the daughter of Prince Piotr Galitzine, a Russian aristocrat and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, who’s the daughter of the Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

Her father was the youngest son of Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and the couple were the last Emperor and Empress of Austria. They were exiled after World War I.

Maria lived in Russia with her family, where she went to the German School of Moscow until she graduated.

She went to live and work in Brussels, Chicago and Houston after she attended the College of Art and Design in Belgium.

She spoke to The Houston Chronicle in February 2018, explaining that her parents never publicised their royal status.

“My life is completely normal unless we are invited to royal weddings. My mail sometimes says ‘Princess Tatiana’.