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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2007, 10:11:15 AM »

Henriette with Friedrich Wilhelm and Franz Friedrich in 1948, after her divorce.

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2007, 01:37:17 PM »
did WII adopt Henriette and therefore her children are officially his grandchilren?
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2007, 04:31:35 PM »
She married WII's grandson Karl (son of Joachim & Marie of Anhalt) so her children would be his great-grandchildren. They'd also be nieces/nephews to 'Prince' Friedrich of Anhalt (adopted by Marie) and thus perhaps cousins to Anna Nicole's baby.  ::) Hm, that makes the heir to the Russia throne a possible cousin to little Dannielynn.
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2007, 06:58:08 PM »
why would they be nieces/nephews rather than step grandchildren to the so-called Prince?
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2007, 07:01:45 PM »
Because Karl would be his 'half-brother' and so any children of Karl's would be his nieces/nephews.
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2007, 08:28:21 AM »
ah yes, of courcse, I was thinking Friedrich married Marie but was adopted as son, not husband. Brain not working!

did Karl and his siblings have great problems with the adoption? Or did they welcome their new brother?
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2007, 09:13:58 AM »
Karl was Marie's only natural child.

Karl died in 1975, Frederick wasn't adopted until 1980--as a grown man. CNN has stated that Frederick has said that he was a friend of Prince Karl and that the grieving mother adopted him out of kindness . It generally seems to be accepted, however, that it was purely a business transaction since the Princess was very hard up for money. 

I doubt that any of Karl's children have anything to do with this person.
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2008, 03:34:31 PM »
Hermine with the Kaiser in the garden in Doorn, 1933:
http://fotocollectie.huisdoorn.nl/HuDF-A199-64

Hermine at her desk:
http://fotocollectie.huisdoorn.nl/HuDF-A199-56


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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2008, 08:06:53 PM »
Thanks...In those pictures we see Hermine with two Castell countesses...Who were they?Apart from that with whom else was Hermine on friend terms from this royal/noble circle?

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2008, 10:28:56 AM »

Perhaps you'll not know this picture: Hermine with her children

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2008, 05:55:16 AM »
New to me, thank you. In most pictures of her with the Kaiser one mostly sees them with just her two youngest children or the young daughter.

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2008, 05:23:27 PM »
For me, I thought for a longer time that she only had the youngest daughter; I never saw another child in a pic.

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2008, 12:24:03 AM »
For me, I thought for a longer time that she only had the youngest daughter; I never saw another child in a pic.

Actually Hermine had 5 children from her 1st husband Prince Johann George of Schönaich-Carolath, 3 boys and 2 girls. Her second son Georg Wilhelm died early, in 1927.

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2008, 02:11:47 PM »
What did he die of, Svetabel?  He was only in his teens.