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Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern

  Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern, graduate in business administration, was born on April 20 1952 in Sigmaringen, and is married to Katharina Princess of Hohenzollern since 2010. His four children are Hereditary Prince Alexander (b. 1987), Princess Philippa (b. 1988), Princess Flaminia (b. 1992) and Princess Antonia (b. 1995).

From 1958 until 1968 he attended elementary and grammar school in Sigmaringen, in 1969 he left for the „Rosenberginstitut“ in St. Gallen (Switzerland) where he passed his diploma in 1973. Between 1973 and 1975 he served in the German Federal Armed Forces.

The Prince studied business administration in Fribourg (Switzerland) from 1975 until 1980 and continued his apprenticeship in financial management in Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Main and New York.

Since 1984 he is the general agent in the family’s business group „Unternehmensgruppe Fürst von Hohenzollern“ as well as associate and chief advisor of „Zollern GmbH & Co. KG“.

The Prince of Hohenzollern holds several honorary offices; his vital role as entrepreneur and employer, patron of regional tourism, tradition and culture was awarded with the German Federal Cross of Merit in 2009.

Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern is also a passionate and professional jazz musician. He plays various instruments and founded his first band in 1990. With his group „Charly & the Jivemates“ he has recorded several very successful CD’s since 2000. In his spare time he is furthermore interested in vintage cars, motorcycling, water sports and hunting.
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Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern