Category Archives: German Royals

King Ludwig II of Bavaria. (VIDEOS)

Here is a lovely documentary for you to enjoy on this lazy Sunday entitled, The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II.

 

“Ludwig II” (VIDEOS)

“In this documentary art historian, Mr. Dan Cruickshank, explores the rich aesthetic of Ludwig II – from the mock-medievalism of Neuschwanstein the iconic fairytale castle, which became the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, to the rich Baroque splendor of Herrenchiemsee, Ludwig’s answer to Versailles. Dan argues that Ludwig’s castles are more than flamboyant kitsch and are, in fact, the key to unravelling the eternal enigma of Ludwig II.”

HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Visits the Kaiser Wilhelm I Monument. (VIDEO)

On July 18, 2013, His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia visited the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument just outside of Porta Westfalica, Germany.

The prince accompanied by the German Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Steffen Kampeter, Dr. Wolfgang Kirsch and some other dude were at the monument to voice their support for the much-needed restoration of the area surrounding Kaiser Wilhelm I monument.

His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Witnesses the Signing of a Cooperation Agreement.

PrussiaOn Wednesday, July 3, 2013, His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the German high-tech company, Tridelity AG, and Blue Ocean Technology from China, at Schloss Hohenzollern in Germany.

Tridelity AG manufactures:

“…glasses-free auto-stereoscopic 3-D screens.  The company has been pioneering the development of this cutting-edge technology for years, offering the highest quality 3-D  solutions. In addition to related technologies and services, Tridelity AG also provides an extensive hardware range of solutions for single-viewer and multi-viewer purposes, with unprecedented viewing comfort, exceptional 3-D depth and the highest resolution in the industry.”

Blue Ocean Technology is a supplier of “…well-known manufacturer display screen components.”

Anyway, according to various sources, the two companies came together thanks in part to Prince Georg Friedrich, and the purpose of the signing of the cooperation agreement is to “…introduce, develop and distribute Tridelity AG’s products into the Chinese market.”

Cool.

News Regarding TI&RHs Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia.

PrussiaOn the afternoon of June 12, 2013, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia attended the ceremony of the laying of the foundation for the rebuilding of the Stadtschloss (aka the Berliner Schloss).

The schloss, located in what was East Berlin, was destroyed in the 1950s by the East German communist government.  After the demolition a bland and boring government office building was constructed on the site of the old schloss.  After the reunification of Germany in 1990 the government, in 2006, demolished the ratty old communist government building and laid plans to rebuild a replica facade (with modern interior) of the magnificent schloss.  So how much will all this cost?  Oh, only a few million Euros. 590 to be exact.  Chump change.   🙂

Anyway, when a journalist from Bild Magazine asked how Prince Georg Friedrich felt about today’s foundation laying ceremony — or what ever you want to call it — he replied, “This is a very special day. The more I think about it, the less I can believe that it is now to start.” 

Awesome!  Yay Germany!   🙂

Click here to view photos.

Click here for more information about Wednesday’s event.

Earlier this month Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses had a chance to view plans as well as model of the new Stadtschloss with Stiftung im Kronprinzenpalais board member, Mr. Manfred Rettig.

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The Stadtschloss circa 1900

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Images of what the new Stadtschloss will look like inside an out.

Photos courtesy of SBSHumboldtForum

HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich von Preußen Meets With the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, Hilarion Alfeyev.

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preu§en Recently, His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich von Preußen met with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Potsdam.

After a nice lunch Metropolitan Hilarion visited Sanssouci Palace and the tomb of the late King Frederick the Great according to the official website for Prince Georg Friedrich.

For more information, in German, as well as to view a photo please click here.