Man with ties to European royalty disappears in Malibu area

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A 53-year-old New York man with ties to European royalty disappeared Saturday in the Malibu area. 

Attilio Brillembourg was last seen at about 1 a.m. Saturday in the 6000 block of Murphy Way, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Brillembourg was described as white, 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 165 pounds with gray hair, green eyes and a tattoo on his upper thigh.

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, gray pants and no shoes, according to the sheriff’s department, which said there is “concern for his well-being.”

Details about the disappearance were not immediately available. 

Brillembourg is the stepfather of 43-year-old Princess Tatiana, a member of the non-reigning Greek royal family and the Danish royal family who was born in Venezuela. The philanthropist, entrepreneur and author is the wife of Prince Nikolaos, son of Constantine II, who reigned as king of Greece until the country’s monarchy was abolished in 1973.

Tatiana and Nikolaos, who married in August 2010, announced their separation last month.

Anyone who has seen Brillembourg or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call the sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or send tips to

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.