Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Royal Profile: 16 Facts about Hubertus Michael, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Duke of Saxony

  1. Hubertus Michael, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Duke of Saxony born 16 September 1975 as the eldest child of  Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and of his wife, Carin Dabelstein{Source}{Source}.
  2. He has the following siblings{Source}:
    1. Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (1972)
    2. Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (1977)
  3. He studied Law at the University of Würzburg from 1997-1999{Source}.
  4. He attended the London School of Economics from 1999-2000 and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 2000-2003{Source}.
  5. Upon his University graduation, he worked as a lawyer for a bank in NYC, specializing in wealth management {Source}
  6. Prince Hubertus worked as a lawyer for a bank in New York specialising in wealth management{Source}.
  7. At the beginning of 2012 he moved back from New York to Coburg where he is on the board of the family Foundation - the Stiftung der Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha'schen Familie {Source}.
  8. He married Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt on 21 May 2009 (Civil) and 23 May 2009 (religious) {Source}.
  9. Together, they have the following children{Source}:
    1. Princess Katharinia Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (2014)
    2. Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Chistian of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (2015)
  10. Although, he holds no official role, he does attend certain royal family events, such as the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
  11. He likely speaks fluent English and German.
  12. Through his greatx2 grandfather, he is a decendent of Queen Victoria. (Allow me to save you some googling: His greatx2 grandfather was Queen Victoria's son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany via his father and grandfather)
  13. Yes, this means he is in line for the British throne-distantly. 
  14. He was also related to Queen Victoria via her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. He was Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld's greatx3 grandchild (I *think*).
  15. He has resided in Germany, England, and the USA.
  16. He is of German and British ancestry.

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