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Louise of Rahdenburg

Louise of Rahdenburg
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Born (1982-05-03) 3 May 1982 (age 38)
Adrianople-Claudius Hospital, Adrianople, Latium
Spouse
Issue
Detail
  • Princess Aven
  • Prince George
  • Prince Frederick
  • Prince Peter
  • Princess Marie
  • Prince Lothair
Full name
Louise Marie Johanna Sophie
HouseRahdenburg-Moricia-Lȇsorn-Kostritz
FatherLouis Ferdinand I, Elector of Morinia
MotherMarie of Köstritz
ReligionChurch of Garima
Fabrian Catholic (formerly)

Louise of Rahdenburg (Louise Marie Johanna Sophie; b. 3 May 1982) is a Latin-born, Gariman noblewoman of the House of Rahdenburg.

She is the eldest child of Louis Ferdinand I, Elector of Morinia and his first wife Marie of Köstritz. Her paternal great-great grandparents are Henry III, Elector of Rahdenburg and Princess Diana of Latium. In 2010, Louise married Prince Riordan of Roazhon, heir to the Duchy of Roazhon in Gelonia – they have six children.

Louise is a graduate of Castellum College, Castellum and businesswoman, having founded Köstritz Services in 2006. She is patron and founder of numerous charities including The Kostritz Foundation. Since her marriage to Prince Riordan of Roazhon, Louise has become involved in Gelonian-based charities.

Early life

Louise Marie Johanna Sophie was born on 3 May 1982, in Adrianople, Latium, as the eldest child and daughter of Louis Ferdinand of Rahdenburg and his first wife Marie, Duchess of Köstritz. She was baptized into the Fabrian Church in June 1982, at the Yarden River, near Hamrun, Hayan, Sydalon. Her godparents are then Jason, Prince of Youth (her father's third cousin), and then Alberta of Köstritz (her mother's sister). Louise was primarily raised in Latium due to her prohibition of her family's entry into Garima, due to the Rahdenburg Revolt in 1918.

At a young age, Louise was taught Gariman by her mother, whom was adamant on ensuring her children could fluently converse in their ancestral language, according to family friends. Though born in Latium, Louise was set to begin her schooling in Loweport, Arthurista but relocated to Castellum ab Alba after her mother's death in 1986. She attended Lyceum Sanctus Michaelis, in Castellum ab Alba for her primary and secondary schooling. She intended to attend university after secondary school, though did not attend university until 2003 when she enrolled at Castellum College, Castellum. She graduated in 2006 with degrees in international management and business.

In 2006, she created Köstritz Services, which focused on growing women's rights, and primarily with aiding women entering politics and equal pay. In 2007, she formed The Duchess of Köstritz Foundation to support woman who were victims of domestic violence. She is no longer active in her business or charity, though serves on the board of directors for each and collects income from Kostritz Services.

Marriage to Prince Riordan of Roazhon

On 2 August 2010, the Duchy of Köstritz announced the engagement of Louise and Prince Riordan of Roazhon, younger brother of King Arthur XI of Gelonia. Louise and Prince Riordan first met as children, during the reign of Riordan's maternal grandfather, King Peter I of Garima, on Louise's first visit to royal court in Hauptburg. There was no period of announced courtship, though in summer 2010 the pair was photographed together during the Festival of the Lights, in Alier, Turenne.

They were married on 7 December 2010, at St George Cathedral, in Köstritz, in a ceremony attended by representatives from Belisarian royalty and local nobility. According to local Kostritz law, they were married in a civil ceremony the following day at the Superior Court of Köstritz. The religious ceremony, and subsequent procession were televised by local Kostritan and Gelonian broadcasters.

She and Riordan have four children: Princess Aven (b. 2 March 2010), Prince George (b. 20 February 2012), Prince Alan (b. 9 March 2015); and Prince Riothamus (b. 31 January 2018).

Personal life

Issue

Name Date of birth Date of death Spouses
By Prince Riordan of Roazhon:
Princess Aven (2010-06-02) 2 June 2010 (age 10)
Prince George (2012-02-19) 19 February 2012 (age 8)
Prince Frederick (2013-02-20) 20 February 2013 (age 7)
Prince Peter (2014-03-09) 9 March 2014 (age 6)
Princess Marie (2016-04-06) 6 April 2016 (age 4)
Prince Lothair (2018-01-31) 31 January 2018 (age 2)

Titles, styles and honors

Titles and styles

  • 3 May 1982 – 7 December 2010: Her Highness Princess Louise of Rahdenburg
  • 7 December 2010 – present Her Royal Highness Princess Riordan of Roazhon

Honors

  •  Gelonia: Dame of the Most Noble and Distinguished Order of the Clover Order of the Thistle UK ribbon.svg
  •  Gelonia: Dame of the Illustrious Order of the Red Hand UK Medal for Saving Life at Sea ribbon.svg
  •  Latium: Knight of the Order of the Winged Ram Red ribbon bar - general use.svg

Dynastic honors

Ancestry

See also

Louise of Rahdenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Rahdenburg
Born: 3 May 1982
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Louis
Succession to the Latin throne
(descendant
of Theophylactus I Augustus
)
Followed by
Prince George