Prince Hubertus of Prussia

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Prince Hubertus
Born(1909-09-30)30 September 1909
Marmorpalais, Potsdam, German Empire
Died8 April 1950(1950-04-08) (aged 40)
Windhoek, South West Africa
Burial15 April 1950
SpouseBaroness Maria Anna von Humboldt-Dachröden
Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz
IssueAnastasia, Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Princess Marie Christine
Hubertus Karl Wilhelm
FatherWilhelm, German Crown Prince
MotherDuchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Prince Hubertus Karl Wilhelm of Prussia (30 September 1909 – 8 April 1950) was the third son of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and member of the princely House of Hohenzollern.


He joined the army in 1934 (infantry regiment 8 in Frankfurt/Oder) and participated in the Invasion of Poland in 1939. One year later he was dismissed from the army by Hitler's Prinzenerlaß, following the death of his elder brother Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, who was wounded in France in May 1940 and later died in a Field hospital in Belgium.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 29 December 1941, he married Baroness Maria Anna Sybilla Margaretha von Humboldt-Dachröden (9 July 1916 – 24 September 2003) in Oels, Schlesien. They divorced a little over a year later in early 1943 (the same year she would later give birth to Hubertus' cousin, Ernest Augustus', illegitimate son),[1] and on 5 June of that year, he married again to Princess Magdalena Reuss of Köstritz (20 August 1920 – 10 October 2009). They had two daughters:

Prince Hubertus died of appendicitis on 8 April 1950 at Windhoek, South West Africa. He was buried in Hohenzollern Castle.

Prince Hubertus (at bottom) with his brothers, 1914