Prince Welf Henry of Hanover

Prince Welf Henry of Hanover

Infobox Hanoverian Royalty|highness
name = Prince Welf Henry
title = Prince Welf Henry of Hanover
spouse = Princess Alexandra of Ysenburg and Büdingen
issue = "none"
titles = "HRH" Prince Welf Henry of Hanover
royal house = House of Hanover
full name = Welf Henry Ernest Augustus George Christian Berthold Frederick William Louis Ferdinand
" _de. Welf Heinrich Ernst August Georg Christian Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Louis Ferdinand"cite web | url=http://thepeerage.com/p10168.htm#i101678| title=Welf Heinrich Hanover, Prince of Hanover | date=10 May 2003 | accessdate=2008-08-17 | publisher= [http://thePeerage.com thePeerage.com] | author=Darryl Lundy] cite web | url=http://www.geocities.com/oranjenassau2002/gennetherlands1b.html#sophieisenburg| title=Genealogy of the Royal Family of the Netherlands | date=15 December 2003 | accessdate=2008-08-17 | publisher= [http://www.geocities.com/henrivanoene/ Henri van Oene's Royal Genealogies Page] | author=Henri van Oene]
father = Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
mother = Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
date of birth = birth date|1923|3|11|df=yes
place of birth = Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria
date of death = death date and age|1997|7|12|1923|3|11|df=yes
place of death = Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany|

Prince Welf Henry of Hanover ("Welf Heinrich Ernst August Georg Christian Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Louis Ferdinand Prinz von Hannover"), Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 11 March 1923 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria; died 12 July 1997 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany) was the fourth son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, the only daughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein. The prince was known to his family as "Welfi."

Marriage and personal life

Welf Henry married Princess "Alexandra" Sophie of Ysenburg and Büdingen (born 23 October 1937 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germanycite web | url=http://www.cdu-fraktion-ffm.de/hannover.php| title=Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover | date=2008 | accessdate=2008-08-17 | publisher=Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) | author=CDU] ), daughter of Otto Friedrich III, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach and his wife Felicitas Anna Eleonore Cecilie, Princess Reuss of Köstritz, on 20 September 1960 at Büdingen, Hesse, Germany, in a civil marriage ceremony. They were remarried the following day in a religious ceremony at the Marienkirche in Büdingen. The couple had no children.

Welf Henry and Alexandra resided in Frankfurt's Niederrad district. Alexandra has served as a city councilwoman representing Niederrad on the Frankfurt City Council since 1980.cite web | url=http://www.faz.net/s/RubFAE83B7DDEFD4F2882ED5B3C15AC43E2/Doc~E09CDB96CBA7E4B44BD5F7FD26683ED84~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html| title=Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover | date=12 January 2007 | accessdate=2008-08-17 | publisher=Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) | author=Konstanze Crüwell] She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union political party.

Welf Henry died in 1997 after a long illness.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*1 September 191910 December 1981: "His Royal Highness" Prince Welf Henry of Hanover, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Ancestry

Welf Henry was a descendant of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort through their eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal, the wife of Frederick III, German Emperor. His sister, Princess Friederike of Hanover married Paul I, King of the Hellenes.

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1=1. Prince Welf Henry of Hanover
2=2. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
3=3. Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia
4=4. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
5=5. Princess Thyra of Denmark
6=6. William II, German Emperor
7=7. Princess Auguste Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
8=8. George V of Hanover
9=9. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
10=10. Christian IX of Denmark
11=11. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
12=12. Frederick III, German Emperor
13=13. Victoria, Princess Royal
14=14. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
15=15. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
16=16. Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
17=17. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
18=18. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
19=19. Amelia of Württemberg
20=20. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
21=21. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
22=22. Prince William of Hesse
23=23. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
24=24. William I, German Emperor
25=25. Augusta of Saxe-Weimar
26=26. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
27=27. Victoria of the United Kingdom
28=28. Christian, Duke of August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
29=29. Countess Lovisa-Sophie Danneskjold-Samsøe
30=30. Ernst, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
31=31. Princess Feodora of Leiningen

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