Friday, January 4, 2013

Prussia: Princess Sophie Pregnant with Twins

Apparently it is now official that Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia are expecting twins!

The Princess, who is due in February, was born Princess Sophie of Isenburg. She married the Head of House Prussia in August 2011.

Sophie's sisters also made fantastic royal marriages. Isabelle, the family's third child, is married to Fürst Carl zu Wied. They married at Birstein, her family seat, in 1998 and are the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters. Carl succeeded his father as Fürst of Wied in 2000 and is in charge of managing his family's properties.

Princess Katharina of Isenburg, Sophie's eldest sister, married Archduke Martin of Austria in 2004. The wedding, to which I was asked by the bride's mother, took place in Birstein just weeks before the other two important royal weddings of that month, Frederik and Mary of Denmark and Felipe and Letizia of Spain. Archduke martin and his wife are the parents of four children, three sons and one daughter. Martin, who manages his family's Italian properties, is the son of the late Archduke Robert of Austria-Este and of his wife, the former Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta.

It is interesting to think that through the Isenburg connection, the children of Georg Friedrich and Sophie of Prussia (the twins will be great-great-great grandsons of Kaiser Wilhelm II)  will be first cousins of the great grandsons of Emperor Karl I of Austria, Prussia's ally during the Great War.

Congratulations are due to the happy parents and blessings for a safe delivery as well!

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