Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A Wied Christening
The date is wrong. Wilhelm, third son of Prince and Princess Dietrich of Wied, was born on August 24, 1936, and died on April 13, 1937. I was asked to ID the photo, and I think I got most of them .. but Wieds are not my strongest point.
The christening took place sometime in September 1936, not 1934.
The three boys in front are Princes Maximilian, Ulrich and Friedrich Wilhelm of Wied. The first two are the eldest sons of Prince and Princess Dietrich, and the the third boy, Friedrich Wilhelm, was the eldest child of Hereditary Prince Hermann and his wife, Countess Maria Antonia of Stolberg-Wernigerode. Hermann was killed during the second World War.
First row sitting: Maria Antonia holding her second son, Metfried. Unknown woman (perhaps Princess Elisabeth or Princess Luise of Wied, sisters of Hermann), Unknown woman, The Princess of Wied (Pauline of Württemberg) holding her grandson, Prince Wilhelm) and Princess Dietrich of Wied (Countess Antoinette Grote). Back row: Unidentified woman, The Prince of Wied, Hereditary Prince Hermann and Prince Dietrich.