Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Princess Victoria confirmed as 20th Duchess of Medinaceli

HSH Princess Victoria Elisabeth zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg has been confirmed as her father's successor to the Spanish duke of Medinaceli and Grandee of Spain.   She is the 20th Duchess of Medinaceli.

HSH Prince Marco zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg died last August 19 at the age of 54.

In Spain,  Victoria has the surname  zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg y Schmidt-Polex.   She celebrated her 20th birthday on March 20.   The young duchess is also the 10th Countess Ofalia, a title she inherited from her paternal grandmother,  Doña Ana de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba.   This was confirmed in May 2016.
A month after Victoria's succession as Countess of Ofalia, her younger brother,  Alexander, was confirmed as the Marqués de Navahermosa, which he inherited from Doña Ana.

Victoria's German-born mother, Sandra, raised her and her younger brother, Alexander, after she and Prince Marco were divorced.   Victoria was named for her great grandmother, Doña Victoria Eugenia, the 18th Duchess of Medinaceli, who died in 2013.

Prince Marco succeeded his maternal grandmother, as his mother died in 2012.

The new Duchess of Medinaceli now lives in Spain.


manuel said...

Actually, if you read the ministerial order, her surname is von H-L, not zu H-L and no second surname. So, it seems that, although I suppose she has Spanish and German nationalities, she has used her German passport. Her father was "de Hohenlohe Medina" and she is "von Hohenlohe-Langeburg". Well...

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The H-L family is zu not von ...so use of von is incorrect