| Princess of Prussia |
Duchess of Oldenburg
Princess of Isenburg
|Spouse||Duke Christian August of Oldenburg (m. 2014)|
| Prince Carl Friedrich of Prussia (b. 2015) |
Princess Emma Marie of Prussia (b. 2017)
|Sophie Johanna Maria|
|House|| House of Isenburg (by birth)
House of Hohenzollern (by marriage)
|Father||Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg|
|Mother||Countesses Christine von Saurma-Jeltsch|
|Born|| (31 years, 13 days) |
Frankfurt, West Germany
|Religion||Church of Germany|
Early Life Edit
Princess Sophie was born on 7 March 1978 in Frankfurt, West Germany. Her parents are Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and his wife, née Countess Christine von Saurma-Jeltsch. He is head of a mediatized Catholic line of Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, who lost their independence in 1815. She has two sisters (Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Esteand Isabelle, Dowager Princess of Wied) and two brothers (Hereditary Prince Alexander and Prince Viktor).
Education and Career Edit
Growing up at Castle Birstein, the family seat in Hesse, Sophie studied at a primary school in Birstein and at St. Mary's school (de) in Fulda. She then attended the boarding school Kloster Wald and passed her A-Levels as well as a trade test as a dressmaker. The princess undertook internships in her country's Bundestag, and in London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Sophie studied Business Administration at the University of Freiburg and Humboldt University of Berlin and works at a firm that offers consulting services for nonprofit business.
Personal Life Edit
In March 2005, Princess Sophie met her future husband, Duke Christian August of Oldenburg, the maternal half-brother of Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor. They socialized in the same circles, went to the same school and were already friends when their romance developed in 2009.
Engagement and Wedding Edit
On 20 January 2013, The engagement between Princess Sophie and Duke Christian August of Oldenburg was announced at a cabinet meeting by the German Emperor. The wedding was held on 1 December 2014 at the Imperial Abbey in Berlin. Following the ceremony, a wedding banquet dinner was held by the groom's parents on the grounds of the Sanssouci summer palace of Frederick the Great.
On 19 May 2015, The Royal Court announced that Prince Christian August and Princess Sophie were expecting their first child in October 2015. On 29 September 2015, the couple became parents for the first time to a boy, Prince Carl Friedrich.
On 13 August 2016, The Royal Court announced that Prince Christian August and Princess Sophie were expecting their second child in February 2017. On 22 February 2017, the couple became parents to a daughter, Princess Emma Marie of Prussia.
Titles, Styles and Honours Edit
Titles and Styles Edit
- 7 March 1978 - 1 December 2014: Her Serene Highness Princess Sophie of Isenburg
- 1 December 2014 - present: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Prussia, Princess of Isenburg and Duchess of Oldenburg