There have been discussions concerning the wearing and awarding of orders by former ruling houses. Some believe the orders ceased to exist upon the overthrow of the monarchy, others believe that if it's a house order, as opposed to a governmental order, then the order belongs to the house itself and they're free to do what they want. I've seen photos of the head of the ducal house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and his son wearing the Saxe Ernestine Order, the head of the ducal house of Anhalt wearing the Order of Albert the Bear. Well, today I had a new experience, the first time I've seen someone, other than in antique photos or postcards, wearing the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle. This photo was taken at the recent wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and shows the head of the imperial house of Germany and royal house of Prussia, George Friedrich Prinz von Preussen, along with his future bride, Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg. Georg Friedrich is the grand master of the Order of the Black Eagle. He appears to be wearing two breast stars, but I can't see what they are, one is probably the Black Eagle.