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Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia (Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise), (b. May 28, 1942 at Cadinen, Kreis Elbing), is the second daughter of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia.


Marriage and Children

Princess Marie Cécile is the first wife of Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg. They married in Berlin in a civil ceremony on 3 December 1965 and a religious ceremony the following day. Friedrich August and Marie-Cécile have three children: a son, and two daughters. The three are detailed below:

  • HH Duke Paul-Wladimir Nikolaus Louis-Ferdinand Peter Max Karl-Emich of Oldenburg, born 16 August 1969 in Lübeck. He married Maria del Pilar Méndez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b. 20 October 1970 in Madrid, the granddaughter of Karl, 8th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) in a civil ceremony on 18 January 2001 in Wertheim, and a religious ceremony on 20 January 2001 in Bronnbach an der Tauber. They have three sons and one daughter:
    • HH Duke Kirill Friedrich-August Jaime Cristobal Hermann Antonius Vincenz Josef Maria of Oldenburg, born13 June 2002 in Berlin
    • HH Duke Carlos Jakobus Leo Wilfried Josef Maria of Oldenburg, born 19 April 2004 in Eutin
    • HH Duke Paul Marie of Oldenburg, born 8 September 2005.
    • HH Duchess Maria Assunta of Oldenburg, born 21 March 2007.
  • HH Duchess Rixa Marie-Alix Kira Altburg of Oldenburg, born 17 September 1970 at Lübeck
  • HH Duchess Bibiane Marie Alexandra Gertrud of Oldenburg, born 24 June 1974 at Oldenburg. She married Peter Dorner (b. 19 February 1972 at Wasserburg am Inn) in Meran on 22 May 2004. They have two daughters, Xenia and Rixa.

Marie-Cécile and Friedrich August divorced in 1989. Friedrich August later remmaried Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen, the wife of Marie-Cécile's desceased brother, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

British Succession

Marie-Cécile is in the line of succession to the British throne. Her son, and her son's children, as Catholics, are not, and so her elder daughter, Rixa, follows her in line of succession to the British throne, followed by her younger daughter, Bianane.



Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia
Born: May 28 1942
British royalty
Preceded by
Princess Irina of Prussia
Line of succession to the British Throne Succeeded by
Duchess Rixa of Oldenburg


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