Countess Marie von Hochberg

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Princess Marie of Hanover
Countess Marie von Hochberg
Born (1952-11-26) 26 November 1952 (age 66)
Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Count Michael von Hochberg (m. 1982)
IssueCount Conrad
Count Georg
Full name
Marie Victoria Louise Hertha Frederica
German: Marie Viktoria Luise Hertha Friederike
FatherErnest Augustus, Prince of Hanover
MotherPrincess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Princess Marie of Hanover (German: Marie Viktoria Luise Hertha Friederike; born 26 November 1952 in Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Germany), is the wife of Count Michael von Hochberg.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

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

Marriage and issue[edit]

Marie married Count Michael von Hochberg (born 5 December 1943), son of Count Konrad von Hochberg (of the Dukes of Pless) and his wife Eleonore 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 von Hochberg (born 17 June 1985 in Hamburg)
  • Count Georg von Hochberg (born 8 October 1987 in Hamburg)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 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 von Hochberg



Countess Marie von 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