Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha

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Hubertus
Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Spouse Barbara Weissmann (m. 1993)
Issue
Sebastian
Full name
Hubertus Alexis Richard Ernest Edward
German: Hubertus Alexis Richard Ernst Eduard
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Ernst Leopold Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Mother Ingeborg Henig
Born (1961-12-08) 8 December 1961 (age 52)
Herrenberg, West Germany

Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Hubertus Alexis Richard Ernst Eduard; born 12 December 1961) is the eldest son of Prince Ernst Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his first wife Ingeborg Henig. He is the current titular pretender to the Dukedom of Albany.

Early life[edit]

Hubertus was born at Herrenberg, West Germany. His paternal grandparents were Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the eldest son of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (only son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany), and his wife, Baroness Feodora von der Horst.

Hubertus has five half-siblings: Princess Viktoria, Prince Ernst-Josias, Prince Charles Edward, Prince Ferdinand-Christian and Princess Alice-Sybilla.

His grandfather was heir-apparent to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha until the forced abdication of his great-grandfather on 18 November 1918, to Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The abdication was a result of the German Revolution. As the marriage of his grandparents was considered morganatic he has no rights to the succession to the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ducal throne.

Marriage[edit]

On 9 March 1993 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Hubertus married Barbara Weissmann (b. Kaiserslautern, 21 May 1959), daughter of Eugen Weissmann and wife Renate Spettel.[1]

They have one child:

  • Sebastian Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (b. Kaiserslautern, 16 January 1994)

Duke of Albany[edit]

Although not having any rights of succession to the ducal throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, he has the right to petition for the restoration of the Dukedom of Albany and other British peerages. At the death of his father in 1996, he became the titular pretender of the Dukedom of Albany, which was removed in 1919 under the Titles Deprivation Act of 1917. Should the Dukedom be restored he would be the 3rd Duke of Albany.

Also, as a descendant of Queen Victoria he is in the line of succession to the British throne.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 12 December 1961 – present: Hubertus Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
    • in German: Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
    • Titles in pretence: 27 June 1996 – present: Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, Baron Arklow

Ancestry[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Isabelle Maltais, "re: van Oranje-Nassau," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (unknown address) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 June 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: van Oranje-Nassau.".
Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 12 December 1961
British royalty
Preceded by
Elizabeth Ramsay of Mar
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Leopold, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
Sebastian Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Ernst Leopold
— TITULAR —
Duke of Albany
27 June 1996 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Titles Deprivation Act 1917
Incumbent
Heir:
Sebastian