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Saxony's multitudinous combinations and recombinations (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Saxe-Altenburg, Saxe-Weimar etc.); Wettin, Braganza-Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

princess feodora of leiningen, maternal half-sister of Queen Victoria

Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, nee of Leiningen, maternal half -sister of Queen Victoria, to whom it seems to me she bore a greater resemblance in older age,

Emich Carl 2nd prince of Leiningen, 1763-1814 4th child of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm 1st Prince of Leiningen & his wife 1st cousin Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim & Assenheim & 1st husband of Victoria (Marie Luise Victoria) (1786-1861 of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld) Duchess of Kent. Engraved by Emery Walker from sketch by Sir David Wilkie. They had 2 children Carl Emich 3rd Prince of Leiningen (1804-1856) & Princess Feodora (1807-1872).

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Duchess of Albany; her daughter, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; and her first new-born, Lady May Abel Smith.

Prince Charles Edward of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha with his wife, Princess Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein. Viktoria was handpicked to be his wife by Charles Edward's cousin, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The couple had 5 children. Their daughter, Sybilla, is the mother of Carl XVI Gustaf, the current King of Sweden.

Princess Sybilla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, wife of Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden. Sybilla was a great-grandchild of QV and a great-great-grandchild of QV's sister, Feodora of Leiningen. Due to her German ethnicity, her family's involvement with Naziism, and her difficulty learning Swedish, Sybilla was unpopular with the Swedish public and press. However, she became more well liked when the death of her stepmother-in-law, Queen Louise, made her the senior Royal Princess in 1965.

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium

Maria da Gloria, Princesa do Brasil e Rainha Maria II de Portugal. Daughter of Pedro I, succeeded to Portugese throne after he abdicated his rights in her favor. Married Duke of Leuchtenberg, son of Eugene de Beauharnais, brother of her stepmother--he died 2 mos later. Then she married Prince Frederick of Saxe Coburg Gotha (later King Ferdinand II) 1st cousin Queen Victoria and Albert.

Magdalene von Sachsen, 1520 Lucas Cranach the Elder

LUCAS CRANACH (1472 - 1553) | Portrait of Aemilia von Sachsen.

HRH Princess Maud (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria) (1869-1938) of Wales, 5th child of Edward VII (1841-1910). Married Prince Carl of Denmark (who became Haakon VII of Norway).

Astrid of Sweden and her husband, Leopold of the Belgians

Queen Mary with Queen Alexandra and George V outside Buckingham Palace. Queen Mary smiles.

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Duchess of Albany

The Grand Duchess of Hesse (Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) and her daughter, Princess Elisabeth, 1898. The little princess, (whose father was Grand Duke Ernst of Hesse, the son of Princess Alice of Great Britain) only lived to be eight, dying of virulent typhoid. Her parents, first cousins, had divorced by that time.

Ruby and diamond ring given to Queen Victoria by her half sister Feodora, Princess Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1840, at the time of her marriage to Prince Albert.

Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg - 1855

Marie, Crown Princess of Romania with her sister Princess Alexandra, Hereditary Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1899 at the occasion of their parents’s silver wedding celebrations at Coburg.

Princess Louise Marie of Belgium, daughter of Leopold II of Belgium and Marie Henriette of Austria. A determined flirt. Married to cousin Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Kohary. Left him for her lover, with whom her husband fought a duel in which he was injured. Alienated her entire family. She had to declare bankruptcy. This is a woman whose life will not fit w/in 500 characters. Sister of Stephanie of Austria; aided in her old age by Elisabeth of Belgium.

King Edward VII was a great lover of dogs, he kept many as companions and for sport but his favourite was a Wire Fox Terrier named Caesar who was his constant companion even on trips abroad. .In 1910 upon the King's death he was reportedly broken hearted The terrier walked in the funeral procession- behind the carriage holding the casket. The sculpture atop the tomb of Edward VII depicts Caesar curled up at the King's feet

Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia (1837-1859) ,consort of King Peter V of Portugal. Eldest daughter of Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Princess Josephine of Baden. Maternal grandparents: Karl, Grand Duke of Baden, and Stéphanie de Beauharnais. Sister of King Carol I of Romania, aunt of King Albert I of Belgium. Died of diphtheria at 22, only a year after marriage, no children.

John Frederick, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1531. A man of character. Married to Anne of Cleves's (Henry VIII's queen) sister Sybilla. Conceded the city of Wittenburg to prevent its destruction and the death or capture of his wife and sons by Emperor Charles V. Imprisoned, he refused many opportunities to be freed in exchange for abjuring his Protestant faith. Finally released, he reformed conditions in his country, dying only 2 years later.

Portrait of Sibylle von Cleve, Electress of Saxony (1510-1554) by Follower of Lucas Cranach. Sister of Henry VIII's queen Anne of Cleves. Married to John Frederick the Magnanimous, the last Ernestine Wettin Elector of Saxony, She defended the city of Wittenburg against a siege by the forces of Emperor Charles V. Mother of a Duke of Saxony, a Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and a Duke of Saxe-Gotha.

Herzogin Katharina von Mecklenburg, 1547. Wife of Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (See his portrait this board.) Apparently they were both fashion leaders. Henry's life was quite tumultuous. Look him up.

Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (1473-1541, by Lucas Cranach,1514. Husband of Katherina von Mecklenburg on this board. Younger son of Albert, Duke of Saxony; Henry got Friesland. "Saxon rule of Friesland was disturbed by constant revolts. Consequently, Henry, who was of a rather inert disposition, gave up his title there." Unusual. Much more follows including conversion to Lutheranism, struggle with Georg, a Catholic. Finally achieved duchy at age of 66. Look him up. Nice suit.