Thursday, June 25, 2020

just a few images from my collection

Vicky & Fritz

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, with children, grandchildren & other family members on the occasion of his 75th birthday

Prince Heinrich XXX Reuss and Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen



Crown Princess Cecilie

Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Franz and his wife Karin.  His mother was Princess Alexandra of Cumberland (Hanover)

Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse, eldest son of Princess Margarete of Prussia, killed in action in 1916

Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (Princess Christoph of Hesse) c 1932

Princess Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, half-sister of Queen Victoria

1955  Princess Christa of Prussia, Prince Moritz of Hesse,  Margarita, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,  Princess Dorothea of Hesse and Princess Beatrix of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,  leaving for the wedding of Princess Maria Pia of Italy and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia

Mafalda, Princess of Hesse (Nee Italy) with three sons (1937)  Moritz, Otto and Heinrich

Wedding group Grand Duchess Kira of Russia and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Wedding of Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark and Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine

Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1821-1913), second son of Princess Feodora & Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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Claire said...

I enjoyed these photos! I kept coming back to the photo of the group on their way to the wedding of Princess Maria Pia of Italy and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia as I love figuring out the relationships among the people in shots like this.

I was able to work out that Beatrix is the daughter of Gottfried and Margarita, and through Margarita and her sister Sophie - originally of Greece & Denmark - Beatrix and Dorothea are first cousins. I also discovered that Dorothea and Moritz are first cousins through their fathers Christoph and Phillipp of Hesse.

I had a hard time finding Christa of Prussia. I finally found her as the daughter of Prince Wilhelm, grandson of Wilhelm II, and Dorothea von Salviati, and worked out her relationship to Moritz as 2nd cousins, once removed. But I also learned that Dorothea of Hesse had an older sister, Christina Margarethe, who was called Krista and who married Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia the year after this photo was taken. Is it possible that this is who the Princess Christa is in the photo? It just makes such sense to me.

Obviously it doesn't matter at all which Christa it is. But I was able to create quite a satisfying diversion while avoiding work for a couple of hours today, and it would be a nice little reward if my theory were correct. Thank you!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

glad you had fun ... Christa is course the younger daughter of the late Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and Dorothea von Salviati. All are descendants of Queen Victoria