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Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz

Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Gender female
Birth August 20, 1920 (Leipzig)
Death October 10, 2009 (Löwenstein)
Spouse: Prince Hubertus of Prussia
Children: AnastasiaPrincess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
The details

Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz (20 August 1920 - 10 October 2009) was the wife of Prince Hubertus of Prussia. She was a member of the House of Reuss.

Marriage and issue

On 5 June 1943 at Schloss Prillwitz in Potsdam, Magdalena married Prince Hubertus of Prussia, a younger son of William, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He had previously been married to Baroness Maria Anna von Humboldt-Dachdroeden, whom he divorced the year he married Magdalena.

The couple settled briefly in Silesia but were forced to flee west with their infant daughter Anastasia from the advancing Red Army. Hubertus found work managing several wineries in 1947, and the couple had their second daughter that same year. Hubertus moved to south-western Africa in 1950 to begin a new life as a sheep farmer; he chose to leave because it "was a haven of rest far distant from the political turmoil in Germany". Magdalena and their two daughters planned to join him in Windhoek in the summer of that year. Hubertus caught appendicitis and died from peritonitis in April the following year with his wife by his side.

Magdalena moved back to Germany with her two daughters, where she raised them. Anastasia married the Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in 1965, and Marie Christine died the next year in a car accident.

They had two daughters:

  • Princess Anastasia Victoria Cecilia Hermine of Prussia (born February 14, 1944). Married Alois-Konstantin, 9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and had issue.
  • Princess Marie Christine of Prussia (July 18, 1947–May 29, 1966) who died from injuries resulting from a car accident.

Magdanela died on 10 October 2009 at her daughter Anastasia's home. She was the last surviving daughter-in-law of Crown Prince Wilhelm. Magdalena was buried next to her husband at St. Michaels Bastei, near Burg Hohenzollern.


Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 20 August 1920 – 5 June 1943: Her Serene Highness Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz
  • 5 June 1943 – 10 October 2009: Her Royal Highness Princess Hubertus of Prussia

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