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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2005, 12:50:01 PM »
with the "ex"-Kaiser


and her wedding tiara as a Russian kokoshnik

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2005, 03:31:09 PM »
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with the "ex"-Kaiser

 and her wedding tiara as a Russian kokoshnik


She is actually wearing Crown Princess Cecile's famed Meander tiara. It was a diamond & platinum tiara by the Imperial jeweller Koch. Crown Prince Wilhelm gave it to Cecile at their wedding in 1905.

The tiara is made up of two rows of meanders, separated by trelliswork. In the centre of each trellis is a large brilliant.

Cecile gave Kira this tiara to wear when she married her son Louis Ferdinand in 1938. It was subsequently worn by Kira's daughters Marie-Cecile when she wed in 1965 and Xenia at her wedding in 1973.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2005, 06:57:19 AM »
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She is actually wearing Crown Princess Cecile's famed Meander tiara. It was a diamond & platinum tiara by the Imperial jeweller Koch. Crown Prince Wilhelm gave it to Cecile at their wedding in 1905.

The tiara is made up of two rows of meanders, separated by trelliswork. In the centre of each trellis is a large brilliant.

Cecile gave Kira this tiara to wear when she married her son Louis Ferdinand in 1938. It was subsequently worn by Kira's daughters Marie-Cecile when she wed in 1965 and Xenia at her wedding in 1973.

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2005, 03:26:35 PM »
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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.


I had heard from a longtime friend of the elder Louis Ferdinand that the son had been killed during his participation in West German Army manoeuvers. It seems that he was between two trucks or other large vehicles when one backed up.

If you would like to learn more about the son who is the present head of the Royal House of Prussia, please see this link: http://www.preussen.de/de/heute.html

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2005, 09:09:31 AM »

Kira's husband was baptised Louis Ferdinand.  Not Ludwig.

In terms of the succession, he was rather old-fashioned, which is not a surprise.  He came to the inheritance because his older brother married morganatically.  Moreover, the Kaiser's Will provided strict instructions for inheritance.  

The eldest son, Wilhelm, tried to claim (after dad's death) that his second marriage to Ehrengard was equal.  It wasn't.  Michael also tried the same with his second wife, Birgitte (saying she was a von Dallwitz -- she isn't.  Wilhelm divorced Ehrengard and has married a third time.


Marie Cecile (not Cecilia) is divorced from Friedrich  - and yes, he is married to her sister-in-law.  Donata was not the reason for the breakup however.  There was a  bit of consernation regarding this marriage -- even  Louis Ferdinand was a bit upset by it, because he was rather protective of Donata.

Kira died of cancer.


Georg Friedrich maintains a home in Berlin, but did live for a time in the Rüdenhausen area.  He is probably closer to his mother's family than his father - especially due to the court case.  But he has been trying to mend fences.
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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 06:59:50 AM »
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Marie Cecile (not Cecilia) is divorced from Friedrich  -


I wrote the names in English, thus William and Cecilia and not Wilhelm or Cecilie or Cäcilie ;)

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2005, 01:09:44 PM »
as a newly engaged couple under the christmas tree:

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2005, 01:15:44 PM »
weding in 1938: Kira is dancing with her daddy, while Louis Ferdinand is looking a little bit lost:

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2005, 01:25:31 PM »
Linnea, Vielen Danke! Those are splendid photographs, especially the wedding one with Kira dancing with her father :) I loved Berg Hohenzollern, it was a lovely place to visit, I wish I had a scanner to post some photos I took :)

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2005, 02:12:32 PM »
another pic which is worth to be posted:
The family in 1946

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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2005, 02:21:12 PM »
last one I post, promise ;D!

next to Louis Ferdinand Kira´s father, the man who is sitting on the floor next to the bride is her brother, isn´t he?

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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2005, 03:40:14 PM »
The wedding was at Huis Doorn,residence of the exiled Kaiser in The Netherlands.On the official picture with all the guests,the second lady(from the right)sitting,was the then Crownprincess Juliana of The Netherlands.
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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2005, 03:48:06 PM »
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I had heard from a longtime friend of the elder Louis Ferdinand that the son had been killed during his participation in West German Army manoeuvers. It seems that he was between two trucks or other large vehicles when one backed up.

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Actually,it was a tank.
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Re: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2005, 03:19:44 AM »
Man there are some awful deaths sometimes...  :-/