Tag Archives: House of Hesse

On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Hesse-Savoy Royal Wedding

  September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 23, 1925: A royal wedding takes place at the Royal Castle of Racconigi in north-western Italy, when Princess Mafalda of Savoy – second eldest daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy – marries Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, the future Landgrave. The couple had four children – Moritz, Heinrich, Otto and Elisabeth – before the Second World War tore the family apart: while Philipp was a member of Nazi party and … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Two

  June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

The second day of their state visit to Germany saw Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh head to Frankfurt for the majority of the day. Their first stop was at St Paul’s Church, dubbed the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy, where they met with locals and were welcomed by the local children’s choir. The couple were shown around the church, in particular viewing the 1356 document which created the … Continue reading

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Wedding Anniversary of Donatus and Floria-Franziska of Hesse

  May 17, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Today Prince Donatus of Hesse and Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot in a civil wedding on April 25, 2003 and a religious wedding on May 17, 2003. The wedding took place in Germany and was attended by over 300 guests including royalty. The couple have three children together, a daughter and two sons.

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Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse Has Died

  May 24, 2013 at 4:34 am by

The Head of the House of Hesse, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, has passed away at the age of eighty-six. The Landgrave passed away in the afternoon of May 23rd, following a long-term lung illness. The news was confirmed by Mark Miller, the Director of the Hessian House Foundation. Landgrave Moritz was born on August 6th, 1926 at the Castle of Racconigi in Cuneo, Italy, as the eldest child of Philipp, … Continue reading

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