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

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.

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

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