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Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria






Princess Elisabeth and her husband 
Princess Elisabeth and
Prince Max, Duke of Bavaria 
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria (born 31 December 1940) is the wife of Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, heir presumptive to both the former Bavarian Royal House and the Jacobite Succession.

Elisabeth was born at Stockholm, Sweden on 31 December 1940. She was the first daughter of Count Carl Ludwig Douglas and Ottora Maria Haas-Heye. She was granddaughter of General Vilhelm Archibald Douglas. Her maternal great-grandfather was Philip, Prince of Eulenburg and Hertefeld (1847–1921) (friend of Wilhelm II, German Emperor), whose youngest child Viktoria Ada Astrid Agnes (1886–1967) married in 1909 Professor Otto Ludwig Haas-Heye (1879–1959), and had issue, including two daughters. Elisabeth descends through both her mother and father from medieval Scandinavian nobility and rulers. However, her father's patriline is Scottish, of the Swedish-German branch, descended via two obscure generations, descended from the youngest son of James Douglas, 1st Baron of Dalkeith, ancestor of the 15th century Earls of Morton. All these Douglases were of the Morton branch of the ancient Douglas family.


Her younger sister Rosita married in 1972 to John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough but divorced in 2008.

Countess Rosita Douglas, who married, in 1972, John, 11th Duke of Marlborough, was a sponsor at their daughter (b1967) Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle's christening.

Countess Elisabeth married on 10 January 1967 in Kreuth, to Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, son of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria and his first wife, Countess Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan and great-grandson of King Ludwig III of Bavaria.
They had five daughters:
    Duchess Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria (born 28 October 1967 in Munich). She married Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein. They have four children:
        Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein (born 24 May 1995 in London)
        Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein (born 17 October 1996 in Grabs, Canton of St. Gallen)
        Prince Georg of Liechtenstein (born 20 April 1999 in Grabs)
        Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (born 6 December 2000, in Grabs)
    Duchess Marie-Caroline Hedwig Eleonore in Bavaria (born 23 June 1969 in Munich). She married Duke Philipp of Württemberg (son of Carl, Duke of Württemberg) in a civil ceremony in Altshausen and a religious ceremony on 27 July 1991 in Tegernsee. They have four children:
        Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline of Württemberg (born 15 January 1994 in Munich)
        Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie of Württemberg (born 15 April 1997 in London)
        Duke Carl-Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel of Württemberg (born 15 June 1999 in London)
Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie of Württemberg (born 1 February 2007 in London)
    Duchess Helena Eugenie Maria Donatha Mechthild in Bavaria (born 6 May 1972 in Munich)
    Duchess Elisabeth Marie Christine Franziska in Bavaria (born 4 October 1973 in Munich). She married Daniel Terberger (born 1 June 1967) on 25 September 2004. They have two children:
        Maximilian Ludwig Terberger (born 30 August 2005 in Bielefeld)
        Ottora Elisabeth Victoria Lucia Terberger (born 13 December 2007)
    Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (born 7 May 1975 in Munich). She married 8 September 2007 Klaus Runow (born 3 July 1964), an investment banker. They have one son:
        Heinrich Maria Leopold Maximilian Runow (born 3 May 2010 in Munich)

Titles and styles

30 December 1940 – 10 January 1967: Countess Elisabeth Christina Douglas-Stjernorp auf Mühlhausen und Langenstein
10 January 1967 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria



Princess Max was born into a branch of the Scottish house of Douglas which had settled in Sweden in the seventeenth century. She is descended in the male line from William Douglas, 4th of Whittinghame, who married Elizabeth Maitland, herself a descendant of Robert II, King of Scots.

Note: The following is not proven.


My genealogy section reports a differing ancestry for Patrick Douglas, qv.          

Robert II, King of Scots                             James Douglas of Lothian
(born 1316; crowned 1371; died 1390)              (died before 1323)
        |                                                                 |
        |                                                                 |
Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany (1339-1420)    Sir John Douglas of Lothian
        |                                                           (died 1350)
        |                                                                 |
        |                                                                 |
Margaret Stewart                                     Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith
    married                                                 (b c1330-1420)
Robert Stewart, 1st Lord Lorn (died before 1449)          |
        |                                                                  |
        |                                                                  |
Isabel Stewart                                            Sir James Douglas, married Elizabeth, Dau of king Robert III
    married                                                 1st Lord Dalkieth
Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll (died 1493)    (died 1441)
        |                                                                  |
        |                                                                  |
Margaret Campbell                                     Sir William Douglas,
    married                                               1st of Whittinghame
George Seton, 2nd Lord Seton (died 1507/8)        (died before 1484)
        |                                                                  |
        |                                                                  |
Martha) Seton                                            Sir William Douglas,
    married                                                  2nd of Whittinghame
William Maitland of                                           (alive 1484)
Thirlestane and Lethington (died 1513)                    |
        |                                                              |
        |                                                              |
Sir Richard Maitland of                                    William Douglas,
Thirlestane and Lethington (1496-1586)            3rd of Whittinghame
        |                                                        (died about 1572)
        |                                                              |
        |                                                              |
Elizabeth Maitland                                        William Douglas,
        |                                                      4th of Whittinghame
        |                                                      (alive 1590)
        |                                                               |
Patrick Douglas (died 1626)
Count Robert Douglas (1611-1682)
Count Gustaf Douglas (1648-1705)
Count Vilhelm Douglas (1683-1763)
Count Vilhelm Otto Douglas (1721-1776)
Count Carl Vilhelm Douglas (1754-1834)



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