Friday, September 9, 2011
Royal betrothal: Alexandra of Coburg to wed Hohenlohe-Langenburg scion
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.