Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

Born Jan 22, 1831

Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein was a minor German prince who became a member of the British Royal Family through his marriage to Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (25 May 1846 – 9 June 1923), the fifth child and third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.


1831 Birth Born on January 22, 1831.


1848 17 Years Old In 1848, young Christian's father, Duke Christian August, placed himself at the head of a movement to resist by force the claims of Denmark upon the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, two personal possessions of the Kings of Denmark, of which Holstein also was a part of the German Confederation. … Read More


1852 21 Years Old During the 1852 First War of Schleswig, Prince Christian briefly served with the newly constituted Schleswig-Holstein army before he and his family were forced to flee the advancing Danish forces (see history of Schleswig-Holstein). … Read More


1865 34 Years Old In September 1865, while visiting Coburg, The Princess Helena met Prince Christian. The couple became engaged in December of that year. Queen Victoria gave her permission for the marriage with the proviso that the couple live in Great Britain. They married at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on 5 July 1866. Seven days before the wedding, on 29 June 1866, the Queen granted her future son-in-law the style of Royal Highness by Royal Warrant. … Read More
1866 35 Years Old Prince Christian was given the rank of Major general in the British Army in July 1866 and received promotions to the ranks of Lieutenant general in August 1874 and General in October 1877.
1869 38 Years Old From 1869 until his death, he was honorary colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. … Read More


1902 71 Years Old He received the freedom of the city of Carlisle on 7 July 1902, during a visit to the city for the Royal Agricultural Society‚Ä≤s Show. … Read More
1917 87 Years Old Prince Christian died at Schomberg House, Pall Mall, in October 1917, in his eighty-seventh year. … Read More
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