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Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia

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Princess Marie-Cécile
Born (1942-05-28) 28 May 1942 (age 81)
Cadinen, Kreis Elbing, Nazi Germany
  • Duke Paul-Wladimir
  • Duchess Rixa
  • Duchess Bibiane
Full name
Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise
FatherLouis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
MotherGrand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia

Princess Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise of Prussia (born 28 May 1942) 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 Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Marriage and children[edit]

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]

  • Duke Paul-Wladimir of Oldenburg (Paul-Wladimir Nikolaus Louis-Ferdinand Peter Max Karl-Emich; born 16 August 1969, Lübeck), married Maria del Pilar Méndez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (born 20 October 1970, Madrid; granddaughter of Karl, 8th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) in a civil ceremony on 18 January 2001 in Wertheim, and a religious ceremony on 20 January 2001 in Bronnbach an der Tauber. They have four sons and one daughter:
    • Duke Kirill of Oldenburg (Kirill Friedrich-August Jaime Cristobal Hermann Antonius Vincenz Josef Maria; born 13 June 2002, Berlin)
    • Duke Carlos of Oldenburg (Carlos Jakobus Leo Wilfried Josef Maria; born 19 April 2004, Eutin)
    • Duke Paul of Oldenburg (Paul Maria; born 8 September 2005)
    • Duchess Maria Assunta of Oldenburg (born 21 March 2007)
    • Duke Louis Ferdinand of Oldenburg (born 2012)[3][4]
  • Duchess Rixa of Oldenburg (Rixa Marie-Alix Kira Altburg; born 17 September 1970, Lübeck), married Stephan Sanders in Hamburg-Nienstedten on 13 October 2012.
  • Duchess Bibiane of Oldenburg (Bibiane Marie Alexandra Gertrud; born 24 June 1974, Oldenburg), married Peter Dorner (b. 19 February 1972 at Wasserburg am Inn) in Meran on 22 May 2004. They have one son and two daughters.

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



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lundy, Darryl. "Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preußen". Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "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

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