Tuesday, March 11, 2014

German Princess pleads not guilty to charges

Princess Theodora at the 2009 wedding of Hereditary Prince of Carl-Christian of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Camilla Douglas,, September 2009  @Anuschka Becker
HSH Princess Theodora of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has pleaded not guilty to charges "alleged to have been committed at a St. Andrews University charity event" this past weekend.

The 27-year-old princess  has been accused of calling police pedophiles and has been handed a series of charges,  including assault and alleged 'breach of peace."  The latter charge involves remarks about 'killing Muslims.'

The alleged incident took place on Saturday at a student-run Oktoberfest event, on Saturday, to raise funds for Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukemia, a local charity.

The incident has been reported in several British newspapers, including The Telegraph. 


Princess Theodora is not a Bavarian, and there is no such town as Bad Lapsag in Bavaria or anywhere else in Germany.  

The family home, Schloss Wittgenstein, in Bad Laasphe, is now a boarding school, although the family maintains a residence there.

She lives in Bad Laasphe, a town of just over 14,000 residents, in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Princess Theodora-Louise Victoria Juliana Yvonne is the youngest of four children of Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Countess Yvonne Wachmeister af Johannishuis.   She was born on December 29, 1986 at Marburg. 

The princess has two older brothers and one older sister: Prince Carl-Albrecht, married to Camilla Schloesser Freiin Schenk von Stauffenberg; Princess Anna, the wife of Prince Manuel of Bavaria and Prince August-Frederik.

The only Bavarian princess in the family is Theodora's older sister.   Theodora was one of Anna's bridesmaid at her 2005 wedding to Prince Manuel.

Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand is a first cousin of the head of Prince Richard, head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who is married Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

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