behind the Rolling Stones By: The Unhived Mind
Dr John Coleman mentioned in the past that the Black Nobility favored ‘The Rolling Stones’ pop culture band. What he did not tell you was who exactly was it that were controlling the band at the very top higher than the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations. Well as usual I am here to help fill in the dots that others cannot or those who simply fear to tread close to the line with these powers.
12. To introduce new cults and continue to boost those already functioning which include rock music gangsters such as the Rolling Stones (a gangster group much favored by European Black Nobility), and all of the Tavistock-created rock groups which began with the Beatles.
It’s not mentioned here, but the Rolling Stones were created from the same source and with the same purpose. Beatles were supposed to be the “good guys” while the Rolling Stones were the “bad guys”. Also, Rolling Stones were experts in creating repeating “riffs”, meaning a musical phrase that’s looping over and over again (like in “Satisfaction”, “Jumping Jack Flash” etc.). These repeating riffs trigger the mind and make one receptive to whatever sub-message you want to transfer into the minds of the listener. In the case of the Rolling Stones we have satanic messages in their lyrics, and they have repeated that over and over through the years (a more recent example is the”Bridge To Babylon” album)
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Profile: Prince of pop money: Financial adviser Prince Rupert Loewenstein is the man who gathers the moss for Rolling Stone Mick Jagger among others. Gail Counsell finds there is more to him than money GAIL COUNSELL
Sunday 23 August 1992
HIS real name is Prince Rupert Ludwig Ferdinand zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, but associates are wont to refer to him as Rupie the Groupie. Such are the indignities that inevitably accompany the role of financial adviser to the rich and famous – though as one of the purely professional variety, he is at least spared the need to offer poolside services.
At first sight neither name nor nickname seems particularly appropriate. He looks the standard-issue merchant banker he once was, with grey hair, a slightly balding pate and a fleshy, round, pale face. Decades of association with the flamboyant Mick Jagger, the most high-profile of his clutch of showbiz clients, seem to have left him sartorially unmarked, and he sports the unremarkable suit and striped shirt in which fiscal probity automatically resides.
All is not quite as it appears, however. There is evidence of a most unbankerly sense of humour, for example. On the walls of his West End office, rubbing frames with the usual dull prints to be found in such places, hang two raucously vulgar Beryl Cook paintings, hinting at unconventional depths. The fat, pink nude hysterically ensconced on a leopardskin rug makes him chortle wickedly with delight. And it transpires that he can manage a mean line in voice impersonations of acquaintances. As a longstanding friend, the financier Richard Cox Johnson, puts it: ‘Rupert is very bright, very funny, very amusing, and very likeable. He’s a bit of a showman, a bit extraordinary. He has always lived life at a very high rate.’
A sense of the absurd is presumably useful if you are in the business of managing the affairs of pop stars and their ilk. It is an odd line of work, mopping the brows and tidying the bank accounts of those whose finances involve an unconscionable amount of money. He describes the job as ‘a little bit of agent, business manager, accountant all rolled into one’. The essence of doing it well seems to be dealing with the person, not merely their money; the personal touch. ‘When I was a broker, clients would ring me up asking me what the best play was on in London and I’d be delighted to oblige,’ he recalls.
Client Jagger’s recent estrangement from Jerry Hall is presumably top of the list of his current problems. With the rock star’s fortune likely to be severely dented by the split, it seems certain that Prince Rupert will be burning the midnight oil, though such subjects are firmly off-limits for discussion. Nevertheless, marital disharmony is an occupational risk for the moneyed classes, and virtually compulsory among the showbiz fraternity, and he has plenty of experience to draw on. Indeed, there is a Golden Rule. ‘When families split up you have to make it absolutely clear whose side you are on at once,’ he says, tapping the table for emphasis.
Back in the Swinging Sixties, Prince Rupert was one of the Young Turks, out to shake the establishment and make a fortune in the process. Born in Majorca in 1933, he includes among his Bavarian ancestors such luminaries as the Elector Palatine Friedrich I, while his address book is an invaluable collation of the Right Contacts. Brought to England in 1940, he read medieval history at Magdalen College, joined brokers Bache and Co to pick up the City ropes and then ganged up with fellow Oxfordians, Jonathan Guinness and Richard Cox Johnson, as well as Louis Heyman, then with Rothschilds, all of whom were keen to make their fortunes. With the blind self-assuredness of the upper classes, they decided to buy a merchant bank. ‘I think we decided that young people plus a small traditional City bank was a combination that made sense,’ he reflects. ‘These days merchant banking is an utterly different business but at the time it seemed to us a good idea.’
After searching through The Bankers’ Almanac they eventually found one they could afford, the old-established firm of Leopold Joseph. Backed by the wealthy Kemsley branch of the Berry family (the ones who owned the Sunday Times, rather than those who were proprietors of the Telegraph) they paid pounds 600,000. ‘In those days many wealthy families had their own financial organisations to manage their money,’ Prince Rupert observes, adding wistfully: ‘These days that’s totally impossible of course. It costs too much.’
In 1962, when they acquired it, Leopold Joseph’s business was almost entirely centred on the discount market, plus a smattering of trusted family clients. Its somewhat chaotic nature represented a formidable challenge for a bunch of striplings – Rupert was barely 29 years old. ‘At first we all worked from one room. The three Joseph brothers, who stayed on with the company for the first few years after we bought the bank, had adjoining desks . . . you could hear them. One would be buying Shell as the other was selling it.’
Modern advances like a central dealing book were instituted, and they set about shifting the bank into corporate finance and lucrative personal client work. Pulling in wealthy clients is a tricky business, but Prince Rupert had listened to the experts. ‘Sir Siegmund Warburg’s wealthiest and happiest client would go into a meeting with him and leave half an hour later feeling dismal and at bankruptcy’s door,’ he chuckles.
Prince Rupert’s speciality was showbiz clients – in particular, Jagger, whose penchant for mixing it with the nobility is well-recorded. Introduced to the Rolling Stone through the inevitable mutual friend, ‘who rang up out of the blue and said their finances were in a mess and could we help’, he had, with blimpish charm, never heard of Jagger. Later, and better informed, he embarked on a successful attempt to sort out the pop star’s difficulties.
The fact that Jagger is now reputedly worth anything between pounds 50m and pounds 100m is testimony to Rupert’s abilities; so too is the fact that 24 years later Jagger is still his client, despite the fact that in 1981 Prince Rupert left the bank to run his own business. At the time Leopold Joseph’s client list stretched to around 100 wealthy individuals, of whom Prince Rupert looked after 20 or 30. Half of them stayed with him. Also in tow was Andrew Wilkinson, an accountant and now a joint director and shareholder in Rupert Loewenstein Ltd.
But it is a changing scene. Around two-thirds of his 15 or so clients are ‘new money’, for example, though he says he rather likes that. ‘It’s much more interesting than old money. People with old money are nearly always having to be adjusted downwards; those with new money are much more realistic.’
Still, these are tough times for financial advisers. Lloyd’s has swept through the ranks of the wealthy like a plague, devastating once healthy bank accounts, while the recession has touched even the very wealthy. Rupert Loewenstein Ltd’s latest accounts show after-tax losses of pounds 281,409.
Prince Rupert has two sons, Rudolf and Konrad, one a teacher, the other a student. But, he says, it is his daughter Dora who is the business person. She runs a small public relations company from his offices. But then PR is a contacts business, and contacts run in the family.
HISTORY OF HOUSE OF WITTELSBACH
Royal House of Bavaria and Princely House of Löwenstein
Catholic: Once thought to have descended from the family of Lords of Babenberg (modern Bamberg), rulers or MarkGrafs of the Ostmark, the Wittelsbach line was founded by Luitpold (d 5 Jul 907), cousin and General of the Carolingian Emperor Arnulf, m to Kunigunde, dau of Cout Palatine Berthold of Swabia. He had with other issue (1) Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria 907-37, who was succ by his son Eberhard, whose 2nd son Arnulf, Count Palatine of Bavaria (d 954), whose male line became extinct with Konrad, Count of Diesen (d 1258); (2) Luitpold, MarkGraf of the Ostmark (d 984), father of Ernst, Duke of Swabia (d 1015), whose 2nd son Ernst (d 1030) was ancestor of MarkGraf Leopold IV, Duke of Bavaria (1108-1141), and his brother Heinrich II, Duke of Austria (1112-1177), this male line extinct with Duke Friedrich of Austria (d 1246); (3) Berthold, MarkGraf in Bavaria (d 980), was ancestor of Otto I, Count of Scheyern (d 1072), whose 3rd son Otto II, Count of Dachau acquired the castle of Wittelsbah, and was father of Otto IV, Count Palatine in Bavaria (d 1156), whose son Otto V was invested with the Duchy of Bavaria as Otto I, after the fall of Henry the Lion, 16 Sep 1180. Otto V’s 2nd son Ludwig I (1174-1231) was father of Otto II (1206-1253) invested as Count Palatine of the Rhine (PfalzGraf bei Rhein) 1214 following his m to Agnes (1201-1267), dau and heiress of Heinrich I, Count Palatine of the Rhine, giving him sovereign privileges in parts of the ancient Duchy of Franconia west of the Rhone, centered around Heidelberg. Ludwig III, Duke of Bavaria (1229-1294), divided his inheritance with his younger brother Henry (1235-1290) but these possessions returned to the senior line on the extinction of Henry’s male line in 1339.
Ludwig III was appointed an Elector of the Empire as Count Palatine of the Palatinate 15 May 1275, had with other issue two sons, Rudolf (1274-1319) who succeeded him as Elector, and founder of the Electoral Branch A (Palatinate, see later), and Ludwig III or IV (1282-1347), Duke of Bavaria, who succeeded to the entire Bavarian estates after the extinction of the line of Heinrich, and was founder of Branch B (Bavaria); he was elected King of the Romans (Germany) in 1314 and crowned Emperor 1328. The junior Bavarian line B continued to rule in Bavaria, and remained Catholic at the reformation; William V, Duke of Bavaria (1546-1628), named his elder son Maximilian (1573-1651) co-Duke of Bavaria 1594, and abdicated as ruler in his son’s favour 15 Oct 1597. Maximilian was elevated to the dignity of Elector of the Empire with the deprivation of that title from the Elector Palatine 25 Feb 1623 (this title restored by the Treaty of Westphalia 1648, increasing the number of Electors). Charles VII (1697-1745), Elector of Bavaria, was elected King of Bohemia 7 Dec 1741 (in opposition to the Archduchess Maria Theresia) but never took possession, and was elected Emperor 24 Jan 1742 (crowned 12 Feb 1742); his son Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, died without male issue 30 Dec 1777 when the junior line became extinct in the male line. The Electorate of Bavaria passed to the Elector Palatine, head of the senior line, by the terms of the Treaty of Westphalia.
Branch A (Palatinate, now Bavaria): Rupert III, Elector, Count Palatine (1352-1410) was father of four surviving sons of whom the elder, Ludwig III, Elector, Count Palatine (1378-1436) was father of two surviving sons (1) Ludwig IV (1424-1449) succeeded as Elector, and left issue, Philip (1448-1508), who succeeded his cousin Otto II as Elector 1499 and whose male line became extinct with the death of Elector Otto III, 1559. The younger son (2) Frederick (1425-1476) succeeded his brother as Elector 1449, agreeing to remain unmarried to insure the succession of Philip; in 1471 he secretly married his mistress, Clara Tott, mother of two sons, Frederick b 1461, and Ludwig (1463-1524) who were legitimated thereby, with the verbal (and possibly written) consent of his nephew and eventual heir as Elector, Philip. Authorisation for this marriage was apparently renewed in act of 24 Jan 1472, while the issue of this marriage were also declared legitimate by Papal Bull issued before 9 Oct 1470 (when it was deposited with the Bishopric of Strasburg). This line has since 1559 been the primogeniture line of the House of Wittelsbach, see under LINE B: LÖWENSTEIN below.
LINE A: Stephen (1385-1459), 3rd son of Rupert III, acquired the Counties of Simmern and Zweibrücken, had issue (I) Frederick, Count Palatine of Simmern (1417-1480), whose grt-grandson Frederick (1515-1576) succeeded as Elector, Count Palatine of the Rhine 1559 and was grandfather of Frederick V (1596-1632), Elector Palatine (deprived of his Electorate 25 Feb 1623, and much of his lands 1628) crowned King of Bohemia 4 Nov 1619 (who m 1613 Princess Elizabeth of England, Scotland and Irleand, and whose youngest daughter Sophia, 1630-1714, was declared heiress of the British Crown 1701 and was ancestress of the present British Royal House, see GREAT BRITAIN); his eldest surv son, Charles-Ludwig (1618-1680) restored as Elector 24 Oct 1648, father of Charles II, Elector, on whose death without issue 26 May 1685 the Electorate passed to the line descended from (II) Ludwig (1424-1489), Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, whose grt-grandson Wolfgang (1526-1569), was Duke of Neuburg 1557, and father of (1) Philip-Ludwig (1547-1614), succ his father as Duke of Neuburg and recognized as heir of Juliers and Berg and of the Grand Magistery of the Order of Saint Hubert 1609, see (a) below, (2) John (1550-1604), Count Palatine at Zweibrücken, see (b) below, and (3) Charles (1560-1600), Count Palatine at Birkenfeld, see (c), below.
(a): Philip-Ludwig’s son Philip William (1615-1690) succeded as Elector 1685, his grandson Charles III died 31 Dec 1742, when the Electorate passed to his cousin Charles-Philip, Count Palatine of Sulzbach (10 Dec 1724 – 16 Feb 1799), confirmed as Elector Palatine 1 Jan 174, and succeeded as Elector of Bavaria on the extinction of that line (see above) 30 Dec 1777, ceded Duchy of Zweibrücken to the Count Palatine at Birkenfeld, but died without surviving issue when both Electorates passed to Line 3, Birkenfeld, see below. (b): John Casimir, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken at Neukstadt (1589-1652), m 1615 Princess Catherine of Sweden, dau of Charles IX, and left with other issue Charles-Gustave, Count Palatine at Cleeburg, crowned King of Sweden as Charles X 16 Jun 1654. His son, Charles XI, succ as King of Sweden and in 1681 as Duke of Zweibrücken and head of line 2 of this branch; he was succ by Charles XII, King of Sweden and Duke of Zweibrücken, killed at siege of Frederikshald 11 Dec 1718 when Sweden passed to his sister Ulrika (see SWEDEN) and Zweibrücken to his cousin Gustave Samuel (1670-1731), at whose death Zweibrücken passed to the line of Birkenfeld, see below. (c): Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld (b 5 Sep 1598; d 6 Sep 1654) was father of (1) Christian II, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld at Bischwiller (1637-1717), see Line I (Royal) and (2) John Charles (1638-1704), Count Palatine of Birkenfeld at Gelnhausen see Line II (Ducal), below.
Arms: Quarterly: 1st sa a lion rampant or, armed, langued and crowned gu (Palatine of the Rhine); 2nd parted per fesse dancetté gu and arg (Franconia); 3rd bendy sinister of six arg and gu a pale or (Burgau); 4th arg a lion az, armed and langued gu, crowned or (Veldenz); and over all an escutcheon of pretence, paly, bendy, arg and az. Supporters:- Two lions reguardant crowned or, armed and langued gu. Motto:- In Trau Vast. The achievement is borne on a mantle purpure, fringed and tasselled or, doubled ermine and surmounted by the Royal Crown of Bavaria.
LINE I: (Royal)
Founded by Christian II, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (b 22 Jun 1637; d 26 Apr 1717); Count Palatine of Birkenfeld 31 Mar 1671, father of Christian III (1674-1735), Duke of Zweibrücken 1731, was father of Christian IV (1722-1775), Duke of Zweibrücken m morganatically and was ancestor of the line of Counts and Countesses of Forbach, Barons and Baronesses of Zweibrücken, extinct 1859. He was succ by his nephew Charles-Augustus (1746-1795), who died without issue and was succeeded as Duke of Zweibrücken by his brother Maximilian-Joseph (1756-1825), reigning Count of Rappolstein 1778, succ as Duke of Zweibrücken 1795, and Elector Palatine of Bavaria 1799. A series of treaties and agreements between the powers in the years 1802-1806 consolidated the Bavarian territories, declared the Kingdom of Bavaria 26 Dec 1805; further exchanges between 1809 and 1819. Abdication of the dynasty 7/8 Nov 1918.
Members of the Royal Family bear the title of Prince or Princess of Bavaria with the qualification of Royal Highness, they are by right Duke or Duchess of Bavaria, Count or Countess Palatine of the Rhine.
TO GENEALOGY OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF BAVARIA
LINE II: (Ducal)
Founded by Johann Karl, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld at Gelnhausen (b 17 Oct 1638; d 21 Feb 1704). His grandson Johann, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld at Gelnhausen (1698-1780) was father of William, Count Palatine b 10 Nov 1752 d 8 Jan 1837), created Duke in Bavaria 16 Feb 1799, and received the Duchy of Berg 30 Nov 1803 (exchanged for the Margravate of Ansbach, from Prussia, 10 Dec 1805, and incorporated into Bavaria).
History of Princely House of Löwenstein
The primogeniture male line of the House of Wittelsbach, this branch descends from the m in 1471 of the Elector Palatine Friedrich I (b 1 Aug 1425; d 12 Dec 1476) to Klara Tott (called Dettin), dau of Erhard Tott, member of the council of the city of Augsburg (see above, under BAVARIA). Their son Ludwig (b 29 Sep 1463; d 28 Mar 1524), legitimated by the subsequent marriage of his parents, was invested with the Lordship of Scharffeneck by Elector Philipp, and received the county of Löwenstein (near Heilbronn, Württemberg) 1488 and Lordship of Abstatt 1490; cr Reichsgraf (Count of the Holy Roman Empire) 27 Feb 1494. He had with other issue (a) Ludwig II (d s.p.) and (b) Friedrich I, Count of Löwenstein-Scharffeneck (1502-1541), who was father of (1) Wolfgang I, Count of Löwenstein-Scharffeneck (1527-1571), whose son Georg-Ludwig (line extinct with his death. s.p.s 3 Jan 1633) was deprived of Scharffeneck and Habitzheim 1622 by the Emperor for his alliance with the Elector Palatine, and these territories granted to the junior line of Rochefort, see below; (2) Ludwig III, Count of Löwenstein-Scharffeneck (1530-1611), who acquired the Lordship of Wertheim (nr Mosbach, Baden) and County of Rochefort (now situated in the Prov of Namur, Belgium, but formerly part of the vast La Marck inheritance) etc, through his m 1567 to Anne, daughter and eventual heiress of Ludwig, Count of Stolberg-Königstein, Count of Wertheim, and took the name of Löwenstein-Wertheim ca 1600. Division of lands between the four sons of this marriage (two d s.p.), from whom the lines below descend. 5/6ths of the County of Löwenstein were ruled by the senior line, 1/6th by the junior Rochefort line, while ownership of Rochefort was shared with both lines, it was ruled by the junior. The family lost all its sovereign possessions with the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire 1806, these being divided on a geographical basis between the new states of Bavaria, Württemberg, Hesse, Frankfurt (the Principality of Aschaffenburg accorded to the Grand Duke of Frankfurt, and later incorporated into Bavaria), Wurzburg (consolidated with Bavaria) and Baden. In the event of the extinction of the junior, reigning line of Bavaria, the branch of Löwenstein would succeed to a claim to the Bavarian Crown.
LINE 1: LOWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG
Evangelical and Catholic: Founded by Count Christoph Ludwig (b 3 May 1568; d 17 Feb 1618), a Protestant, who m 1592, Elisabeth, Countess of Manderscheid-Schleiden-Virneburg (1569-1626) heiress in 1600 of the County of Virneburg in the Eifel; this line Counts co-regnant of the immediate County of Werthem, title confirmed by the Emperor 4 Mar 1613. Friedrich-Ludwig, Count of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg (1598-1657) lost his entire estates 1622 (for siding with the Elector Palatine), but was reinstated by the Treaty of Westpahlia 1648 (with the exception of Abstatt and Wildeck ceded to the junior Rochefort line). Primogeniture succession established by family convention 14 April 1767, confirmed 15 Feb 1781, by which the possession and government held in common by the two lines would be shared by the head of each line. Count Johann-Karl-Ludwig (b 10 Jan 1740; d 16 Feb 1816), received the Bailiwick of Freudenberg am Main (nr Mosbach, Baden) as indemnification for loss of the County of Virneburg, as Count co-regnant of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg 25 Feb 1803, and received full possession of the secularized sovereign abbey of Grünau. Count Johann-Karl, who remained in possession of most of Löwenstein (under the sovereignty of Württemberg), most of Wertheim (under the sovereignty of Baden), Obersontheim and Michelbach (parts of the County of Limpurg, whose sovereignty passed to Württemberg) and the Bailiwick of Triefenstein (first part of the principality of Aschaffenburg and later Bavaria) was created, with his cousin Count Friedrich-Karl (b 29 Jul 1743; d 3 Aug 1825, this line extinct 1852), Fürst (Prince) zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg by the King of Bavaria, Munich 19 Nov 1812 and recognized as Standesherren of the Kingdom; created Fürst by the King of Württemberg 27 Feb 1813, confirmed by the Grand Duke of Hesse 17 Dec 1812, the Grand Duke of Frankfurt Dec 1812, the Grand Duke of Wurzburg 24 Jan 1813 and the Grand Duke of Baden 3 Apr 1813 (but with a declaration that he would not recognize the right of seniority claimed by the Virneburg/Freudenberg line). Hereditary Member of the Bavarian “Reichsräte” Hereditary Member of the First Chambers of the Kingdom of Württemberg and of the Grand Duchy of Baden; qualification of “Durchlaucht” (primogeniture) by the German Diet 18 Aug 1825.
The head of the Line has the title Fürst, and Durhclaucht (Serene Highness); cadets are Princes or Princesses zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg with the qualification by courtesy of Serene Highness.
TO GENEALOGY OF THE LINE OF LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG
LINE ll: LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROSENBERG
Catholic: Founded by Count Johann Dietrich, Count of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1584-1644), who converted to Catholicism, invested with joint administration of the County of Rochefort 1608, and full possession on the death of his elder brother Wolfgang-Ernst (1636), although this possession was challenged by the Counts of Stolberg; Imperial confirmation as (co-regnant) Count of Wertheim 4 Mar 1613. Ferdinand-Karl, Count of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1616-1672) acquired the chartreuse of Grünau (jointly with the Virneburg line) 1632, and the bailiwick of Abstatt (of which the Scharffeneck and Virneburg lines had been deprived 1622) by the Treaty of Westphalia 1648. Count Maximilian-Karl-Albrecht (b 14 Jul 1656; d 26 Dec 1718), invested with the castle and lordship of Saffenburg 1675/75, and was cr Reichsfürst as Prince of Löwenstein (primogeniture) with the qualification of “Hochgeboren”, Vienna 3 April 1711; the Princely title extended to all descendants, Frankfurt am Main 8 Jan 1712; recognized by the Elector of Bavaria 23 Mar 1712; and confirmed in Bohemia, Vienna 6 May 1712. His yr son Dominik-Marquard 2nd Prince of Löwenstein (b 7 Nov 1690; d 11 Mar 1735), acquired the Lordship of Rosenberg 1730 (a fief of the Bishop of Wurzburg whose sovereignty was later ceded first to Bavaria 1804 and then Baden 1806). The County of Rochefort and other Walloon possessions, were divided with the Counts of Stolberg by agreement dated 9 Jul 1755 (settling the 150 year old dispute), the latter receiving Rochefort and other properties, while the Prince of Löwenstein received Cugnon, Chassepierre, Herbeumont, Orego, Havresse and La Feuilly. The right of primogeniture established within this line, following a similar decision by the senior line, 1768. Prince Dominik-Constantin (b 16 Apr 1762; d 18 Apr 1814), lost the County of Püttlingen and the Lordships of Scharfeneck, Cugnon, Herbimont, Agimont, Chassepierre and 1/3rd of Neufchateau, by the Tretay of Luneville 1801, and received the towns of Wörth and Trennfurt (formerly fiefs of the Archdiocese of Mainz), the bailiwick of Rothenfels (Lower Franconia, Bavaria), the secularized abbeys of Bronnbach, Neustadt am Main, and Holzkirchen, the Administrations of Widdern and Thalheim (Württemburg), perpetual rent of 12,000 florins for the right of navigation of the Rhine and a second perpetual rent of 28,000 as indemnification and adopted the name of Rosenberg 25 Feb 1803; retained Breuberg (sovereignty to Duchy of Nassu, then Prussia), Habitzheim (sovereignty to Hesse-Darmstadt), Klein Heubach and Laudenbach (sovereignty passed eventually to Bavaria) mediatised with the loss of co-regnant status over the Principaity of Aschaffenburg 1806. Hereditary Member of the First Chambers of Bavaria, Württemberg, Baden and Hesse; received the qualification of “Durchlaucht” (primogeniture) by the German Diet 18 Aug 1825.
The head of the Line has the title Fürst, and Durchlaucht (Serene Highness); cadets are Princes or Princesses zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg with the qualification by courtesy of Serene Highness.
Rupert zu Loewenstein
Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein Ludwig Ferdinand (German, Löwenstein), born 24 August 1933 in Palma de Mallorca , Spain , is an aristocrat and banker of German origin British. Nicknamed “Rupie The Groupie”, it is known to have been the financial manager of the group The Rolling Stones for thirty-seven years. Summary [masquer]
1 A princely family
2 Early career
3 Stones manager
Four traditionalist Catholic
5 Notes and references
A princely family
Rupert zu Loewenstein comes from the Freudenberg, a branch of the princely family of Loewenstein . This house sovereign publicized the Holy Roman Empire down to Louis of Bavaria, Count of Loewenstein ( 1463 – one thousand five hundred and twenty-four ), natural son of the Elector Palatine Frederick I of Wittelsbach . With this pedigree, Rupert zu Loewenstein is related by women rulers Belgium , the Luxembourg , the Liechtenstein , as well as pretenders to the thrones of Portugal , Italy ( Kingdom of Naples ), in Bavaria and Austria-Hungary .
He is entitled to predicate of Serene Highness . The titular given to it is “His Serene Highness the Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Count of Loewenstein-Scharffeneck.”
Rupert zu Loewenstein married 18 July 1957 Josephine Clare Lowry-Corry was born in London on 26 January 1931 , he has three children:
Rudolf Ludwig Karl Amadeus Joseph Emmanuel, born 17 November 1957 , entered the Dominican order ;
Konrad Friedrich Ferdinand Johannes Ottakar Sylvester, born 26 November 1958 , entered the priesthood at St. Peter priestly fraternity , holder of the church of San Simeone Piccolo in Venice ;
Maria Theodora Marjorie, born 11 July 1966 , married in September 1998 Count Manfredi della Gherardesca .
The Loewenstein live in Petersham District, Richmond in Surrey .
Graduated from Magdalen College , founded in 1448 and is considered one of the most prestigious of Oxford University , Rupert zu Loewenstein began his banking career in the firm of brokers Bache and Co. He learned the intricacies of the City and partners with former classmates Oxford – Jonathan Guinness , Richard Cox Johnson, Louis Heymann and young members of the Rothschild family – to buy a business bank . They are supported in this venture by the Kemsley group which has then Sunday Times .
The setting is selected bank Leopold Joseph and Sons, long established on the London market. It was purchased in 1962 for $ 600,000 pounds , or about 721,000 euros. This family firm is focused on the market of discount and deals with a small number of trusted clients. Upon arrival, Rupert zu Loewenstein is 29 years old and observes the inefficient mode of former owners: “The three brothers Joseph [...] had their own office. We could hear them: one bought Shell shares while at the same time, another sold … ‘
Besides basic tools of modernization – as a centralized transaction – the bank-oriented corporate finance and management of customized rich clients with international income. By their family environment and Oxfordian, the address book associated with young people is already well supplied, but it is still uses the outside personalities. In particular, Rupert zu Loewenstein asked the collector and man of Parisian Restart Phone Alexis ensure Vice-Chair of the Board .
Always in association with Baron Restart Phone, art lover recognized , Prince zu Loewenstein involved in the creation of the company Artemis , . This company is dedicated to the investment advice in works of art . In addition to private collections of its customers now museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the National Gallery in London, J. Paul Getty Museum , the Seattle Art Museum , the Dallas Museum of Art , the Art Institute of Chicago , the National Gallery in Washington, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, etc..
[ edit ]The Stones manager
In 1970 , at a party in a club in London, the singer Mick Jagger is Rupert zu Loewenstein presented. A legend says that at that time the prince has no idea what the Rolling Stones . The meeting took place at the request of the rock-star looking for a specialist able to save the group’s finances. In fact, the Stones at that time in bankruptcy. Through ignorance, they sold the rights of all their records prior to 1970 – including worldwide success as Satisfaction and Jumpin ‘Jack Flash – their former manager Allen Klein . British taxes ask them on the other hand they can not pay arrears .
Rupert zu Loewenstein found interesting adventure and agrees to assume. His first decision is to make them immediately leave the UK : the Rolling Stones and benefit from more favorable tax treatment of foreign residents . Most members choose to settle in France, including Keith Richards invests a Gothic castle where the band recorded the Exile on Main Street , and Bill Wyman who befriends the painter Marc Chagall . Mick Jagger married then Bianca , on the other hand is the nomad is known .
Second decision: the restructuring of the group company. Spurred on by Loewenstein, the Rolling Stones are transformed into a corporation pyramid, resting on four firms based in the Netherlands , themselves managing a multitude of companies dealing with various secondary activities of the group of hundreds of people, technicians, swarms of lawyers, business managers, working in effect on an international tour. Decisions recording and concert are now made on the basis of tax benefits depending on the country. Not to mention the principle of sponsoring the Stones will be the first to operate on a tour ( Volkswagen , Budweiser , Chase Manhattan Bank …) and the use of commercial music tracks that will develop Loewenstein: the launch of Windows , Bill Gates has agreed to pay an extract of Start Me Up 6 million pounds.
The result is up to the fascination of Loewenstein Jagger: Rolling Stones became the group reporting the most money in the history of music. Led by Loewenstein, touring and merchandising, they have earned a billion pounds (1.2 billion euros) . The fortune of Sir Mick Jagger is now estimated at 190 million pounds (228.5 million) and is part of the Top-20 of the richest artists .
Thus HSH Prince zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg became a familiar rock festivals. In the evenings or concerts backstage giants seen enjoying fun with the incongruity of his presence along with a sip of alcohol. Rupie The Groupie dubbed by Jerry Hall , it ends up being part of the family Stones, witness the joys and dramas. It is present when the marriage with Bianca collapses because Mick fell in love with Jerry . It’s home, at a party he gave in 1991 that Jerry , in turn, comes as a fury to make a scene to Mick, it assiduously attending the model Carla Bruni .
In 2007, aged 74, Rupert zu Loewenstein wished wisely abandon the management of the finances of Stones .
[ edit ]Catholic traditionalist
Since the 1960s , Rupie the Groupie is engaged in the traditionalist Catholicism . Prince zu Loewenstein presides over an association for the promotion of the Latin Mass (Latin Mass Society of England & Wales) .
Son both have their vows: the eldest, Rudolf, is a priest Dominican and the youngest, Konrad, traditionalist priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Venice . In 2008 , at the funeral of Fra ‘Andrew Bertie , 78th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta , is the Prince Rupert he is asked to give the eulogy .
Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg combines the honors in the Roman Catholic Church . It is:
Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta
President of the British Association of the Order of Malta
Knight of the Pope
Commander plate with the Order of St. Gregory the Great
President of the British association of the sacred and Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
Notes and references
↑ House Loewenstein, official website [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ Rothschild family branch English official website [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ a and b Gail Counsell, “Profile: Prince of pop money”, The Independent, August 23, 1992 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ David Patrick Columbia, “In Memoriam Alexis de Rede,” New York Social Diary, February 20, 2007 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ a and b Mitchell Owens, “The Keepsakes of a Kept Man”, The New York Times, March 10, 2005 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ No connection with the holding of the same name the businessman François Pinault .
↑ a , b , c and d Alison Boshoff, “Mick Jagger’s secret divorce”, The Daily Mail, June 4, 2007 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ In 1970, the government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson highest income tax UK residents 90%. Rod Stewart , Elton John , David Bowie have already left the UK.
↑ “throughout our married life, he and I literally lived out of a suitcase [...] from one place to another in his quest to Avoid income taxes” (“Throughout our marriage, he and I have literally lived in a suitcase [...] from one place to another, for him to avoid taxes “), Bianca Jagger, statement to the court during his divorce in 1980, The Daily Mail, June 4, 2007 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ Simon Atkinson, “Timing helps Sir Mick Jagger’s making money,” BBC News Business, July 11, 2010 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)
↑ The statement of the press service of the Rolling Stones in the UK says: “Prince Loewenstein is no longer taking care of the Rolling Stones day-to-day business goal is currently on some aspects of Retained Their career.” (“The Prince Loewenstein no longer manages the affairs of the Rolling Stones on a daily basis but still to keep certain aspects of their career “).
↑ Founded in 1965, the Latin Mass Society is not at odds with the Vatican, it has rather a special papal indulgence of Paul VI in 1971, indulgence extended by John Paul II in 1984. official website of the Latin Mass Society of England & Wales [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010).
↑ Obituaries, “Fra ‘Andrew Bertie,” The Times, April 23, 2008 read online [archive] (accessed 17 December 2010)