29 April 2017

Royal Lady Flashback: Dorothea von Salviati

Countess Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972)
Wife of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, eldest grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The prince gave up his dynastic rights to make an "unequal marriage." The wedding was boycotted by all of his family except for one brother. The couple had two daughters, Felicitas and Christa, who were later recognized as princesses of the German imperial family. Dorothea was widowed in 1940 when Wilhelm died of injuries received in France while fighting for the Nazi German forces.

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