Monday, July 9, 2018

intrigue, poison and a princess

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.

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