Princess Felicitas of Prussia

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Princess Felicitas
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A baby Princess Felicitas with her grandparents, the German Crown Prince and Princess.
Born(1934-06-07)7 June 1934
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Nazi Germany
Died1 August 2009(2009-08-01) (aged 75)
Wohltorf, Germany
Burial
Spouse
Dinnies Karl Friedrich von der Osten
(m. 1958; div. 1972)

Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz
(m. 1972)
IssueFriederike von der Osten
Dinnies Wilhelm von der Osten
Hubertus Christoph von der Osten
Cecilie von der Osten
Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz
Full name
Felicitas Cecilie Alexandrine Helene Dorothea
HouseHohenzollern
FatherPrince Wilhelm of Prussia
MotherDorothea von Salviati

Princess Felicitas of Prussia (Felicitas Cecilie Alexandrine Helene Dorothea; 7 June 1934 – 1 August 2009) was a German princess and great-granddaughter of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II. After her grandfather died in 1951, she was the first person in line to the British throne who was not a descendant of one of Queen Victoria's sons.

Biography[edit]

Felicitas was born in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, in 1934, as one of two daughters.[1] Her parents were Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and his wife, Dorothea von Salviati.[1] Her sister was Princess Christa.

Her father, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, was the eldest son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, the heir of the last German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II.[1] Felicitas' grandfather, Crown Prince Wilhelm, went into exile in the Netherlands in 1918 following the end of World War I and the collapse of the German monarchy.[1]

Felicitas' father, Prince Wilhelm, was killed in France in 1940 during World War II.

Marriages and issue[edit]

On 12 December 1958 Felicitas married Dinnies Karl Friedrich von der Osten (b. 21 May 1929 - d. 28 June 1989). They had four children:

  • Friederike Thyra Marion Wilhelmine Dorothea von der Osten, born 14 July 1959. If the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 had applied in Queen Victoria's time, Friederike would be the Queen of the United Kingdom.[2] She married Berhard Ernst Dieter von Reiche (b. 26 April 1956) in Ismaning on 17 August 1984 in a civil ceremony, and in Aumühle on 1 Sep 1984 in a religious ceremony. They had three daughters:
    • Felicitas Catharini Malina Johanna von Reiche (b. 28 Oct 1986) first 5th great-grandchild of Queen Victoria; married Alexander Georg von Heinz.
    • Victoria Cecilie Alexandra Josephine von Reiche (b. 19 January 1989).
    • Donata Friederike Diana Sophie von Reiche (b. 28 January 1992).
  • Dinnies Wilhelm Karl Alexander von der Osten, born 15 Feb 1962, died 28 June 1989
  • Hubertus Christoph Joachim Friedrich von der Osten, born 5 May 1964
  • Cecilie Felicitas Katherina Sophie von der Osten, born 12 Mar 1967. She married Ole Marxen in 1997; they were divorced in November 2012.[citation needed] They have two children:
    • Julius Marxen (born 1998)
    • Victor Marxen (born 2002)

They were divorced in 1972, and on 27 October 1972 she married Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz (b. 26 September 1937) at Aumühle. They had one daughter:

  • Diana Renata Friederike von Nostitz-Wallwitz, born 7 Oct 1974 in Hamburg, Germany. She married Baron Carl-Jan von der Goltz in 2002 and they have two children, one born in 2011.

Felicitas died in Wohltorf, Germany, on 1 August 2009, at the age of 75.[1] Her family did not give a cause of death.[1] She was buried in Aumühle, near Hamburg.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Great-granddaughter of last German emperor dies". Associated Press. Google News. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ Rojas, John-Paul Ford (2011-10-31). "Friederike I, the woman who would be Queen". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-11-22.

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