Princess Charlotte of Prussia
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Princess Charlotte of Prussia

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Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen was the second child born to Prince Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Victoria. Through her mother, Charlotte was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Charlotte of Prussia.

CHILDHOOD

1860 Birth Princess Victoria Elizabeth Augusta Charlotte was born on 24 July 1860 at the Neues Palais in Potsdam. … Read More
1861 Birth He and Victoria visited their daughter and two grandchildren when Charlotte was two months old; Vicky and Frederick in turn brought Wilhelm and Charlotte on a visit to England in June 1861, six months before Albert's death. … Read More
1863 2 Years Old …  In 1863 the Crown Princess recorded in her diary that Charlotte's "little mind seems almost too active for her body – she is so nervous & sensitive and so quick. … Read More
1866 5 Years Old Over time, a rift developed between the family's three eldest and three youngest children. The deaths of Charlotte's brothers Sigismund and Waldemar in 1866 and 1879, respectively, devastated the Crown Princess. … Read More

TEENAGE

1877 16 Years Old In April 1877, the sixteen-year-old Charlotte became engaged to her second cousin Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen, heir to the German duchy of Saxe-Meiningen. … Read More
1878 17 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The sixteen-year-old Charlotte married Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen in 1878, but his weak-willed personality had little effect on his wife. … Read More
1879 18 Years Old Two years into their marriage, Charlotte gave birth to a daughter, Princess Feodora, on 12 May 1879. … Read More

TWENTIES

1881 20 Years Old Charlotte also enjoyed a close relationship with her eldest brother, though they grew apart after his marriage in 1881 to Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein ("Dona"), a princess described by Charlotte as plain, slow-witted, and shy. … Read More
1888 27 Years Old Charlotte's father ascended the German throne as Emperor Frederick III in March 1888, only to succumb to throat cancer in June of that year. … Read More

THIRTIES

1891 30 Years Old In early 1891, Berlin society erupted in scandal after a series of anonymous letters circulated to prominent members of the court, including Wilhelm and his wife Dona. … Read More
1896 35 Years Old In 1896, Dona accused Charlotte of engaging in an affair with Karl-August Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg, a court official. … Read More
1897 36 Years Old In late 1897, Feodora became engaged to Prince Henry XXX of Reuss, and they married the following year, on 24 September 1898 in a Lutheran ceremony at Breslau. … Read More
1899 38 Years Old As her husband acquired military assignments, Feodora travelled throughout Germany. The marriage, however, did not improve relations between mother and daughter. After a visit by the couple in 1899, Charlotte wrote that Feodora was "incomprehensible" and "shrinks away, whenever I try to influence her, concerning her person & health". … Read More

FIFTIES

1911 50 Years Old In June 1911, Charlotte attended her cousin George V's coronation in England, but the country's summer heat left her bed-ridden with a swollen face and pain in her limbs.
1914 53 Years Old On 25 June 1914, her husband inherited his father's dukedom and became Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. … Read More
1919 58 Years Old 1 More Event
The following year, Charlotte travelled to Baden-Baden to seek medical treatment for her heart, ultimately dying there of a heart attack on 1 October 1919 at the age of 59. … Read More
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