Anastasia, Margravine of Meissen

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Princess Anastasia of Anhalt
Margravine of Meissen
Spouse Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen
Full name
German: Anastasia-Luise Alexandra Elisabeth Jutta Sibylle Marie-Auguste Henriette
House House of Ascania
House of Wettin
Father Prince Eugen of Anhalt
Mother Anastasia Jungmeier
Born (1940-12-22)22 December 1940
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Religion Roman Catholic
Saxon Royal Family
Coat of arms of Wettin House Albert Line.png


Princess Anastasia-Luise Alexandra Elisabeth Jutta Sibylle Marie-Auguste Henriette of Anhalt[1][2] (German: Anastasia-Luise Alexandra Elisabeth Jutta Sibylle Marie-Auguste Henriette Prinzessin von Anhalt[2]) (born 22 December 1940) is a member of the House of Ascania.

Birth[edit]

Anastasia was born on 22 December 1940 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany,[1][2] the only child[1][2] of Prince Eugen of Anhalt and his wife Anastasia Jungmeier[1][2] and a granddaughter[1][2] of Eduard, Duke of Anhalt, the penultimate ruler of the Duchy of Anhalt.

Marriage[edit]

Anastasia married Prince Maria Emanuel of Saxony, eldest child[1][2] of Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen and his wife Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis,[1][2] on 23 June 1962 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.[1][2] Anastasia and Maria Emanuel do not have children.[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 22 December 1940 – 23 June 1962: Her Highness Princess Anastasia of Anhalt
  • 23 June 1962 – 9 August 1968: Her Royal Highness Princess Anastasia of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Anhalt
  • 9 August 1968 – 23 July 2012: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Meissen, Princess and Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Anhalt
  • 23 July 2012 – present: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Margravine of Meissen, Princess and Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Anastasia Prinzessin von Anhalt-Dessau". thePeerage.com. Archived from the original on 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "ANHALT". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
Anastasia, Margravine of Meissen
Born: 22 December 1940
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of Saxony
9 August 1968 – 23 July 2012
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Elmira Henke (disputed)
Succeeded by
Princess Gisela of Saxe-Gessaphe (disputed)