Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday - belated - to the Margrave of Baden


On July 3rd, Prince Maximilian, the Margrave of Baden, celebrated his 75th birthday. He is a descendant of Queen Victoria through his mother, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. In 1966, Max married Archduchess Valerie of Austria. The couple have four children: Marie Louise who lives in the US with her husband and daughter; Hereditary Prince Bernhard and his wife, Stephanie have three sons; and younger sons, Leopold and Michael, neither of whom are married. Max also has an older sister, Margarita, who lives in England (she is divorced from Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia) and a younger brother, Ludwig, who is married and has three grown children.

-- and Max is also a nephew of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.