26 May 2013

Funeral of Fürstin Benita zu Schaumburg-Lippe

The funeral for the late Fürstin Benita zu Schamburg-Lippem, who died on 08. May, was held on Friday 24.05.2013 at the Mausoleum of the Princely Family in the Castle Park of Bückeburg. Around 500 invited guests, including many representatives of the German nobility, took part in a moving, one-hour funeral service in the mausoleum to Bückeburg farewell. The late Fürstin was after the ceremony buried next to the Mausoleum near the graves of her alte husband Fürst Philipp-Ernst and her older son Hereditary Prinbe Georg Wilhelm. Speakers were broadcasting the ceremony in the adjacent park, where about 200 attended the celebration of the end of mourning. The Citizens Battalion Bückeburg stood guard of honor as the coffin of the Fürstin was carried  down the stairs of the mausoleum. The riding school was represented by a squadron. "With their concern for others She stood in the background. So was our princess, "said Pastor Thomas Krage. "It was an unshakable life energy into this petite person," recalled Bishop Karl Hinrich Manzke in his sermon. The princess was in the early morning hours of 8 May died after a long illness. She had can not recover properly from a traffic accident in February 2007.
Among the many noble guests where: 
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria with daughter Elizabeth and son.-in-law Daniel Terberger,  Arcdhuke Michael and Archduchess Christiana of Austria, Fürst Ferdinand and Hereditary Count Carl Eduard of Bismarck, Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, Fürst Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern, Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe, Hereditary Prince Ernst Augst of Hannover, Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia, Duchess Marie Alix of Schleswig-Holstein and members of the Houses Löqwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Ysenburg and Büdingen, Hohenhlohe-Oehringen, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Bergleburg and Croy.

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