Hubertus of Hohenlohe, the son of Ira of Fürstenberg, says goodbye to his mother in Rome: this was the funeral of the Italian princess

Virginia Carolina Theresa Pancrazia Galdina zu Fürstenberg, best known as Ira de Furstenberg, died this Monday, February 19 in Rome at the age of 83. The aristocrat, known as the 'princess' of Marbella, was one of the most important figures of the jet-set in the golden years of the Malaga town. This Friday her funeral took place in Rome.

Ira married the prince at the age of 15 Alfonso de Hohenlohe-Langenburggodson of Kings Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia, and was the mother of two children: Christoph (died under strange circumstances in 2006 in a prison in Bangkok after being accused of manipulating the visa to stay in the Asian country) and Hubertus de Hohenlohe. This first marriage lasted just five years. In 1961, she married the famous playboy Francisco Pignatari in Las Vegas. They divorced in 1964.

Hubertus of Hohenlohe has been photographed in the basilica of Santa María de Montesanto, located in Piazza del Popolo in Rome, where the last farewell to the aristocrat took place. He came holding the arm of his wife, Simona Gandolfi. The funeral took place at 12 noon.

Among the well-known faces that have accompanied the family in these difficult times are Thomas Terry, who has traveled to the Italian capital to say goodbye to her great friend. Pilar Medina Sidonia's ex-husband moves like a fish in water in the jet set. One of her close friends was Fernando Falcó, which is why in April 2022 she attended the wedding of Álvaro Falcó and Isabelle Junot in Plasencia.

Von Fürstenberg was the daughter of the prince Tassilo von Fürstenberg and the heiress Clara Agnelli (from the founding family of Fiat and owner of the Italian soccer club Juventus of Turin). She jumped into the media in the 1980s thanks to her role as an actress. In Spain she starred in some of the most popular films of the time, such as You Will Not Desire the Neighbor on the Fifth, with Alfredo Landa. Also very famous is the rumor that she was romantically linked to the prince. Rainier of Monaco.

A very important designer, she created more than 2,000 works of jewelry working by hand with materials such as quartz, rock crystals, porphyry, malachite and gilded silver, but also gold and jade, coral and ebony, mother-of-pearl and bronze. In addition, the aristocrat organized exhibitions of her jewelry throughout Europe.

At 83 years old, he was in very good health, which is why his death was very unexpected among friends and family, who are devastated. He lost his life a domestic fall at his home in Rome in which he broke a rib and punctured his lung. The internal bleeding was irreparable. Ira de Fürstenberg's last Spanish party was in Liria, in 2020. Jaime de Marichalar and Infanta Elena were among the guests.