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Marengo 07-15-2008 07:06 PM

Princely House of Wied (Runkel)

Marengo 07-15-2008 07:14 PM

According to Dutch gossipsite Zijonline prince Edzard of Wied (1968) has been put on trial in Munich today for the possession and dealing in drugs. The prince and his girlfriend, a Petra U. had cocaine in their house when they were caught by the police. The couple said it was for their own use.

The prince is silent, Petra U. says she started with weed when she was 14 and only now, at 27, she tried the stuff that the prince offered.

The case was discovered when the couple went to the police to file a complaint against a Christian E., who tried to blackmail them. Christian received 45.000 euros this way, but after that he wanted 30.000 estra or he would reveal the prince's involvement with cocaine. Christian was caught by the police and sentensed to 2 years and 11 months in prison. After this the police did a search in the house of the prince as Christian claimed they could find 500 gram of cocaine there. The police 'only' found 21 gram.

Article in Dutch here; under the title 'Distant cousin of the Queen on trial for cocaine trade'.

Edzard is the son of the late Prince Ludwig Eugen of Wied and Helga Gemeinert. Ludwig Eugen was the 4th child of prince Dietrich, who in turn was the 2nd son of Fürst Friedrich of Wied and his wife Princess Pauline of Wurttemberg (daughter of king Wilhelm II of Wurttemberg). Friedrich was the 1st son of Fürst Wilhelm of Wied and Princess Marie of The Netherlands.

PrinceOfCanada 07-15-2008 11:36 PM

Well, you know what they say about playing with fire: you get burned.

Also.. that is one of the most hideous coats of arms I have ever seen. Yecch.

Ralf 12-28-2008 05:42 PM

Search for pictures
I'm looking for pictures of Carol Victor Prinz zu Wied, hereditary prince of Albania (1913-1973) and his wife Eileen Johnston (1922-1985)? Does anyone have some?

Thanks for the reply.

amedea 03-26-2009 07:44 PM

Is there anone who knows why alexander von wied renounced his rights in 2000?

Warren 03-27-2009 09:34 AM

My understanding is that Prince Alexander suffers from autism.

CyrilVladisla 04-03-2014 10:05 PM

William, The Prince of Wied (reigned 1864-1907) was a supporter of colonial policy.
Between 1891 and 1892, he was chairman of the German anti-slavery committees.

Marengo 03-12-2015 05:25 PM

The Fuerst of Wied died this morning in the Marienhaus Clinic St. Elisabeth in Neuwied. He was only 53 y/o and died unexpectedly from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife Fuerstin Isabelle, nee Pss of Isenburg and his three children who are between the ages of 15 and 10.

Trauer in Stadt und Kreis Neuwied: Carl Fürst zu Wied ist tot - Fernsehen :: SWR Fernsehen :: Nachrichten :: Rheinland-Pfalz :: Koblenz |

Fürst zu Wied plötzlich und unerwartet verstorben |

Carl Fürst zu Wied tot! - Wir lieben LIVE. RPR1.

Fürst zu Wied plötzlich und unerwartet verstorben |

Fürst zu Wied: Unerwartet mit 53 Jahren verstorben [Update] - Rhein-Zeitung Neuwied - Rhein-Zeitung

fearghas 03-12-2015 08:03 PM

Very sad and the children so young. I wish the family my condolances

Marengo 03-13-2015 04:16 AM

It is very sad indeed, at such a young age and with children who are so young.

The prime minister of Rheinland -Paltz offered her condolances to the family. She says that she will remember the Fuerst for his activities for nature preservation in the area. In a special way he was engaged in his home city of Neuwied and for nature preservation of the Rheinland Paltz. He was also a good and welcoming host when he received the counsil of ministers in schloss Neuwied in 2014.

Carl Fürst zu Wied verstorben

Tilia C. 03-13-2015 04:27 PM

That is immensely sad. It will be very hard for the family.

It seems the the late Fürst has an older brother has has renounced his rights as first-born in 2000. Is it known why he chose to do so?

Marengo 03-13-2015 04:34 PM


scroll up to post #6 ;).

Stefan 03-13-2015 04:59 PM

It is very sad for the Family specially for the children to loose their father at such a young age. Looking at the Family tree it seems the men in the Family don't become very old. The late Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm died also very unexpected after a stroke when staying in Canada where the Family has posessions.

MAfan 03-14-2015 05:59 PM

The funeral of the Fürst zu Wied will take place in Neuwied on 20 March 2015, followed by the burial at the cemetery of the Princely Family near to Schloss Monrepos.

castell 03-21-2015 10:05 AM

a report about the funeral


Duc_et_Pair 03-21-2015 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by castell (Post 1760910)
a report about the funeral


Vielen Dank! What a great article with many pictures. Too bad that the princely hearse (kutsche) was not used. It is wonderful that so many clubs, unions and associations were present to say farewell to the Fürst zu Wied.


Duc_et_Pair 03-21-2015 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by PrinceOfCanada (Post 799536)

Also.. that is one of the most hideous coats of arms I have ever seen. Yecch.

It is an ugly drawed Coat of Arms by Wikipedia. This one is better:

Wappen des Hauses Wied (free of copyrights) / drawing from the book of Professor Ad. M. Hildebrandt and Alfred Freiherr von Krane, Wappen- und Handbuch des in Schlesien (einschliesslich der Oberlausitz) landgesessenen Adels, Goerlitz 1901 - 1904

Field 1 and 12
A natural peacock against a golden-and-red striped background
Grafschaft Wied

Field 2
A silver tower against a blue background
The origins of these Arms are not clear.

Field 3 and 10
A silver background with two red stripes and a corner in blue
Herrschaft Runkel

Field 4 and 9
A silver background with two red stripes
Herrschaft Nieder-Isenburg

Field 6
In red a double-tailed golden lion
Refers to the related House of Sayn

Field 7
In white a large black cross with in the heart the shield of Homburg
Refers to the Amt Altenwied, the Amt Neuerburg and the Herrschaft Homburg

Field 8
In silver three black stripes
Refers to the related Herrschaft Kirchberg

Field 11
In silver a black, double-cocked Lion
Also refers to the Herrschaft Kirchberg

Heart Shield
In gold a natural peacock
Refers to the Fürstendom Wied

fearghas 03-22-2015 05:23 PM

Does anyone know who attended the funeral. The Furst had close family relationships with many other Royals, including the Isenbergs, GF of Prussia, a branch of the Habsburgs, The Waldecks and Oldenburgs.

Marengo 03-23-2015 05:36 AM

This newspaper has 11 pictures of the funeral service. But they respected the privacy of the mourners so it is impossible to say who was there.

Trauerfeier und Beisetzung Carl Fürst zu Wied - Fotos Neuwied - Rhein-Zeitung

HereditaryPrincess 03-23-2015 05:46 PM

What sad news, may he RIP. :sad: It must be hard to lose a loved one at his age.

It appears that there was quite a large funeral for the late Fürst, and there was also a fairly big crowd, looking at the photos. From this, I get the impression that the Fürst and his family were/are well respected in Neuwied.

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