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Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen

Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen (born 16 April 1963) is the younger son of Prince Karl of Leiningen and his wife Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria. Hermann was born in Toronto, Ontario, as Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland. Through his mother, Hermann is a grandson of King Boris III of Bulgaria, a great-grandson of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and great-great-grandson of King Nicholas of Montenegro. Through his father, he is a great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria (thus in the line of succession to the throne of Canada and those of the other Commonwealth realms- as of May 2018, he was 151st),[1] as well as Tsar Alexander II of Russia. According to Marlene Eilers, Hermann of Leiningen belongs to the Eastern Orthodox Church. His paternal grandmother was Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna Romanova of Russia and his maternal grandmother was Princess Giovanna of Savoia, daughter of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Prince Hermann Friedrich
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deborah Cully (m. 1987)
IssuePrincess Tatiana
Princess Nadia
Princess Alexandra
Full name
Hermann Friedrich Roland Fernando
FatherPrince Karl of Leiningen
MotherPrincess Marie Louise of Bulgaria

On 16 May 1987, in Oakville (near Toronto), Hermann married Deborah Cully (born 2 December 1961, in Belfast), daughter of Robert and Myrna Ruth Cully.[2] They have three children:[3]

  • Princess Tatiana Victoria Maureen of Leiningen (born 27 August 1989), presently a graduate of Queen's University, having studied art. She married Clayton Reynolds on the 17th of June 2017.
  • Princess Nadia Christiane Ruth of Leiningen (born 16 December 1991), presently a graduate of Queen's University, having studied drama.
  • Princess Alexandra Sophia Maria of Leiningen (born 18 December 1997). Known as Alexa. [4]

Hermann works in London for RBC Global Asset Management Inc., a division of the Royal Bank of Canada. He uses the name Hermann Leiningen professionally.[5]



  1. ^ William Addams Reitwiesner, "Persons eligible to succeed to the British Throne as of 1 Jan 2011"
  2. ^ Eilers, Marlene A., Queen Victoria’s Descendants, Rosvall Royal Books, Falköping, 1997, 2nd Edition, p. 151
  3. ^ Leiningen
  4. ^ Eilers, Marlene A., Queen Victoria’s Descendants: Companion Volume, Rosvall Royal Books, Falköping, 2004, p. 50.
  5. ^ RBC Institutional Investments - RBC Asset Management
Preceded by
Princess Juliana of Leiningen
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Alfred, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
Princess Tatiana of Leiningen