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Princess Catherine Hélène Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan (June 30, 1878 – March 4, 1929) was the daughter of Prince Grégoire Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan (1827–1886), [1] a Romanian-French prince and Rakoul (Rachel) Musurus (1847-1923), the daughter of Pasha Constantine ('Costaki') Musurus (1807–1891), the Turkish ambassador to Britain. Her maternal great-grandparents were Prime Minister of the United Kingdom H. H. Asquith (later 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith) and the socialite and author Margot Asquith. Her siblings were: Anna de Noailles and Constantine Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan. In 1898 Catherine married Belgian Prince Alexandre de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay (1873–1951), a son of Joseph de Caraman-Chimay, 18th Prince de Chimay and brother of Élisabeth, Countess Greffulhe and Joseph, Prince de Caraman-Chimay (married to American heiress Clara Ward).[4] They had one son, Marc Adolph de Caraman-Chimay (1903-1992). After Princess Hélène's death in 1929, Prince Alexandre married Mathilde Stuyvesant (widow of American Rutherfurd Stuyvesant).[5]

From left to right, standing: Prince Edmond de Polignac, Princess of Brancovan (Rakoul (Rachel) Musurus), Marcel Proust, Prince Constantin Brancoveanu (brother of Anna de Noailles), and Léon Delafosse. 2nd row: Madame de Montgenard, Princesse de Polignac, Countess Anna de Noailles, 1st row: Princess Helen Caraman-Chimay (sister of Anna de Noailles), Abel Hermant

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