Embed from Getty Images
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Margarita of Greece and Hohenlohe-Langenburg, who died on this day in 1981. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, she was the elder sister of Princess Theodora, Margravine of Baden, Princess Cecile, Grand Duchess of Hesse, Princess Sophie of Greece and Hanover, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Her cousins include King George, King Alexander, and King Paul of Greece, Queen Helen of Romania, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, Princess Eugenie of Greece, Prince Michael of Greece, Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Constantine II of Greece, and King Michael of Romania. Spending most of her early life in Greece, the family was forced to flee during the Greek Royal Family’s frequent exiles in the 1920s, residing in Paris until the sisters married German Princes in quick succession after their mother was admitted into an asylum and their father went to live in the South of France. Princess Margarita married Gottfried, the 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1931, and the couple had five children, remaining happily married until his death in 1960, residing at Schloss Langenburg. She attended a plethora of royal events in Greece and Britain, where her sister-in-law was Queen, throughout her life, and was a godmother of the Princess Royal. Princess Margarita passed away on this day in 1981.
Bolin Ruby Tiara | The Hohenlohe-Langenburg Tiaras
5 thoughts on “Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg”
I have always been intrigued by the Duke of Edinburgh’s family. One of his sisters, Cecilie, died tragically in an air crash and none of her children survived (even the daughter who wasn’t on the plane and didn’t die in the crash died a few years later of meningitis), but his other sisters were married and had lots of children. They are first cousins of P. Charles and his siblings, just.like David, 2nd Earl of Snowdon as well as his sister, Lady Sarah Chatto. However, I hardly every hear anything about the cousins from the D o E’s side. I can’t believe they never visited or did things together, but they have managed to stay under the radar, which is quite extraordinary!
An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your web site.|
Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website?
My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my
visitors would definitely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
Please let me know if this okay with you. Regards!
I’ve been surfing online more than three hours lately, yet I never discovered any interesting article like yours. It is beautiful value sufficient for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.|
What’s up to every one, it’s actually a pleasant for me to visit this web site, it includes precious Information.|