Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia

Princess Marie-Cécile
Born (1942-05-28) 28 May 1942
Cadinen, Kreis Elbing
Spouse Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg
(m. 1965; div. 1989)
Issue Duke Paul-Wladimir
Duchess Rixa
Duchess Bibiane
Full name
Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise
House Hohenzollern
Father Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
Mother Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia

HRH Prince Christian-Sigismund
HRH Princess Nina

  • Isabelle-Alexandra Grandmontagne-Prinzessin von Preußen
  • HRH Prince Christian Ludwig
  • HRH Princess Irina Maria

HRH Princess Marie Cécile

Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia (Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise; born 28 May 1942 in Cadinen, Kreis Elbing) is the daughter of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia.[1] Her paternal grandparents were William, German Crown Prince, and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin; maternally, she is a granddaughter of Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Marriage and children

In 1965 Princess Marie-Cécile married Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg, who was working as an agricultural expert.[2] They married in Berlin in a civil ceremony on 3 December 1965 and a religious ceremony the following day.[1][2] Theirs was the first Hohenzollern marriage in Berlin since 1913.[2]

Friedrich August and Marie-Cécile have three children, a son and two daughters:[1]

Marie-Cécile and Friedrich August divorced on 23 November 1989.[1] In 1991 her ex-husband remarried Donata Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen, the widow of Marie-Cécile's late brother, Prince Louis Ferdinand.

British succession

Marie-Cécile is in the line of succession to the British throne. As Catholics, her son and his children are not — and so her elder daughter, Rixa, follows her in the British line of succession, followed by her other daughter, Bibiane.

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 Lundy, Darryl. "Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preußen". Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 "Marie Cecilie of Prussia Wed In Berlin to Duke of Oldenburg". The New York Times. Berlin. 4 December 1965.
  3. Descendants of German Emperor Wilhelm I
  4. Netty Royal News>Births>2012
Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia
Born: May 28 1942
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Irina of Prussia
Line of succession to the British Throne
descended from Alfred, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
Duchess Rixa of Oldenburg
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