Louise, Duchess of Köstritz
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|Duchess of Köstritz|
|Reign||29 April 1990 – present|
|Heir apparent||George, Hereditary Duke of Kostritz|
|Regent||Alberta of Kostritz (1990–1998)|
|Born||3 May 1982|
Adrianople-Claudius Hospital, Adrianople, Latium
Prince Riordan of Roazhon (m. 2010)
|Father||Louis Ferdinand I, Elector of Morinia|
|Mother||Marie of Köstritz|
|Religion||Church of Garima|
Fabrian Catholic (formerly)
|House of Rahdenburg|
|Gelonian Royal Family|
Louise, Duchess of Köstritz (Louise Marie Johanna Sophie; b. 3 May 1982) is a Latin-born, Gariman noblewoman of the House of Rahdenburg, and first Duchess suo jure of Köstritz. She is married to Prince Riordan of Roazhon, heir to the Duchy of Roazhon.
She is the eldest child of Prince Louis Ferdinand, Duke of Rahdenburg and his first wife Marie, Duchess of Köstritz. Her paternal great-great grandparents are Henry III, Elector of Rahdenburg and Princess Diana of Latium. Louise has five children, four of whom are by her husband Prince Riordan of Roazhon.
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 Duchess of Köstritz Foundation. Since her marriage to Prince Riordan of Roazhon, Louise has become involved in Gelonian-based charities.
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 father's prohibition of entry into Garima as part of 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.
Reign as Duchess
Louise became heir presumptive to the Gariman Duchy of Kostritz following the death of her mother in an automobile accident in Yisrael. Upon her succession in 1986, Louise became the youngest and only the second female ruler of Kostritz. Her rule was placed under the regency of her aunt, Alberta of Kostritz from 1986 until Louise's 16th birthday in 1998. Louise had only visited Kostritz once before in 1983, and made her first visit as Duchess in December 1986 to an opening of the Ducal Parliament. She has since attended every opening of Parliament since.
During her regency, Louise was educated in Latium and lived with her father. However, she was also under the care of her uncle Frederick of Rahdenburg, with whom was charged with her care by her regent. Her regency was defined by expanded powers in the state legislature, though Louise visited Kostritz regularly and as she grew older became more vocal in her role.
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).
|Name||Date of birth||Date of death||Spouses|
|George, Hereditary Duke of Kostritz||19 February 2001|
|By Prince Riordan of Roazhon:|
|Princess Aven||2 June 2010|
|Prince Frederick||20 February 2012|
|Prince Peter||9 March 2015|
|Prince Lothair||31 January 2018|
Titles, styles and honors
Titles and styles
- 3 May 1982 – 17 July 1986: Her Highness Princess Louise of Rahdenburg
- 17 July 1986 – 29 April 1990 Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Duchess of Kostritz
- 29 April 1990 – present: Her Serene Highness The Duchess of Kostritz
- 7 December 2010 – present Her Royal Highness Princess Riordan of Roazhon
- Gelonia: Dame of the Most Noble and Distinguished Order of the Clover
- Gelonia: Dame of the Illustrious Order of the Red Hand
- Latium: Knight of the Order of the Winged Ram
- Sydalon: Grand Officer of the Order of the Holy Lance
- House of Rahdenburg: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Rahdenburg
- Duchy of Köstritz: Grand Master of the Ducal Order of the House of Köstritz
|Ancestors of Louise, Duchess of Köstritz|
Louise, Duchess of Köstritz
Cadet branch of the House of RahdenburgBorn: 3 May 1982
|Lines of succession|
| Succession to the Latin throne
of Theophylactus I Augustus)
| Duchess of Köstritz