PRINCE MARCUS von ANHALTApril 3, 2007
Prinz Marcus Eberhard Edward von Anhalt , Herzog zu Sachsen und Westfalen , Graf von Askanien, Crass von Vull of It – Wut a von Annoyer!
Firstly, if you haven’t read the first installment to this story, you’ll want to for background. You will find it by going HERE. Briefly, As the world knows, Prince Frederic von Anhalt of Bel Air, CA, married to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, is firmly claiming paternity to Anna Nicole Smith’s baby daughter, Dannielynn. Given such, Dannielynn has a brother; Prince Marcus von Anhalt, who was adopted by Prince Frederic and Zsa Zsa about a year ago.Whether or not Frederic is the father of Dannielynn could be indicated via results of a DNA comparison possibly revealed today. Of recall, Bonnie Stern, the sister of Howard K. Stern, who is listed as the father of Smith’s baby on her birth certificate, called von Anhalt’s assertions “nauseating.” She didn’t even know him,” Bonnie Stern said. Ronald Jason Palmieri, longtime attorney for Gabor and von Anhalt, said, “the odds of him ending up to be the parent of this child are remote to none.”
Prince Frederic himself was adopted in or around 1980, or so his story goes, however this adoption and simultaneous name change did not confer any title or nobility, though this is often assumed by various media outlets unfamiliar with the technicalities of the adoption and which, therefore, frequently refer to him incorrectly as a prince. Prinz von Anhalt is his surname, rather than a title, as per German laws regarding the country’s former nobility. In addition to long-standing conventions prohibiting the transfer of German titles to adopted individuals — except for individuals who are blood relations adopted by another relative — and note, I have found no one in the Anhalt family who includes Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt as a member. I have written exhaustively on this subject, and the matter stands as facts present themselves. Such would be applicable to Prinz Marcus.
Frederic’s adoptive mother Marie von Anhalt (for simplicity) was born in 1898 and died in 1983. She was firstly married on 11 March, 1916 to Prince Joachim Franz Humbert of Prussia – born 17 December, 1890, died 18 July, 1920 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Potsdam, Germany. Joachim was depressed over his failing marriage with Marie and his father’s (Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany) abdication from the throne. Joachim and Marie bore one child; a son on 15 December, 1916 ~ Prince Karl Franz Josef Wilhelm Frederich Eduard of Prussia (Franz) who died 22 January, 1975 in an automobile accident in Chile, SA. Marie and Karl are pictured below in a photo taken in 1917 in Berlin. (click to enlarge) Marie re-married im 1926 to Johannes-Michael Freiherr von Loen, and divorced in 1935.
Prinzessin Joachim von Preussen mit ihrem Söhnchen Prinz Karl Franz Joseph
With enough history, for now, the remainder of this page is occupied with various photos mostly of Frederic and his adopted son Marcus, taken in and around Los Angeles in 2006. (Click each to enlarge)