Countess Marie of Hochberg

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Princess Marie of Hanover
Countess Marie of Hochberg
Born (1952-11-26)26 November 1952
Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Spouse Count Michael of Hochberg (m. 1982)
Issue Count Conrad
Count Georg
Full name
Marie Victoria Louise Hertha Frederica
German: Marie Viktoria Luise Hertha Friederike
House Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover
Mother Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Princess Marie of Hanover (German: Marie Viktoria Luise Hertha Friederike, Prinzessin von Hannover, Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland, Herzogin zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg; born 26 November 1952 in Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Germany), Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, is the wife of Count Michael of Hochberg.[1]

Early life and family

Marie is the eldest child of Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover (1914–1987) and his wife, Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1925–1980). Her younger brother is Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover, current head of the House of Hanover and her sister-in-law is Princess Caroline of Monaco.

Marriage and issue

Marie married Count Michael Georg Botho of Hochberg (born 5 December 1943), son of Count Konrad Eberhard Georg Richard of Hochberg (of the Dukes of Pless) and his wife Eleonore Kungigunde Charlotte von Czettritz und Neuhaus, on 4 June 1982 at Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Germany, in a civil ceremony. They were remarried the following day in a religious ceremony at Schloss Marienburg. Marie and Michael have two sons:

  • Count Conrad Hans-Heinrich Ernst-August of Hochberg (born 17 June 1985 in Hamburg)
  • Count Georg Karl-Albert of Hochberg (born 8 October 1987 in Hamburg)

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 26 November 1952 – 4 June 1982: Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  • 4 June 1982 – present: Her Royal Highness Countess Marie of Hochberg, Baroness of Fürstenstein, Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg



Countess Marie of Hochberg
Cadet branch of the House of Welf
Born: 26 November 1952
British royalty
Preceded by
Princess Eugenia of Hanover
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Victoria, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria
Succeeded by
Count Conrad von Hochberg