Wilhelm Albert, Duke of Urach

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Prince Wilhelm Albert Raphael Maria of Urach, Count of Württemberg (German: Wilhelm Albert Fürst von Urach, Graf von Württemberg; born on 9 August 1957) is the head of the morganatic Urach branch of the House of Württemberg.

Prince Wilhelm Albert was born in Hohenburg Castle, Bavaria, Germany the son of Prince Eberhard of Urach and Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis. He is a grandson of Wilhelm, Duke of Urach who was from 11 July 1918 to November 1918 the king-elect King Mindaugas II of Lithuania.[1][not in citation given]

Prince Wilhelm Albert succeeded his brother Karl Anselm as Duke of Urach after his brother renounced the title in 1991, due to his morganatic marriage. His marriage with Karen von Brauchitsch (daughter of Konrad von Brauchitsch and wife Mariette Hermans, and adopted by her granduncle Clemens, Count Berghe von Trips), on 1 February 1992 in Rimburg, Germany was morganatic too. They have one son and two daughters:

  • Prince Karl Philipp of Urach (b. 6 July 1992)
  • Princess Alexandra-Charlotte of Urach (b. 18 February 1994)
  • Princess Louisa Antonia of Urach (b. 12 February 1996)
Coat of arms of Wilhelm Albert, Duke of Urach.

He is described as an engineer who lives at Ossenberg Castle near Düsseldorf.[2] He also owns Lichtenstein Castle, south of Stuttgart, which is open to the public.[3]


Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dukes of Urach archive in Stuttgart
  2. ^ Freda Katritzky The World of Private Castles, Palaces and Estates, page 63 (readable on google books)
  3. ^ http://www.schloss-lichtenstein.de/english/index.php

References[edit]

Wilhelm Albert, Duke of Urach
House of Württemberg
Born: 9 August 1957
German nobility
Preceded by
Karl Anselm, 4th Duke of Urach
Duke of Urach

Wappen des Herzogs von Urach.svg
1991-1992

Succeeded by
Non Reason
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Karl II
— TITULAR —
King of Lithuania
9 February 1991–
Succeeded by
Non Reason