Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The baptism of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was baptized on September 14 at Schloss Callenberg. She is the first born child of Hereditary Prince Hubertus and and his American-born wife, Princess Kelly.

About 60 guests attended the baptism, which was conducted according to the rites of the Lutheran church.  The little princess' godparents are Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover,  Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria, Countess Katharina of Faber-Castell and Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria.

Crown Princess Victoria's grandmother, Princess Sybilla was a princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who married Hereditary Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (both were descendants of Queen Victoria.)   Hubertus'  paternal great-grandmother, Duchess Viktoria Adelheid, the wife of Duke Carl Eduard -- and parents of Princess Sybilla -- was born a princess of Schleswig-Holstein and a first cousin of Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein, who married Prince Ernst August of Hannover, the grandparents of the Hereditary Prince Ernst August.


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