Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A girl for the Langenburgs

The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg gave birth to a daughter, Marita Saskia Friedelind Charlotte Beatrix,  earlier today, as confirmed to me by a family member.   The Princess is the wife of the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, who is a descendant of Queen Victoria.  His father, the late Prince Kraft, was the nephew of the Duke of Edinburgh.  Kraft's mother, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, married Gottfried, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1931.

The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is the second child and only son of Prince Kraft and his first wife, Princess Charlotte of Croy.   He married Saskia Binder in 2003.  The new princess joins two older brothers,  Hereditary Prince Max,5, and Prince Gustav, 3.

The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is also a descendant of Queen Victoria's older half sister, Princess Feodora of Leiningen and her husband,  Ernst, 4th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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