Kira Kirillovna of Russia

Royal Wedding Recollections – Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia & Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia

*The German and Russian titles are titular at this point* On 4 May 1938, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Head of the House of Romanov, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, married Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, who would become the Head of the [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach – The first German Empress (Part two)

Read part one here. On 2 August 1861, William’s brother passed away, and he became King of Prussia with Augusta as his Queen. Her increasing ill-health prevented her from enjoying the role. She underwent several unspecified operations which failed to improve the situation. Victoria would later write of her ever-complaining mother-in-law, “She stands so alone [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach – The first German Empress (Part one)

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was born on 30 September 1811 as the daughter of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. The disappointment in her gender was great as she was not the hoped-for heir. Her younger brother, the future Grand Duke, would not arrive until seven years later. Augusta [read more]