|Prince Christian Alexander|
| Royal Prince of Germany and Prussia, The Duke of Mecklenburg, Prince of Nassau and Archduke of Austria
|Christian Alexander Frederick Michael Christoph Léopold Victor|
|House|| House of Hohenzollern |
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
|Father||Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor|
|Mother||Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria|
|Born|| 15 May 2000 |
Königsberg Castle, Prussia
Prince Christian Alexander of Prussia, Duke of Mecklenburg (Christian Alexander Frederick Michael Christoph Léopold Victor; born 15 May 2000) is the second child of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria. He is the twin brother of Princess Kira Astrid of Prussia.
As of April 2017, Prince Christian Alexander is second-in-line to succeed the Imperial throne of Germany after his elder brother, The Crown Prince
Birth and Family Life Edit
Christian Alexander was born at 07:25 CET on 15 May 2000 at the New Palace of Berlin, as the third child and second son of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
His birth was greeted by 21-gun salutes from Königsberg Palace, Prussia. His names and titles were announced the day after his birth on 16 May 2000 by his father, The Emperor, his paternal grandmother was present at a cabinet meeting a thanksgiving service was held to celebrate the Prince's birth in attendance was his father, his elder brother, his maternal and paternal grandparents, his maternal great-grandfather, his aunt and uncles from both families.
The Prince has three siblings, one twin sister, one elder brother and one younger sister:
- Princess Kira Astrid of Prussia, (born 15 May 2000, age 17)
- Wilhelm Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Prussia (born 10 October 1998, age 18)
- Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia (born 18 June 2004, age 12)
The Prince has seven other half-siblings from both his parents' second marriages.
From his father's second marriage he has four half-siblings, three younger half-brother's and one younger sister.
- Prince Carl Friedrich of Prussia (born 20 January 2013, age 4)
- Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (born 20 January 2013, age 4)
- Princess Emma Marie of Prussia (born 2 April 2015, age 2 years)
- Prince Heinrich of Prussia (born 17 November 2016, age 7 months)
From his mother's second marriage, he has three younger half-brother's.
- Archduke Léopold of Austria (born 19 April 2011, age 6 years)
- Archduke Constantin of Austria (born 25 October 2013, age 3 years)
- Archduke Gabriel of Austria (born July 2016, age 11 months)
On 17 November 2006, Christian Alexander parents announced their separation and intention to divorce and then four months later they announced that they were divorcing. On 26 March 2007, It was announced that they were officially divorced after nine years of marriage. Prince Christian Alexander was nearly seven years at the time.
Christian Alexander was eight years old when he and his siblings, Wilhelm Ferdinand, (aged 10) and sisters, Kira Astrid (aged 8) and Victoria Marie (aged 4) watched his mother marry for the second time on 6 December 2008, to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum in Mechelen, Brussels, Belgium. The Prince was a pageboy, while his elder brother walked with their mother and maternal grandfather his sisters, Kira Astrid and Victoria Marie was a bridesmaids.
Family History Edit
He is the paternal grandson and third grandchild of the late Prince Louis Ferdinand II of Prussia and Donata, Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen and his maternal grandparents are Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria
Just after his father's first birthday, his grandfather was involved in a severe accident during military maneuvers, where 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. before the birth of his daughter (and Wilhelm Ferdinand's aunt) Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia, six months later on 30 January 1978.
On 10 January 2005, Prince Christian Alexander was only five years old when his maternal great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte-Joséphine of Belgium died after long suffering from lung cancer at her home, Fischbach Castle, she was aged 87 at the time of death, her family was present. Princess Charlotte-Joséphine's funeral was held at Notre-dame cathedral, Luxembourg, On 10 January 2005.
On 5 September 2015, Prince Christian Alexander was 15 years old when his paternal grandmother, Donata, Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen died from a long illness at the age of 65. On 15 September 2015, Prince Christian Alexander with his father, stepmother, his step-grandfather, his brother and elder sister attended his grandmother's funeral.
In September 2006, Prince Christian Alexander at the age of six, followed in the footsteps of his father and elder brother and attended grammar schools in Bremen and Oldenburg.
In September 2016, When Prince Christian Alexander turned 16, like his father and elder brother attended Glen-almond College near Perth, in Scotland.
The Prince speaks German, French, English and some Luxembourgish
Military Service Edit
Prince Christian Alexander started his military service in 2010, at the age of 10, like his father and elder brother.
Royal Duites Edit
Prince Christian Alexander is second-in-line to succeed his father, The Emperor after his elder brother, Wilhelm Ferdinand
When the Prince approached his 16th birthday, On 15 May 2016, The Prince will be allowed to perform official and state duties and can act as Regent of State when his father, The Emperor or his elder brother, The Crown Prince are absent or out of the country
The Prince celebrates and attends the birthdays of his father, The Emperor and elder brother, The Crown Prince every year since 2008. The Emperor and The Crown Prince have both been dedicated with a birthday concert which are called Königsday (10 June) and Kronprinz's day (10 October) they are four months apart which the Prince attends both.
Royal Functions Edit
On 19 May 2000, four-day-old Prince Christian Alexander was carried out by his mother onto the Royal Balcony and was introduced to the nation by his father, The Emperor, his mother was present with his 1-year-old brother Wilhelm Ferdinand.
On 10 June 2006, Six-year-old Prince Christian Alexander celebrated his father's 30th birthday with his elder brother and sister by appearing on the balcony and the coach ride through Prussia. There was also a church service to celebrate the birth of his father.
On 29 September 2006, Six-year-old Prince Christian Alexander with his mother, his elder brother (aged 8) and his younger sister (aged 2) attended the wedding of his mother's first cousin, Prince Louis of Luxembourg to Miss Tessy Antony, later Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, they divorced 11 years later in 2017.
On 16 October 2007, Seven-year-old Prince Christian Alexander made his first official public appearance and opened a new train station, in Mecklenburg, three years later in 2010, he was made The Duke of Mecklenburg by his father. The Emperor.
In July 2011, Eleven-year-old Prince Christian Alexander with his elder siblings, Wilhelm Ferdinand (aged 12) and Victoria Marie (aged 7) attended the christening of his half-brother, Archduke Léopold of Austria, he is the son of his mother and his stepfather, Count Rodolphe.
On 20 October 2012, 12-year-old Prince Christian Alexander with his mother, stepfather, and elder siblings, Wilhelm Ferdinand (aged 14) and Victoria Marie (aged 8) attended the wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, his mother's first cousin is The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. His father and stepmother were also in attendance, his sister was a bridesmaid.
On 18 June 2013, 13-year-old Prince Christian Alexander with his two elder siblings, Wilhelm Ferdinand (aged 14) and Victoria Marie (aged 9) attended the christening of their twin brothers, Prince Carl Friedrich and Prince Louis Ferdinand, both aged 5 months, they are the children of his father and stepmother
On 21 September 2013, Prince Christian Alexander (aged 13), with his mother, stepfather and his two elder siblings, Wilhelm Ferdinand (aged 14) and Victoria Marie (aged 9) attended the wedding of his mother's cousin, Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Miss Claire Lachemader, later Princess Claire of Luxembourg.
Titles, Styles and honours Edit
Titles and Styles Edit
- 15 May 2000 - 26 September 2010: His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Christian Alexander of Germany and Prussia, Prince of Nassau and Archduke of Austria
- 26 September 2010 - present: His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Christian Alexander, Royal Prince of Germany and Prussia, Prince of Nassau, The Duke of Mecklenburg, The Count of Ravensberg and Archduke of Austria