Princess Maria Galitzine Dies Aged 31 | 22 Words

Devastating news has broke that Princess Maria Galitzine has died suddenly. She was just thirty-one-years-old.

Her cause of death has now been confirmed.

Maria Singh, neé Princess Maria Galitzine is the daughter of Prince Piotr Galitzine and Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine of Austria.

As a descendant of Emperor Charles I of Austria, Maria was born in Luxembourg and attended school in Moscow.

Later on, she moved to Belgium.

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Here, she went on to study at the College of Art & Design.

Afterward she lived and worked in Brussels, Chicago and, most recently, Houston.

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The late royal had a lustrous career in interior design and furnishings.

In September 2017, she married Rishi Roop, the executive chef at Hotel Derek in Houston...

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The couple wed at her parents' home.

Shortly after, the newlywed couple welcomed their first child...


A baby boy named Maxim, who is now 2-years-old.

At Maria's obituary, her son was described as "the apple of her eye."


Maria led a relatively private life away from the public spotlight, but her sister Tatiana Galitzine Sierra, shared some insight into the family's life. "My life is completely normal unless we are invited to royal weddings. My mail sometimes says 'Princess Tatiana.' What was weird was when I went from 'Princess' to 'Mrs.' I had been a princess all my life," she told The Houston Chronicle. 

Maria's untimely death it utterly heartbreaking.


As well as her husband and son, she is survived by her parents, sisters Tatiana, Xenia Galitzine de Matta, and Princess Alexandra Galitzine, and brothers, Prince Dmitri Galitzine, and Prince Ioann Galitzine.

She passed away just 6 days before her 32nd birthday.

The tragic news was confirmed in an obituary published in The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

The late princess was laid to rest today in Houston.

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According to her obituary, Maria was laid to rest on at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

Tributes have been pouring in.

People across the globe have been offering their condolences.

The news has shocked many.

Especially since she was so young.

Her cause of death has now been revealed.

According to the obituary, the late princess died of a sudden cardiac aneurysm.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this time.

So young. R.I.P Princess Maria Galitzine. More more on stars we've sadly lost this year, scroll on.