Princess Anna of Bavaria

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Princess Anna
Princess Anna and Prince Manuel of Bavaria.jpg
Spouse Prince Manuel of Bavaria
Issue Prince Leopold
Princess Alva
Full name
German: Anna-Natascha Prinzessin von Bayern
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Mother Countess Yvonne Wachtmeister af Johannishus
Born (1978-03-15) 15 March 1978 (age 37)
Munich, Germany

Princess Anna of Bavaria (German: Anna-Natascha Prinzessin von Bayern) (born 15 March 1978) is a German journalist and author, and wife of Prince Manuel of Bavaria.

Early life[edit]

Princess Anna was born Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Munich in 1978, the daughter of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Countess Yvonne Wachtmeister af Johannishus. She has three siblings. She graduated magna cum laude in History and Politics from Stanford University and with a MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.[1] She is political correspondent for Bild am Sonntag, having previously written for Die Welt. She has also written biographies of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Wolfgang Bosbach.


On 6 August 2005 Princess Anna married Prince Manuel of Bavaria, the son of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and Ursula Möhlenkamp. The wedding took place in Stigtomta and Bärbo, small villages near Nyköping in Sweden. It was attended by more than 300 guests including King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his family.[2] The couple has a son and a daughter together:

  • Prince Leopold Maria Bengt Karl Manuel of Bavaria (b. 13 June 2007)
  • Princess Alva Manuelle Maria Petra Yvonne of Bavaria (b. 5 January 2010)


  1. ^ "Anna von Bayern". Random House. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ European Royal History Journal 2005: volume 8.4, page 19