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Encyclopedia > Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont (17 February 1861 - 1 September 1922) was the daughter of George Victor of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1831-1893) and his wife Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg (1831-1888). February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


She was born in Arolsen, capital of Waldeck principality, in Germany. Arolsen is a small town in northern Hesse and the baroque 18th century residence of the Princes of Waldeck_Pyrmont, a former principality in Hesse, Germany. ... Waldeck (or later Waldeck-Pyrmont) was a sovereign principality in what is now Lower Saxony and Hesse (Germany). ...


On 27 April 1882 in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, she married HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow, the youngest son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She was now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... His Royal Highness The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert) (7 April 1853 - 28 March 1884), was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 Р22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from January 1, 1877, until her death in 1901. ...


They had two children, HRH Princess Alice of Albany (1883-1981), and HRH Prince Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884-1954). Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (nee Princess Alice of Albany)(25 February 1883 - 3 January 1981), was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. ... Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Albany (Leopold Charles Edward George Albert) (19 July 1884 – 28 March 1954) was the last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in Germany from 30 July 1900 to 14 November 1918. ...


She was the sister of Queen Emma of the Netherlands (mother of Queen Wilhelmina and great-grandmother of Queen Beatrix). Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont died in Hinterris in the Tyrol, in Austria. Queen Emma of the Netherlands, born Her Serene Highness Princess Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia of Waldeck and Pyrmont (August 2, 1858 - March 20, 1934) was Queen consort of William III of the Netherlands of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. ... Beatrix (bay-a-triks or bee-a-triks) is a Latin name for blessed woman. ...


Titles from Birth

  • Her Highness Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany

 
 

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