Friday, April 30, 2010

Carl Friedrich's funeral

HSH Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg was buried this evening in the family crypt in Kloster Engelberg, Grossheubach. The burial was proceeded by a funeral service at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Kleinheubach.
More than 500 people attended the funeral. The guests included members of German and European nobility as well as German political and business figures. Mourners included the Princess of Thurn und Taxis, the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, the Dowager Princess of Hannover, the Prince of Hohenlohe-Oehringen, The Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Archduke Karl of Austria, Prince Georg Wilhelm of Prussia, the Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, the Prince and Princess of Leiningen.
Family members who attended included Princess Marie Cecile of Prussia and her daughter, Duchess Rixa of Oldenburg, Prince and Princess Michael of Prussia
The funeral -- a Requium Mass -- was celebrated by Bishop Friedhelm Hoffmann and four other priests. The church was too small to seat all of the mourners, so many of the guests were able to watch the funeral on a television placed in the courtyard.
The prince's coffin was covered with flowers and the flag of Bavaria. The flags outside the family's home, Schloss Löwenstein, have been lowered to half staff during the mourning period.
A reception was held in the Marble Hall and the Pompeian Room at the castle, which is the family's ancestral home.
On Wednesday at requiem mass was sung at St. Stephen's Church in Laudenbach. The Prince and his family lived at Schloss Laudenbach. Yesterday, a requiem mass was held for the public, where the Musikverein in Laudenbach played.
The family's wish was to limit the media coverage of the funeral
Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich was 43 years old when he died on April 24 in a racing accident. He leaves behind a wife, Stephanie, four children, along with his parents, and his two brothers and sister.,1187637


MAXny said...

Some of the Dutch Royal Family attended the services.

kjmcva said...

Prince Mauritz and his wife were there.I believe Princess Margriet and her husband flew in later as they first had to attend Koniginnentag in NL