|Birth||October 15, 1954 (Salem)|
Princess Friederike of Hanover (German: Friederike Elisabeth Viktoria-Luise Alice Olga Theodora Helena, Prinzessin von Hannover, Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland, Herzogin zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg), (born 15 October 1954 at Salem, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is the youngest child and only daughter of Prince George William of Hanover and his wife Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Queen Sofia of Spain and Constantine II of Greece are paternal first cousins and maternal first cousins once removed of Friederike, while she is a first cousin, through her mother, to Charles, Prince of Wales and a goddaughter of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
She attended Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada in the late 1970s.
Prior to her marriage and move to Canada, Friederike was often mentioned in media reports as a potential bride for Charles, Prince of Wales.
Marriage and issue
Friederike married Jerry William Cyr (born 16 January 1951), son of Gordon Paul Cyr and Emma Grandbois, on 17 August 1979 in Vancouver, Canada. Frederike and Jerry have two children:
- Julia Emma Cyr (born 17 September 1982 at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
- Jean-Paul Welf Cyr (born 6 March 1985 at Grace Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 15 October 1954 – 17 August 1979: Her Royal Highness Princess Friederike of Hanover
- 17 August 1979 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Friederike of Hanover, Mrs. Jerry Cyr
|Ancestors of Princess Friederike of Hanover|
Princess Friederike of Hanover
House of Hanover
Cadet branch of the House of WelfBorn: 15 October 1954
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|Line of succession to the British throne |
descended from Victoria, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria
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