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An Interview With His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

PrinceAndreasRecently, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha gave an interview with the German newspaper, Neue Press Coburg, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

If you are unfamiliar with Prince Andreas, well, he’s the father of His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the father-in-law of Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly.

Anyway, here is what Prince Andreas had to say to the journalist from Neue Presse Coburg (a rough translation.  Probably one of the worst ever so please don’t yell at me.  Danke):   :)

” ‘The older you get, the more people are interested in their roots,’ says Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In addition to the examination of his own family history, it is therefore also the care of the many family connections to many major European royal houses that are of particular concern. 

Only with the House of Windsor will it not work out so well. The British royal family, who were known until the First World War as the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, shows little interest in having contact with their relatives, the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha family.  This is a great regret by Prince Andreas the great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and a man who holds both German and a British passports.

‘Tradition, home, family, honesty, loyalty – these are the values that I am committed to’. The prince dislikes the ‘dance around the golden calf’  and he insists, because today obviously counting only, ‘what pays’. The peerage he says, who spent his youth in the United States, is not a privilege. ‘We are citizens… people just like everyone else,’ he explains.  Prince Andreas also says that he does not have many noble friends.  An obligation, he says, the needle was quite ‘We (my family and I) are more focused than others, but we need pay attention to do our job well, to fulfill our responsibilities.’

Prince Andreas Michael Friedrich Hans Armin Siegfried Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born on 21 March 1943 in Lower Lusatia (Brandenburg), the estate of the grandparents. He is the firstborn son of Prince Friedrich Josias (1918 – 1998) and his first wife, Princess Viktoria Luise, née Countess zu Solms-Baruth (1921-2003). The grandfather of Prince Andreas was Charles Edward, the last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

After his parents divorced in 1949 Prince Andreas moved with his mother and her second husband, an American officer from the United States, to New Orléans, Louisiana.  Here is where he spent his childhood. Since he was 16 years old the prince would regularly travel to Germany to prepare for his future role.  In 1965 he finally returned to his old home permanently. From 1966 to 1968 he did his military service in the Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 6 in Schleswig-Holstein Eutin, then he trained as a timber merchant in Hamburg. In 1971 he married Karin Dabelstein and had three children: Stephanie (1972), Hubertus (1975) and Alexander (1977).

Since his father’s death in 1998, Prince Andreas has been the successor and the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  The family has two Schloss (castles) Callenberg and Greinburg. Last year, Prince Andreas retired from the family business and his eldest son, Hereditary Prince Hubertus, who had previously worked as an investment banker in New York, took over. 

Today, in honor of his 70th birthday Prince Andreas will host a reception at Schloss Callenberg.  During the reception a new painting of the family, by Dresden artist, Mr. Christoph Wetzel, will be unveiled.”

Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein: A Fibber? (VIDEO)

It seems, at least to me, that Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein may have stretched the truth just a bit when she spoke to the press about her “sensitive and classified” work for the Spanish government.

This morning in a press conference the Deputy Prime Minister, Ms. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria, denied that the “alleged” former mistress of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain “…had done any sensitive and classified assignments cited herein [by Corinna]…”

Ms. Sáenz de Santamaria goes on to state that the Minister of Foreign Affairs  and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel Garcia Margallo, confirmed that he was never “…aware of any official assignments…” by Princess Corinna for the Spanish government.  Furthermore, the previous government also denied that the princess had done any for them.

Finally, the Izquierda Plural (a Leftist group in the Congreso de los Diputados) is now requesting that the director of the Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI), General Félix Sanz Roldán, appear before the Congreso de los Diputados to address this issue as to whether or not the blonde and busty princess ever did any “sensitive and classified” assignments for the Spanish government.

So, who is telling the truth?  Princess Corinna?  The Spanish government?  Or, did Casa Real give Princess Corinna these “sensitive and classified” assignments without informing the government (which, if true, is a stupid move on their part)?

Quien sabe?

You decide.

Frederic, Prince von Anhalt Crashes the Première of the Film, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two. Plus, Other News. (VIDEOS)

Yay, he’s back!

On November 12, 2012, the infamous Frederic, Faux Prince von Anhalt, crashed the première of the film, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  Somehow the faux prince managed to sneak onto the red carpet and photobomb  Nikki Reed, Robert Pattinson and others as they posed for photographers.

The faux prince also signed autographs for Twilight fans. Sadly, those who received his princely signature had no idea who the hell he was.  Any way, during his time on the red carpet the German television network, RTL, asked him for an interview as well as my local Los Angeles television station, KABC. Naturally, the faux prince obliged, I mean, he would never turn down an interview or photo-op.  He loves the camera.   :)

Click here to watch a video.

On November 1, 2012, the Frederic attended the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California.  Guests in attendance included international superstar, Barry Manilow, bankrupt R&B singer, Toni Braxton, and “… singing sensation Chris Mann.”

Yeah, I have no idea who he is.

Any who, the gala event benefited the Board of Governors Heart Stem Cell Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

And, finally, if you have six minutes to burn and want to watch a funny video with the faux prince and Alexander, Prince von Anhalt mindlessly wandering and driving in L.A. watch the video below.  By the way, if you are wondering, “Who in the heck in Alexander, Prince von Anhalt?” well, he’s a faux prince like Frederic. And, a total douchebag.

Random Royal News Regarding Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern

It was announced that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall received the Dame of the Grand Cross which was appointed to her by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to read more about this wonderful honor.

Meanwhile, the bikini princess, Corinna von Hohenzollern, has been quite busy since her regal marriage to Carl Alexander Prince von Hohnzollern in February.  According to the Austrian online newspaper, OE 24, princess was recently in Vienna, Austria where she attended a party hosted by the pervert gentleman’s magazine, Penthouse.  Finally, Princess Corinna launched her official fan page on Facebook.  Yay.  For more information please click here.

Sources: Telegraph, OE24.at, and Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern

Photo courtesy of Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern

Random Royal News Regarding Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg and Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orleans, Duke of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval. Plus, New Photos of the Bikini Princess, Corinna von Hohenzollern.

On February 27, 2012, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg welcomed Red Cross volunteers to the Grand Ducal Palace for a reception.  The purpose of today’s event was to thank as well as honor the more than 70 volunteers who are committed to the Red Cross and to those who are “… the most vulnerable in the Luxembourg and abroad.”  

On February 22, 2012, Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval brought home their daughter, Isabelle, from the hospital.  Click here to watch a video.

Finally, new photos were released of Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern’s press conference/photo-op/wedding reception held at Château du Bel Air.  The new royal couple looked incredibly happy as they sipped on Andres champagne whilst wearing Lederhosen.

A touching moment during the press conference/photo-op/wedding reception is when Frederic Faux Prince von Anhalt presented Corinna, the bikini princess, with a brand new tiara… from Claire’s Accessories.  Click here to view photos.

Sources: Cour Grand-Ducal de Luxembourg and journalist Manuel Beninger.

Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, “I’m Going to be the Mayor of Los Angeles!!!”

It’s been a rough year so far for the faux prince Frederic von Anhalt.  First, he announced to the world that his dear friend, Carl Alexander Prince von Hohenzollern, cancelled his wedding to his bikini model girlfriend. Then he announced that he has Shingles and then days later he was hit by a car in Beverly Hills whilst jaywalking.  Nevertheless, that is in the past and now there is finally some good news. So what’s the news? Well, he’s running for mayor here in Los Angeles!  YAY!!

Now this isn’t the first time the faux prince was in the running for a political seat.  Back in 2010 he ran for governor of California.

Any way…

The faux prince says that if he is elected mayor he wants to lower utility bills, cut taxes, end homelessness because “… [I] see people eating out of trash cans every day. This must end!” as he drives by them in his Rolls Royce.

This afternoon he held a press conference to discuss his candidacy (one reporter showed up)  Click here to watch.  To learn more about his run for L.A. mayor please visit his official website here.

Good luck, Fred!   :)

Photos courtesy of: Fred   Danke!  :)

Frederic, Prinz von Anhalt, “I Have Shingles and I was Hit by a Car!!”

The world’s most annoying yet extremely entertaining faux prince, Frederic von Anhalt, is back in the news to the thrill of all.

So what’s been happening with him these past few weeks? Well, he recently announced to TMZ that he has Shingles, “… I was feeling sick and my face swelled. I was itchy and bumps everywhere!  So I went to the doctor and they told me I have Shingles and that it is highly contagious!”  

Ew.

As if things couldn’t get any worse the faux prince he was recently hit by a car in Beverly Hills, CA.  Apparently, Frederic was jaywalking between Camden Drive and Brighton Way when a silver Honda Civic catapulted the faux prince several hundred feet into the air then landing spread eagle onto the freshly paved streets in Beverly Hills.  Miraculously he was able to immediately contact TMZ to tell them that, “… [I] damaged my meniscus and [that] I expect to be on crutches for the rest of the year.”

Get well, Fred!

 Photo courtesy of: Zimbio

Another Princely Marriage: Prince Ludwig zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Countess Philippa Spannochi

On May 20, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Ludwig zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn married his girlfriend of two years, Countess Philippa Spannochi, at Gobelin Hall at Schloss Sayn Bendorf-Sayn.

To view photos of the couple’s wedding please click the link here.

Source and photos courtesy of: Rhein-Zeitung.de by Kevin R.

Matilde Borromeo and H.S.H. Antonius zu Fürstenberg on holiday in St. Moritz

Since their announcement of their engagement interest in Countess Matilde Borromeo and her fiancé, H.S.H Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg, has peaked for many royal watchers.

With that being said, the couple are currently featured in this month’s Italian Vanity Fair magazine whereupon the press found the couple on holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. There is a semi-lengthy article, in Italian obviously, with many photos so click the link to view and read:  Vanity Fair

Another Princely Wedding: Countess Matilde Borromeo and HSH Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg

It was announced this afternoon, March 10, 2011, that HSH Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg will marry his long time girlfriend, Countess Matilde Borromeo.

According to the German newspaper, Stuttgarter-Nachrichten, the couple will marry on June 11, 2011 on Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore in Italy.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link: stuttgarter-nachrichten.de

Source: stuttgarter-nachrichten.de Photo courtesy of: Hola.com