Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria

Princess Max of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria
Born (1940-12-31) 31 December 1940
Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (m. 1967)
Issue Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
Marie Caroline, Duchess Philipp of Württemberg
Duchess Helena
Duchess Elisabeth, Mrs. Terberger
Duchess Maria Anna, Baroness von Maltzan
Full name
Elisabeth Christina
House Douglas
Father Count Carl Ludvig Douglas
Mother Ottora Maria Haas-Heye
Bavarian Royal Family

HRH The Duke of Bavaria

HRH The Duke in Bavaria
HRH The Duchess in Bavaria

HRH The Dowager Princess of Waldburg
HRH The Dowager Princess of Quadt

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria (born 31 December 1940) is the wife of Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, heir presumptive to both the former Bavarian Royal House and the Jacobite Succession.

Family background

Elisabeth was born at Stockholm, Sweden, on 31 December 1940. She was the first daughter of Count Carl Ludvig Douglas and Ottora Maria Haas-Heye. She was granddaughter of General Vilhelm Archibald Douglas. Her maternal great-grandfather was Philip, Prince of Eulenburg and Hertefeld (1847–1921) (friend of Wilhelm II, German Emperor), whose youngest child Viktoria Ada Astrid Agnes (1886–1967) married in 1909 Professor Otto Ludwig Haas-Heye (1879–1959), and had issue, including two daughters. Elisabeth descends through both her mother and father from medieval Scandinavian nobility and rulers. However, her father's patrilineal ancestry is Scottish, of the Swedish-German branch, descended via two obscure generations,[1] descended from the youngest son of James Douglas, 1st Baron of Dalkeith, ancestor of the 15th century Earls of Morton. All these Douglases were of the Morton branch of the ancient Douglas family. Her younger sister Rosita married in 1972 to John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough but divorced in 2008.

Marriage and family

Countess Elisabeth married on 10 January 1967 in a civil ceremony in Kreuth, to Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, son of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria and his first wife, Countess Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan and great-grandson of King Ludwig III of Bavaria. They married in a religious ceremony in Munich on 24 January 1967.[2]

They had five daughters:

Max and Elisabeth live at Schloss Tegernsee and Schloss Wildenwart.[3]

Titles and styles




  1. The descent is unquestionably legitimate from one Patrick Douglas, of Standingstone, who married Cairistiona Leslie, and whose son Robert Douglas (1611-1662) emigrated to Sweden and became the first Swedish count Douglas
  2. Genealogy
  3. Max, Duke in Bavaria
  4. King Carl Gustaf's Birthday
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