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He was 78 years old, and he "passed away peacefully" in a Munich hospital.
A historian and author, Prince Albert challenged the succession of his nephew, Prince Alexander, to the headship of the Wettin family, in spite of the fact that he and his wife, Elmira, signed the family pact that designated Alexander as the heir.
Albert's older brother, Prince Max Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, died in July.
Prince Albert's marriage was morganatic. He did not have any children.
Prince Albert of Saxony was the last grandson of King Friedrich August III of Saxony, the last king of Saxony.