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The Hohenzollern / Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« on: June 13, 2010, 03:14:38 AM »
The Hohenzollern family owns two castles in what is now Baden-Wurttemburg: Schloss Hohenzollern and Schloss Sigmaringen. After the revolution the family was given the right to make limited use of Schloss Cecilienhoff in Potsdam and the Alte Schloss in Berlin. Such occupancy rights ended after the second world war. The palaces today are mainly museums or serve other public functions.

Some of the other German royal families did manage to keep their castles and still have them today.

Hohenzollern Castle ist owned by both the prussian Royal Family and the Princely Family of Hohenzollern. The Princely Family of Hohenzollern owns also Sigmaringen Castle, Umkirch Castle and a lot more.

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Don't know if this is the right place if not moving.
But sad news for the Family Habsburg. Archduke Rudolf, 6 child of Emperor Karl and Empress Zita died yesterday at the age of 90.
http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/nr01/?p=32784

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The Hohenzollern / Re: King Wilhelm II of Wurttemberg and his family
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:14:20 PM »
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In the line descending from Duke Alexander his oldest sons also named Alexander married Princess marie of Orléans, daughter of king Louis Philippe. Their only son Duke Philipp was first baptized protestant but one the last wish of his mother who died soon after the birth he was again christened catholic. he married Archduchess Marie Thereisa of Austria. When King Wilhelm II. died in 1921 without male descendants also the silesian line was extinct in the male line. So the Headship of the Royal House went to the catholic line which is today the only line left.
It's interesting that the wife of Prince Friedrich of Württemberg, the heir of the current head of the house, is Princess Wilhelmine Marie of Wied, great granddaughter of Wilhelm II's daughter Pauline, who is discussed above. So the royal bloodline will be united with the ducal one in the future. (But perhaps not lasting, with regard to the headship of the house, as Duke Friedrich and his Wied wife only have daughters.)

Duke Friedrich and Duchess marie have 1 son and 2 daughters:
Dzuke Wihelm, born 1994
Duchess Marie-Amelie born 1996
Duchess Sophie Dorothee born 1997

So it's true the over next had of the Royal House will be the great-great-great-grandson of the lastr King of Württemberg.

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The Hohenzollern / Re: King Wilhelm II of Wurttemberg and his family
« on: December 06, 2009, 12:57:49 PM »
I'm not sure when it happened, but it was around here I think that the branch became Catholic.

Wilhelm II was an only son. His uncle Paul had died at age one and his other uncle August had married morganatically. The next in line had to go back to a distant relative, Alexander, and his line. Alexander, though, had contracted a morganatic marriage in 1835 with Grafin Claudine Rhedey. Their children were granted the surname of 'Teck'. Alexander's son, Francis, married Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, in 1866. (Queen Victoria created him Duke of Teck with the rank of 'Highness' in 1871) Their first child, Victoria Mary 'May', would become Queen of England in 1910 so it didn't work out too badly for this line considering Alexander's great-great-granddaughter sits on the throne of Great Britain while the Wurttemberg throne has been gone for almost 90 years.

This line of the Royal Family neveer became catholic. Also not the Teck branch. Only the branch descending from the youngest brother of King Friedrich I. Also the Teck line and the silesian line and the urach line asre descending from brothers of King Friedrich I. In the line descending from Duke Alexander his oldest sons also named Alexander married Princess marie of Orléans, daughter of king Louis Philippe. Their only son Duke Philipp was first baptized protestant but one the last wish of his mother who died soon after the birth he was again christened catholic. he married Archduchess Marie Thereisa of Austria. When King Wilhelm II. died in 1921 without male descendants also the silesian line was extinct in the male line. So the Headship of the Royal House went to the catholic line which is today the only line left.

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Mediatized Noble Families / Re: Count Douglas Family
« on: October 18, 2009, 03:38:48 AM »
2 more Countesses of Dogulas married in german Houses.
Countess Leonille Douglas married in 2006 Fürst Philipp zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and Countess Christina Douglas married Hereditary Prince Carl Christian zzu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich on 05.09.2009 in a religious ceremony.
Photos of the second Wedding here on my Blog: http://royaltravel.blogspot.com/2009/09/carl-christian-and-christina-lich.html

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The Hohenzollern / Re: Protestants/Catholics
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:11:59 AM »
who knows.  I do not believe that the church requires the children to  be raised Catholic.  In most cases, the children's religion is based on what the house religion is ---the Badens are Lutheran so it is expected that the children will be raised in that faith, or at least baptised in the church.   Max's mother remained Greek Orthodox, for example, but raised the children in the Lutheran faith.  After the deaths of Ludwig and Isabelle Hannover (she was Catholic, but Otto was baptised Lutheran), and her parents got custody.  They said they would raise the child in the Lutheran faith (although they were Catholic), but I have no idea how successful that was considering Otto was raised in Austria.  Ernst August's kids were baptised as Lutherans but confirmed in the Anglican church

I think it also depends if they marry in a luterhan or cathiolic Ceremony. What marriages Ceremonies had did the Baden brothers?

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The Hohenzollern / Re: Protestants/Catholics
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:10:32 AM »
Thank you Marlene
What about Herzogin Friedrich von Württemberg geb. Prinzessin zu Wied ? her family is protestant. I learnt her nice story, she descends from the late king Wilhelm II through his daughter Pauline. Together with her husband, she re-united both lines (protestant and catholic) of Württemberg. Are her children protestants too, or at least her daughters ?
They are all catholic. Friedrich and Marie also married an a catolic Ceremony, don't know if she converted or remained protestant.

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The Wittlesbachs / Re: The current members of the House of Wittelsbach
« on: September 08, 2009, 10:41:14 AM »
On 29. August the Wedding of Princess Alice and Prince Lukas of Auersperg took place at Andechs. I was there and you can find my pictures and a report here:
http://royaltravel.blogspot.com/2009/09/alice-and-lukas-andechs-29082009.html


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Scandanavian Royal Families / Re: Princess Madeline
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:31:41 PM »
Wonderful news...beautiful couple.

Here's to hoping that they marry in the fall and not have a prolonged engagement like her sister, Crown Princess Victoria.


It was said that the Wedding will take place after the Wedding of Victoria and Daniel and the swedish General Election in September 2010. So either in autmn 2010 or in early 2011.

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Strange...they have granted Tessy a title Princess von Luxemburg and their children not!

The title Prince/Princess of Luxemburg is now limite to the children of the Grand Duke and hereditary Grand Duke. Also the children of Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla who are in line of succession are Prince/Princess of Nassau with HRH.

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Thanks, Lucien, for posting the nice pictures of the little prince as well as the pictures with his parents and his brothers.

I wonder what's his name. I cannot remember having read his christian name(s). Does anybody know whether there was any announcement?

Regards,

Gabriella.
The name will only be known at the Cristening which will take place on 26.07.2009 at Mogeltonder. It is tradition in the danish Royal Family not to annouce the names of newborn children until the Christening.

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They have the right to use Friedenstein . For example last year a recpetion on the occasion of Prince Andreas 65. birthday took place there.

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