Monday, April 14, 2014

Prince Michael of Prussia's funeral

Prince Michael and his first wife, Jutta Jörn

all photos: Marlene A Eilers Koenig Collection
Nearly 100 people, mostly family and friends, attended the funeral on Friday of Prince Michael of Prussia, who died on April 3 at the age of 74.  

The black and white Hohenzollern flag was draped across the coffin, which was also covered with a wreath of roses from his widow, Birgitte, and his two daughters, Micaela and Nataly.  Another wreath, in the shape of a cross, was given by Michael's nephew, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, and his wife, Princess Sophie.

Although no guest list was released,  it is believed that Prince Michael's surviving siblings, Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, Princess Marie Cecile and Prince Christian Sigismund were among the mourners, along with Michael's numerous nieces and nephews.

Hechigen mayor Dorothea Bachmann also attended the service as a guest of the family.

A reception in the castle's Grafensaal was held after the funeral.  A traditional potato soup was served.;art5612,2552239

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