Friday, January 30, 2009

Prince Oskar elected as head of order

January 30, 1927

Prince Oskar of Prussia, the youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, has been elected as Grand Master of the Order of St. John, "the most exclusive aristocratic order in Germany." He replaces his older brother, Prince Eitel Friedrich, who stepped down as Grand Master, following his divorce from Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenburg last October.
Although the divorce proceedings were held in a "secret session," the grounds for the divorce against Prince Eitel Friedrich were made public. Princess Eitel Friedrich charged her husband with "ill-treatment and incompatibility."

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