by Scott Mehl
© Unofficial Royalty 2021
Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia is the present pretender to the Prussian throne, and head of the Prussian department of the Home of Hohenzollern. He’s the direct male-line descendent of Prussia’s final King (and German Emperor), Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Georg Friedrich Ferdinand was born in Bremen, Germany on June 10, 1976, the one son of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Prussia and Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen. He has one youthful sister, Cornelie-Cécile, born in 1978. His father died in 1977 after struggling accidents in a navy coaching train. As his father’s two elder brothers had misplaced their rights to succession, this made Georg Friedrich inheritor to his grandfather, additionally named Ludwig Ferdinand, as the long run Head of the Home of Hohenzollern.
He started his education in Fischerhude, earlier than attending grammar faculties in Bremen and Oldenburg. He then attended Glenalmond School in Scotland the place he accomplished his A-levels. It was throughout that point, in 1994, when his grandfather died and Georg Friedrich – at simply 18 years outdated – turned Head of the Home of Hohenzollern and pretender to the Prussian throne. This led to a dispute by two of his uncles – each of whom had been excluded from succession on account of marriages which had been deemed unequal – who challenged Georg Friedrich being the only inheritor of his grandfather. After over 10 years of authorized battles and court docket instances, it was decided that whereas Georg Friedrich was certainly the inheritor to his grandfather, and the rightful Head of the Home, his uncles had been additionally entitled to a portion of their father’s property.
Georg Friedrich accomplished two years of navy service with the Bundeswehr earlier than incomes a level in Enterprise Economics on the College of Freiburg. Throughout that point, he took on internships at varied software program firms, each in Germany and overseas. At the moment, along with representing the Home of Hohenzollern, he works as Managing Director of Kgl. Prussian Beer Producer, primarily based in Berlin. He’s a member of the board of the Princess Kira of Prussian Basis (based by his grandmother), and served as Chairman for a number of years earlier than handing the chairmanship over to his spouse. As head of the home, he owns a ⅔ share of Hohenzollern Fortress, with the opposite ⅓ owned by Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern (the Swabian department of the Home of Hohenzollern). He additionally owns Princes’ Island in Plön, and a number of other different properties.
In January 2011, Georg Friedrich’s engagement to Princess Sophie of Isenburg was introduced. Born in March 1978, Sophie is the daughter of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and Countess Christine von Saurma zu der Jeltsch. The couple married in a civil ceremony held within the Potsdam City Corridor on August 25, 2011. Two days later, a non secular ceremony was held on the Church of Peace, adopted by a reception on the Orangery Palace, each in Sanssouci Park. The couple stay within the Babelsberg district of Potsdam with their 4 kids:
- Carl Friedrich Franz Alexander (2013)
- Louis Ferdinand Christian Albrecht (2013)
- Emma Marie Charlotte Sofia (2015)
- Heinrich Albert Johann Georg (2016)
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