Thursday, May 2, 2013

Baptism of Princess Sieglinde zur Lippe

Princess Bertha with Princess Sieglinde

Big sister Princess Karoline holds Princess Sieglinde
both images: Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection
Princess Sieglinde Bertha Elisabeth Adelheid Juliane Calma Bathildis Marie Anna zur Lippe was the fifth child of Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe,  and his first wife, Princess Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.   The Princess was born at Detmold on March 4, 1915 at Detmold. 

The infant princess is wearing a long white gown in both postcards, which leads me to think the original photos were taken on the occasion of Sieglinde's baptism, and published as postcards.

She married at  Detmold  on December 6, 1942 Friedrich Carl Heldman (1904-1977.)  Princess Sieglinde died at Detmold on August 8, 2008.   She was survived by her three children:  Sieglinde  Marianna (1943),  Leopold Theodor (1947) and Elisabeth-Caroline (1951)

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