Princess Antonia, Duchess of Wellington

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Princess Antonia
Duchess of Wellington
Duchess of Ciudad Rodrigo
Princess of Waterloo
Duchess of Victoria
Born (1955-04-28) 28 April 1955 (age 62)
London, United Kingdom
Spouse Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington (m. 1977)
Issue Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Douro
Lady Honor Montagu
Lady Mary Wellesley
Lady Charlotte Wellesley
Lord Frederick Wellesley
Full name
Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Louise Mansfeld
House Hohenzollern
Father Prince Frederick of Prussia
Mother Lady Brigid Guinness

Princess Antonia of Prussia,[1][2][3] Duchess of Wellington, Duchess of Ciudad Rodrigo, Princess of Waterloo, Duchess of Victoria, OBE (born 28 April 1955), is a great-granddaughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and the wife of Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington.


Coat of arms of the German Empire (1871-1918)

HRH Prince Christian-Sigismund
HRH Princess Nina

  • Isabelle-Alexandra Grandmontagne-Prinzessin von Preußen
  • HRH Prince Christian Ludwig
  • HRH Princess Irina Maria

HRH Princess Marie Cécile

Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Louise Mansfeld was born in London on 28 April 1955, the daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Lady Brigid Guinness, daughter of Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh.[4] She is the twin sister of Prince Rupert.[4] She was educated at Cobham Hall School and King's College London (BA, English).[5] She was awarded the OBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to social housing as President of the Guinness Trust.[6]

Marriage and children

On 3 February 1977, she married (Arthur) Charles Wellesley and took the courtesy title Marchioness of Douro.[2] They have five children:[3]

Antonia is in the line of succession to the British throne through her descent from Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.

Titles and styles

In the United Kingdom

  • 3 February 1977 — 31 December 2014: The Most Honourable The Marchioness of Douro
  • 31 December — present: Her Grace The Duchess of Wellington

In Spain

In Belgium and the Netherlands

In pretense

  • 28 April 1955 — present: Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia of Prussia
  • 31 December 2014 — present: Her Excellency The Duchess of Victoria, Marchioness of Torres Vedras, Countess of Vimeiro



  1. ^ Montgomery-Massinberd, Hugh (1972). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family. London, UK: Burke's Peerage, Ltd. p. 301. ISBN 0-220-66222-3. 
  2. ^ a b Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp. 18, 124; ISBN 91-630-5964-9
  3. ^ a b de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, pp. 77, 103–105. (French); ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  4. ^ a b c d Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. "Burke's Royal Families of the World: Volume I Europe & Latin America, 1977, pp. 145, 235, 279. ISBN 0-85011-023-8
  5. ^ 'DOURO, Marchioness of', Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
  6. ^

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Princess Antonia, Duchess of Wellington
Born: 28 April 1955
British royalty
Preceded by
Francis Achache
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Princess Victoria, daughter of Queen Victoria
Succeeded by
Marquess of Douro
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