|Princess Victoria Marie|
| Princess of Prussia, Princess of Germany, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma, Archduchess of Austria
|Victoria Marie Louise Anna Christine Alexandra Charlotte|
|House||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor|
|Mother||Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria|
|Born|| 18 June 2004 (age 12) |
Hohenzollern Castle, Bremen, Prussia
HI&RH Princess Victoria Marie, Princess Royal of Prussia (Victoria Marie Louise Alexandra Charlotte; born 18 June 2005) is the fourth child and only daughter of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
Princess Victoria Marie was born on 18 June 2005 at Hohenzollern Castle, in Bremen, Prussia as the fourth child and younger daughter of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor and first wife, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria. His father is the eldest child and only son of the late Crown Princes Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Donata, Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen. Her mother is the eldest child and elder daughter of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
Her birth was greeted by two 21-gun salutes at Königsberg Her names and title were announced the day after her birth at a cabinet meeting. After the cabinet meeting a thanksgiving service was held to celebrate the birth of the new princess in attendance was her father, her elder brothers, her elder sister, her maternal and paternal grandparents, her aunt's and uncle's of both families and some of her cousins.
The Princess has two elder brothers and one elder sister:
- Wilhelm Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Prussia, born 10 October 1998
- Prince Christian Alexander of Prussia, born 15 May 2000
- Princess Kira Astrid of Prussia, born 15 May 2000
The Princess and her elder siblings have seven other siblings from both her parents' second marriages.
From her father's second marriage, she has four half-siblings, three younger brother's and one sister.
- Prince Carl Friedrich, The Prince of Prussia, (born 20 January 2013, age 4 years)
- Prince Louis Ferdinand II of Prussia, (born 20 January 2013, age 4 years)
- Princess Emma Marie of Prussia, (born 2 April 2015, age 2 years)
- Prince Heinrich of Prussia, (born 17 November 2016, age 7 months)
From Her mother's second marriage to Count Rodolphe, she has three younger half-brother's:
- Archduke Léopold de Limburg-Stirum, (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)
Family History Edit
She is related to the most of the Royal Houses and families of House of Habsburg-Lorraine (Austria-empire), House of Nassau-Weilburg and House of Bourbon-Parma (Luxembourg), House of Hohenzollern (Germany) and House of Windsor (British).
Just after her father's first birthday, her grandfather was involved in a severe accident during military manoeuvres, 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, Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia, six months later on 30 January 1978.
Princess Victoria Marie was christened at the Chapel of St. Michael in Hohenzollern Castle on 26 August 2005 (her maternal grandfather's 48th birthday).
On 6 July 2009, eight-year-old Princess Victoria Marie like her mother went to a boarding school in the United Kingdom. She finished boarding school on 22 June 2016, after seven years at aged 15.
On 8 August 2016, One month after finishing at boarding school, 15-year-old Princess Victoria Marie started her secondary education in Austria.
The Princess's mother tongue is German, She also speaks French, English and some Luxembourgish.
Royal Duties Edit
Princess Victoria Marie has been in the spotlight since her birth in 2001. The Princess and her younger half-sister, Princess Emma Marie are not in line of succession to succeed the imperial throne because females are barred from ascending or becoming Queen-regnant, unless they are the mother of the heir-apparent if they have to act as regent until the heir reaches the age of Majority.
When the Princess approaches her 16th birthday, On 18 June 2017, She will be allowed to perform official and state duties and can act as Regent of State when her father, The Emperor, her stepmother or her elder brother, The Crown Prince are absent or out of the country until her four younger brother's come of age in 2020, 2031 and 2036.
The Princess has attended the birthday's of her father, The Emperor and her brother, The Crown Prince every year since 2004. 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) which the princess attends both concerts.
Royal Functions Edit
On 22 June 2001, four-day-old Princess Victoria Marie was carried out onto the Royal balcony and was introduced to the whole nation by her father, The Emperor, her mother and her two year-old brother, The Crown Prince were also present.
On 7 July 2003, two-year-old princess carried out her first official engagement by opening a new Children's Zoo, in Bad Berleburg, Germany she was accompanied by her parents and her four-year-old brother, Crown Prince Wilhelm Ferdinand.
On 10 June 2006, four-year-old Princess Victoria Marie with her brother's celebrated the 30th birthday of her father, Georg Friedrich, King-Emperor of Prussia by appearing on the balcony and the coach ride through Prussia. There was also a church service to celebrate the birthday of her father, eight days later she celebrated her 5th birthday on 18 June.
On 29 September 2006, She with her mother and her elder brother attended the wedding of her mother's first cousin, Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Miss Tessy Antony.
On 20 October 2012, Princess Victoria Marie with her mother, Stepfather and her elder brother attended the wedding of her mother's first cousin, Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy, later Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
On 21 September 2013, Princess Victoria Marie with her mother, stepfather and her two brother's attended the wedding of her mother's cousin, Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Miss Claire Lachemader, later, Princess Claire of Luxembourg, she was also one of the bridesmaid's at the wedding.
Titles, Styles and Honours Edit
Titles and Styles Edit
- 18 June 2001 - 26 September 2004: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia, Princess of Bourbon-Parma, Princess of Nassau and Archduchess of Austria
- 26 September 2004 - present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia, Princess Royal of Germany and Prussia, Princess of Nassau and Archduchess of Austria
Princess Victoria Marie titles and styles in full: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Princess Victoria Marie Louise Anna Christine Alexandra Charlotte of Prussia, The Princess Royal of Germany and Prussia, Princess of Nassau and Archduchess of Austria