Lutheranism ( Prussian United) Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Crown Prince of Prussia (Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst; 6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) was the eldest child of the last Kaiser, the German Emperor, Wilhelm II, and his consort Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. As Emperor Wilhelm's heir, he was the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia .
Friedrich Wilhelm Victor Augustus Ernest (German language: Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst) (6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) of the House of Hohenzollern was the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. Wilhelm was born on 6 May 1882 in the Marmorpalais of Potsdam in...
Friedrich Wilhelm (born 6 May 1882), known popularly as simply Wilhelm, is the current Crown Prince (German: Kronprinz) of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. As the eldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, he is first in the line of succession. Wilhelm was born in 1882, six years before the...
He was also the commander of the Army Group German Crown Prince until the end of the war. For the most part, Wilhelm remained under the tutelage of more experienced military commanders during his tenure. Wilhelm went into exile in the Netherlands with much of the rest of the German imperial family following the ending of the monarchy in 1918.
Wilhelm was the Crown Prince of Germany and Prussia from 1888 to the abolition of the German monarchy in 1918. He was the son of Wilhelm II of Germany. He became crown prince at the age of six after the death of his grandfather, Friedrich III. He kept the title for 30 years until the end of World War One and the fall of the German monarchy.
Wilhelm was the first grandchild of his maternal grandparents (Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), but more importantly, he was the first son of the crown prince of Prussia. Upon the death of Frederick William IV in January 1861, Wilhelm's paternal grandfather (the elder Wilhelm) became king, and the two-year-old Wilhelm became second in the line of succession to Prussia.
He was known as Wilhelm Deutscher Kronprinz, as seen on postcards, but his full name was "Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst Kronprinz des Deutschen Reiches und Kronprinz von Preußen K.u.K.H.", or "His Imperial and Royal Highness, Wilhelm Crown Prince of the German Empire and Crown Prince of Prussia."