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Donata
prev, German Crown Princess and Crown Princess of Prussia

Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Duchess Friedrich August of Oldenburg

Spouse Prince Louis Ferdinand Sr of Prussia (m. 1975; d. 1977)
Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg (m. 1987 d. 2015)
Issue
Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor
Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia
Duke Christian August of Oldenburg
Full name
Donata Emma
House House of Castell-Rüdenhausen (by birth)
House of Hohenzollern (by marriage)
Father Siegfried, 4th Prince of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Mother Countess Irene of Solms-Laubach
Born 20 June 1950
Died 5 September 2015 (aged 65)
Religion Lutheran

Princess Donata of Prussia and Duchess of Oldenburg, (Donata Emma; born 20 June 1950 - 5 September 2015) is the late mother of Georg Friedrich, King of Prussia, the current head of the House of Hohenzollern and Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia.

Biography Edit

Countess Donata was born 20 June 1950 at the Castle of Rüdenhausen, Germany. As the third child and only daughter of Siegfried, 4th Prince of Castell-Rüdenhausen and (1916–2007), head of the Rüdenhausen branch of the House of Castell and his wife Countess Irene of Solms-Laubach (1925-2006).

She was raised as a Lutheran. After Abitur at Wiesentheider Gymnasium she made an apprenticeship of three years as a nurse at the German Red Cross Hospital in .

Marriages and Family Edit

First Marriage Edit

On 24 May 1975, Countess Donata became the German Crown Princess and the Crown Princess of Prussia, when she married Crown Prince Louis Ferdinand at the Grand Imperial Church of Peace in Potsdam, Prussia.

Donata and Louis Ferdinand were parents of two children, a son and daughter:

In May/June 1977, The Crown Prince was involved in a severe accident during military manoeuvres when he was pinned between two vehicles. Although his leg was amputated, he succumbed several weeks later to the trauma and died on 11 July 1977 in Bremen .

Second Marriage Edit

On 9 February 1987, Dowager Crown Princess Donata married Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Rüdenhausen. They have one child together, one son:

Grandchildren Edit

Princess Donata has eight grandchildren:

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