Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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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 HessePrincess 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 RomaniaPrincess Irene, Duchess of AostaPrincess Marina, Duchess of KentPrincess Paul of YugoslaviaPrincess Eugenie of Greece, Prince Michael of GreeceQueen Alexandra of YugoslaviaQueen Sofia of SpainKing 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.

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  1. 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, 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!

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