Friday, September 9, 2011

Royal betrothal: Alexandra of Coburg to wed Hohenlohe-Langenburg scion

September 9, 1895

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, third daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Duke of Edinburgh) was today "formally betrothed" to Hereditary Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Princess Alexandra is seventeen years old, and her future husband is thirty-two.

The date of the wedding has not been announced.  Alexandra's two older sisters, Marie and Victoria Melita are married to the Crown Prince of Romania and the Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine, respectively.

Alexandra is a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  Her future husband is a grandson of Victoria's older half sister, Princess Feodora of Leiningen.    He is the son of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Leopoldine of Baden.


John said...

How did this marriage turn out?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

It was hardly a love match. John Wimbles's three part article on Alexandra was published in Royalty Digest in 2005.