Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein – The last Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein was born at Grünholz Castle on 31 December 1885 as the daughter of Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and his wife Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. She would be the eldest of six children and was followed by Alexandra Victoria (born 21 April 1887), Helena Adelaide (born 1 June 1888), Adelaide [read more]

Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont – The young widow

This article was written by Holly Sennett. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont was born on 17 February 1861 as the daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau. Both of Helena’s parents could trace their descent back to the eldest daughter of King George II – Anne, Princess [read more]