Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Carl Friedrich to be buried on Friday

Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg will be buried on Friday in the family mausoleum at Kloster Engelberg in Grossheubach, following funeral at the Roman Catholic church in Kleinheubach.  On Thursday, a requiem service will be held at the prince's home, Schloss Laudenbach, where family employees and the local community can pay their last respects. 
More than 500 people are expected to attend the funeral on Friday.  This number includes family and friends, and members of Europe's noble families, as the late Prince, who was known as Leo, was related to the Prussians, the Oldenburgs, the Habsburgs, the Oettingen-Oettingens, among others. 
The prince was killed while driving his race car in a race in Nürbering. His Aston Martin collided with two other cars, and crashed into a guard rail.   His car burst into flame, and the 43-year-old prince, described as an experience driver, was unable to be extricated from the car in time.  He died from smoke inhalation.

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