Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover

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Princess Alexandra of Ysenburg and Büdingen
Princess Welf Henry of Hanover
Spouse Prince Welf Henry of Hanover
Full name
German: Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea[1][2]
House House of Ysenburg-Büdingen
House of Hanover
Father Otto Friedrich III, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach
Mother Felicitas Anna Eleonore Cecilie, Princess Reuss of Köstritz
Born (1937-10-23) 23 October 1937 (age 76)
Germany Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Hanoverian Royal Family
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Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover (née Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea Prinzessin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen[1][2]) (born 23 October 1937 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany[1][2]) is a German politician, philanthropist, and widow of Prince Welf Henry of Hanover.[1][2] The princess currently serves as a councilwoman representing the Niederrad district of Frankfurt on the Frankfurt City Council (German: Frankfurter Stadtverordnetenversammlung).[3][4] She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union political party.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Princess Alexandra of Ysenburg and Büdingen was born on 23 October 1937 in Frankfurt am Main[1][2][3] and was the second eldest child and only daughter of Otto Friedrich III, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach and his wife Felicitas Anna Eleonore Cecilie, Princess Reuss of Köstritz.[1]

Alexandra married Prince Welf Henry of Hanover, the fourth son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, on 20 September 1960 at Büdingen, Hesse, Germany, in a civil marriage ceremony.[1] Alexandra and Welf Henry were remarried the following day in a religious ceremony at the Marienkirche in Büdingen.[1][2] The couple had no children. She is the aunt of Queen Sofía of Spain.

Professional life[edit]

Alexandra has represented the Frankfurt district of Niederrad[3][4] on the Frankfurt City Council since 1980.[3][4] She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Culture and Leisure Committee.[3][4]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 23 October 1937 – 20 September 1960: Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Ysenburg and Büdingen
  • 20 September 1960–present: Her Royal Highness Princess Welf Henry of Hanover

Alexandra's courtesy title remains Prinzessin Welf Heinrich von Hannover but she is better known by her professional and legal name Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover with her title as a Princess of Hanover used as her surname.

Ancestry[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (27 May 2003). "Alexandra Sophie Prinzessin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen". thePeerage.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Henri van Oene (2003-12-15). "Genealogy of the Royal Family of the Netherlands". Henri van Oene's Royal Genealogies Page (Archived 2009-10-25). Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f CDU (2008). "Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover". Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU). Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Konstanze Crüwell (2007-01-12). "Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover
Cadet branch of the House of Ysenburg
Born: 23 October 1937
British royalty
Preceded by
Princess Dorothea of Ysenburg and Büdingen
Line of succession to the British throne
1211th position
Succeeded by
Helmuth Castenskiold