In the recent edition of the German magazine, Bild.de, there is a short and sweet article about H.I.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his lovely fiancée, Princess Sophie von Isenburg.
The journalist notes that H.I.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich would be the Emperor of Germany today if things had been a wee bit different all those long years ago.
Anyway, there is another reason for this article: On October 1, 2011, Burg Hohenzollern (you know that modest pad just south of Stuttgart, Germany) will celebrate 950 Years of the House of Hohenzollern.
Per the official website for the house:
We celebrate the anniversary “950 Years House Hohenzollern”. We are looking forward to welcome you, your relatives and friends. Enjoy free entrance, entertainment and a piece of birthday cake for everyone!
The interior rooms are open without guided tours at this day – so you can discover them at your own will. For information feel free to contact our Castle staff in the interior rooms.
Finally, the German newspaper, Zollern-Alb Kurier, notes some interesting details about the upcoming marriage between Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie. According to the journalist, the priests over-seeing the wedding ceremony will be Father Gregor Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck and Evangelical pastor Michael Wohlrab. Princess Sophie will wear a veil that is a Isenburg heirloom. The couple will leave the church in a traditional carriage. There will be roughly 300 guests at their reception which will be held at the orangery. The dress code: For men a dark or cutaway suit. For women an elegant dress or suit with a hat.