Prince Christian of Hanover

Prince Christian of Hanover (Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Wilhelm-Ernst Friedrich Franz; born 1 June 1985) is a German noble, the younger son of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, and his first wife, Chantal Hochuli.[1]

Prince Christian
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 37)
Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Spouse
(m. 2018)
Issue2
Names
Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Wilhelm-Ernst Friedrich Franz
HouseHanover
FatherErnst August, Prince of Hanover
MotherChantal Hochuli

Early life and educationEdit

Hanover was born Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Wilhelm Ernst Friedrich Franz on 1 June 1985 in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, West Germany.[1] His parents Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, and Chantal Hochuli, an heiress to a Swiss chocolate company, divorced on 23 October 1997.[1] Less than two years later, on 23 January 1999, his father married Princess Caroline of Monaco.[2]

MarriageEdit

On 24 November 2017, Christian married Peruvian lawyer Alessandra de Osma in a civil service at the Chelsea and Westminster register office in London. The couple celebrated their religious wedding on 16 March 2018 at Basilica of San Pedro, in Lima, with the Rev. Hans-Jürgen Hoeppke (IELP-Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peru; Christuskirche in Lima) and Bishop Norbert Klemens Strotmann of the diocese of Chosica officiating.[3] After moving permanently to Madrid, the couple announced in March 2020 they were expecting a set of twins, and Alessandra gave birth on 7 July 2020 at Quirón Clinic in Pozuelo de Alarcón.[4][5][6] The couple live in the neighbourhood of Puerta de Hierro, near the eponymous club.[7]

Titles and stylesEdit

After the German Revolution of 1918–1919 and the establishment of the Weimar Republic in 1919, legal recognition of hereditary titles was abolished. Since the introduction of the Weimar Constitution, the use of titles in Germany has been unofficial, while legally they are retained only as surnames.[8][9]

Christian's name in Germany thus is Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Wilhelm-Ernst Friedrich Franz Prinz von Hannover Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg Königlicher Prinz von Großbritannien und Irland, where Prinz von Hannover Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg Königlicher Prinz von Großbritannien und Irland is his last name, not his title.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XVIII. "Haus Hannover". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2007, pp. 22–26. ISBN 978-3-7980-0841-0.
  2. ^ "The turbulent love lives and marriages of Albert's sisters". Hello. 14 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Alessandra de Osma y Príncipe Christian de Hannover: Así llegó la novia a la Basílica de San Pedro," Wapa, 16/3/18
  4. ^ Sassa de Osma y sus bebés abandonan el hospital tras dos semanas ingresados
  5. ^ Fontaine, Nicolas (2020-07-13). "Naissance des jumeaux de Christian et Alessandra de Hanovre : les prénoms sont déjà connus". Histoires Royales (in French). Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  6. ^ Princess Alessandra, pregnant with twins, spotted enjoying the spanish sun
  7. ^ P. Izquierdo (2 June 2020). "Sassa de Osma y Christian de Hannover, los nuevos vecinos de Isabel Preysler". www.vanitatis.elconfidencial.com (in Spanish).
  8. ^ "Unequal and Morganatic Marriages in German Law: After 1919" (in German). 1920. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  9. ^ Almanach de Gotha, Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1944), pages 38-39, 169 (French)
  10. ^ "The Reich Constitution of August 11th 1919 with Modifications Article 109" (in German). Retrieved 18 January 2013.

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