Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy.

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On the morning of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  This is the second child and only son of the hereditary princess and her husband, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha.

The little prince has been named Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian.  He is also second in line to ducal throne of the house of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha.

In a statement, the happy couple stated that they “…are overjoyed and grateful for the birth of our son.”

Congrats to Kelly and Hubertus!   🙂

Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Open an Exhibition.

HKSCGOn Friday, April 17, 2015, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha opened the exhibition, ZeitTraum (Time Dream), at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.

This special exhibition from the:

“…Ducal Art Collection of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha includes, in addition to precious furniture, paintings, porcelain and arms, a diverse selection of timekeeping devices spanning several centuries.

The clocks boast both an impressive design and technical sophistication. Many of which played a key role in courtly representation. However, in addition to the aesthetic display of wealth and power, the clock is also a symbol for the transient nature of all things. In its latest exhibition, the ducal clock collection bridges the past and present of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.”

On Saturday, Their Highnesses along with His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha hosted a reception at Schloss Callenberg on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition.  Roughly 100 lucky guests attended last evening’s event.

ZeitTraum will be open to the public until August 31, 2015.

 

Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha Baptize Their Daughter.

HKSCGOn Sunday, September 14, 2014, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha baptized their daughter, Her Highness Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, inside the chapel at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany. The little princess was born on April 30, 2014.

According to the newspaper, InFranken, the godparents of Princess Katharina are Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Countess Katharina von Faber-Castell, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, and Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria.

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Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Girl.

HKSCGAccording to the German newspaper, InFranken, Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has given birth to a healthy baby girl on April 30, 2014. The princess and her husband, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, have named their newborn daughter, Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl.

In a statement released to the press Their Highnesses noted that they are “…very grateful and very happy about the birth of our daughter.”

Congrats to the couple!   🙂

THs Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Are Expecting Their First Child.

hkscg2According to historian, author and publisher, Mr. Arturo E. Beéche, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha are expecting their first child next spring.  Please click here for more information and for the latest updates about this breaking news.

Mr. Beéche also recently released his new book entitled, The Coburgs of Europe: The Rise and Fall of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Cousins.  If you are interested in purchasing the book you may do so via Amazon here.  So far the book has received positive reviews, and if you want to learn more about the history of the family why not purchase the book?  It would be a nice Christmas gift for yourself.

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Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Gives an Exclusive Interview. (VIDEOS)

scgLast month His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha sat down for an hour-long interview with German journalist, Ms. Katja Herrmann.

In the televised interview Hereditary Prince Hubertus discusses his life, business, his father His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, his lovely American-born wife Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (née Rondestvedt) and much more.

Click here to watch the interview (in German).

The hereditary prince also participated in the 2013 Neue ArtFilm documentary entitled, The Queen’s Ancestors: Saxe-Coburg’s Way to the European Crowns.  Please click here to watch the trailer.

His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha Attends the 1st Annual Coburger Europa-Preis Award Ceremony. (VIDEO)

Skip to the 2:37 mark to see the Hereditary Prince (he’s second to the left in the video).

On October 9, 2013, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha attended the 1st Annual Coburger Europa-Preis award ceremony held inside the Grand Hall at Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg, Germany.  The Hereditary Prince is patron of Coburger Europa-Preis competition.

Their Highnesses Prince Andreas and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Honor Members of the Schützengesellschaft Coburg.

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On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha accompanied by his son, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, attended a ceremonial dinner honoring two longtime members of the Schützengesellschaft Coburg (Shooting Club Coburg).  The club was established in 1354, but the handwritten register of its members dates from the year 1710 to the present.

Anyway, during last month’s dinner Prince Andreas awarded the Protektoratsabzeichen (protectorate badge) of the Schützengesellschaft Coburg to Mr. Detlef Zöllner who is responsible for the protection of the handwritten register.  Prince Andreas also honored Mr. Reinhold Rau for his longtime membership — 60 years — and dedication to the Schützengesellschaft Coburg.

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News Regarding His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and TI&RHs Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria. (VIDEO)

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha hosted a private party for his 70th birthday at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.  Guests in attendance included Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium, and Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to name a few.

Meanwhile, in Luxembourg, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria accompanied His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg to the 2013 Skoda Tour de Luxembourg on June 16.  For more information about yesterday’s event please visit Luxrazzi Luxembourhere.

News Regarding Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. (VIDEO)

HKSCGOn Monday, June 3, 2013, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha attended the funeral of the late Landgraf Moritz von Hessen held at the Johanniskirche in Kronberg, Germany. Other guests in attendance included Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, His Majesty King Constantine of Greece, His Royal Highness Prince Constantjin the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark and His Serene Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his longtime partner, Miss Carina Axelsson, and Her Royal Highness Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan to name a few.

The late Landgraf Moritz von Hessen passed away at the age of 86 on May 23, 2013.

His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Celebrates His 70th Birthday.

scgOn the evening of March 21, 2013, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha celebrated his 70th birthday at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.

Over 250 people attended the prince’s birthday reception including longtime friends, local dignitaries, past employees, townspeople, and of course his children.  According to the newspaper, Neue Press Coburg, the prince gave a touching speech noting, “I am so happy that many of you have come today.  That shows me that I haven’t done much wrong in my life and that I have gained many friends.”

Afterward, the mayor of Coburg gave a speech as well as His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who basically thanked his Dad for being super awesome.   🙂 

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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.”

His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Becomes Patron of the Coburger Europa-Preis.

scgRecently, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha agreed to become patron of the Coburger Europa-Preis competition.

Coburger Europa-Preis will be “…given to a school, class, or student groups whose project emphasizes European studies as a whole (or something like that).  All entries must be submitted by July 30.  Then a jury will determine the winners in four categories: The school prize, Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12.”  

Any-who, besides receiving a fancy plaque the winners will either attend a performance at the Theaterstückes, receive 1,000 Euros, enjoy an ice-rafting experience in Oberhof, and/or spend a day at Schloss Callenberg where they will enjoy a movie at the prince’s cozy home.  Hopefully the movie won’t be something incredibly boring like Twilight.   🙂