Friday, August 27, 2021

The 10th Wedding Anniversary of the Prince and Princess of Prussia

The Prince and Princess of Prussia, 2011.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.

Today, the Prince and Princess of Prussia celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary!

One of the engagement pictures of Georg Friedrich and Sophie.

The engagement of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg was announced in January 2011. They had been a couple for many years. Georg Friedrich and Sophie are sixth cousins; both are descendants of Grand Duke Karl of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741-1816) and his wife Princess Friederike Caroline of Hessen-Darmstadt (1752-1782).

Georg Friedrich's parents: Louis Ferdinand and Donata.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Peter Bischoff.
Louis Ferdinand and Donata with their son Georg Friedrich.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Picture Alliance.
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia with his daughter-in-law Princess Donata and his grandchildren Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Cornelie-Cecile.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Picture Alliance.

Born on 10 June 1976 at Bremen, Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia was the first child and only son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944-1977) and his wife Princess Donata (1950-2015; née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen), who wed in 1975. Georg Friedrich has one sister, who was born after the tragic death of their father: Princess Cornelie-Cecile (b.1978).

Sophie's parents: Franz Alexander and Christine.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.

Born on 7 March 1978 at Frankfurt, Princess Sophie Johanna Maria of Isenburg was the fourth child and third daughter of Prince Franz Alexander of Isenburg (1943-2018) and his wife Princess Christine (b.1941; née Countess von Saurma), who wed in 1968. Sophie has four siblings: Prince Alexander (b.1969; married Sarah Lorenz), Princess Katharina (b.1971; married Archduke Martin of Austria), Princess Isabelle (b.1973; married Prince Carl zu Wied), and Prince Victor (b.1979; married Jungeun Lee).

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia with his mother Duchess Donata of Oldenburg and his sister Princess Cornelie-Cecile.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
The Prince and Princess of Prussia.
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The newlyweds.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.

On 25 August 2011, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg were civilly married at Potsdam. Their religious wedding followed two days later, on 27 August. As the groom is Protestant (Lutheran) and the bride is Roman Catholic, the ecumenical religious ceremony took place at the Friedenskirche, where the Protestant pastor Michael Wohlrab and the retired Roman Catholic abbot Count Georg Henckel von Donnersmarck presided over the nuptials. 

The Prince and Princess of Hohenzollern.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Archduchess Eilika, Archduke Georg, and Archduchess Gabriella of Austria.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Princess Ursula and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
The Margravine and Margrave of Baden.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Prince Alexander and Princess Gisela of Saxony.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg with Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke George of Russia.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.
The Landgrave of Hesse.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Andreas Rentz.

The wedding of the Prince and Princess of Prussia was attended by a multitude of royal and noble families. Representatives from the houses of Anhalt, Austria, Baden, Bavaria, Belgium, Bourbon-Parma, Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Hannover, Hesse, Hohenzollern, Jordan, Lippe, Luxembourg, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Portugal, Prussia, Reuss, Romania, Russia, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Saxony, Schaumburg-Lippe, and Schleswig-Holstein were present. 

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia at the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hannover, 2017.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Gisela Schober. 
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia have four children: the twins Prince Carl Friedrich and Prince Louis Ferdinand (b.2013), Princess Emma (b.2015), and Prince Heinrich (b.2016).

The Prince and Princess of Prussia, 2015.
Photo (c) Getty Images.
Our best wishes to the Prince and Princess on the occasion of their wedding anniversary!

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