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Princess Antonia
Marchioness of Douro
Spouse Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Douro
Issue
Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington
Lady Honor Wellesley
Lady Mary Wellesley
Lady Charlotte Wellesley
Lord Frederick Wellesley
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Prince Frederick of Prussia
Mother Lady Brigid Ness
Born 28 April 1955 (1955-04-28) (age 54)
London, England
Coat of arms of the German Empire (1871-1918)

Princess Antonia of Prussia, Marchioness of Douro, OBE (born 28 April 1955), is a great-granddaughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Louise Mansfeld was born in London in 1955, the daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Lady Brigid Ness of the Guinness family. She was educated at King's College London where she graduated in English. On 3 February 1977, she married Arthur Wellesley (the son of the 8th Duke of Wellington) and took the courtesy title of Marchioness of Douro. They have five children:

  • Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington (b. 31 January 1978), who married Jemma Madeleine Kidd (b. 1974) on 4 June, 2005 at St James's Church, Barbados; she is the elder daughter of John Edward Aitken Kidd (a grandson of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook) by his former wife Wendy Madeline Hodge (b. 1941), a daughter of Sir John Hodge, 2nd Bt, MBE. Arthur and Jemma have issue, one son and one daughter, twins:
    • Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley (b. January 2010)
    • Arthur Darcy Wellesley, Viscount Wellesley (b. January 2010)
  • Lady Honor Victoria Wellesley (b. 25 October 1979), who married Hon. Orlando William Montagu (b. 1971) at Stratfield Saye on 3 July 2004. He is the younger son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich and the Countess of Sandwich. Honor and Orlando have issue, one son and one daughter:
    • Walter Frederick Montagu (b. 2005)
    • Nancy Montagu (b. 2007)
  • Lady Mary Luise Wellesley (b. 16 December 1986)
  • Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley (b. 8 October 1990)
  • Lord Frederick Charles Wellesley (b. 30 September 1992)

Princess Antonia is c. 360th in line of succession to the British throne.

Titles and styles

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia of Prussia (1955–1977)
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia, Marchioness of Douro (1977–present)

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References

Princess Antonia, Marchioness of Douro
Born: 28 April 1955
British royalty
Preceded by
Francis Achache
Line of succession to the British Throne Succeeded by
Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington
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