HRH Princess Michael of Kent is a member of the British Royal Family. She has noble German and Hungarian roots, and her family tree goes back hundreds of years to other noble families. After a short marriage to a British banker that didn’t work out, she married Prince Michael of Kent and became the Queen’s first cousin. She doesn’t have any royal duties and doesn’t get any money from the government, but she and her husband represent the queen at social events, and their two children are in line to take the throne. Princess Michael has worked as a consultant for fine art galleries and ran her own interior design business. She has also written five best-selling books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her royal lineage and somewhat grandiose claims about it have gotten a lot of attention from the media, and she is sometimes criticized for her outspoken opinions and flamboyant social gaffes. As a well-known member of a fading aristocracy, she often stirs up trouble in her own country and is seen as a symbol of a monarchy that is out of touch. Even though there is sometimes bad news about her in the media, she is also known for her charitable work and as an author and historian.
Early years and childhood
Princess Michael of Kent was born on January 15, 1945, as Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz in Karlsbad, which was then part of Germany but is now in the Czech Republic. Shortly after she was born, Nazi Germany was defeated, and the German people were forced to leave the country where she was born.
On her mother’s side, the Princess comes from a long line of royal people, including Catherine de Medici, who was Queen of France. Her father was a member of the Nazi party. After she was born, her parents broke up, and she and her mother moved to Australia, where her mother bought a beauty salon.
Princess Kent’s Career
During a boar hunt in Germany, the Princess met her first husband, an English banker named Thomas Troubridge. They got married in 1971, but the marriage didn’t work out, and two years later they broke up.
Her divorce wasn’t finalized until 1977, and a year later, the Catholic Church annulled it for reasons they didn’t say. By this time, she was very close to Prince Michael of Kent, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin.
In 1978, her marriage was canceled, and a month later, she and her new husband got married in a civil ceremony in Vienna, Austria. She wasn’t born a princess, so she took her husband’s title and style and became “Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.”
In 1986, she wrote her first book that wasn’t a work of fiction. It was called “Crowned in a Far Country: Eight Royal Brides.” The book looked at the personal lives of European princesses who left their homes to marry powerful men over the course of three hundred years.
She went on to write two more nonfiction books. One was about the history of five royal mistresses, and the other was about one of her ancestors, Diane de Poitiers, who was Henri II of France’s mistress.
In 2007, the Princess went back to her job as an interior designer and consultant, which was her first job before she got married. She brought back her interior design business, “Szapar Designs,” and also worked as a consultant for the Swiss art gallery “GalerieGmurzynska.”
She has written two historical novels in addition to her nonfiction books. The book “The Queen of Four Kingdoms,” which came out in 2013, is based on the life of Yolande of Aragon, who was the Queen Consort of Naples. The next book, “Agnès Sorel: Mistress of Beauty,” came out a year later.
Works of note
On June 30, 1978, Marie Christine married and became HRH Princess Michael of Kent. This made her Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin. She and her husband go to events to speak for the Queen.
Personal History and Legacies
Her husband, Prince Michael, is not in line to take the throne, and the couple doesn’t get any money from the government. Prince Michael has a private consulting business, and he and his wife work together to raise money for good causes. Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor, their children, are both in their 30s now.
Princess Michael of Kent comes from one of the world’s most pure and unmixed royal lines. Because she is a Catholic, she and her husband lose their right to succession. However, because their children are members of the “Church of England,” they keep their right to succession.
Her striking looks and outspoken, high-born attitude have brought her a lot of attention from the media, as well as controversy and even scandal. People have criticized her many times for things she has said about race, breeding, and even things like wearing the Swastika in public.
She is also known for making less serious party fouls and social blunders in the royal circles, such as being known as “pushy.”
Estimated Net worth
Princess is one of the richest Princess and is on the list of the most well-known Princess. The Princess Michael of Kent has a net worth of about $40 million, according to our research, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
She has horses, dogs, and cats as pets because she loves them. She also helps organizations in Africa that work to protect animals.