Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Leiningen & their descent from Victoria

 The newly married Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria-Luise of Prussia are descendants of Queen Victoria.  Theirs is the first marriage between two descendants since 1981 when Princess Alexandra of Hanover married Prince Andreas of Leiningen.  This shows the line of descent from Queen Victoria's eldest child, Princess Victoria, who married Emperor Friedrich III.     The other line of descent is through Queen Victoria's fourth child and second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  This line will be shown in another post.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Princess Victoria (1840-1901) m. Emperor Friedrich III

Princess Victoria's eldest son, Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941)

Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (1882-1951) & Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia (Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1892-1980), eldest & youngest children of Kaiser Wilhelm II

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, second son of Crown Pince Wilhelm, and head of the house of Prussia (1907-1994), married to Grand Duchess of Kira of Russia  and his first cousin, Prince Ernst August of Hanover (1914-1987)

Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, eldest son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1939-2015)  This photo shows Friedrich Wilhelm with his second wife, Ehrengard von Reden, and their 3 children, Friedrich Wilhelm, Viktoria Luise and Joachim Albrecht.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover (1959), daughter of  Prince Ernst August of Hanover) at her wedding with Prince Andreas of Leiningen.  Alexandra and Prince Friedrich Wilhelm were second cousins

The nine photos are from the Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection.
Third cousins  Hereditary Prince Ferdinand (son of Alexandra) and Hereditary Princess Viktoria-Luise (daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm)   @Svenja/

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