Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Funeral of Princess Cécile of Bourbon-Parma

On Friday, 10 September, a funeral mass was held for Princess Cécile of Bourbon-Parma at the Église Notre-Dame des Champs in Paris. The princess died on 1 September at the age of eighty-five.

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma carrying his aunt's dynastic orders.
Photo (c) PPE Agency.
Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma, at the funeral of his aunt.
Photo (c) PPE Agency.
Princess Françoise Lobkowicz and her son Prince Charles-Henri.
Photo (c) PPE Agency.
The funeral of the princess was heavily attended by her close family. Among those present were the following: Duke Carlos of Parma, Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Tjalling ten Cate, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer, Princess Françoise Lobkowicz (née Bourbon-Parma) and her son Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, Princess Marie-des-Neiges of Bourbon-Parma, and Prince Amaury of Bourbon-Parma. Prince Sixte-Henri of Bourbon-Parma, the only surviving brother of Princess Cécile, did not attend her funeral because he disagreed with her decision to be cremated; Sixte-Henri apparently just realised that his late brother Duke Carlos Hugo (died in 2010) and his late sister Princess Marie-Thérèse (died in 2020) were also cremated. 

Princess Cécile will be buried in the family crypt in Parma at a later date.

The Bourbon-Parma family bids adieu to Princess Cecilia.
Photo (c) PPE Agency.

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