Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Royal Death: the Margrave of Meissen

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

Prince Max Emanuel of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen, died peacefully yesterday in his home in La Tour de Peitz, Switzerland.  He was 86 years old.

His family announced his death in Dresden earlier today.

Prince Max Emanuel was the grandson of the last king of Saxony.   He is survived by his wife, Princess Anastasia Luise, Margravine of Meissen.  Their marriage was childless.

The Margrave has been succeeded as head of the family by his nephew, Prince Alexander of Sachsen-Gessaphe.  

Prince Alexander, who divides his time between homes in Dresden and Mexico, is married to Princess Gisela of Bavaria.  They have four children.

The family has not announced funeral plans. It is also not known if Prince Alexander will be styled as the Margrave of Meissen.



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