Edward Bieniak, Prince of Horne

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Edward
Prince of Horne

Prince of Horne
Tenure 13 May 2000 - present
Predecessor Marian, Princess of Horne
Spouse Michele Cosentino (m. 1984 - div. 1990)
Princess Barbara of Orléans (m. 2000 - div. 2019)
Issue
Princess Kara of Horne
Princess Corey of Horne
Dylan Jován Bieniak, Hereditary Prince of Horne
Prince Kyle of Horne [1]
Full name
Edward Joseph Ioannis Bieniak
House Horne (official)
Glücksburg (agnatic)
Father Edward Bieniak of Greece and Denmark
Mother Marian, Princess of Horne
Born 28 July 1960 (1960-07-28) (age 60)
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Religion Roman Catholic

Edward Bieniak, Prince of Horne (Dutch: Edward Joseph John; French: Édouard Joseph Jean; Greek: Εδουάρδος Ιωσήφ Ιωάννης; born 28 July 1960), is the current head of the House of Horne, the former ruling dynasty of the County of Horne in the Holy Roman Empire.[2] He is a descendant and historic heir of Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, the last ruling leader of the County of Horne, who was executed as a result of Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands.[3]

Biography

Edward Joseph Ioannis Bieniak was born on 28 July 1960 in New York. He is the eldest son and youngest child of Edward Bieniak and Princess Marian of Horne, he acceded to the throne of Horne when his mother, Princess Marian resigned on 13 September 2000. He was born deaf, and primarily uses American Sign Language. Edward has two sisters, Princess Luann (who died in 2005) and Princess Sheryl. [4]

Prince Edward is a great-great-grandson of King George I of Greece and descendant of Queen Victoria. However, he is not eligible for the Greek and British thrones as a Roman Catholic.

Edward married Michele Cosentino (never styled as a Princess of Horne) in 1984. They have two daughters; Princess Kara, born in 1985, and Princess Corey, born in 1987. Princess Kara was born as first in the line of succession until Prince Dylan Jován was born in 2002. Prince Edward and Michele divorced in 1990.

In 2000, Edward's mother, Princess Marian, had given permission for Edward to marry Princess Barbara of Orléans. At the time Princess Marian had decided to resign as Princess of Horne and Prince Edward acceded to the throne of Horne. Princess Barbara is a descendant of King Louis Philippe of France and was styled as the Princess of Horne upon her marriage with the House of Horne recognising her as a Princess of Orléans. ​They have two sons; Prince Dylan Jován, born on 18 July 2002, and Prince Kyle, born in 2004. At Dylan's birth, he was styled as Hereditary Prince. In 2019 the House of Horne announced the divorce of Edward and Barbara.

Titles and styles

Styles of
The Prince of Horne
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Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sir
  • 28 July 1960 – 13 May 2000: His Highness Prince Edward of Horne
  • 13 May 2000 – present: His Highness The Prince of Horne

Through Edward's male-line descent from Christian IX of Denmark and his son, George I of Greece, Prince Edward is a Greek and Danish prince with the style of Highness. He uses the surname "Bieniak", adopted from his great-grandmother. The official title of the Prince of Horne is "His Highness the Prince of Horne, Prince of Greece and Denmark, Baron of Montmorency".[5]

References

  1. Issue
  2. Edward, Prince of Horne
  3. Lamoral Graaf von Egmont, Spencer C. Tucker, 500 Great Military Leaders, ed. Spencer C. Tucker, (ABC-CLIO, 2015), 219.
  4. Biography
  5. Title

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Edward Bieniak, Prince of Horne
Born: 28 July 1960
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Marian
— TITULAR —
Prince of Horne
13 May 2000 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Execution of Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn
Incumbent