22 June 2013

Prince Leopold of Bavaria turned 70

On Friday 21.06. Prince Leopold of Bavaria celebrated his 70th birthday. he is the great-great-great-great-grandson of King Ludwig I. of Bavaria and head of the so called adalbertinian line of the House of Wittelsbach. He became known as racer in the German touring car scene a name. Today he has with "Poldi" her own fashion label, he also acts as representative for the brand car manufacturer BMW.
In old age, he can not get to rest, as the father of four children colourfull recently revealed: He must still work with 70 and can not just eat up the family fortune. But the nobles also stated that he passionately engages with  his duties.

Article in Bunte 

On the occasion of his upcoming birthday he gave a short Interview to BILD.  

BILD: How do you feel at 70?Leopold "Poldi" of Bavaria: "I feel like 50! Everybody in our family are very old. 90 often occurs. If one does a lot of sports like me, you can see the curve that goes down from 50 to stop. "

BILD: did you manage much good in life ...Poldi "Yes, four wonderful children and the marriage holds with Uschi. We love each other now for over 42 years. "BILD: The secret?Poldi: "My parents got married too young - a marriage of convenience. I just thought if I marry again, I pick my wife for life itself. "BILD: Petra Schürmann has made it known to each other ...Poldi "Uschi wanted to marry off with a model myself actually. I was in a flutter. I have stored in my marriage. It is indeed reasonable. "BILD: your wife was your first love?Poldi (winking): "Love, yes. But I believe the first woman I've fallen for me, Uschi was glass. She was executive secretary in a law firm. She was very sweet. We met more often. "BILD: You let it rip?Poldi: "For a mechanical engineering degree I was in America. I've done everything except studying. I was a late bloomer, I became a butterfly with 21 and enjoyed it. 1969 my father died in a plane crash. I had to return to Germany and had other responsibilities. "BILD: How do you describe yourself?Poldi "twin, perfectionist and stickler. I am a punctual person insane. I hate it when someone comes too late. "BILD: This is why you become a racing driver ...Poldi (laughing): "Maybe. So I was always faster on the spot. "BILD: How did you get into racing?Poldi: "At eleven I bribed with our chauffeur 50 cigarettes so that I could go alone. I felt like a pilot, flying alone for the first time. "BILD: Never been afraid?Poldi: "My only fear is to burn the car."BILD: your worst accident?Poldi: "In Africa I crashed with 150 against a wall, my spine was crushed. I was two inches shorter, I have noticed in my pants. Meanwhile, I'm going to go with my vintage age. "BILD: What is planned for today?Poldi "My children want to surprise me, we probably will not celebrate in Germany. And very small. The 60th was so great. I can not afford such festivals every year. "BILD: But on the gas?Poldi: "Yes, but sometimes I get caught up. At the 69th Birthday I had a cardiac arrest. Debt was myocarditis. I've realized nothing in seconds. Then it was over. My wife noticed it immediately intervened and saved my life. I have learned from listening into my body. "

Article in BILD 

20 June 2013

prussian twins to be christened at Hohenzollern Castle

Prince Carl Friedrich and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia the twin boys of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his wife Sophie, née Pricness of Isenburg will be christened on Saturday 22.06.2013 at a private Service at the protestant Christus Chapel of Hohenzollern Castle. The christening will take place in the Family circle.

18 June 2013

Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha celebrated 70th birthday

Last weekend Prince Andreas of Saxe.Coburg and Gotha celebrated his 70th birthday with a private celebration a Callenberg Castle where a 4 course menue was served.
Among the guests:
  • King Carl XVI. Gustaf and Queen Siliva of Sweden
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  • Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant
  • Prince Laurent and Princess Claie of Belgium
  • Prince Michael and Princess Dagamr of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
  • Albert Darboven and his wife Edda, née Princess of Amhalt
  • Fürst Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Article in Neue Presse Coburg
Article in infranken

07 June 2013

Funeral of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse

On Monday 03.06.2013 at 12h00 local time the funeral Service for the late Landgrave Moritz of Hesse took place at the Johannes church at Kronberg. Early in the morning i had meet with a friedn and together we drove to Kronmberg. Unfortunately due to a heavy accident the highway was completely blocked and we haid to wait for about 45 mins befroe we could drive further. Due to this we arrived at Kronberg only areound 1 hour before the Service was to start. Butas there where not to many people there we could still geta good spot opposide the church where also meet another woman we have often meet at Royal Events. Some of the guests arrived on feet among them the Fürst and Fürstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn or Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe. But then big busses arrived with guests who stopped direct before the church so we could not see the people inside. In one of them we could see Queen Sofia of Spain and her brother King Constantine II. of Greece seating in the front.  The Service was held by the the deputy President of the Evanglical church in Hesse and Hassau (EKHN) Ulrike Scherf. The Service was broadcasted over speakers outside so the Public could follow it. Some people outside where leaving during the Serive so we looked for a better place just opposide the entrance door to the Church. After the Service had ended the coffin was in a proccesion carried to the old Castle Kronberg followed by all the Guest on feet. . We then had a look in the church but as there where many people inside we decied to first to go to the Castle and come back later.  Just as we arrived at the Castle we could see the new Landgrave Donatus and his wife Floria and their children leaving, followed by his mother Princess Tatiana with her daughter Princess Mafalda and then Prince Philipp with his wife Laetizia and son Tito. Then in an almost endless procession all the guests left the Castle and walked to the Castle Hotel Friedrichshof. After all of them had left the public was allowed into the Castle area where the coffin with the deceased was standing before the Castle Chapel.
Among the 500 invited guests where a lot or Royals and nobles: 

Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden
Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden
Prince Michael of Baden
Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne of Baden
Duke Franz of Bavaria 
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and husband Daniel Terberger
King Simeon II. of Bulgaria
Fürst Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Raimund zu Erbach-Fürstenau
Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hannover
Princess Alexandra of Hannover
Princess Monika of Hannover
King Konstantine II. of the Hellenes
Fürst Philipp and Fürstin Saskia zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Hereditary Prince Kraft Hereditary Princess Carolin zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Elisabeth Janssens de Balkany
Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen
Prince Karl-Emich and Princess Isabelle zu Leiningen
Prince Armin and Princess Traute zur Lippe
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe 
Duchess Donata zu Mecklenburg and  son Niklot von Solodkoff
Fürst Albrecht zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Count Marcus and Countess Annabelle von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff
Duchess Edwina zu Mecklenburg and husband Konrad von Posern
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Duke Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy
Pricne Alexander of Saxony, Margrave of Meißen
Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Hereditary Prine Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Konrad of Saxe-Meiningen
Prince Michael and Princess Dagmar of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark
Pricne Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Carina Axelson
Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth
Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Robin and Princess Marie-Christine zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Gabriela zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Hereditary Prince Heinrich and Hereditary Princess Priscilla zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Christoph and Prince Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Duchess Marie-Alix of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Count Alexander and Countess Irina of Schönburg-Glauchau
Fürst Philipp Reinhard and Fürstin Marie zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Count Karl zu Solms-Laubach
Countess Madeleine zu Solms-Laubach
Count Gustav zu Solms-Laubach
Count Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach
Queen Sofia of Spain
Fürstin Marie zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
Count Hans Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach
Hereditary Count Ignatz  Toerring-Jettenbach
Fürst Wittekind zu Waldeck and Pyrmont
Duke Carl of Württemberg
Duke Friedrich of Württemberg
Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie Caroline of Württemberg
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst zu Ysenburg and Büdingen

04 June 2013

dutch Royal Couple visits Stuttgart

On Tuesday 04.06.2013 the new King Willem-Aelxander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands vistied the Stuttgart the Capital of Baden-Württemberg, during their Visit to gErmany. In the morning they had visted Opel in rüsselsheim after which they flought to Stuttgart. After landing there they where droven into the Heart of the Capital where they where received by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and his wife Gerlinde in the Court of Honour of the New Castle. After their arrival and gfreeting the made a short walk through the Court along the public and the accreditet Press and the went to the entrance of the Castle. Inside a dinner where hosted by the goverment of Baden-Württemberg and afterweards a round table discussion with represntatives of the german and dutch private sector took place.
Afterwards King Willem-Alexander will visit the Trumpf company at Ditzingen and Queen Máxima will visit the Univerity Hohenheim. In the evening a visit to the  Daimler-Benz car Museum is planned.

02 June 2013

Noble Wedding at Andernach

The Wedding of Princess Anna of Hohenzollern and Roman Goldschmith took place on 01.06.2013 at the maria Himmelfahrts Church at Andernach. Princess anna is a daughter of the late Prince Godehart of Hohenzollern and his wife Heide. Her great-grandfahter Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern bought in 1908 Namedy Castle in Andernach-Namedy which is still in Family posession. Therefore this is the seat of this branch of the Family. The Wedding on the Wedding Day was very cool and windy but luckily only very light rain. 

The groom Roman Goldschmidt
(left) with his witness

the brides's mother Princess
Heide of Hohenzollern

The bride's brother Prince
Carlos of Hohenzollern