"The Battenbergs" - What the queen's husband has to do with Hesse - Frankfurt 2

"The Battenbergs" – What the queen's husband has to do with Hesse – Frankfurt

Seeheim – A family from Hesse, who grew up in the highest spheres of the nobility: the Battenbergs! Better known as "Mountbatten".

The head office is located at Heiligenberg Castle in Seeheim-Jugenheim (50 km from Frankfurt). The most famous living descendant: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (98), Prince Consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

13 historians have dealt with the history of the family. Result: a complete biography, a family chronicle on 266 pages.

He tells in German and English what makes the Battenberg so special: they are related to almost all European royal houses of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Photo: Verlaghaus Römerweg

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The Battenberg biography on 266 pagesPhoto: Verlaghaus Römerweg

Russian tsars Alexander II and Nikolai II were on summer vacation in Heiligenberg: the world empire was then ruled by Seeheim-Jugenheim!

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Photo: Gernot Wagner

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Seat of the Battenberg: Schloss Heiligenberg in Seeheim-JugenheimPhoto: Gernot Wagner

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Photo: Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt

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Louis Mountbatten 1910 at Wolfsgarten Castle. He then played a key role in initiating Prince Philip's wedding with the apparent heiress Elisabeth II. Prince Charles called him "Uncle Dickie" lovinglyPhoto: Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt

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Photo: RvH_Archiv from Hesse House

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The most famous Battenberg: Prince Philip as a babyPhoto: RvH_Archiv from Hesse House

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Princely Wedding 1903 in Darmstadt: (from left to right) Ernst Ludwig and his four sisters with their wives. Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and Nicholas II, Princess Irene and Prince Henry of Prussia, Elisabeth of Hesse-Darmstadt and Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov, Princess Victoria and Prince Ludwig von BattenbergPhoto: Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt