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Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern

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Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern born 20 April 1952 is the eldest son of the late Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Margarita of Leiningen[1] He became head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern, the Roman Catholic Swabian branch of the dynasty, upon his father's death on 16 September 2010[1]


  • 1 Education and career
  • 2 Marriage and children
  • 3 Residences
  • 4 Titles, styles and honours
    • 41 Titles and styles
    • 42 Dynastic honours
  • 5 Ancestry
  • 6 Discography
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Education and career

The prince read business administration at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

He is the chairman and sole owner of Unternehmensgruppe Fürst von Hohenzollern Corporate Group Prince of Hohenzollern,[1] including real estate and forests with 400 employees, and owns a 50% share in the Zollern GmbH und Co KG steelworks, transmission technics with 2800 employees The Prince himself is voice, saxophonist and leader of the music band Royal Groovin'

According to the suspended 1938 Constitution of Romania, Karl Friedrich is heir to the throne since 2017, upon the death of former King Michael However, in a 2009 interview, he stated that he had no interest in the Romanian throne[2]

Marriage and children

Sigmaringen Castle

He married Countess Alexandra Schenck von Stauffenberg on 17 May 1985 in the Beuron Archabbey, Baden-Württemberg They were divorced on 21 January 2010, in Sigmaringen[1] They have four children:[1]

  • Alexander Friedrich Antonius Johannes, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern b 16 March 1987
  • Princess Philippa Marie Carolina Isabelle of Hohenzollern b 2 November 1988
  • Princess Flaminia Pia Eilika Stephanie of Hohenzollern b 9 January 1992, married Baron Károly von Stipsicz de Ternova b 13 June 1990
  • Princess Antonia Elisabeth Georgina Tatiana of Hohenzollern b 22 June 1995

On 17 July 2010 Karl Friedrich married for the second time with Katharina Maria "Nina" de Zomer born 1959


The prince lives on his hunting estate Josefslust House, whereas the nearby hunting lodge is used by his brother Albrecht born 1954 and the nearby Krauchenwies estate by his divorced wife, Princess Alexandra Furthermore, he owns Umkirch Castle

He has his offices at Sigmaringen Castle which is also open to the public and is used for family weddings and other ceremonial occasions

Titles, styles and honours

Titles and styles

  • 20 April 1952 – 6 February 1965: His Serene Highness Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern
  • 6 February 1965 – 16 September 2010: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
  • 16 September 2010 – present: His Highness The Prince of Hohenzollern[3]

Dynastic honours

  • House of Hohenzollern: Co-Grand Master of the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern[4][5]
  • House of Hohenzollern: Grand Master of the Hohenzollern Decoration of Merit
  • German Imperial and Royal Family: Knight of the Imperial and Royal Order of the Black Eagle[6][4][7]


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  • Jive and Candies 2003, Charly and the Jivemates[8]
  • Jump for Joy 2007, Charly and the Jivemates[9]
  • Just Friends 2010, with Frieder Berlin Trio[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XIX "Haus Hohenzollern" CA Starke Verlag, 2011, pp 32-33, 260 mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflinkISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6
  2. ^ in Romanian "Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern: „Radu Duda's Hohenzollern title is a farce“ Archived 12 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Cotidianul, 10 June 2009
  3. ^ Hohenzollern Castle - Official Site
  4. ^ a b tumblrcom, Karl-Friedrich wearing the German Order of the Black Eagle and the Hohenzollern House order
  5. ^ [dead link]
  6. ^ http://schaufensterdiepressecom/images/uploads_630/3/7/2/689010/RTR2QERWjpg
  7. ^ http://luxusweltde/sites/default/files/styles/gallery-real/public/img/karl-von-hohenzollern-katharina-122304103jpgitok=WebJIDxh
  8. ^ http://wwwsatindollde/cds/1045htm
  9. ^ http://wwwsatindollde/cds/1061htm
  10. ^ http://wwwsatindollde/cds/1065htm

External links

  • Hohenzollern website
  • Charlie and the JiveMates website
Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern House of Hohenzollern-SigmaringenCadet branch of the House of HohenzollernBorn: 20 April 1952
German nobility
Preceded by
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
Prince of Hohenzollern
16 September 2010 – present
Prince Alexander

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