|Friedrich of Württemberg with his Porsche 356
On 9 May 2018, aged fifty-six, Duke Friedrich of Württemberg was killed as the result of a motor vehicle accident at Ebenweiler. He was trying to pass a tractor trailer in his lane, and in this attempt he hit head-on a car in the opposite lane of traffic. Friedrich, who was driving an antique Porsche, died instantly; three persons were injured in the other vehicle.
|Duke Carl of Württemberg and Princess Diane d’Orléans
|Duke Friedrich of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Wied
Duke Friedrich Philipp Carl Franz Maria of Württemberg was born at Friedrichshafen on 1 June 1961 as the first child of Duke Carl of Württemberg (b.1936) and Duchess Diane (b.1940; née Orléans). Friedrich’s godparents were his paternal grandfather Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1893-1975) and his maternal grandmother Princess Isabelle, Countess of Paris (1911-2003). In November 1993 at Altshausen, Duke Friedrich married his sixth cousin Princess Marie of Wied (b.1973), both parties being descendants of Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm of Nassau-Weilburg (1786-1816) and
Burggräfin Luise Isabelle of Kirchberg (1772-1827).