Sad news this Saturday report the unexpected passing of Hubertus Stephan, the husband of Princess Tatiana zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Apparently, Mr. Stephan had an accident while off-roading in the Austrian Alps near Kitzbühel. His two sons, Carl and Wolf, had been in the car with him until moments before the vehicle overturned and rolled down a steep slope before being stopped by a tree.

Princess Tatiana is the youngest of two daughters of Prince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his wife, the former Princess Louise of Schönburg-Waldenburg. Tatiana was born in 1975.

Prince Andreas is the second son of the late First Gottfried zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his late wife, the former Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark. In fact, Tatiana is a double-descendant of Queen Victoria through both her paternal grandparents. Gottfried was the son of Fürst Ernst II of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, the former Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Ernst II was a great-nephew of Queen Victoria as his paternal grandmother was the former Princess Feodora of Leiningen, the Queen’s half-sister. Princess Margarita was the first child of Prince Andreas of Greece and Denmark and of his wife, the former Princess Alice of Battenberg, eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and of his wife, the former Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her daughter Alice, who in 1862 married Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, who in 1877 succeeded as Grand Duke Ludwig IV.

Fürstin Margarita was the oldest of five children. Her siblings included: Theodora, married to the Margrave of Baden; Cecilie, married to Hereditary Grand Duke Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine; Sophie, firstly married to Prince Christopher of Hesse and secondly to Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover; and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Hence, Tatiana’s father is a first cousin of the Prince of Wales.

Princess Tatiana and her husband were married in Munich in October 2010. Their first son arrived in 2012, while the family’s youngest child was born the following year. Prince Andreas and Princess Louise’s eldest daughter, Katharina, is married to Prince Nikolaus of Waldeck-Pyrmont, and they are the parents of two daughters: Laetitia (b. 2003) and Alexia (b. 2006). They also live in Munich, where the family often gathers at Prince Andreas and Princess Louise’s lovely home in an elegant district of the Bavarian capital.

The photograph below was sent to us by Princess Tatiana’s parents, friends of Eurohistory and avid readers of many of our publications.

We wish to express to Princess Tatiana, her children, and extended family, our sincerest condolences…

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