Monday, August 30, 2021

2 new QVDs: Princess Feodora zu Leiningen and Caspian Prinz von Preussen

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It is a girl for the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Leiningen as Princess Viktoria Luise gave birth to  Feodora. on August 16th in Frankfurt-am-Main.  This is the second daughter of the Hereditary Prince and Princess.   Their first child, Alexandra, was born on February 28, 2020.

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 The name honors Queen Victoria's older half-sister, HSH Princess Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine (1807-1872), who was the second child of Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld and Emich Carl of Leiningen, who died in 1814.  

Three years after her husband's death, the widowed Princess of Leiningen married Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), fourth son of King George III.   The future Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819.   

 Princess Feodora married  Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1794–1860) in Kensingtom Palace.  This marriage had been largely arranged by the Prince's first cousin, Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV.

Feodora and her husband were the parents of six children, the youngest of whom was named Feodora (1839-1872). She married  Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.  

Three of Feo's granddaughters were also named for her:  HSH Feodora Viktoria Alberta of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1866 -1932), daughter of HSH Hermann, Prince of Leiningen, Countess Feodora (Feo) Georgina Maud Gleichen (1861 – 1922), daughter of HSH Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Count Gleichen and HH Princess Feodora Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1874-1910), daughter of Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg who was the wife of Friedrich VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg.   Neither Countess (later Lady) Feodora nor Princess Feodora of Schleswig-Holstein married.
Primces Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen

In July 1894,  Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg married her second cousin Emich 5th Prince of Leiningen (1866-1939)   Prince Emich was born at Osborne House in 1866.  One of his godparents was his great-aunt, Princess Feodora, the Dowager Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

The new Princess Feodora has four lines of descent from Queen Victoria.  She is also descended from Victoria's two half-siblings,  Carl, Prince of Leiningen, and Princess Feodora.

On August 21, 2021,  Viktoria Luise's sister-in-law, Princess Angelina, wife of Prince Joachim Albrecht, gave birth to a son, Caspian Friedrich Joachim Albrecht.
He was born in Berlin.   This is the second child for the couple.  They have a daughter, Georgina Angelina Sylvia Ehrengard, who was born September 17, 2018 in Berlin.


Andrea said...

July 1894?
You mean 1864.

They are all related, wow.



Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

July 1894 is correct as he was born in 1866

Maradona said...

What's title of new-born Caspian Friedrich Joachim Albrecht?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

He has the surname Prinz von Preussen as he is not a dynast