Princess Magdalene of Prussia has Died

  October 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

Her Royal Highness Magdalene, Princess Hubertus of Prussia, died on Saturday, 10 October 2009, in Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach. She was 89 years old.

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Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss zu Köstritz was born at Leipzig on 20 August 1920, the eldest daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss zu Köstritz and his wife Hermine, née Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg; Princess Magdalene had a younger sister, Caroline, Countess von Wedel. On 5 June 1943 Magdalene married Prince Hubertus of Prussia in Schloss Prillwitz. Hubertus was the third son of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and of his wife Crown Princess Cecilie, née Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and grandson of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II; Prince Hubertus was previously married to Baroness Maria von Humboldt-Dachroeden, from whom he had divorced some months before the wedding to Magdalene.

Hubertus and Magdalene had together two children, both daughters: Princess Anastasia and Princess Marie Christine. The eldest, Anastasia, was born in 1944, and is married since 1965 to Fürst Aloys-Konstantin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg; the youngest daughter, Marie Christine, was born in 1947, and died aged 19 in 1966 from the injuries resulting from a car accident. Prince Hubert died of appendicitis in 1950 in South Africa, aged 41, leaving Magdalene alone with their two daughters; Magdalene never remarried.

Princess Magdalene will be buried next to her husband in the St.Michaels Bastei, near to Burg Hohenzollern.

To learn more about the Prussian Royal Family look at this thread; to read the announcement of her death look at the official website of the Prussian Royal Family (in German).

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