Talk:Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1906–1940)

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"two daughters, who were, in 1940, given the title and style of princesses of Prussia:". In 1940, who was giving (or withholding) titles and styles of Prussia? This may need revising. --Wetman (talk) 06:08, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

The ex-Kaiser, I suppose. I guess after Wilhelm's death, when it was apparent that he wasn't going to have any sons who might potentially make any claims to the throne (even though Wilhelm had renounced them) the Kaiser gave his two daughters the titles of princesses. He still had the right to give and take away family titles even if he wasn't a reigning monarch anymore. The Prince of Hohenzollern did the same thing when he granted a title to Radu Duda. Morhange (talk) 17:37, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

assessment comments[edit]

good. Clarification needed re why finding a nanny caused such a problem. also, clarify why he was commissioned at such an early age -- this was normal in the royal family, that should be explained. His grandfather and great grandfather were also commissioned at the age of 10, and I think the old Kaiser was as well (Wilhelm I). Auntieruth55 (talk) 19:55, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Princess Felicitas of Prussia lineage[edit]

This sentence

  • HRH Princess Felicitas Cecilie Alexandrine Helene Dorothea of Prussia, (7 June 1934–1 August 2009), was fifth in an unbroken line of first-born female children that started with Queen Victoria's eldest child, Victoria, Princess Royal.

does not seem to make much sense. Surely the line to Felicitas is: Victoria -> Victoria, Princess Royal -> Wilhelm II -> William, German Crown Prince -> Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1906–1940) -> Princess Felicitas of Prussia. i.e. They're not all female, although it is perhaps noteworthy that she is in an oldest child line from Victoria. Or am I missing something? SteveRwanda (talk) 16:57, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

You're right, it should say unbroken line of first-born children, not firstborn female children. I seem to remember it saying 'firstborn' I'm not sure when 'female' was added. Morhange (talk) 22:36, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


As this person was also second heir to the German throne for the first few years of his life should he not be "Prince Wilhelm of Germany" or similar? This would also solve the disambiguation problem. Or maybe he should be "Prince William"? PatGallacher (talk) 15:16, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

No, it's at the correct title. German princes were called Princes of Prussia, not of Germany. Morhange (talk) 19:02, 16 June 2010 (UTC)