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Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Princess Guda
Princess of Wied

Spouse Frederick William, Prince of Wied
Horst Dierkes
Issue
Prince Alexander
Carl, Prince of Wied
Vicco Dierkes
Christian Dierkes
Full name
German: Guda
House House of Waldeck and Pyrmont (by birth)
House of Wied-Neuwied (by marriage)
Father Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg
Born (1939-08-22) 22 August 1939 (age 74)
Arolsen, Germany

Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont (German: Prinzessin Guda zu Waldeck und Pyrmont; born 22 August 1939) is the youngest daughter of Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, head of the House of Waldeck and Pyrmont from 1946 to 1967 and first wife of Frederick William, Prince of Wied.

Early life

Guda was born at Arolsen, Nazi Germany, the fifth child and fourth daughter of Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1896–1967), (son of Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe) and his wife, Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg (1903–2001), (daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin). Through her father she is descendant of George II of Great Britain, thus she is in the line of succession to the British throne.

Marriage

Guda married on 9 September 1958 in Arolsen to Frederick William, Prince of Wied (1931–2000), elder son of Prince Hermann of Wied and his wife, Countess Marie Antonia of Stolberg-Wernigerode. They divorced in 1962.[1]

They had two children:

  • Prince Alexander of Wied (b. 29 September 1960)
  • Carl, Prince of Wied (b. 27 October 1961) married Princess Isabelle of Isenburg, had issue.

She married secondly on 9 March 1968 in Schaumburg to Horst Dierkes (b. 1939).

They have two sons:

  • Vicco Dierkes (b. 15 June 1970)
  • Christian Dierkes (b. 18 September 1974)

Titles and styles

  • 22 August 1939 – 9 September 1958: Her Serene Highness Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 9 September 1958–1962: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Wied
  • 1962 – 9 March 1968: Her Serene Highness Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 9 March 1968 – present: Her Serene Highness Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Mrs. Horst Dierkes

Ancestry

Notes and sources

  • thePeerage.com - Guda Prinzessin zu Waldeck und Pyrmont
  • Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Princess Guda zu Waldeck und Pyrmont
  • L'Allemagne dynastique, Huberty, Giraud, Magdelaine, Reference: V 397
Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Cadet branch of the House of Waldeck
Born: 22 August 1939
British royalty
Preceded by
Princess Ingrid of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Vicco Dierkes
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