Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia Dies Aged 76
Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness.
The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German Emperor, Wilhelm II, was his great-grandfather.
In 1967, shortly after his first marriage, Prince Friedrich Wilhelm renounced his succession rights to the headship of the house. He married twice more, and had four children.
His funeral will be held on October 9 at the Berlin Memorial Church.Filed under Germany
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