Princess Maria Galitzine, the daughter of Princess Maria-Anna and Prince Piotr Galitzine, died last week. She was 31.
Princess Maria Galitzine was living in Houston with her chef partner Rishi Singh when she suffered a fatal cardiac aneurysm on May 4, just six days shy of her 32nd birthday.
The news was confirmed in an obituary in The Houston Chronicle published on Wednesday, in which her son Maxim was described as “the apple of her eye”.
The mother-of-one was laid to rest last on Friday in Houston.
The obituary read: “Our Maria passed away in the Houston morning of Monday, May 4th, 2020, from a sudden cardiac aneurysm.
“She was born in 1988 to Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine in the city of Luxembourg.”
Born on 11 May, 1988 in Luxembourg City, Maria was the daughter of Prince Piotr Galitzine, a Russian aristocrat, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, the daughter of the Archduke Rudolf of Austria.
He was the youngest son of Emperor Charles I of Austria and Empress Zita of Bourbon-Parma (the last Emperor and Empress of Austria).
Princess Maria’s great-grandparents were exiled from Austria following the First World War, with her great-grandfather Charles I of Austria dying in 1922.