Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł

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For a 17th century magnate, see Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł.
Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł
Born (1914-07-21)July 21, 1914
Szpanów Palace, Russian Empire
Died July 27, 1976(1976-07-27) (aged 62)
London, England
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Rose de Monléon (1940–1945)(divorced)
Grace Maria Kolin (1946–1958)(annulled)
Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield (1959–1974) (divorced)
Children with Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield:
Antoni Prince Radziwiłł
Anna Krystyna "Tina" Radziwiłł
Parents Janusz Franciszek Radziwiłł
Anna, Princess Lubomirska

Prince Stanisław Albrecht "Stash" Radziwiłł (21 July 1914 – 27 July 1976) was a scion of the Polish princely House of Radziwiłł, born in Szpanów, Ukraine (then the Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire).

His parents were Janusz Franciszek, Prince Radziwiłł (1880–1967) and Anna, Princess Lubomirska (1882–1947). Stanisław had two elder brothers, Edmund Radziwill (1906–1971) and Ludwik Radziwill (1911–1928). His mother, who also came from a Polish noble family, died in a Soviet labour camp.[citation needed]

Marriages[edit]

Radziwill was married three times. His first wife was Rose de Monleon (1913-1996),[1] a daughter of Guy, Count of Monleon. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1945; the marriage was annulled in 1958. She later married Baron de Chollet, a Swiss banker.[2]

His second wife was Grace Maria Kolin (b. 1923), whom he married in 1946 and divorced in 1959. They had one son, Jan Stanisław Albrycht Radziwiłł (b. 1947). She later married the 3rd Earl of Dudley (1894–1969) as his third wife,[3] and since the death of Lord Dudley, she has been linked with Robert B. Silvers.[4][5]

For the third time, he was married on 19 March 1959, in Fairfax, Virginia, to Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield (1933—), sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy; they divorced in 1974. They had two children, Anthony Radziwill (married Carole Ann DiFalco) and Anna Christina Radziwill (married to Ottavio Arancio, 1999-2005).

Later life[edit]

Radziwill was one of the organisers of the Sikorski Historical Institute in London, England[6] and founder of St. Anne's Church at Fawley Court, the site of Divine Mercy College, a school for boys of Polish origin, set up by the Marian Fathers in 1953 near Henley-on-Thames, England.

He died on 27 July 1976, in London, England at the age of 62. His body was interred in the crypt of St Anne's Church at Fawley Court.[7]

Currently the Marian Fathers are trying to exhume the body following the closure of Divine Mercy College (in 1986) and the sale of Fawley Court (2010). The exhumation has been stayed pending a Judicial Review expected in July 2010.

Title[edit]

Upon becoming a British subject and in keeping with standard practice, Radziwill required permission to use his princely title from the British sovereign and Fount of Honour, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.[8] As Radziwill did not receive special dispensation from the Queen to use the title of Prince in the British Isles he was known as Mr. Radziwill legally and as Prince Radziwill by courtesy.

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Family Tree
  2. ^ "?". Time.com. 14 September 1962. 
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl, ed. "Grace Maria Kolin". ThePeerage.com, 28 September 2010
  4. ^ Scott, Janny. "Ideas: One Mind, But What A Mind; Defining the Passions Of the Liberal Elite For Over 2 Decades", The New York Times, November 1, 1997
  5. ^ Kolhatkar, Sheelah. Profile of Robert Silvers, The New York Observer, December 18, 2005
  6. ^ "?". 
  7. ^ "Prince Radziwill Dead at 62; Ex-Husband of Lee Bouvier". New York Times. 29 June 1976. "London, 28 June 1976 (AP) Prince Stanislas Radziwill, former husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, Lee Bouvier, died yesterday at the home of a friend, sources close to the family reported today. He was 62 years old." 
  8. ^ "?". Time.com. 14 September 1962.