Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia (Franz Wilhelm Victor Christoph Stephan; born 3 September 1943) is a German businessman and member of the House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling German imperial house and royal house of Prussia. From 1976 to 1986 he was known as Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich of Russia. As a descendant of Wilhelm II, he is also a great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and a fourth cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales.
Prussian Royal Family
HI&RH The Prince HI&RH The Princess
HI&RH Prince Carl Friedrich
HRH Prince Louis Ferdinand
HRH Princess Emma Marie
HRH Prince Heinrich
HRH Princess Cornelie-Cecile
HRH Prince Christian-Sigismund HRH Princess Nina
Isabelle-Alexandra Grandmontagne-Prinzessin von Preußen
HRH Prince Christian Ludwig
HRH Princess Irina Maria
HRH Princess Marie Cécile
HRH Princess Christa
HRH The Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
HRH Prince Frederick Nicholas HRH Princess Victoria
HRH Princess Beatrice
HRH Princess Florence, Mrs Tollemache
HRH Princess Augusta, Mrs Helmore
HRH Prince Frederick
HRH Prince Wilhelm Andreas Alexandra Blahova
Frederick Alexander Prinz von Preußen
HRH Princess Victoria, Mrs Achache
HRH Prince Rupert Ziba Rastegar-Javaheri
Brigid Prinzesssin von Preußen
Astrid Prinzessin von Preußen
HRH The Duchess of Wellington
HRH Princess Marie Louise, Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau HRH Prince Adalbert Eva Maria Kudicke
Alexander Prinz von Preußen
Christian Prinz von Preußen
Philipp Prinz von Preußen
Stephan Alexander Prinz von Preußen Heide Schmidt
Stephanie, Mrs Bao
HRH Princess Donata HRH Prince Wilhelm-Karl Princess Armgard HRH Prince Oskar Princess Auuguste
Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia was born in Grünberg, Silesia, as the son of Prince Karl Franz of Prussia (1916–1975) and his first wife Princess Henriette von Schönaich-Carolath (1918–1972). He had a twin brother, Prince Friedrich Christian, who died three weeks after his birth. Prince Franz Wilhelm is a grandson of Prince Joachim of Prussia, the youngest son of Emperor William II.
In 2002 Prince Franz Wilhelm with Theodor Tantzen founded the Prinz von Preussen development company, which restores old buildings in Germany. In 2004, with financing from a group of investors, he purchased the Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin, saving it from insolvency.
Prince Franz Wilhelm married his third cousin once-removed, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria), in a civil marriage at Dinard on 4 September 1976 and religiously on 22 September 1976 in Madrid. Following his marriage he converted to the Russian Orthodox faith and was created a Grand Duke of Russia with the name Mikhail Pavlovich by his father-in-law Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia. Prince Franz Wilhelm and Grand Duchess Maria had one son before divorcing in 1986, at which point he reverted to his previous title.
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, Prince of Prussia (born 1981).
^ Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 575, 696.