Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HRH Princess Helene (Hella) of Bavaria (1921-2017)

the wedding of Countess Hella and Prince Konstantin  @Marlene A Eilers Koenig Collection
HRH Princess Helene (Hella) of Bavaria, widow of  HRH Prince Konstantin of Bavaria (1920-1969) and HRH Prince Eugen of Bavaria (1925-1977)  died on Christmas Day at her home at  Bad Hindelang (Landkreis Oberallgäu.)  She was 96 years old.

The princess was born Countess Helene Maria Anna Franziska of Khevenhüller-Metsch on April 4, 1921, the youngest child of  Franz Eduard Adam Odemar Leopold Hubertus Maria, 8th Prince of Khevenhüller-Metsch and HSH Princess Anna of Fürstenberg, who was the daughter of Maximilian Egon, Prince of Fürstenberg and Countess Irma of Schönborn-Buchheim.

Hella's first marriage to HRH Prince Konstantin Leopold Ludwig Adalbert Georg Thadäus Josef Petrus Johannes Antonius Franz von Assisi Assumption et omnes sancti of Bavaria took place at Hochosterwitz on August 15, 1953.  Hella was Konstantin's second wife.  His first marriage -- to HSH Princess Maria Adelgunde of Hohenzollern --was annulled in 1950.
Princess Ysabel and Princess Hella  @Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

Princess Hella and Prince Konstantin had one child, HRH Princess Ysabel Helene Anna Augusta Maria de la Paz Ludovica-Fernanda et omnes sancti, who was born at Munich on July 20, 1954.

Prince Konstantin was the eldest son of HRH Prince Adalbert of Bavaria and Countess  Auguste von Seefried auf Buttenheim, daughter of Count Otto von Seefried auf Buttenheim and HRH Princess Elisabeth Maria of Bavaria.  He was a noted German journalist and politician.    He was killed in a plane crash in 1969

Fifteen months after Prince Konstantin's death,  Princess Hella married HRH Prince Eugen of Bavaria, the only child of HRH Prince Konrad of Bavaria and HRH Princess Bona of Savoy, daughter of HRH Prince Tomaso of Savoy, Duke of Genoa and HRH Princess Isabella of Bavaria.

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Princess Hella is survived by her only child,  Princess Ysabel, who is married to Count Alfred Hoyos, two grandchildren, Countess Stephanie (married to Baron Franz von Brackel) and Count Johannes von Hoyos and four grandchildren, Baron Constantin and Baronesses Antonia and Johanna von Brackel and Count Balthasar von Hoyos.

She is also survived by two stepsons, HRH Prince Leopold and HRH Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, the issue of Prince Konstantin's first marriage.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The first husbands family have an interesting naming tradition. May she rest in peace.