Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Funeral of Countess Beatrix of Schönburg-Glauchau

Photo (c) Sabine Brauer of Brauer Photos

Yesterday, 6 October, Countess Beatrix of Schönburg-Glauchau was buried at the Nordfriedhof in Munich, Bavaria. Aged, ninety-one, Beatrix died at hospital in Regensburg on 30 September. 

Countess Irina, Count Alexander, Princess Gloria, and Count Carl-Alban at the funeral of their mother.
Photo (c) Sabine Brauer of Brauer Photos.

The funeral of Countess Beatrix of Schönburg-Glauchau was attended by her three surviving children and their spouses: Fürstin Gloria of Thurn and Taxis, Count Carl-Alban and Countess Juliet, and Count Alexander and Countess Irina. Beatrix was predeceased by her daughter Countess Maya, who passed away two years ago.

Fürst Albert and Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis.
Photo (c) Sabine Brauer of Brauer Photos.

Most of the grandchildren of the countess were also able to be present for their grandmother's funeral. Beatrix's granddaughter Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis wrote a very moving remembrance of her grandmother, which she posted to her Instagram account. Elisabeth's post reads as follows:

Today we buried our beloved grandmother, my last grandparent. She lived to be 91, exuding elegance and grace beyond her final breaths, in a hospital bed. She was a mother of 4, a grandmother of 12, a great grandmother of 3 and counting. She lived through war, fled communism, leaving behind her beloved Hungary, to settle down in a foreign place she turned into home. She never complained, rarely explained, a lady through and through. She asked for little and gave everything. She loved Hungary, her people and she was loved by so many more, from all corners and walks of life! She lived a long life full of joy and pain, with endless courage, strength and humility. She died peacefully surrounded by loved ones and continuous prayer. We love you so much Nagy and we will miss you dearly.

Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia.
Photo (c) Sabine Brauer of Brauer Photos.
Born on 30 January 1930 at Hegyko, Hungary, Countess Beatrix Maria Valeria Therese Emerica Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék was the fourth daughter and last child of Count Bálint Széchényi de Sárvár-Felsövidék (1893 - 1954) and his wife Princess Maria Pavlovna Galitzine (1895 - 1976), who had married in 1921. Beatrix joined three older sisters: Marianne (1923 - 1999; married in 1952 to Olivér de Harisi), Alexandra (1926 - 2018; married in 1958 to Baron Dietrich-Eberhard von Wrede), and Eva (1928 - 1997). Beatrix's parents Bálint and Maria divorced in 1931. In October 1957, Beatrix married Count Joachim von Schönburg-Glauchau (1929 - 1998); they divorced in 1986. Beatrix and Joachim had four children during the course of their union: Countess Maya (1958 - 2019), Countess Gloria (b.1960), Count Carl-Alban (b.1966), and Count Alexander (b.1969). 

Eurohistory: Countess Beatrix of Schönburg-Glauchau (1930-2021)

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