|HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia with HM The late Queen.
In a letter of condolence to the British King Charles III, the head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia, expressed his family’s deep sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The thoughts and prayers of the members of the House of Hohenzollern are with King Charles, Queen Camilla and the entire British royal family, the prince said.
With her unique personality, her cordiality and her strong sense of duty, which always put the common good above individual interests, Her Majesty was a role model for him personally, according to Prince Georg Friedrich. His grandfather, Prince Louis Ferdinand (1907-1994), always related to him with the greatest respect his conversations with Queen Elizabeth, who, like few others, campaigned for Anglo-German reconciliation after World War II. He himself is deeply grateful to have been able to meet Her Majesty in person, as the head of the House of Hohenzollern. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie last met with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their state visit to Germany in June 2015.
As a sign of respect from his family, Prince Georg Friedrich has ordered that on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, the British flag be flown at half-mast from the flag tower of Hohenzollern Castle, the family’s ancestral seat. It is the first time the family has honored a foreign head of state in this way.
Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia (b.1976), as well as Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) and her husband, Prince Philip (1921-2021, is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The German Empress Victoria (1840-1901), mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.