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Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern

Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern German noble

German noble
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Intro German noble
A.K.A. Karl Friedrich Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Germany
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 20 April 1952, Sigmaringen, Germany
Age: 68 years
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Mother: Princess Margarita of Leiningen
Father: Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
Siblings: Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern Albrecht Johannes Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Children: Alexander, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern Philippa Marie Carolina Isabelle Prinzessin von HohenzollernFlaminia Pia Eilika Stephanie Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-SigmaringenAntonia Elisabeth Georgina Tatiana Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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Biography

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. 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.

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), 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.

Marriage and children

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. They have four children:

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

Residences

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

Dynastic honours

  • House of Hohenzollern: Co-Grand Master of the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern
  • 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

Ancestry

16. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
16. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
8. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
4. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
9. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
19. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
2. Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. George of Saxony
10. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
21. Maria Anna of Portugal
5. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
22. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
11. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
23. Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma
1. Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
24. Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
12. Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
25. Princess Marie of Baden
6. Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen
26. Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
13. Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
27. Princess Leopoldine of Baden
3. Princess Margarita of Leiningen
28. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
14. Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
29. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
7. Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
30. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
31. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
16. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
8. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
4. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
9. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
19. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
2. Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. George of Saxony
10. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
21. Maria Anna of Portugal
5. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
22. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
11. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
23. Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma
1. Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
24. Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
12. Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
25. Princess Marie of Baden
6. Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen
26. Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
13. Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
27. Princess Leopoldine of Baden
3. Princess Margarita of Leiningen
28. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
14. Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
29. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
7. Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
30. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
31. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
8. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
4. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
9. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
19. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
2. Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. George of Saxony
10. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
21. Maria Anna of Portugal
5. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
22. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
11. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
23. Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma
1. Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
24. Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
12. Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
25. Princess Marie of Baden
6. Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen
26. Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
13. Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
27. Princess Leopoldine of Baden
3. Princess Margarita of Leiningen
28. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
14. Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
29. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
7. Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
30. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
31. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

Discography

  • Jive and Candies (2003, Charly and the Jivemates)
  • Jump for Joy (2007, Charly and the Jivemates)
  • Just Friends (2010, with Frieder Berlin Trio)
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