Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Beatrix of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, who passed away on this day in 1997! The only daughter of the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Princess Beatrix was the niece of the Duke of Edinburgh and granddaughter of the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as well as Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. The Princess, who was in line to the British Throne through both grandmothers, grew up at the family seat of Schloss Langenburg, and the family also maintained a residence at Schloss Weikersheim. Princess Beatrix joined her parents for the Coronation of her aunt, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953, and was a fixture in European High Society through the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1961, Princess Beatrix got engaged to her first cousin, the Margrave of Baden, son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, though the engagement was broken off due to personal reasons that year, and the Margrave eventually married Archduchess Valerie of Austria in 1966. Princess Beatrix joined her family when they hosted the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Schloss Langenburg in 1965, and also doing the Prince and Princess of Hesse at Schloss Wolfsgarten. For the rest of her life, the Princess functioned as a secretary and companion to ‘Peg’, the Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, at Schloss Wolfsgarten, and passed away less than a year later at her birthplace of Schwäbisch-Hall.