Princess Felicitas of Prussia

Princess Felicitas

A baby Princess Felicitas with her grandparents, the German Crown Prince and Princess.
Born (1934-06-07)7 June 1934
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died 1 August 2009(2009-08-01) (aged 75)
Wohltorf, Germany
Burial Aumühle
Spouse Dinnies Karl Friedrich von der Osten
(m. 1958; div. 1972)

Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz
(m. 1972)
Issue Friederike von der Osten
Dinnies Wilhelm von der Osten
Hubertus Christoph von der Osten
Cecilie von der Osten
Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz
Full name
Felicitas Cecilie Alexandrine Helene Dorothea
House Hohenzollern
Father Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
Mother Dorothea von Salviati

Princess Felicitas of Prussia (Felicitas Cecilie Alexandrine Helene Dorothea; 7 June 1934 1 August 2009) was a German princess and great-granddaughter of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II. After her grandfather died in 1951, she was the first person in line to the British throne who was not a descendant of one of Queen Victoria's sons.


Felicitas was born in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, in 1934, as one of two daughters.[1] Her parents were Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and his wife, Dorothea von Salviati.[1] Her sister was Princess Christa.

Her father, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, was the eldest son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, the heir of the last German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II.[1] Felicitas' grandfather, Crown Prince Wilhelm, went into exile in the Netherlands in 1918 following the end of World War I and the collapse of the German monarchy.[1]

Felicitas' father, Prince Wilhelm, was killed in France in 1940 during World War II.

Marriages and issue

On 12 December 1958 Felicitas married Dinnies Karl Friedrich von der Osten (b. 21 May 1929). They had four children:

They were divorced in 1972, and on 27 October 1972 she married Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz (b. 26 September 1937) at Aumühle. They had one daughter:

Felicitas died in Wohltorf, Germany, on 1 August 2009, at the age of 75.[1] Her family did not give a cause of death.[1] She was buried in Aumühle, near Hamburg.[1]



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