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Funeral of the Hesse Royal Family, 1937

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The Funeral of Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse-Darmstadt, Princess Cecilie, Grand Duchess of Hesse, Dowager Grand Duchess Eleanor, Prince Ludwig, and Prince Alexander at the Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt on this day in 1937, who had died in a plane crash en-route to London to attended the wedding of Prince Louis of Hesse, the new Head of the Royal Family. Royal Relatives from around Europe were in attendance, including Prince Philip of Greece (brother of the late Grand Duchess),  Lord Louis Mountbatten (uncle/cousin, representing King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), and the Marchioness of Milford Haven (aunt/grandmother/sister-in-law, representing Queen Mary).

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