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Carl Herzog von Württemberg
Head of the House of Württemberg
Period17 April 1975 – present
PredecessorPhilipp Albrecht
Heir apparentWilhelm
Born(1936-08-01)1 August 1936
Friedrichshafen, Nazi Germany
Diane d'Orléans (m. 1960)
Full name
Carl Maria Peter Ferdinand Philipp Albrecht Joseph Michael Pius Konrad Robert Ulrich Herzog von Württemberg
FatherPhilipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
MotherArchduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany
ReligionRoman Catholic Christian

Carl Maria Peter Ferdinand Philipp Albrecht Joseph Michael Pius Konrad Robert Ulrich Herzog von Württemberg (born 1 August 1936) is the current head of the House of Württemberg.


Carl Herzog von Württemberg was born in Friedrichshafen on 1 August 1936.[1] He was the second son of Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1893–1975), and Archduchess Rosa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (1906–1983). He became heir to the headship of the House of Württemberg after his older brother, Ludwig, renounced his succession rights.[2]

Marriage and issue

On 21 July 1960, he married Princess Diane d'Orléans (born 1940), the daughter of Prince Henri, Count of Paris and his wife, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza. They had four sons and two daughters:

  • Friedrich Philipp Carl Franz Maria (1 June 1961 – 9 May 2018), married on 11 November 1993 to Princess Wilhelmine Marie zu Wied (born 27 December 1973 Munich), a distant cousin, daughter of Ulrich Wilhelm Friedrich, Prince of Wied, and Ilke Fischer, in Altshausen, Württemberg, Germany, in a civil marriage, and they were remarried in a religious ceremony two days later at Altshausen. They had one son and two daughters:
    • Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Philipp Albrecht Nikolaus Erich Maria of Württemberg (b. Ravensburg, 13 August 1994).
    • Marie-Amelie Diane Katherine Beatrix Philippa Sophie of Württemberg (b. Ravensburg, 11 March 1996).
    • Sophie-Dorothea Martina Johanna Henriette Charitas Maria of Württemberg (b. Ravensburg, 19 August 1997), married 30 October 2018 Count Maximilien d’Andigné.
  • Mathilde Marie-Antoinette Rosa Isabelle (born 11 July 1962 in Friedrichshafen), married on 17 November 1988 to Prince (Fürst) Erich von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 21 November 1962 in Ravensburg), with five daughters:
    • Marie-Thérèse Walburga Gabrielle Diana Georgina Franziska von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 5 October 1989 in Memmingen).
    • Marie Elisabeth Walburga Apollonia Alexandra Friederike von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 31 December 1990 in Ravensburg).
    • Marie Charlotte Walburga Antonia Adelheid Viktoria Henriette von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 10 May 1992 in Ravensburg).
    • Marie Hélène Walburga Yolande Christiana Michaela von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 29 November 1993 in Ravensburg).
    • Marie Gabrielle Walburga Angelika Antonia Friederike Fleur von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (born 29 November 1996 in Ravensburg).
  • Eberhard Alois Nikolaus Heinrich Johannes Maria (born 20 June 1963 in Friedrichshafen), married in 2011 to Lucia Désirée Copf (born 29 December 1969) with one son:
    • Alexander of Württemberg (born January 2010).
  • Phillipp Albrecht Christoph Ulrich Maria (born 1 November 1964 in Friedrichshafen), married 28 June 1991 to Princess Marie Caroline of Bavaria (born 23 June 1969 in Munich), daughter of Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria:
    • Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline of Württemberg (born 15 January 1994 in Munich), engaged to Maximilien d'Andigné.
    • Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie of Württemberg (born 15 April 1997 in London).
    • Carl Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel of Württemberg (born 15 June 1999 in London).
    • Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie of Württemberg (born 2 February 2007 in London).
  • Michael Heinrich Albert Alexander Maria (born 1 December 1965 in Friedrichshafen), married in 2006 to Julia Ricarda Storz (born 1965).
  • Eleonore Fleur Juanita Charlotte Eudoxie Marie-Agnès (born 4 November 1977 in Altshausen), married in 2003 to Count Moritz von Goëss (born 1966). They have one son and two daughters:
    • Zeno Carl Philipp Alfonso Maria von Goëss (born 30 October 2004 in Vienna).
    • Flaminia von Goëss (born 25 February 2006).
    • Livia von Goëss (born July 2010).

Dynastic honours



  1. ^ Opfell 2001, p. 125.
  2. ^ McIntosh, David (October 2006). "The 70th Birthday of Duke Carl of Württemberg". European Royal History Journal (LIII): 35.
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