Prussian House of Orange

Prince Georg Fredrich has talked about the return of German Nobility and Titles, thus, he paid much attention to who he married. Sophia Hesketh was a candidate. She descends from William Sharon of the Sharon family of Belmont and Oakland California. If this marriage had taken place, then my Prussian ancestry would be part of California Royalty. However, Sophia is a possible mate for Harry Windsor.

Jon Presco

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, (legal name: Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen),[1] (born 10 June 1976) is the current head of the Imperial House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia. He is the great-great-grandson and historic heir of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who was deposed and, initially, went into exile upon Germany’s defeat in the Great War in 1918.

Contents [hide]
1 Education and career
2 House of Hohenzollern
3 Marriage
4 Titles and styles
6 Ancestry
7 References
8 External links

[edit] Education and careerGeorg Friedrich is the only son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944–1977) and Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (born a member of a mediatized princely family, she is now Duchess Donata of Oldenburg by her second marriage to her former sister-in-law’s ex-husband, Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg). Georg Friedrich attended grammar schools in Bremen and Oldenburg and completed his education at Glenalmond College near Perth, Scotland, where he passed his A-levels. Following a two-year stint in the German army, Georg Friedrich studied business economics at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology.

Georg Friedrich currently works for a company specialising in helping universities bring their innovations to market.[2]He also administers the Princess Kira of Prussia-Foundation, founded by his grandmother in 1952.[3]

[edit] House of HohenzollernGeorg Friedrich succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis Ferdinand I of Prussia as Head of the House of Hohenzollern on 26 September 1994. He learned to appreciate the history and responsibility of his heritage during time spent with his paternal grandfather, who often recounted to him anecdotes from the life in exile of his grandfather, the last Kaiser.[4] When asked about the burden of the Prussian dynasty’s house laws, which made Georg Friedrich the ex-Kaiser’s heir despite the seniority of two of his late father’s living brothers, he commented “Our family has very strict rules about marriage. Only God knows who I shall marry, but I want to be with someone who at least understands my responsibilities…So it is likely that this might be a person from the same background as mine.”[4]

His position as sole heir to the estate of his grandfather was challenged by his uncles, Friedrich Wilhelm and Michael who filed a lawsuit claiming that, despite their renunciations as dynasts at the time of their marriages, the loss of their inheritance rights based on their selection of spouse was discriminatory and unconstitutional.[5] His uncles were initially successful, the Regional Court of Hechingen and the higher Regional Court of Stuttgart ruling in their favour in 1997 on the grounds that the requirement to marry equally was “immoral”.[6] However, the Federal Court of Justice of Germanyoverturned the original rulings in favour of Georg Friedrich’s uncles, the case being remanded to the courts at Hechingen and Stuttgart. This time both courts ruled in favour of Georg Friedrich. His uncles then took their case to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germanywhich overruled the previous court rulings in Georg Friedrich’s favour.[5]On 19 October 2005, a German regional court ruled that Georg Friedrich was indeed the principal heir of his grandfather, Louis Ferdinand (who was the primary beneficiary of the trust set up for the estate of Wilhelm II), but also concluded that each of the children of Louis Ferdinand was entitled to a portion of the Prussian inheritance.[7]

[edit] MarriageOn 21 January 2011, Georg Friedrich announced his engagement to Princess Sophie Johanna Maria of Isenburg (born 7 March 1978), who studied business administration in Freiburg and Berlin and works at a firm that offers consulting services for nonprofit business.[8] The civil wedding took place in Potsdam on 25 August 2011,[2] and the religious wedding took place at the Church of Peace in Potsdam on 27 August 2011, in commemoration of the 950th anniversary of the founding of the House of Hohenzollern.[9][10] The religious wedding was also broadcast live by local public television.[2]

Princess Sophie’s parents are Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and his wife, née Countess Christine von Saurma-Jeltsch.[11] The couple share descent (being 6th cousins once-removed) from Charles II, the first reigning Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and a brother of Charlotte of Mecklenburg, queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom. Princess Sophie’s father is head of the senior branch of the mediatised princely House of Isenburg, known under the Holy Roman Empire and subsequent German Empire as the Büdingen-Birstein line. In 1913 Franz Alexander’s grandfather, Franz Joseph, dropped the und Büdingen zu Birstein suffix from his title as Fürst von Isenburg.

The princess has two brothers, and her elder sisters are, respectively, Archduchess Katharina (born 1971), wife since 2004 of Archduke Martin of Austria-Este, and Princess Isabelle (born 1973), wife since 1998 of Carl, Prince of Wied.

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