The Ducal Family
Full Titles and Styles
His Highness the Duke of Swabia, Count Palatine of Swabia, Count von Hohenstaufen, Count de Bourgogne, Head of the House of Bourgogne von Hohenstaufen, Grand Master of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions, and President of the House von Hohenstaufen Association
Coat of Arms of the Duke of Swabia
Like His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, the Duke of Swabia also spent his childhood in the state of Louisiana in the United States of America. The Duke and the Ducal Family currently reside in the United States of America. The Duke has a passion for literature and history, particularly examples from pre-Colombian and colonial Latin America, with an emphasis on indigenous civilizations and medieval and imperial Spain and Europe.
The Duke enjoys spending time with the Duchess and their two children, their dog (rescued from a shelter), and their African grey parrot. The Duke also enjoys horseback riding, languages, wine, writing, and reading. His Highness is a lover of all forms of classical music, and a devotee of the opera.
Their Highnesses are firm believers in living a sustainable lifestyle in order to combat climate change and pollution. To that end, they prefer to live un-extravagant, private lives.
Full Titles and Styles
Her Highness the Duchess of Swabia, Countess Palatine of Swabia, Countess von Hohenstaufen, Countess de Bourgogne, Dame High Almoner of the Dukedom of Swabia, and Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions
Coat of Arms of Her Highness the Duchess of Swabia
The Duchess of Swabia was born and raised in Brazil. She currently devotes herself full-time to caring for their young children. She enjoys preparing gourmet food, gardening, reading, horseback riding, and photography.
The Duchess also serves on the Private Council of the Dukedom of Swabia, both as the Consort of the Duke and as the Dame High Almoner, in which role she oversees the charitable work performed by the Duke and Duchess, the Dukedom of Swabia, and the House von Hohenstaufen Association. Her Highness is also a Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions, the dynastic order of chivalry of the House of Bourgogne von Hohenstaufen.
Coat of Arms of His Highness the Hereditary Duke of Swabia
The rightful heir to the Dukedom of Swabia and all its associated titles, the Hereditary Duke was born in 2015.
Coat of Arms of Her Highness the Princess of Swabia
Their Highnesses' daughter was born in 2017. Their Highnesses eschewed tradition by granting Her Highness a coat of arms with a shield-shaped escutcheon, rather than the traditional cartouche or lozenge for unmarried ladies, in recognition of their daughter's rights and independence.