Princess Leiningen
German princess
Princess Leiningen
Princess Feodora of Leiningen was the only daughter of Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (1763–1814) and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786–1861). Feodora and her older brother Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen were maternal half-siblings of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She is a matrilineal ancestor of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
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  • 1872
    Age 64
    Feodora's daughter the Duchess of of Saxe-Meiningen died in early 1872 of scarlet fever, and Feodora herself died later that year.
    More Details Hide Details Feodora and Ernest had six children:
  • 1828
    Age 20
    In early 1828, she returned to the German Confederation and married Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1794–1860).
    More Details Hide Details The prince had no actual domain as the principality had been mediatised to Württemberg in 1806. The couple lived in the large and uncomfortable Schloss Langenburg. Feodora maintained a lifelong correspondence with her half-sister, and was granted an allowance of £300 whenever she could visit England.
  • 1818
    Age 10
    On 29 May 1818 her mother remarried to Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she, along with the rest of the household, was taken to the United Kingdom as the Duchess' pregnancy came to an end, so that the new potential heir to the British throne could be born on British soil. By all accounts, Feodora enjoyed a very close relationship with her half-sister, Victoria, who was devoted to her elder sister. Despite this, Feodora was eager to permanently leave their residence at Kensington Palace, as her "only happy time was driving out" with Victoria and her governess Baroness Louise Lehzen because she could "speak and look as she liked".
  • 1807
    Born in 1807.
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