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http://www.preussen.de/de/heute/aktuell/verlobung_im_haus_hohenzollern.html


The weddding will take place 2011 in Potsdam



Here a short notice from "BILD" Newspaper:

Samstag, 22. Januar 2011, 12:13 Uhr
Verlobung im Haus Hohenzollern

Berlin – Prinz Georg Friedrich von Preußen (34), Oberhaupt des Hauses Hohenzollern, hat sich mit Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg verlobt. Das teilte das Haus Hohenzollern am Samstag in Berlin mit. Die Hochzeit werde noch in diesem Jahr stattfinden, voraussichtlich in Potsdam. Bei dem Paar handelt es sich nach den Worten einer Sprecherin um eine „Sandkastenliebe”. Der Prinz und die 32 Jahre alte Prinzessin kennen sich demnach schon von Kindesbeinen an. Prinz Georg Friedrich wuchs in der Nähe von Bremen und in Oldenburg auf, studierte im sächsischen Freiberg Betriebswirtschaft und arbeitete derzeit in Rostock für ein Unternehmen, das Patente aus dem Hochschulbereich vermarktet. Die in Hessen aufgewachsene Prinzessin Sophie studierte ebenfalls Betriebswirtschaft - allerdings in Freiburg und in Berlin. Dort arbeitet sie derzeit in einem Beratungsunternehmen für gemeinnützige Organisationen.
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 06:20:13 AM »
Fantastic! Finally an ebenbürtig match! Her grandmother is a Countess Tolstoy born at Tsarskoye Selo in 1917! And her great great grandmother an Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany.

Finally the real deal after these upper-middle class misses (Mary, Maxima, Kate etc.) who neither were real princesses nor real cinderellas.  
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 06:55:38 AM »
Congratulations. They are a nice couple.

HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg (-Birstein), born 7 April 1978, is the third daughter of Franz Alexander, 8th Fürst von Isenburg and his wife Countess Christine von Saurma. She has two brothers, Erbprinz Prince Alexander and Prince Viktor, and two sisters, Princess Katharina (married to Archduke Martin of Austria-Este) and Princess Isabelle (married to Carl, 8th Fürst zu Wied).


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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 11:21:37 AM »
If my German is more or less reliable, they have known one another since they were children, and both studied at Freiburg.

This is happy news!

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 12:21:00 PM »
Georg Friedrich is marrying like his grandfather Louis Ferdinand ; after the 30s.

Congratulations both! they make a wonderful and pretty couple!

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 01:25:08 PM »
This is wonderful news and a long awaited announcement. In the publicity photo, Georg looks fantastic, with a striking (no surprise) resemblance to Prince William.
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 01:27:51 PM »
Fantastic! Finally an ebenbürtig match! Her grandmother is a Countess Tolstoy born at Tsarskoye Selo in 1917! And her great great grandmother an Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany.

Finally the real deal after these upper-middle class misses (Mary, Maxima, Kate etc.) who neither were real princesses nor real cinderellas.  

I wonder if this "equal" match came as a result of Georg's need to fulfill the terms of Kaiser Wilhelm's will and the recent court decision to uphold it. Just follow the money.  ;)
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 05:22:35 PM »
Fantastic to see that some families continue to maintain a certain degree of real royalty - it is unfortunate in a world where the rest are simply becoming minor celebrities sharing pages with footballers and their wives.  Congratulations to the couple - the Windsors should really take note!!

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 06:43:05 PM »
Is this the same Georg Friedrich who said, "So long as the German Government has no interest in my family's money, I will have no interest in the German Goverment?"  Is he also the guy who said, His role should be as a good German Citizen, and he has no real political aims except the economic progress of Germany?

Is he also the guy who said, If America were to choose to negate a percieved future threat from Mexico, it would be an act of political realism and not genocide?

If so, I really like this guy.  I hope his marriage lasts happily for his whole lifetime.  And, I have the same hopes for the bride.  I must reecho Fyoder's sentiments, but, I also hope they are marrying for love (and get the best of both worlds.)

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 09:43:36 AM »
Finally the real deal after these upper-middle class misses (Mary, Maxima, Kate etc.) who neither were real princesses nor real cinderellas.  

Couldn't agree more...just imagine the guest list,from both sides ;-)

All sisters married equally and none of their brothers married yet...

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 12:04:01 PM »

Is he also the guy who said, If America were to choose to negate a percieved future threat from Mexico, it would be an act of political realism and not genocide?



If he said something like this, I'm impressed.....NOT.   :o
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 05:30:58 PM »
Fantastic! Finally an ebenbürtig match! Her grandmother is a Countess Tolstoy born at Tsarskoye Selo in 1917! And her great great grandmother an Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany.

Finally the real deal after these upper-middle class misses (Mary, Maxima, Kate etc.) who neither were real princesses nor real cinderellas.  

I wonder if this "equal" match came as a result of Georg's need to fulfill the terms of Kaiser Wilhelm's will and the recent court decision to uphold it. Just follow the money.  ;)

I say: Better that they marry for mutual attraction, duty, Ebenbürtigkeit and money and then grow into loving each other, instead of marrying for blind love and then end up cutting each other's throats in a nasty divorce case - for money!

BTW I am very surprised that there is not more discussion of the pros and cons of arranged marriages on the forum, considering the many historic examples surrounding Nicholas and Alexandra (whose über-happy love match perhaps is the rare romantic dream that blinds too many of us?) and considering the current divorce rate, trend of serial monogamy and the high number of people who just don't marry because their romantic ideals are so, well unrealistic as any Ebenbürtigkeit law!

(Says I who just enjoyed an episode of the British TV hit "Downton Abbey" on Norwegian TV, in which Lord and Lady Grantham confess they only started loving each other one year after they were married. But perhaps the problematic characters of their daughters show the bad genetic mix of somebody who were not attracted to each other at first sight? I remember once seeing the argument, that the greatest damage in arranged marriages were the unbalanced children. Sounds like bullshit, except for the fact that opposites do attract and it has been scientifically proven that people are attracted to those who can supplement their own immune systems, to the benefit of their offspring. (That's probably one reason why people normally are not attracted to siblings.) I don't know if that is scientifically proven and translates to the mental state of mind. Or perhaps I just misinterpreted it and the author meant the home environment these children would grow up in.)
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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 04:44:17 AM »
Here is a great genealogy of Princess Sophie, with all her illustrious Russian ancestors. It seems all her great great great grandparents were noble!

BTW her great grandmother Irina Mikhailovna Rayevskaya, first married to Count Alexander Mikhailovich Tolstoy (this union having produced Princess Sophie's grandmother), secondly married the Russian Mecklenburg morganaut George, Count of Carlow. Their descendants are today the claimants to the thrones of Mecklenburg. 

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 05:11:15 AM »
Herzlichen Glückwunsch!





http://www.preussen.de/de/heute/aktuell/verlobung_im_haus_hohenzollern.html


The weddding will take place 2011 in Potsdam



Here a short notice from "BILD" Newspaper:

Samstag, 22. Januar 2011, 12:13 Uhr
Verlobung im Haus Hohenzollern

Berlin – Prinz Georg Friedrich von Preußen (34), Oberhaupt des Hauses Hohenzollern, hat sich mit Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg verlobt. Das teilte das Haus Hohenzollern am Samstag in Berlin mit. Die Hochzeit werde noch in diesem Jahr stattfinden, voraussichtlich in Potsdam. Bei dem Paar handelt es sich nach den Worten einer Sprecherin um eine „Sandkastenliebe”. Der Prinz und die 32 Jahre alte Prinzessin kennen sich demnach schon von Kindesbeinen an. Prinz Georg Friedrich wuchs in der Nähe von Bremen und in Oldenburg auf, studierte im sächsischen Freiberg Betriebswirtschaft und arbeitete derzeit in Rostock für ein Unternehmen, das Patente aus dem Hochschulbereich vermarktet. Die in Hessen aufgewachsene Prinzessin Sophie studierte ebenfalls Betriebswirtschaft - allerdings in Freiburg und in Berlin. Dort arbeitet sie derzeit in einem Beratungsunternehmen für gemeinnützige Organisationen.

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Re: Georg Friedrich von Preussen and Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 06:25:10 AM »

BTW her great grandmother Irina Mikhailovna Rayevskaya, first married to Count Alexander Mikhailovich Tolstoy (this union having produced Princess Sophie's grandmother), secondly married the Russian Mecklenburg morganaut George, Count of Carlow. Their descendants are today the claimants to the thrones of Mecklenburg. 

It is interesting how many things genealogy can show us...

Prince Georg Friedrich is also a descendant of the Protestant branch of Ysenburg family as the great-grandmother of his mother Donata is Princess Emma von Ysenburg und Büdingen zu Büdingen,who died in 1926...