Austrian princess, wife of Indian-origin chef, dies in Houston at 31

Austrian Princess Maria Petrovna Galitzine, who was married to an Indian-origin chef, died in Houston at the age of 31.

Princess Maria Petrovna Galitzine was married to Rishi Roop Singh.

Austrian Princess Maria Petrovna Galitzine died after suffering a “sudden” cardiac aneurysm in Houston on May 4. She was 31. The princess, who is a descendant of Emperor Karl I and Zita de Borbon-Parma, was married to Indian-origin chef Rishi Singh.

The news of Princess Maria’s death was confirmed after an obituary was published in The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, Fox News reports.

“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, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,” the obituary said.

Princess Maria lived in Houston with her husband and their two-year-old son. Princess Maria and Rishi Singh married in 2017 while their son Maxim was born a year later. She suffered the fatal cardiac aneurysm on May 4, six days ahead of her 32nd birthday. Maxim has been described as “the apple of her eye” in her obituary.

Born on May 11, 1988 in Luxembourg City, Princess Maria was the daughter of Russian aristocrat Prince Piotr Galitzine and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. The princess attended the German School of Moscow in Russia.

After shifting to Belgium, Princess Maria attended the College of Art and Design school. She specialised in interior design and furnishing and also worked in Brussels, Chicago and Houston.

The obituary states that the princess is survived by her three sisters – Xenia Galitzine de Matta, Tatiana Galitzine Sierra and Princess Alexandra, and her brothers – Dmitri and Ioann, apart from her parents, husband and son.

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