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Uploaded on Aug 27, 2011

Wedding of Prince George. Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia,(legal name: Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen) (born 10 June 1976) is the current head of the Imperial House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia. He is the great-great-grandson and historic heir of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who was deposed and, initially, went into exile upon Germany's defeat in the Great War in 1918.Education and careerGeorg Friedrich is the only son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944--1977) and Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (born a member of a mediatized princely family, she is now Duchess Donata of Oldenburg by her second marriage to her former sister-in-law's ex-husband, Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg). Georg Friedrich attended grammar schools in Bremen and Oldenburg and completed his education at Glenalmond College near Perth, Scotland, where he passed his A-levels. Following a two-year stint in the German army, Georg Friedrich studied business economics at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology.Georg Friedrich currently works for a company specialising in helping universities bring their innovations to market.MarriageOn 21 January 2011, Georg Friedrich announced his engagement to Princess Sophie of Isenburg (born 7 March 1978), daughter of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg by his wife, née Countess Christine von Saurma-Jeltsch.The couple share descent (being 6th cousins once-removed) from Charles II, the first reigning Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and brother of Charlotte of Mecklenburg, queen consort of Britain's King George III. The fiancée's father is head of the most senior branch of the mediatised princely House of Isenburg, known under the Holy Roman Empire and subsequent German Empire as the Büdingen-Birstein line. In 1913 Franz Alexander's grandfather, Franz Joseph, dropped the und Büdingen zu Birstein suffix from his title as Fürst von Isenburg. The bride-to-be has two brothers, and her elder sisters are, respectively, Princess Katharina (born 1971), wife since 2004 of Archduke Martin of Austria-Este, and Princess Isabelle (born 1973), wife since 1998 of Carl, Prince of Wied.The civil wedding took place in Potsdam on 25 August 2011.The religious wedding took place at the Church of Peace (Sanssouci) in Potsdam on August 27, 2011, in commemoration of the 950th anniversary of the founding of the House of Hohenzollern.The religious wedding was also broadcast live by local public television.House of HohenzollernGeorg Friedrich succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis Ferdinand I of Prussia as Head of the House of Hohenzollern on 26 September 1994. Titles and stylesAs Head of the House he is occasionally styled His Royal Highness The Prince of Prussia (German: Seine königliche Hoheit, der Prinz von Preußen), or alternatively His Imperial and Royal Highness The Prince of Prussia (Seine kaiserliche und königliche Hoheit, der Prinz von Preußen) and is sometimes referred to by the anglicisation of his name, George Frederick. German law does not officially recognise the existence of any princely titles but, under German civil law, former non-primogeniture titles are considered to be part of a person's surname.Officially in Germany:10 June 1976 -- present: Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen (addressed as "Herr Prinz von Preußen", "Mister Prinz von Preußen" which translates as "Mister Prince of Prussia")Historical titles:10 June 1976 -- 26 September 1994: His Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia.26 September 1994 -- present: His Imperial and Royal Highness the Prince of Prussia. Quotes"I do not see any reason for the political system in Germany to be changed. And I am very happy — probably happier than many of my forebears.""I have as head of the House of Hohenzollern no political role — and neither do I aim at such."Wikipedia

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