|Princess Kira Astrid|
| Princess Royal of Germany, Princess of Prussia, Prince of Nassau and Archduchess of Austria
|Kira Astrid Marie Louise Donata Josephine|
|House|| House of Hohenzollern |
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
|Father||Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor|
|Mother||Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria|
|Born|| 15 May 2000 (age 17) |
New Palace of Berlin, Germany
The Princess Kira Astrid, Princess Royal of German Empire (Kira Astrid Louise Marie Donata Josephine; born 15 May 2000) is thefirst daughter of Friedrich IV, German Emperor and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria. She is the twin sister of Prince Christian Alexander, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg.
Princess Royal of the German Empire Edit
Birth and Family Edit
Princess Kira was born at 07:48 CET on 15 May 2000 at the University Hospital of Berlin. As the younger twin and first daughter of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor and his first wife, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
Her birth was greeted by 21-gun salutes. Her names and titles were announced the day after his birth on 16 May 2000 by her father, The Emperor, her paternal grandmother was present at a cabinet meeting a thanksgiving service was held to celebrate the twin's birth in attendance was their father, their elder brother, their maternal and paternal grandparents, their maternal great-grandfather and their aunt and uncles from both families.
The Princess has six siblings:
- Prince Christian Alexander, her twin brother (born 15 May 2000, aged 18)
- Wilhelm Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Prussia (born 10 October 1998, age 19)
- Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia (born 18 June 2004, aged 13)
- Prince Heinrich of Prussia (born 19 January 2008, age 10)
- Prince Albert Leopold of Prussia (born 19 April 2011, aged 7)
- Princess Marie Josephine of Prussia (born 31 March 2015, aged 3)
Princess Kira and her brother, Prince Christian Alexander were christened at St Peter and Paul's Cathedral, on 26 September 2000 (the sixth anniversary of her father's accession to the throne)
Her names are:
- Kira - the namesake of her paternal great-grandmother, Grand Duchess Kira of Russia, who died 32 years prior to her birth.
- Astrid - the second name of her maternal grandmother, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
- Louise - the namesake of her paternal 6x-great-grandmother, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
- Marie - the namesakes of both her mother and grandmother, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria and Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria.
- Donata - the namesake of her paternal grandmother, Donata, Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
- Josephine - the second name of her maternal great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte-Josephine of Belgium.
Her godparents are:
- Archduke Christoph of Austria (her maternal uncle)
- Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (her mother's second cousin)
- Prince Christian Ludwig of Prussia (her father's first cousin)
- Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
- Duchess Bibiane of Oldenburg (his father’s step-sister and first cousin) (she is also the godmother of her twin brother)
- Prince Juan Jorge Bagration-Mukhransky (a distant relative of the Hohenzollern family and friend of her fathers)
In June 2002, Princess Kira Astrid and her brother, Prince Christian Alexander started their preschool education at Kindergarten at the age of two. Princess Kira Astrid finished her education at Kindergarten at the age of five in 2005.
In September 2006, Six-year-old Princess Kira Astrid was enrolled at the International School of Hamburg, she left at the age of eleven.
In August 2011, eleven-year-old Princess Kira Astrid like her mother was sent to Collège Alpin International Beau Soleilin a boarding school in Geneva, Switzerland.
Royal Duties Edit
Royal Functions Edit
On 19 May 2000, four-day-old Princess Kira and her brother Christian Alexander were carried out by their mother and father onto the Royal Balcony and was introduced to the nation by their father, The Emperor, his mother was present with her nineteen-month-p0old brother Wilhelm Ferdinand.
On 16 October 2003, The three-year-old twins Princess Kira Astrid and Prince Christian Alexander made their first public appearances and opened two new train stations, one in Mecklenburg and one in Ravensberg.
On 10 January 2005, The three-year-old twins with their six-year-old brother and parents attended the funeral of their maternal great-grandmother, Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium at the Notre Dame Cathedral.
On 10 June 2006, six-year-old Princess Kira celebrated her father's 30th birthday with her elder brothers and younger sister by appearing on the balcony and the coach ride through Prussia. There was also a church service to celebrate the birth of her father.
On 29 September 2006, six-year-old Princess Kira with her mother, her elder brothers (aged 8) and (aged 6) 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. The Princess and her sister were bridesmaids.
On 2 July 2011, eleven-year-old Princess Kira with her elder siblings, Crown Prince Wilhelm (aged 12), Christian Alexander (aged 11) and Victoria Marie (aged 7) attended the christening of their younger brother, Prince Albert Leopold of Prussia.
On 20 October 2012, 12-year-old Princess Kira with her parents; her elder brothers, Wilhelm (aged 14), Christian Alexander (aged 12), younger sister Victoria Marie (aged 8) and two younger brothers, Henry (age 4) and Albert Leopold (age 1) attended the Wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy , her mother's first cousin is The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. She and her siblings were pageboys and bridesmaids.
On 21 September 2013, Princess Kira (aged 13), with her parents and her siblings, Wilhelm (aged 14), Christian Alexander (aged 13), Victoria Marie (aged 9), Henry (age 5) and Prince Albert Leopold (age 2) attended the wedding of her mother's cousin, Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Miss Claire Lachemader, later Princess Claire of Luxembourg.