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Carolingian 07-08-2004 11:29 PM

The Six Princesses of Luxembourg

I'm new to this board (wonderful place, don't know why I didn't find it earlier!) and I had a question about the sisters of Grand Duchess Charlotte. I've noticed that several of them died quite young. Does anyone know the causes? I believe one of them was quite badly treated during the war.


svetabel 07-09-2004 07:32 AM

I read that Princess Sophie (1902-1941) was killed in a bus-accident .

Jil 10-30-2005 06:08 AM

Princess Antonia (1899-1954) was married to Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955). She and her children were arrested by the Nazis in July of 1944. Antonia was later found in a hospital near Buchenwald. I heard that she never recovered physically or mentally from the ill treatment she received from the Nazis. I am not sure how she died.

auntie 10-30-2005 06:31 AM

What was the princess's title, from which royal family does she come from?

Jil 10-30-2005 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by auntie
What was the princess's title, from which royal family does she come from?

Which princess are you refering to-Antonia, Sophie, or Charlotte?

auntie 10-30-2005 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by Jil
Which princess are you refering to-Antonia, Sophie, or Charlotte?

Charlotte, but weren't they sisters?!

Jil 10-30-2005 05:20 PM

Charlotte's title was Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg. Here is some info on her and her sisters:

Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxemburg (1852-1912) was married to the Infanta Maria Anna do Carmo of Portugal (1861-1942). They had the following children:
(1) Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide (1894-1924)
-She abdicated in favor of her sister, Charlotte on Jan. 14, 1919.
-She abdicated in order to enter a convent where she became a nun.
(2) Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985)
-Married Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893-1970)
-Mother of Grand Duke Jean (1921- )
(3) Princess Hilda (1897-1979)
-Married Prince Adolf of Schwarzenberg (1890-1950)
(4) Princess Antonia (1899-1954)
-Married Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (1869-1855)
(5) Princess Elisabeth (1901-1950)
-Married Prince Ludwig Philip of Thurn and Taxis (1901-1933)
(6) Princess Sophia (1902-1941)
-Married Prince Ernset Heinrich of Saxony (1899-1971)

Jil 10-30-2005 06:00 PM

I collect old postcards of Royalty. Here are some of my Postcards from Luxemburg:

(1) The six princesses of Luxemburg - Circa 1902

(2) The six princesses of Luxemburg- Circa 1906 or 1907

(3) Princess Elisabeth and Princess Sophie- Circa 1909

(4) Grand Duchess Charlotte and Family- Circa 1930s

(5) Princess Antonia - Circa 1918?

gaggleofcrazypeople 10-30-2005 06:05 PM

I totally don't understand the relationship here.

Jil 10-30-2005 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
I totally don't understand the relationship here.

I will try to explain it to you. Grand Duchess Charlotte was the Grandmother of the present Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg. She ruled as Grand Duchess until 1969, when she abdicated in favor of her son, Jean. Grand Duke Jean ruled until he abdicated on Oct. 7, 2001 in favor of his son, Henri.

The people I mentioned in my prior posts are the sisters of Grand Duchess Charlotte. This thread was started because someone wanted to know why Charlotte's sisters died young.

geli 08-27-2006 09:55 AM

Six Princesses of Luxemburg infos & pics
Does anybody have infos and pics about the six daughters (Marie-Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda, Antonia, Elisabeth and Sophie) of the Grand Duc Guillaume IV of Luxemburg and his wife Marie Anne, born princess of Bragance ?
I'am interested particulary in them and would like to know the destiny of each one of them.

Oppie 08-27-2006 10:12 AM

Maire-Adelaidine - succeded her father 1912 , durning WWI she had a good relationship with the Germans that occupied Luxembourg. Following WWI political pressure forced her to abdicate and she became a nun. Never married and died in 1924.

Charlotte- succeded her sister as Grand Duchess in 1919. Married Felix of Bourbon-Parma, lived in London durning WWII she had six children including the Grand Duke Jean. She abdicated in 1964 and died in 1985.

Antonia- married Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria. They had six children. During WWII Rupprecht was given the chance to be King of Bavaria he refused because he was against the Nazi reigeme. When in exile in Hungary Antonia and there children were arrested and sent to a concentration camp, although they were eventually freed Antonia died a few years later.

I don't know much about the other sisters.

Jo of Palatine 08-27-2006 11:08 AM

A German website says that princess Hilda married Adolf Johann Maria Franz-Joseph Hubertus Agapit Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (1890-1950) on october 29th 1930 at Schloss Berg (I found that it's not Schloß Berg at the lake of Starnberg south of Munich, where king Ludwig II. of Bavaria died so mysteriously, but the castle of Colmar-Berg, where the princess was born). Princess Hilda wore the Empire Diamond tiara to her wedding.

A picture of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wearing the tiara can be seen here: There's a wedding picture of princess Hilda (who died in 1979) as well.

Here are faximile pages of a newspaper of Luxembourg with the report about the wedding of princess Hilda: If you exchange the last nr. 321 to 322 ff, then you can read the rest of the article (in German).

Elisabeth, Princess Ludwig Philipp of Thurn und Taxis, née Princess of Luxemburg (1901-1950). Princess Elisabeth had only one surviving child:
Iniga Anne Margarete Wilhelmine Luise Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis was born on 25 August 1925 in Schloss Niederaichbach.2 She is the daughter of Ludwig Philipp Prinz von Thurn und Taxis and Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg.2 She married Eberhard Prinz von Urach, son of Wilhelm Karl Herzog von Urach and Amalie Maria Herzogin in Bayern, on 18 May 1948 in Niederaichbach, Germany, in a civil marriage. Iniga Anne Margarete Wilhelmine Luise and Eberhard were remarried in a religious ceremony on 20 May 1948 in Regensburg, Germany.
Her children (grandchildren of Princess Elisabeth) are:
1. Amelie Prinzessin von Urach+ b. 6 Apr 19492
2. Elisabeth Prinzessin von Urach b. 10 Dec 19522
3. Karl Anselm Prinz von Urach+ b. 5 Feb 19552
4. Wilhelm Prinz von Urach+ b. 9 Aug 19572
5. Eberhard Friedrich Inigo Prinz von Urach+ b. 12 Apr 1962

Sophie, Princess Ernst Heinrich of Saxony (1902-1941)

geli 08-28-2006 01:36 PM

Thank you for the last link ! We can find there quantity of infos and interesting photographs of the Grand Ducal Court of Luxemburg at the beginning of the last century.

I didn't know it and it is a source of invaluable information for me.
Thank you still !!:flowers:

geli 09-02-2006 11:22 AM

The six Princesses of Luxemburg :
Marie Adelheid, Grand Duchess in 1912
Antonia, future Crown Princess Rupprecht of Bavaria
Elisabeth and Sophie

elenaris 09-03-2006 03:16 PM

Thank you for such interesting onfo... Do you know why Mary Adheleid had to abdicate?
Thank you!

suturegeisha 09-04-2006 01:01 AM


Originally Posted by elenaris
Thank you for such interesting onfo... Do you know why Mary Adheleid had to abdicate?
Thank you!

She was accused with being a bit too friendly to the invading Germans during World War I.

geli 09-04-2006 08:57 AM

Here is the picture of Hilda who was not visible at the time of my preceding post :

She was, in my opinion, after Marie Adelheid and Charlotte, the most beautiful and the most gracious of the six sisters.

magnik 09-04-2006 11:40 AM

Few links: - family about GDss Marie Adelheid during IIWW

Tara20052 09-06-2006 08:24 PM

Those are some nice pictures it is good to see old pictures from the 20th(1900s) century or from any century.:flowers:

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