HH Prince Constantin of Saxe-Meiningen recently became the father of a son, Michael, born toward the end of July. The mother is Sophia Lupus (who uses the name Priyanka at the Zentrum - the White Horse, where she is the treasurer.
In 2013, at the age 17, Sophia, who attended the Waldorf School in Walwies, gave a presentation of Indian Classical Dance, and said that she to continue further training.
Sophia's mother, Sabine Lupus, and Constantin von Meiningen are the chairmen of Zentrum - the White Horse, in Orsingen near Konstanz, Germany. The center offers Indian culture and a holistic approach to health.
Sophia's father is Nothart Rohlfs, a coaching and mediation specialist.
Following courses in law and economics, Constantin completed a MBA in 2011. He has been studying meditation since 2004, and is a certified teacher of the Simply Meditation method from London's Hale Clinic. The Prince of Wales opened the Hale Clinic in 1988.
Prince Constantin of Saxe-Meiningen was born on June 3, 1980 at Heilbronn, the second child of the late Prince Friedrich Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Prince Friedrich Ernst was the son of Duke Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen and his first wife, Margot Gössler. This marriage ended in divorce, and Bernhard's second wife was Baroness Vera Schäffer von Bernstein by whom he had a daughter, and a son, Prince Konrad. When Duke Bernhard died in 1984, he was succeeded by his younger son, Konrad, and not by Friedrich-Ernst, then already married to Princess Beatrice, and the father of a son.
Bernhard's first marriage was considered morganatic, which meant that Friedrich Ernst was not a Meiningen dynast. When I was writing my book, Queen Victoria's Descendants, Friedrich Ernst told me that his line would come after Konrad, who has never married. Prince Konrad has never issued a statement regarding the succession of his nephew, Constantin.