The Prince and Princess of Prussia are now proud parents of two boys. The twins were born on January 20 in Bremen, Germany. A statement released by Prince Georg Friedrich today announced the births with “great joy and gratitude”. The mother and children are all doing well.
The elder twin is named Carl Friedrich and the younger one – Louis Ferdinand. Carl Friedrich is the Heir Apparent to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern. The names have strong history in the family; it is also possible the eldest boy was named in honour of Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern (head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen). The younger boy is named after Prince Georg’s father – Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.
The boys are the first great-great-great-grandsons of Wilhelm II, Germany’s last Emperor. Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand were born almost exactly two years after their parents got engaged; Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Isenburg announced their engagement on January 21, 2011. They got married civilly on 25 August 2011, and religiously on 27 August 2011 – the 950th anniversary of the founding of the House of Hohenzollern. Their religious wedding was broadcast live by public television.
Congratulations to the happy couple on their double joy!