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Princess Antonia of Prussia, Marchioness of Douro, Duchess of Ciudad Rodrigo
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(born 28 April 1955), is a great-granddaughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.
Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Louise Mansfeld was born in London
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on April 28, 1955, the daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Lady Brigid Katherine Rachel Guinness
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, daughter of Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh
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. She was the twin sister of Prince Rupert Alexander Frederick. She was educated at Cobham Hall School and King's College London
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Marriage and issue
On 3 February 1977, she married (Arthur) Charles Wellesley (the son of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Wellington
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) and took the courtesy title
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of Marchioness of Douro. They have five children:
- Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington
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(b. 31 January 1978), who married Jemma Madeleine Kidd
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(b. 1974) on 4 June 2005 at St James's Church, Barbados; she is the elder daughter of John Edward Aitken Kidd (a grandson of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook
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) by his former wife Wendy Madeline Hodge (b. 1941), a daughter of Sir John Hodge, 2nd Bt, MBE
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. Arthur and Jemma have issue, one son and one daughter, twins:
- Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley (b. January 2010)
- Arthur Darcy Wellesley, Viscount Wellesley (b. January 2010)
- Lady Honor Victoria Wellesley (b. 25 October 1979), who married Hon. Orlando William Montagu (b. 1971) at Stratfield Saye
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on 3 July 2004. He is the younger son of the 11th Earl and the Countess of Sandwich
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. Honor and Orlando have issue, one son and one daughter:
- Walter Frederick Montagu (b. 2005)
- Nancy Montagu (b. 2007)
- Lady Mary Luise Wellesley (b. 16 December 1986)
- Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley (b. 8 October 1990)
- Lord Frederick Charles Wellesley (b. 30 September 1992)
Princess Antonia is c. 360th in line of succession to the British throne
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Titles and styles
- Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia of Prussia (1955–1977)
- Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia, Marchioness of Douro (1977–2010)
- Her Royal Highness Princess Antonia, Marchioness of Douro, Duchess of Ciudad Rodrigo (2010–present)