Frederic, Prince von Anhalt: What a Guy!

While his wife, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, spends her golden years bedridden in Los Angeles, CA, her strange husband the faux prince aka Frederic, Prince von Anhalt, continues to piss away her life savings on silly stuff.

So what did he do this time?  Well, he decided to purchase several billboards around Los Angeles to announce to the city that the couple have been happily married for 25 years.  Speaking with the gossip site, TMZ, the prince proudly exclaimed, “[I] spent $68,000 to erect this one 44 foot billboard for one month in the heart of Hollywood…”    

Meanwhile, poor Ms. Gabor continues to deteriorate.

Source and photo courtesy of: TMZ

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A Regal Royal Wedding in Vegas…Cancelled! Oh Quel Dommage.

Sooo, remember when I reported about the upcoming regal royal wedding between Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern and his beloved bikini model fiancée, Maya Sonja, that was to take place in respectful Las Vegas, Nevada at the elegant Little White Chapel?

Yes?

Well, it never happened.

According to the German magazine, Bunte, the dashing couple had to cancel their nuptials because the faux Prince Frederic von Anhalt couldn’t make it.  You see, his lovely wife, Zsa Zsa Gabor, is seriously ill.  Unfortunately, she was recently admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA for Pneumonia.  Ms. Gabor is in intensive care.  However, the faux prince had time to speak to the press about two things.  First, his wife’s failing health whereupon he noted to a Bunte journalist:

She [Zsa Zsa] had suddenly become short of breath. This has happened twice already, but this time it was really very serious. I called the emergency doctor at noon, who immediately referred to the hospital and now she is on a respirator.

Regarding the wedding between the German prince and the rich American bikini model, the faux prince said, “We have to wait.”  

Good idea, Einstein.  

His second announcement… wait for it… “I have a new reality show!”  Yup, that’s right folks.  The faux prince is about to film a new reality show about what it is like to be a “royal” living in Los Angeles, CA; the program will also feature — get this — Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern and his fiancée, Maya Sonja.  Blabbing to TMZ about the new show, the faux Prince Frederic von Anhalt said, “Once Carl gets hitched, he and his new wife will move in with myself and Zsa Zsa Gabor where they will have their own floor in Zsa Zsa’s mansion…”  According to the British newspaper, Express, the faux prince is praying that his new show will pay for his lifestyle and his seriously ill wife’s medical bills.

Stay classy, Fred.

Source:  TMZ and Bunte.de  Photo courtesy of: The Internet.

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The Invitations to the Upcoming Wedding Between H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenberg Have Been Sent Out

Well, ladies and gentleman invitations to the royal wedding between H.I.&R.H.Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his fiancée, H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenberg, were recently sent out according to Bild magazine.

The article notes that 1500 people have been invited, ” [they] were sent to German and international nobility, “ according to Michael Blankart, a representative for Preussen.de. Even though Mr. Blankart announced that nobles were invited I sincerely hope that several European royals were also invited (which I am sure they were.)

The couple will marry in Potsdam, Germany at the Friedenskirche on August 27, 2011.

Source:  Bild.de  Photo courtesy of: Preussen.de

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Another Royal Wedding (of Sorts) to Take Place This Thursday Between Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern and American Maya Sonja. I Know What You Are Thinking Right Now… “WHO?!!!”

According to the German magazines Bild and Bunte, Carl Alexander Prince von Hohenzollern (a man married a thousand times before) will tie the knot — again — this Thursday to a 35 year old wealthy American named, Maya Sonja.

Apparently, the couple met at a dinner party hosted by Frederic faux Prince von Anhalt (you know, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s weird husband who made headlines when he swallowed a bumble bee, and when he glued his eyes shut, and when he was caught by the Beverly Hills police butt naked, tied to his steering whilst crying hysterically in his car a few years ago.)

The faux Prince von Anhalt thought it would be a brilliant idea to play match maker between the two and in the end, he was successful.  The couple immediately fell in love. “She is very slim, very beautiful, very rich,” says von Anhalt to Bunte journalist, Elke Habekost, about the future princess.

Miss Sonja, who is allegedly a bikini model and a dabbles in costume design here and there, is thrilled to become a princess according to faux Prince von Anhalt.

The romantic royal wedding of the week will take place in regal Las Vegas, Nevada at the elegant Little White Chapel according to Bild journalist, Mark Pittelkau.  The bride will wear a tiara and will be brought to the chapel in a carriage like a true soon-to-be princess and the prince will wear his Orders.  After the ceremony Miss Maya will be known as Maya Princess von Hohenzollern.

Now, I am sure you are thinking that this has got to be  a joke and I’m sure you threw up in your mouth a little after reading what faux Prince Fredric von Anhalt had to say… and… well all I can say is…I feel your pain.

To view a recent photo of the dashing couple please click the link HERE.

Source:  Bunte.de and Bild.de

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Wedding Date Set for HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg

It was announced this afternoon, February 28, 2011, that HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia will marry HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg on  August 27, 2011.  The wedding ceremony will be held at the Friedenskirche in Potsdam, Germany.

At this time it is unknown who will attend the wedding ceremony; however, one could deduce that many of the non-reigning royal and princely houses in Germany will attend along with several reigning royal houses.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming wedding.

Source:  Charivari.de Photo courtesy of:  Preussen.de

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An Interview with Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia

WOAH! Talk about striking gold!

It is rare to find televised interviews of HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and finally there is one for all of us to enjoy (thanks to the dude who uploaded it on his You Tube Channel!)  Unfortunately, the interview is only 3:00 minutes, but nonetheless it is a treat.

Click the link to watch:  HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia 🙂

By the way, it’s amazing how much Prince Georg looks like his great grandfather the awesome Kaiser Wilhelm II minus the epic mustache.     🙂

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A Documentary About Burg Hohenzollern: A Modest Home in Germany

Ah, Burg Hohenzollern.  What a magnificent castle!

Located south of Stuttgart, Germany, this modest pad is the family seat for the House of Hohenzollern.  Per the official site of the castle:

The first personal related reference of the Hohenzollern House dates back to 1061 (“Wezil et Burchardus de Zolorin”). First direct mention of the Castle complex (“Castro Zolre”) was in 1267. Appearance, size and furnishing of the original Castle are unknown, but presumably it was in the first decade of the 11th century. At that time it must have been a vast and artistically valuable furnished complex. Contemporary sources praised it as “Crown of all Castles in Swabia” and as “the most fortified House in Germany”. However in 1423, the Castle was completely destroyed.

From 1454 the second Hohenzollern Castle was constructed bigger and even more fortified than before. Later, during the Thirty Years War, the Castle was converted into a fortress with repeatedly changing owners. Since the maintenance of the building was neglected, it dilapidated and turned into ruins at the beginning of the 19th century.

In 1819 Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia decided to have the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern House reconstructed. In 1844, being King Frederick William IV, he wrote in a letter: “The memories of the year 1819 are exceedingly dear to me and like a pleasant dream, it was especially the sunset we watched from one of the Castle bastions, … now this adolescent dream turned into the wish to make the Hohenzollern Castle habitable again…”

From 1850 he put his long lasting dream into reality and created one of Germany’s most imposing Castle complexes in a neo-Gothic style. With its many towers and fortifications, it is an acclaimed masterpiece of military architecture in the 19th century. Additional civil architectural elements make it to a unique attraction. The location on the most beautiful mountain in Swabia, gives the Castle a picturesque appearance.

Any way, I recently found an interesting documentary on You Tube, from 1992, which discusses the brilliant history and construction of this magnificent castle.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy!    🙂

Part OnePart Two, and Part Three

Source: Burg Hohenzollern

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HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg: New Engagement Photos

Well, I have to say that I am happy for this lovely couple.   Anyway, the German magazine, Gala, has a new article about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie along with two new engagement photos.  Information contained within the article is nothing really new for the seasoned royal watcher; however, I am sure there are some who are unfamiliar with the couple so the article from Gala is a decent CliffNotes version about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie.

Here is a translation:

Germany, along with England and Monaco, in 2011 will have it’s own magnificent and important Royal Wedding. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, the 34-year-old leader of the House of Hohenzollern announced, on Friday (January 21, 2011) his engagement to Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg. The announcement was made through the official web site of the House of Hohenzollern.

The wedding between the Prince and Princess, who have known each other since childhood, will take place later this year and s expected to take place in Potsdam. The House and is currently celebrating 950th anniversary. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie currently work as business managers. Funny coincidence: While he was training in Freiberg, Germany, she was studying in Freiburg.

The 32-year-old Sophie was born in Frankfurt, the daughter of Franz Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and Christine, Countess of Saurma. She has two brothers – Crown Prince Alexander and Prince Victor – and two sisters, Princess Catherine, who is married to Martin, Archduke of Austria and a son of ex-Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita, and Princess Isabel, a Prince of Wied married.

A potential problem, the young head of the House of Hohenzollern so out of the way: The fact that he married a noble-bred, there is no discussion will be about its position in the House of Hohenzollern. Two older brothers of his father, Louis Ferdinand, Jr could be unethical because of a wedding no successors.A second issue that has not been clarified to the public: Sophie von Isenburg comes from a Catholic family, the Prussian Hohenzollern are traditionally Protestant.

Source: Gala Magazine Photo courtesy of Picture Alliance for Gala Magazine.

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A Bio About HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia

Since the announcement of his engagement yesterday, many have wanted to know more about HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich, the handsome German man and descendant of the incredibly awesome Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last Emperor of Germany.

On the official website for the House of Hohenzollern there is a fantastic bio about Prince Georg.

Here is a snippet:

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia was born on the 10th of June in 1976 in Bremen, Germany. In the year before the wedding of his parents, Prince Louis Ferdinand, Jr. (1944-1977) and Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (* 1950) garnered a tremendous amount of caused media attention. Tragically, his father passed away shortly after Prince Georg Friedrich’s first birthday from severe injuries he had suffered in a military training exercise. His widow gave birth to a girl, Princess Cornelie-Cécile, six months later. Therefore Prince Louis Ferdinand sen. (1907-1994) designated his grandson Prince Georg Friedrich to become his heir.

Both mother and grandfather made every effort to ensure him a carefree childhood. Prince Georg Friedrichstarted school in Fischerhude near Bremen where his parents had taken residence, and attended grammar school in Bremen and Oldenburg. Then he finished at Glenalmond College near Aberdeen, Scotland where he passed his A-levels. It was during his stay in Scotland when his grandfather Prince Louis Ferdinand sen. passed away and he succeeded as head of the House of Hohenzollern.

To read more please click the link: Preussen.de

For information about HSH Princess Sophie von Isenberg’s family seat please visit their official website at: Isenburg.com

To view the latest photos of the couple please click the link: Bild.de

Source and photo courtesy of: Preussen.de

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HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Engaged to HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg

On Friday, January 21, 2011, HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, the current head of the House of Hohenzollern on announced his engagement to the lovely Princess Sophie von Isenburg.

The princess grew up in Hesse and currently works for a consulting firm in Berlin, Germany.

The wedding will take place later this year most likely in Potsdam, Germany.

Congrats to the lovely couple!  This is such wonderful news.

Later on today, I will post more information about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie so stay tuned.

Source and photos courtesy of: Preussen.de


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Happy Birthday to HRH Duchess Elizabeth of Bavaria

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2010, HRH Duchess Elizabeth of Bavaria celebrated her 70th birthday.  The elegant Duchess spent the day with family and friends at church.

In lieu of gifts, the Duchess asked well wishers to donate items to various charities.

You can read more about her birthday by clicking the link: Merkur-online.de

Source and photo courtesy of: tegernseerstimme.de

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His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Opens the Annual Christmas Market at Burg Hohenzollern

Many of you may not have heard of His Imperial and His Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia.  However, I’m sure you have heard of his Great Grandmother, Queen Victoria, and his Grandfather Kaiser Wilhelm II… the last Emperor of Germany.  He’s kind of fierce when he’s all dressed up in his regal uniform.  I mean, seriously… how many people in this world can get away with wearing a giant gold bird on their helmet and still look so freaking… epic!

Any way, Prince Georg Friedrich is the current head of the House of Hohenzollern.  Now, if World War I as well as World War II had not happened there is a darn good chance Prince Georg would be the reigning Emperor of Germany today.

So why am I writing about him this afternoon?  Well, Prince Georg opened the annual Christmas market at his modest pad, known as Burg Hohenzollern, near Stuttgart, Germany.  This event has been a tradition for quite some time, and the handsome Prince continued this annual event, well, because I suppose he wanted too.

On December 18, 2010, there will be an Advent sale at the castle.  So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood you should stop by and purchase some items.  According to the official website for Burg Hohenzollern:

Are you looking for christmas presents for your family or friends? Looking for some nice accesoires and christmas decoration? We invite you to our big Advent selling in the gift shop of the Hohenzollern Castle. Enjoy the romantic winterly location with mulled wine and hot chestnuts.

Our present for you: For guests coming to the Advent selling we offer free parking, free shuttle service, free entrance to the castle grounds  – and a cup of coffee in the castle’s restaurant!


For more information about Burg Hohenzollern please visit their official website at http://www.burg-hohenzollern.com/startpage.html

Photos courtesy of burg-hohenzollern.com and Wikipedia.

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Royal Palaces

Since the holidays are now upon us many royal houses will begin to slow down their official duties.  With that being said, I thought I would discuss various royal palaces.  Today I will begin with the Grand Ducal Palace located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  Mainly used for official duties the palace was redecorated by the late Grand Duchess Charlotte in the 1960s and again in the early through mid nineties.   It’s a beautiful palace that I hope to see one day.

Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg

Images within the palace are rare; however, during National Day 2010 RTL.lu (Luxembourg’s television network) provided a behind the scenes biography of the preparations of National Day 2010.  Moreover, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was prominently featured.


Video of the Luxembourg’s National Day 2010 preparations:  http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/replay/v/20100628/0/21699/

 



 


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