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Todays Wittelsbach
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2007, 03:35:14 AM »
Princess Anna of Bavaria,néé Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg,spouse of Prince Manuel gave birth to a son,Prince Leopold.

The couple on their wedding day at Stigtomta,Sweden:
http://www.royalpress.nl/20050806.html
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Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria is "in blessed circumstances",the baby is due around november.
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Re: Todays Wittelsbach
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2007, 07:17:12 AM »
Princess Anna of Bavaria,néé Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg,spouse of Prince Manuel gave birth to a son,Prince Leopold.

Great news!  ;) It seems like the baby is named after his paternal grandfather Prince Leopold "Poldi" of Bavaria. Leopold sounds a bit old-fashioned to German ears, but I like the traditional aspect in it. I'm curious about the baby's other names ...
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Re: Todays Wittelsbach
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2007, 07:20:52 AM »
Princess Anna of Bavaria,néé Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg,spouse of Prince Manuel gave birth to a son,Prince Leopold.

The couple on their wedding day at Stigtomta,Sweden:
http://www.royalpress.nl/20050806.html
 :)

Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria is "in blessed circumstances",the baby is due around november.
 :)

Elizabeth and her husband Dr. Daniel Terberger had their first child, Maximilian, on August 30th 2005.
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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 01:40:29 PM »

Does anybody know when the wedding of Princess Anna takes place? I've always thought that it'll be in summer 2007? Are there any problems?
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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2007, 03:36:44 AM »
It's nice to know the Wittlesbach family are continuing to live in private. Their greatest success is currently the wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. She managed to marry into a reigning family and become a real royal rather than being part of a family of pretenders.   

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2007, 10:35:29 AM »
It's nice to know the Wittlesbach family are continuing to live in private. Their greatest success is currently the wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. She managed to marry into a reigning family and become a real royal rather than being part of a family of pretenders.   

So you think that the Wittelsbachs aren't real royals and that they are just "a family of pretenders" ?? I'm absolutely shocked to read this lines ...
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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2007, 05:20:03 PM »
Don't be shocked. They are now just pretenders. In a short number of years it will be 100 years since the abolition of the Bavarian monarchy. These people are merely pretenders. They are no longer royalty. There comes a time when they are merely pretending.

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2007, 04:36:39 AM »
and become a real royal rather   

Well the Liechtenstein-Family is a princely family (Alois is a HSH) so they aren´t "royal" either. :)

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2007, 07:05:51 AM »
That's a matter of opinion. The Liechtenstein family is accorded Sovereign Status as a reigning royal family.

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2007, 12:21:24 PM »
Is their still a monarchist movement in Bavaria? Or has it died out?

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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2007, 01:15:54 PM »
There is in fact a movement called the "Guglmänner".

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Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2007, 10:59:04 AM »
It's nice to know the Wittlesbach family are continuing to live in private. Their greatest success is currently the wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. She managed to marry into a reigning family and become a real royal rather than being part of a family of pretenders.   

So you think that the Wittelsbachs aren't real royals and that they are just "a family of pretenders" ?? I'm absolutely shocked to read this lines ...

Of all the former Royal/Grandducal/Princely houses in Germany,The House of Wittelsbach is the one with the utmost prestige,to this very day it is regarded as THE Royal House by the Bavarians.As Bavaria isn't considered german by the Bavarians in their Free State of Bavaria as it is known,the Wittelsbach family is regarded with the utmost respect and fondness.Don't be shocked by ignorance,let "them"...n'importe pas.
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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2007, 05:44:23 PM »
Yes there is a nostalgia for the past. Ludwig II is fondly remembered as he put them on the map in many ways along with his grandfather Ludwig I. Bavaria is very different from other parts of Germany. I think Germany itself is an unusual entity which only came about through Bismarck and his "blood and iron" policy. It really was not something that the people themselves pushed for. You see the differences still today. Prussians are very different from Bavarians even now. Saxons are different again. Berlin was described as being like Sparta and Munich like the Athens on the Isar. The architecture that remains from pre 1918 tells it all.

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2007, 11:41:24 AM »
But there is no serious movement to restore the Bavarian or other German monarchs, is there?

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Re: Todays Wittlesbach?
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2007, 03:52:46 PM »
But there is no serious movement to restore the Bavarian or other German monarchs, is there?

No,none.Allthough there is a general sort of fondness,fascination even,with Royalty,especially the reigning Houses of Sweden and The Netherlands,there's no broad basis for a restauration,not even in Bavaria.
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