Saturday, March 13, 2010

Summer 1907

Time to visit the grandparents. The Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha pack up the car and take their son, little Hereditary Prince Johann Leopold and head to Schloss Glucksburg for a visit to Oma and Opa (the Duke and Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein), Onkel Fritz and Tante Adelheid. This photo was taken in the summer of 1907 (the straw hats, white dresses) as Johann Leopold was born in August 1906.
One wonders if little Johann Leopold was fascinated by Oma's rather large hat!
Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Victoria Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein were married in 1905.
Fritz -- Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (having succeeded his father in 1934) was married in 1916 to Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, whose mother, Alexandra, was the Duke of Saxe-Coburg's first cousin.

Princess Adelheid married Friedrich, 3rd Prince of Solms-Baruth, on August 1, 1914 at Potsdam.


Rex said...

Marlene, who is the woman sitting to the right - Victoria of Sax-Coburg-Gotha? Is she a grown daughter of the Duke & Duchess?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes. Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein married the Duke of Coburg. They were visiting her parents, a chance for Johann Leopold to meet Oma and Opa, which is German for Grandma and Grandpa!