April 9, 1898
It was announced today that a "permanent separation" has been arranged between the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Hesse and By Rhine, reports the New York Times.
Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig married his first cousin, Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on April 19, 1894. They have one daughter, Princess Elisabeth, who was born on March 11, 1895.
The couple are grandchildren of Queen Victoria.