23 February 2018

Royal Lady Flashback: Sophia of Oldenburg

Sophia Charlotte of Oldenburg (1879-1964)
Her Highness Duchess Sophia of Oldenburg
Her Royal Highness Princess Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1906-1926)

Sophia married Eitel Friedrich of Prussia on the 25th wedding anniversary of his parents, Kaiser Wilhelm and Empress Augusta Victoria in 1906. Her mother had died when she was young and she was a great heiress. However, she was not a "great" princess. She was rumored to have had affairs and was even called as a witness in a divorce case. Her marriage was unhappy and childless. They divorced in 1926. She married a former police officer, Harald van Hedemann, the following year.

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