Thursday, July 31, 2008

Duke of Coburg dead


HRH The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha died on July 30, 1900 at Schloss Rosenau, near Coburg. He suffered from a "paralysis of the heart." The Duke, who was the second son and third child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, was recently diagnosed with cancerous growth on his tongue. Although doctors predicted that Alfred would linger, he died rather rather suddenly. He had not been told the seriousness of his illness. He began to suffer "severe attacks of suffocation," and arrangements were made for a tracheotomy. The Duke died "without suffering severe pain.
He is survived by his wife, the former Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, and four daughters, Crown Princess Marie of Roumania, Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and By Rhine, Alexandra, the Hereditary Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess of Edinburgh.
The new Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is Alfred's nephew, the young Duke of Albany, who is a minor. The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will act as the guardian for the young duke until he reaches his majority.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

please,marlene : the obituary of elizabeth,princess of romania and queen of greece,who died on 15th of november 1956 in cannes.she was the granddaughter of alfred,duke of edinburgh and saxa cburg gotha.