Friday, June 5, 2015

Another Hannover death

HRH Monika Princess of Hannover  @Stig Nielsen
HRH Monika Princess of Hannover, the widow of the HRH Ernst August Prince of Hannover (1914-1987) died on June 4.

Princess Monika was born August 8, 1929 at Laubach, the fourth of seven children of Georg, Count of Solms-Laubach (1899-1969) and Countess Johanna of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1905-1982).

Monika married in July 1981 to Prince Ernst August of Hannover, the then head of the royal house, as his second wife.

Her eldest sister, Irene (1925-2006) married Siegfried Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1916-2007). Their daughter, Donata, was first married to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, and is now the wife of Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg.   Donata's son, Prince Georg Friedrich, is the head of the royal house of Prussia.

Monika is survived by her stepchildren, Countess Marie of Hochberg, Ernst August, Prince of Hannover,  the Princess of Leiningen, Princess Olga of Hannover and Prince Heinrich of Hannover and her brother, Count Friedrich of Solms-Laubach, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The head of the Solms-Laubach family is Monika's nephew, Karl, eldest son of her eldest brother, Otto.

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