Funeral of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern

Hedinger Church

Their Highnesses the Duke and Duchess were today among the mourners at the funeral of HSH Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern at the Hedinger Church in Sigmaringen.

The late Prince Johann Georg, who died on 2 March aged 83, was married to HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden with whom he had three children.

In addition to his wife and children, from the Swedish Royal Family his brother in law HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, HM Queen Silvia and HRH Prince Carl Philip were among the mourners along with members of many other royal houses.The Duke and Prince Johann Georg were first cousins once removed being the great grandson and grandson respectively of King Friedrich August III of Saxony.

There are close ties between the Princely Family of Hohenzollern and the Grand Ducal Family. In 1945 the late Prince Johann Georg’s mother Princess Margarete invited the Grand Ducal Family, who had lost two homes during World War II, to Sigmaringen where they were provided with accommodation in Hohenzollern family residences. His Highness Duke Carl Gregor who married Princess Maria Margarethe of Hohenzollern, a cousin of Prince Johann Georg, today still lives in a Hohenzollern family residence.