Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Fourth Child and Third Daughter of Alfred + Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
Born Sep 1, 1878

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the fourth child and third daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom as well as of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


The young princess was baptised on 2 October 1878 at Edinburgh Palace, Coburg, presumably by her mother's chaplain. … Read More
1885 6 Years Old …  She was a bridesmaid at the 1885 wedding of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter The Princess Beatrice to Prince Henry of Battenberg.
1886 7 Years Old Nicknamed 'Sandra' by her family, Alexandra spent her childhood first in England and between 1886 and 1889 in Malta, where her father was serving with the Royal Navy.
1889 10 Years Old In 1889 the family moved to Coburg, Germany since her father, Alfred, was the heir apparent to the duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


1893 14 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1893, her great-uncle, The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (brother of her paternal grandfather, Prince Albert) died without issue.
1895 16 Years Old At the end of 1895, she arranged Alexandra's engagement to Prince Ernst, of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (13 September 1863 – 11 December 1950). … Read More
1896 17 Years Old The wedding took place on 20 April 1896 in Coburg, Germany. … Read More


1900 21 Years Old Alexandra lived for the rest of her life in Germany. At the death of her father in 1900, Alexandra's husband was appointed regent of the duchy of Saxe-Coburg during the minority of the new Duke, who was her first cousin. … Read More


1916 37 Years Old In February 1916 her eldest daughter was married at Coburg to Prince Friederich of Gluckburg and she became a grandmother when the couple's first child, Prince Hans of Glucksburg was born in May 1917.


1931 52 Years Old On her thirty-fifth wedding anniversary in April 1931, her son Gottfried married Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark.
1937 58 Years Old In the years preceding World War II, Alexandra was an early supporter of the Nazi Party, which she joined on 1 May 1937, together with several of her children.


1942 64 Years Old She died in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in 1942. … Read More
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