Monday, July 21, 2014

Interview with Princess Marie Louise of Prussia

Princess Marie Louise of Prussia and her husband, Count Rudolf of Schönburg-Glauchau, have lived in Marbella for 40 years.  Count Rudi has played a major leadership role with the Marbella Club.

The Princess, daughter of Prince Wilhelm Viktor of Prussia (1919-1989), devotes most of her time to charity work.  For the past 20 years she has been involved with an AIDS charity, Asociación Antisida Concordia.  She said she believes it is important to give back to the local community as "Marbella has been very good to me."

In a recent interview with a Malaga news organization, Sur,  the princess says she lives a normal life in Marbella, although she acknowledged she does have help in her home.  She goes to the supermarket, goes for walks with her husband and dog.

Princess Marie Louise remains close to her cousin, Queen Sofia of Spain, who is the godmother to the princess' daughter, Countess Sophie of Schönburg-Glauchau.   She did not call the Queen after Juan Carlos announced that he would abdicate. 

"It was a great surprise."  The princess watched the television coverage and spent a lot of time using the Whats app application, as she kept up to date on the events in Spain."

Marie Louise said she would love to have the Queen stay with "us in Marbella.  It is my big dream."

She is said that her cousin is suffering because of Infanta Cristina's legal problems. "No mother wants to see their children have problems.  I am sorry that my cousin has to her daughter involved."

She is convinced that King Felipe and Queen Letizia will do a great job.  Spain is "lucky to have them both," the Princess said.

She added that Letizia can greatly help Felipe.  "The role of a queen is not easy."

The reporter asked Princess Marie Louise if she wished to be queen.  "Not for a million Euros," she said.  "What a life. Every day and every hour is scheduled. If you're sick you get injected to keep you with your best smile.  Thank God, I have a Count, who is very friendly, and that's enough."

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