Thursday, November 19, 2015

A new baby in the House of Saxe-Meiningen

HH Prince Constantin of Saxe-Meiningen recently became the father of a son, Michael, born toward the end of July.  The mother is Sophia Lupus (who uses the name Priyanka at the Zentrum - the White Horse, where she is the treasurer.

In 2013, at the age 17,  Sophia,  who attended the Waldorf School in Walwies, gave a presentation of Indian Classical Dance, and said that she to continue further training.

Sophia's mother, Sabine Lupus, and Constantin von Meiningen are the chairmen of Zentrum - the White Horse,  in Orsingen near Konstanz, Germany.   The center offers Indian culture and a holistic approach to health.

Sophia's father is Nothart Rohlfs, a coaching and mediation specialist. 

Following courses in law and economics, Constantin completed a MBA in 2011.  He has been studying meditation since 2004, and is a certified teacher of the Simply Meditation method from London's Hale Clinic.  The Prince of Wales opened the Hale Clinic in 1988.

Prince Constantin of Saxe-Meiningen was born on June 3, 1980 at Heilbronn, the second child of the late Prince Friedrich Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Prince Friedrich Ernst was the son of Duke Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen and his first wife, Margot Gössler.  This marriage ended in divorce, and Bernhard's second wife was Baroness Vera Schäffer von Bernstein by whom he had a daughter, and a son, Prince Konrad.  When Duke Bernhard died in 1984, he was succeeded by his younger son, Konrad, and not by Friedrich-Ernst, then already married to Princess Beatrice, and the father of a son.

Bernhard's first marriage was considered morganatic, which meant that Friedrich Ernst was not a Meiningen dynast.  When I was writing my book, Queen Victoria's Descendants,  Friedrich Ernst told me that his line would come after Konrad, who has never married.  Prince Konrad has never issued a statement regarding the succession of his nephew, Constantin.;art372454,7616619


Larissa said...

So Sophia is currently 19 years old?

Unknown said...

It is always interesting reading on historical facts which we do not get to read up on everyday. Even though having a new baby in the house might seem like a regular thing for us laymen, but when it happens to the royal family, it is definitely a mark in history.