Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Princess Caroline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Marlene A Eilers Koenig
An attempt to look grand even though you are rather plain.

Princess Caroline Mathilde (1894-1972) was the youngest of six children of Duke Friederich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg.

On May 27, 1920 at Schloss Glücksburg,  Caroline Mathilde married Count Hans of Solms-Baruth, the third son of the Prince and Princess of Solms-Baruth.  Her elder sister, Adelheid, was married to Hans' oldest brother, the Hereditary Prince of Solms-Baruth.

Caroline Mathilde's older siblings all married well:  Viktoria Adelheid to Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,  Alexandra Viktoria (Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia,) Helena (Princess Harald of Denmark), Adelheid,  and Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, who married Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Her daughter, Countess Viktoria-Luise, married her first cousin, Prince Friedrich-Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


This photo may have been taken at the time of her engagement to Count Hans.

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