Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Royal Family Member
Born Oct 15, 1874

Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born a member of the British Royal Family.

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He was baptised in the Lower Bow Room of Buckingham Palace 27 November 1874 by Archibald Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury and his godparents were the Queen of the United Kingdom, the Emperor of Russia (Alfred's maternal grandfather Alexander II, whose son Tsesarevich Alexander stood proxy for him), the German Emperor (for whom Alfred's paternal uncle Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn stood proxy), the German Crown Princess (Alfred's paternal aunt, for whom her sister Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein stood proxy), the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (his paternal grand-uncle, for whom Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein stood proxy), and the Prince of Wales (his paternal uncle). … Read More


1895 20 Years Old On January 28, 1895, the Court Circular published the following: “We are informed that a marriage has been arranged between his Royal Highness Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, only son of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and grandson of her Majesty, and her Royal Highness the Duchess Elsa Matilda Marie, elder twin daughter of the late Duke William Eugene of Württemberg by his marriage with the Grand Duchess Vera of Russia.” The marriage never occurred. … Read More
1898 23 Years Old By 1898, Alfred had begun exhibiting severe symptoms of the syphilis he had acquired as a Guards officer, and was therefore absent from his parents’ silver wedding celebrations on 22 January 1899; however, the reason for his absence was announced as nervous depression. … Read More
1899 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in 1899 Alfred's uncle the Duke of Connaught and his son Prince Arthur of Connaught renounced their succession rights to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. … Read More