Saturday, March 13, 2010
A divorce for the Hohenzollerns
Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife, Alexandra, who was born a Countess of Schenk von Stauffenberg, were divorced on January 21, 2010, in Sigmaringen. The couple has lived apart for several years. The divorce was, however, amicable. (The information for the divorce was confirmed to me by HSH The Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern).
The couple were married in a civil ceremony on May 17, 1985 at Sigmaringen. Their religious wedding took place at the Klosterkirche on June 16, 1985. The couple have one son, Alexander, who was born in New York City in 1987, and three daughters, Philippa (1988), Flaminia (1992) and Antonia (1995.).
The Hereditary Prince is the heir apparent to his father, HSH The Prince of Hohenzollern, who was born in 1924. His mother, the former Princess Margarita zu Leiningen, committed suicide in 1996. Due to a family trust set up some years ago, Karl Friedrich has already inherited the family property and estates.
Prince Karl Friedrich is the vocalist and saxophonist for a jazz/swing band, Charly and the Jivemates.