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Prince Carlos Patrick Godehard of Hohenzollern has apparently committed suicide in Frankfurt am Main by jumping from a hotel. The prince was on furlough from a prison where he was serving time for fraud.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5435185/German-prince-falls-death-Frankfurt-hotel-roof.html __________________ The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.
Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)
"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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One of the Welfs of Hanover also committed suicide. This is what happens when former royal dynasties begin to experience a loss of purpose and meaning and direction. They have become representatives of a Europe which no longer exists in a Europe which has no place for them. When you have purpose, direction and meaning in life, these situations are avoided. Very sad.
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Thanks for the preceding messages.
The Welf family member who committed suicide in 1988 was Prinz Ludwig Rudolph (younger brother of Ernst August, current Prinz of Hanover). He apparently shot himself in his car at a family hunting-lodge outside Gmunden, Austria later in the day, after having discovered his wife Isabella dead of a possible drug overdose in the early hours of the morning. Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia (younger brother of King Petar II) took his own life in 1990 in Irvine, California. He was found dead in his car of carbon-monoxide poisoning. In 1920, Prince Joachim of Germany (youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II) took his own life with a gunshot in Potsdam. Possibly the most well-known royal suicide was that of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria ( only son of Emperor Franz Joseph), who apparently shot himself, along with his maitresse Marie Vetsera, in a suicide pact at Mayerling Hunting Lodge outside Vienna, in 1889. There was also the mysterious death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1886, who was found dead, along with his doctor, on the lakeshore of Lake Starnberg outside of Munich, a few days after being notified of his deposition. __________________ Dis Aliter Visum "Beware of martyrs and those who would die for their beliefs; for they frequently make many others die with them, often before them, sometimes instead of them."
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It is always sad to read such stories. The
Mail report though could have done with a little fact-checking from the genealogical point of view. Apart from a confusion over titles (Ethiomonarchist correctly says Prince Carlos of Hohenzollern whereas the Mail says 'Carlos, Prince of Hohenzollern', which would only be right had he been Head of House), this 'disgraced relative of Kaiser Wilhelm II' belonged to the Swabian line of the Hohenzollerns, and Wilhelm II to the Franconian. The lines diverged in, um, the late 12th century. So same family, yes, but the relationship was just a tad remote. Of course they were more nearly related cognatically, though still not very near; twice . The Queen as a third cousins twice removed is a good deal more closely related, but somehow Wilhelm II's name and picture does not usually get dragged into reports on her. first cousin twice removed
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Royalcello, Thanks for the interesting and informative entry on your
Royal World Blog for Feb.23, 2018, which deals with the anniversary of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI's suicide, and which sets forth the relationship between the Grand Ducal families of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, as well as the morganatic Carlow line (which derives from Strelitz, and nowadays represents the Duke of Mecklenburg lineage). And also for the youthful photos of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich. However, the caption above the photo of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI contains a misprint. It should refer to Mecklenburg-Strelitz (as set forth in your commentary), rather than Mecklenburg-Schwerin. __________________ Dis Aliter Visum "Beware of martyrs and those who would die for their beliefs; for they frequently make many others die with them, often before them, sometimes instead of them."