Gisela, Margravine of Meissen

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Princess Gisela
Margravine of Meissen
Born (1964-09-10) 10 September 1964 (age 54)
Schloss Leutstetten, near Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany
IssuePrince Georg Philipp
Prince Moritz Gabriel
Prince Paul Clemens
Princess Maria Teresita
Full name
German: Gisela Maria Karolina Adelgunde
FatherPrince Rasso of Bavaria
MotherArchduchess Theresa of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Gisela Maria Karolina Adelgunde of Bavaria (Full German name: Gisela Maria Karolina Adelgunde, Prinzessin von Bayern[1][2]) (born 10 September 1964 at Schloss Leutstetten near Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany[1][2]) is a Princess of Bavaria and member of the House of Wittelsbach by birth and a Princess of Saxe-Gessaphe and member of the House of Saxe-Gessaphe by marriage.

Gisela is the seventh and youngest child[1][2] of Prince Rasso of Bavaria and his wife Archduchess Theresa of Austria.[1][2] Through her father, Gisela is a great-granddaughter of Ludwig III, the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Bavaria.

She is a cousin of Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza, Prince Bertrand of Orléans-Braganza, Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza, Eleanora, Princess of Ligne. She is also a second cousin of Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Maria Isabella of Savoy-Genoa. She is also a fourth cousin of Carl, Duke of Württemberg. She is a fifth cousin of Karl von Habsburg and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Through her marriage, she is the Margravine of Meissen.

Princess Gisela[3] was a guest at the 2011 wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg.[4]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Gisela married Alexander de Afif, son of Roberto de Afif, Prince of Gessaphe and his wife Princess Anna of Saxony,[1][2] civilly on 3 April 1987 in Mexico City, Mexico and religiously on 28 September 1987 at Andechs Abbey.[1][2] Gisela and Alexander have four children:[1][2]

  • Prince Georg Philipp of Saxe-Gessaphe (b. Mexico City 24 May 1988)[1]
  • Prince Mauricio Gabriel Robert of Saxe-Gessaphe (b. Mexico City 14 Sep 1989)[1]
  • Prince Paul Clemens of Saxe-Gessaphe (b. Mexico City 23 Mar 1993)[1]
  • Princess Maria Teresita Anna Louise Caroline Lucardis of Saxe-Gessaphe (born Dresden 7 July 1999)

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 September 1964 – 3 April 1987: Her Royal Highness Princess Gisela of Bavaria
  • 3 April 1987 – 1 July 1999: Her Royal Highness Gisela de Afif, Princess of Gessaphe, Princess of Bavaria
  • 1 July 1999 – 23 July 2012: Her Royal Highness Princess Gisela of Saxe-Gessaphe, Princess of Bavaria
  • 23 July 2012 – present: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Meissen



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (24 May 2004). "Gisela Prinzessin von Bayern". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "BAVARIA". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  4. ^ "Royal Fashion Awards: The Prince of Prussia's Wedding Ceremony". Order of Splendor.