Prince Hubertus of Prussia

Prince Hubertus
Born (1909-09-30)30 September 1909
Marmorpalais, Potsdam, German Empire
Died 8 April 1950(1950-04-08) (aged 40)
Windhoek, South West Africa
Burial Hohenzollern Castle, Wurttemberg-Hohenzollern, West Germany
Spouse Baroness Maria von Humboldt-Dachroeden
Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz
Issue Anastasia, Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Princess Marie Christine
Full name
Hubertus Karl Wilhelm
House Hohenzollern
Father Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
Mother Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Prussian royalty
House of Hohenzollern
Wilhelm II
Prince Wilhelm
Prince Louis Ferdinand
Prince Hubertus
Prince Frederick
Prince Alexander Ferdinand
Princess Alexandrine
Prince Oskar
Princess Victoria Marina
Prince Karl Franz
Prince Burchard
Princess Cecilie
Princess Victoria Marina
Herzeleide, Princess of Courland
Prince Wilhem Victor
Prince Wilhelm-Karl

Prince Hubertus of Prussia (Hubertus Karl Wilhelm; 30 September 1909 – 8 April 1950) was the third son of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.


He joined the army in 1934 (infantry regiment 8 in Frankfurt/Oder) and participated in the Invasion of Poland in 1939. One year later he was dismissed from the army by Hitler's Prinzenerlaß, following the death of his elder brother Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, who was wounded in France 23.5.1940 and died in a Field hospital in Belgium three days later.

Marriage and issue

On 29 December 1941, he married Baroness Maria Anna von Humboldt-Dachroeden (9 July 1916 – 24 September 2003) in Oels, Schlesien. They divorced two years later, in 1943 and on 5 June of that year, he married again to Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz (20 August 1920 – 10 October 2009). They had two daughters:

Prince Hubertus died of appendicitis on 8 April 1950 at Windhoek, South West Africa. He was buried in Hohenzollern Castle.


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