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Princess Anna of Bavaria

Bavarian Princess
The basics
Occupation Journalist Author Writer
Country Germany
Date of birth Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Spouse: Prince Manuel of Bavaria
Father: Ludwig-Ferdinand Prinz von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Education Stanford University, University of East Anglia
Authority Library of congress id VIAF id
The details

Princess Anna of Bavaria (German: Anna-Natascha Prinzessin von Bayern) (born 15 March 1978) is a German journalist and author, and wife of Prince Manuel of Bavaria.

Early life

Princess Anna was born Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Munich in 1978, the daughter of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Countess Yvonne Wachtmeister af Johannishus. She has three siblings. She graduated magna cum laude in History and Politics from Stanford University and with a MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She is political correspondent for Bild am Sonntag, having previously written for Die Welt. She has also written biographies of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Wolfgang Bosbach.


On 6 August 2005 Princess Anna married Prince Manuel of Bavaria, the son of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and Ursula Möhlenkamp. The wedding took place in Stigtomta and Bärbo, small villages near Nyköping in Sweden. It was attended by more than 300 guests including King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his family. The couple has three children together:

  • Prince Leopold Maria Bengt Karl Manuel of Bavaria (b. 13 June 2007).
  • Princess Alva Manuelle Maria Petra Yvonne of Bavaria (b. 5 January 2010).
  • Prince Gabriel of Bavaria (b. 11 November 2014).


  • SWE King Carl XVI Gustaf Jubilee Medal III.png Recipient of the 70th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf (Kingdom of Sweden, 30 April 2016).
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