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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 04:47:20 PM »
Do you mean the Kira who married Prince Louis Ferdinand of Germany? There was another Kira of Prussia (b.1943-d.2004) as well.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005, 11:33:04 AM »
I think she was more  prettier than her sister Maria. GD Vladimir Kirillovitch (her brother) wrote some lines about Kyra in his memoirs. Brother and sister were very close to each other and their parents. Kyra had an athletic figure in her youth - she played tennis and golf and was a perfect swimmer. Quite a sturdy woman - she gave birth to so many children! :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 12:53:06 PM »
When looking at this picture of Kyra I think about her aunt, Queen Marie of Roumania for some reason. The pose of Kyra reminds me  somewhat of Missy's theatrality and love for fancy-dresses.


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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 12:57:20 PM »
Kyra,her brother and  parents. Still united family in 1935. Ducky looks dignified as usual.



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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 04:29:09 PM »
she died quite young like her mother do you no what she died of?

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 08:11:24 PM »
Have some more pictures of Kyra?

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005, 03:15:47 AM »


Kyra died suddenly of heart attack while staying with her husband at her brother's (in St-Briac).

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2005, 08:27:03 AM »
Striking beauty Kyra




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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2005, 03:39:44 PM »
Great pictures...thanks!

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2005, 08:44:08 PM »
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Wedding picture of Princess Kira of Russia(if you wanted this Kira) and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia!



Marc or GD Ella,

Was this a love match or a dynastic-arranged match?

I know Louis Ferdinand was partial to the USA and American women.  I also know that he spoke very highly (almost worship) of his wife Kira in his later years.  He lived to be 90+ years old if I am not mistaken.

Please post all information you have as I am very interested.  Is not the current head of the Hohenzollern (Protestant branch) family his twenty-something year old grandson?

I may be wrong because the "Hohs" can get very confusing!!

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2005, 02:28:18 AM »
IMHO this was a love-match. When you look at all pictures of Kyra and Louis Ferdinand (engagement,wedding, etc) together it is easy to see that they look very happy. Esp.Louis Ferdinand  :)
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2005, 07:47:59 AM »
Yes,indeed and she realy was beautifull!

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2005, 08:01:21 AM »
Hello everyone,
I'd like to know something about the half Romanov half Hohenzollern princes, sons and daughters of Ludwig Ferdiannd of Prussia and his Russian wife Kira Kirillovna.

-William, the first son gave up his rights of succession to the (nonexistent) German throne. He had 4 children with two wives.

-Michael did the same thing, and had two children.

-Cecilia married (and later divorced) Frederick of Oldenburg.

-Kira married beneath her. She died two years ago (what did she die of?)

-Ludwig Ferdinand was married to Donata zu castell and had two children (the youngest, a daughter, born after his death). He died in an accident. His son is the present head of the Hohenzollern family. Donata married Friedrich of Oldenburg, divorced husband of Ludwig Ferdinand's sister.

-Christian Sigismund married a minor noble. He and his descendants are still considered members of the Imperial family of Germany.

-Xenia married beneath her. She died in 1992 of athsma.

Can anyone fill in me in with some details about the whoel business of Donata's marriage with frederick of Oldenburg? How did the Hohenzollerns feel about it? Were they OK? Where (and with who) does the head of the family live these days? What is the relationship between these Hohenzollerns and their Russiabn cousins?

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2005, 12:48:08 PM »
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