Monday, March 24, 2014

The Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg is dead

Surrounded by his wife and sons, the Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg died on March 21 died peacefully at his retirement home, Alterswohnsitz Kloster Herzebrock.  He was 91 years old.

HSH Prince Moritz-Casimir Widukind Gumprecht was born on October 12, 1923 at Schloss Rheda, the eldest child of Adolf, Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg and Princess Amélie of Schönburg-Waldenburg.  In  July 1958, he married Countess Huberta "Sissi" von Hardenberg.

He is survived by his widow, and three sons,  Carl-Gustav, Philipp, and Maximilian, and four grandchildren.

In 1999, Prince Carl-Gustav renounced his rights in favor of his younger brothest brother, Maximilian. 

The third son, Prince Christoph was killed in a car crash in July 1987 as he was en route to joining the military

The funeral will take place on April 5.

Maximilian (1969) succeeds as the new Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg.  He is married to Briton Marissa Clare Fortescue.  They have four children: Hereditary Prince Moritz, who will celebrate his 11th birthday on March 27,  Princess Louise, 8,  Princess Amalia, 6 and Carl-Emil, 3.

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