Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Princess Cecile of Greek and Denmark


Princess Cecilé of Greece and Denmark was born on June 22, 1911, at Tatoi, the third daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.  She was a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark.  

She married HRH Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and by the Rhine, who was her mother's first cousin, in Darmstadt on February 1, 1931.  They had four children:  Ludwig (October 25, 1931), Alexander (April 14, 1933), Johanna (September 13, 1936), and a stillborn child found in the remains of the air crash on November 16, 1937, at killed Cecile, Don, their two sons, his mother, Grand Duchess Eleonore, and several other people. 

Princess Johanna was adopted by Don's brother, Prince Ludwig, and his wife, the Hon. Margaret Geddes.  She died of meningitis on June 14, 1939.   

The family was en route to London to attend Prince Ludwig's wedding.  The two young princes were to be pages in the wedding.

Bridesmaids at the wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Hon. Edwina Ashley

All images  Marlene A Eilers Koenig collection


Unknown said...

The tenth photo is not Cecile but her sister, Margarita with her daughter Beatrix.

Andrea said...


She died so young and her family too.