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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Rt Hon Sir (George) Desmond De Silva, QC 1939-2018

_, Rt Hon Sir Desmond De Silva, QC, who died 2 June, 2018, was a former husband of Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, a great-niece of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

George Desmond De Silva was born at Ceylon, 13 December, 1939, son of (Edmund) Frederick De Silva, MBE (1912-93), by his wife, Esme; married London, 5 Dec, 1987 (div 2010), HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia (b London 28 Nov, 1959), daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia (1928-2000), by his first wife Princess Margarita of Baden (b Salem 14 July, 1932, d 15 January, 2013) daughter of Berthold, Margrave of Baden by his wife HRH Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1906-69), a sister of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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