Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Born Feb 17, 1861

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, who became a member of the British Royal Family by marriage, was the daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (regions now in Germany) and his wife Princess Helena of Nassau (also in Germany).

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1861 Birth Born on February 17, 1861.


1881 20 Years Old The two became engaged in November 1881. … Read More
1882 21 Years Old On 27 April 1882, Leopold and Helena married in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Helena's title was now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany. After their wedding, Leopold and Helena resided at Claremont House. The couple had a brief, but happy marriage, ending in the hemophiliac Leopold's death from a fall in Cannes, France, in March 1884. … Read More


1894 33 Years Old In 1894, Helena was one of the founders of the Deptford Fund. … Read More
1899 38 Years Old In 1899 Helena opened the Albany Institute. … Read More
1900 39 Years Old After Leopold's death, Helena and her two children, Alice and Charles Edward, continued to reside at Claremont House. After the death of Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1900, Helena's sixteen-year-old son, Charles Edward, was selected as the new heir to the German Duchy, and was parted from his mother and sister in order to take up residence there. … Read More


1901 40 Years Old In 1901, it was speculated that she would marry Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery.


1922 62 Years Old Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont died on 1 September 1922 of a heart attack in Hinterriss in Tyrol, Austria, while visiting her son. … Read More
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