Charles Will Bring A New Royal Age, Says German Cousin

A German grandnephew of the late Duke of Edinburgh has told how the coronation of King Charles III will “herald a new royal age.”

Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg – who has Princess Anne as one of his godmothers – will attend the ceremony in London on Saturday (6th May).

The prince – whose family were fanatical Nazis during World War II – was one of the just 30 invited to Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle in April 2021.

In a statement obtained by Newsflash, the House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg announced that the 53-year-old prince is convinced that Charles will “continue to modernise the monarchy.”

The noble family from the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, southwestern Germany, announced: “The Prince and the Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will attend the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Consort Camilla which takes place in England on the 6th of May.

“Being a part of it is a great honour. My father was deeply moved by his experiences at the coronation of the late Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. He told me about it many times. This is why we are eagerly awaiting to attend this memorable event.

Image shows Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Louis Kraft Prinz und Markgraf von Baden, 52, undated photo. He said that his family has a long tradition of attending coronation ceremonies, right before King Charles III’s coronation in London, England, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Newsflash)

“A new royal age will be heralded. King Charles III will continue to modernise the monarchy. This reflects in the decision to modernise and shorten the procedure. Coronation festivities have always been very lengthy affairs.”

Born Philipp Gottfried Alexander in 1970, Prince Philipp heads the House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg since the death of his father, Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, in 2004.

In May 2013, Prince Charles held a speech at the Langenburg Forum, a regional food security conference at Philipp’s Langenburg Castle.

Philipp – who has been invited to Ascot and Sandringham many times – tied the knot with Saskia Li Binder, the 50-year-old daughter of a former Deutsche Bank executive – in 2003.

His grandmother Princess Margarita Bernhaus was the Duke of Edinbugh’s oldest sister and married Prince Gottfried Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1931.

The pair were diehard Nazi supporters of Adolf Hitler and were ostracised by the UK’s Royal Family after Germany’s defeat in World War II.

Another of the duke’s German relatives – Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse – will also attend the coronation.

The 56-year-old head of the House of Brabant and the German House of Hesse is a great-nephew of the late Queen Elizabeth II and a second-degree cousin of Prince Charles.

He will reportedly be accompanied by his wife, the 48-year-old Countess Floria Franziska of Hesse.

Image shows Philipp, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 53, in undated photo. He said it will be a great honour to attend King Charles III’s coronation ceremony in London, England, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Newsflash)

Donatus and Floria live at Kronberg Castle, a Tudor-style estate in Hesse state.

Prince Charles and his late parents reportedly visited the House of Hesse estate several times.

Donatus – who attended the funerals of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth – is quoted as saying by the Bild newspaper: “Charles will be a good king.”

Another German noble house member set to participate in the festivities this weekend is Bernhard Max Margrave of Baden.

The 52-year-old’s father, Maximilian Margrave of Baden, was a cousin of Prince Charles. Maximilian passed away last December.

Bernhard Max Margrave of Baden is a second-degree cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry.

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Story By: Thomas HochwarterSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

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