Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Hereditary Grand Duchess Helene of Oldenburg
Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and Hereditary Grand Duchess Helene (née Waldeck und Pyrmont)

On 3 January 1940, Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg (1897-1970) and his wife Hereditary Grand Duchess Helene (1899-1948; née Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont) welcomed the arrival of twins: two boys. Their sons Duke Huno Friedrich Peter Max and Duke Johann Friedrich Adolf were born at Lensahn in Schleswig-Holstein. The youngest of their family, Huno and Johann followed seven older siblings: Duke Anton-Günther (1923-2014), Duchess Rixa (1924-1939), Duke Peter (1926-2016), Duchess Eilika (1928-2016), Duke Egilmar (1934-2013), Duke Friedrich August (1936-2017), and Duchess Altburg (b.1938).

 
Duke Huno and Duchess Fenita of Oldenburg in 2011

Duke Huno of Oldenburg married Countess Felicitas-Anita “Fenita” Schwerin von Krosigk (b.1941) in 1970. Fenita was the daughter of Count Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk (1887-1977), who served as the Minister of Finance during the Third Reich, and of Baroness Ehrengard von Plettenberg (1897-1979). Duke Huno and Duchess Fenita have two daughters: Duchess Beatrix (b.1971; wife of Sven von Storch) and Duchess Sophie (b.1972; wife of Joseph von Radowitz).

Duke Johann and Duchess Ilka of Oldenburg in 1997
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Johann and Ilka of Oldenburg with their daughter Eilika and her fiancé Georg of Austria in 1997
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Johann and Ilka of Oldenburg with their daughter Tatjana and her fiancé Jean d’Orléans in 2001
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Johann and Ilka of Oldenburg at the marriage of their daughter Tatjana to Count Axel de Chavagnac in 2010
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Duke Johann married Countess Ilka zu Ortenburg (b.1942) in 1971. Ilka was the daughter of Count Alfred-Friedrich zu Ortenburg (1906-1973) and Jutta von Lücken (1906-1991). Johann and Ilka have two daughters and one son: Duchess Eilika (b.1972; wife of Archduke Georg of Austria), Duchess Tatjana (b.1974; wife of Comte Axel de Chavagnac; former fiancée of Prince Jean d’Orléans, Duke of Vendôme, now Count of Paris), and Duke Konstantin (b.1975; husband of Esther Sáchez Calvo).

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