Thyra von Westernhagen

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Thyra
Princess Heinrich of Hanover
BornThyra Sixtina Donata von Westernhagen
(1973-08-14) 14 August 1973 (age 46)
Oldenburg, Lower Saxony
West Germany
Spouse
IssuePrince Albert
Princess Eugenia
Prince Julius
Full name
Thyra Sixtina Donata Prinzessin zu Hanover
HouseWesternhagen (by birth)
Hanover (by marriage)
FatherBurkhard von Westernhagen
MotherUta Maria von Pape
Occupationlandowner, forester

Princess Heinrich of Hanover (née Thyra von Westernhagen; born 14 August 1973) is a German forester and landowner.[1] As the wife of Prince Heinrich of Hanover, she is a princess of the House of Hanover.

Early life and family[edit]

Thyra von Westernhagen was born on 14 August 1973 in Oldenburg, West Germany.[2][3] She is the daughter of Burhard von Westernhagen, a medical doctor, and Uta Maria von Pape.[4] She is a member of the von Westernhagen family, a Junker family who were part of the landed nobility of Thuringia.

Personal life[edit]

Von Westernhagen studied forestry at university.[5] She married Prince Heinrich of Hanover on 30 April 1999 at St. Andrew's Church on her family's estate in Teistungen.[2][5][6][7][8][1] She gave birth to their first child, Prince Albert, on 14 December 1999. On 19 July 2001 she gave birth to their second child, Princess Eugenia. On 22 February 2006 she gave birth to their third child, Prince Julius.[2]

In 2011 von Westernhagen filed a legal complaint against German actress Désirée Nick for slander and insult.[9][10] The Göttingen district court rejected the complaint in 2012.[11] Von Westernhagen is the stepmother of Oskar Nick, her husband's son through his prior relationship with Désirée Nick.[12][13][14]

In July 2017 she attended the wedding of Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Hanover and Ekaterina Malysheva in Hanover.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Prinz sagt "ja"". Hamburger Abendblatt. Funke Mediengruppe. 18 June 1999. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Kelly's Directories. 2000. ISBN 978-0-333-54577-5.
  3. ^ "Thyra of Westernhagen". World History. p. 103. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  4. ^ Annuaire de la noblesse moderne des maisons principales de l'Europe (in French). Annuaire de la Noblesse. 2010. p. 45.
  5. ^ a b "Donnerstag 17.06.1999, 08:07 Prinz Heinrich von Hannover heiratet adelige Forstwirtin". Hamburger Morgenpost. M. DuMont Schauberg. 17 June 1999. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ Salens, Régine (13 April 2011). "Mariées du Gotha : Thyra de Hanovre". Noblesse & Royautés. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Heinrich Julius Christian Otto Friedrich Franz Anton Günter HANNOVER + Thyra Sixtina Donata VON WESTERNHAGEN". The Royals. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Heinrich von Hannover huwt Thyra von Westernhagen". All Royal Things. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  9. ^ Nick, Désirée (15 November 2011). "Gegendarstellung". Göttinger Tageblatt. Madsack Publishing Group. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  10. ^ ""At UNS, forces of nature are at the WORK"". BUNTE. Hubert Burda Media. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Kämpft und siegt vor Gericht!". TIK Online. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Vor royaler Traumhochzeit: Désirée Nick packt im „Nachtcafé" aus". SWR Fernsehen. Südwestrundfunk. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  13. ^ Polreich, Simon (17 May 2018). "Royal-Hochzeit: Hannover feiert "very british"". Frankfurter Neue Presse. Frankfurter Societät. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Vor royaler Traumhochzeit: Désirée Nick packt im „Nachtcafé" aus (FOTO)". Kulturigo. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  15. ^ Lux, Sydney (8 July 2017). "Royal Wedding in Hanover: The Guests (Part 1)". Confessions of a Castleholic. Retrieved 5 February 2019.