Princess Pyrmont

German princess Princess Pyrmont

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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  • 1922
    Age 61
    Helena died on 1 September 1922 of a heart attack in Hinterriss in Tyrol, Austria, while visiting her son.
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  • 1901
    Age 40
    In 1901, it was speculated that Helena would marry Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery.
  • 1899
    Age 38
    After Leopold's death, Helena and her two children, Alice and Charles Edward, continued to reside at Claremont House. After the death of The Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1899, Helena's sixteen-year-old son, The Duke of Albany, 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.
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    In 1899 Helena opened the Albany Institute.
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  • 1894
    Age 33
    In 1894, Helena was one of the founders of the Deptford Fund.
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  • 1882
    Age 21
    On 27 April 1882, Leopold and Helena married in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. 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.
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  • 1881
    Age 20
    The two became engaged in November 1881.
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  • 1861
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1861.
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