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, Germany
Died 1 August 2009(2009-08-01) (aged 75)
Wohltorf, Germany
Burial Aumühle
Spouse Dinnies Karl Friedrich von der Osten
(m. 1958; div. 1972)

Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz
(m. 1972)
Issue Friederike 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
House Hohenzollern
Father Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
Mother Dorothea 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.


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. She was the first great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. 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), who was the first 5x-great-grandchild of Victoria.
    • 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]



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