A rather fascinating two-part article in Der Speigel about corruption, investigations, poison and a princess, HH Princess Marie-Alix of Saxe-Meiningen.
HH Maria-Alexandra Elisabeth Beatrice of Saxe-Meiningen was born at Heilbronn on July 5, 1978. She is the eldest of two children of the late HH Prince Friedrich-Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen (1935-2004) and HH Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1951). Princess Beatrice is the younger half-sister of Prince Andreas, the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The princess' marriage to Benno Widmer ended in divorce. The couple had no children.
Princess Marie-Alix is a descendant of Queen Victoria through her mother, Princess Beatrice.
Victoria - Leopold - Charles Edward (Carl Eduard) -Friedrich-Josias -Beatrice - Marie-Alix.