Prince Georg of Hanover
|Intro||Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg|
|Birth||9 December 1949, Salem, Germany|
Prince Georg of Hanover (Georg Paul Christian Prinz von Hannover), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 9 December 1949 at Schloss Salem in Salem, Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Georg is the second eldest son of Prince George William of Hanover and his wife Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, an elder sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Georg is a male-line descendant of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and a descendant of Albert, Prince Consort and Victoria of the United Kingdom through their daughters Victoria, Princess Royal and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. He is a first cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Sofia of Spain and nephew of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Marriage and issue
Georg married Victoria Anne Bee (born 6 March 1951 in New York City), daughter of Robert Bee and Countess Eleonore Fugger von Babenhausen, on 15 September 1973 at Rottach-am-Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany (Countess Eleonore married, secondly, Prince Burchard of Prussia in 1961, Georg's first cousin). Georg and Victoria have two daughters:
- Vera Alice Prinzessin von Hannover, born 5 November 1976 in Munich. Vera married her longtime friend Manuel Dmoch (born 20 May 1977) on 12 August 2006 civilly at the Rathaus in Aschau im Chiemgau, Bavaria, Germany and religiously at Steinling Chapel in Kampenwand, Germany. Manuel and Vera have two daughters:
- Celina Sophie Dmoch, born 24 June 2007
- Elena Luisa Dmoch, born 12 September 2009
- Nora Sophie Prinzessin von Hannover, born 15 January 1979, who married Christian Falk on 3 March 2007. They have two sons:
- Konstantin Georg Erik Falk, born 18 December 2007
- Leopold Welf Christian Falk, born 5 September 2009
Titles and styles
These are traditional, rather than legal, styles and titles sometimes used by courtesy.
- 9 December 1949 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Georg of Hanover
Patrilineal descent, descent from father to son, is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations – which means that the historically accurate royal house of monarchs of the House of Hanover was the House of Lucca (or Este, or Welf).
This is the descent of the primary male heir. For the complete expanded family tree, see List of members of the House of Hanover.