List of Hanoverian consorts

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Consorts of Hanover were women married to the Hanoverian monarchs during their reigns. Because of the salic law of succession, all monarchs of Hanover were male with the title of King of Hanover and before that Elector of Hanover, while all Hanoverian consorts were women with the title of Queen of Hanover and style Majesty and before that title Electress of Hanover and style Royal Highness. The following women spouses of the monarchs of Hanover between 1692 and 1878:

Consorts of Hanover[edit]

Electress consorts of Hanover[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Electress Ceased to be Electress Death Spouse
SophiaofHanover.jpg Sophia of the Palatinate
[1]
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
(Palatinate-Simmern)
14 October 1630 30 September 1658 1692
husband became designated elector
23 January 1698
husband's death
8 June 1714 Ernest Augustus
Seeman Caroline von Ansbach.jpg Caroline of Ansbach
[1][2][3][4][5]
Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
(Hohenzollern)
1 March 1683 22 August 1705 11 June 1727
husband's accession
20 Nov 1737 George II
Queen Charlotte - After Zoffany c. 1775.jpg Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow
(Mecklenburg)
19 May 1744 8 September 1761 12 October 1814
became queen
17 November 1818 George III

Queen consorts of Hanover[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Queen Ceased to be Queen Death Spouse
Queen Charlotte - After Zoffany c. 1775.jpg Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
[6][7]
Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow
(Mecklenburg)
19 May 1744 8 September 1761 12 October 1814
Hanover raised to Kingdom status
17 November 1818 George III
Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.jpg Caroline of Brunswick
[6][7]
Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Welf)
17 May 1768 8 April 1795 29 January 1820
husband's accession
7 August 1821 George IV
Adelaide Amelia Louisa Theresa Caroline of Saxe-Coburg Meiningen by Sir William Beechey.jpg Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
[6][7]
George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
(Saxe-Meiningen)
13 August 1792 13 July 1818 26 June 1830
husband's accession
20 June 1837
husband's death
2 December 1849 William
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen of Hanover.jpg Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
[8]
Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
(Mecklenburg)
3 March 1778 29 May 1815 20 June 1837
husband's accession
29 June 1841 Ernest Augustus I
Marie Hannover queen.jpg Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
[8]
Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
(Saxe-Altenburg)
14 April 1818 18 February 1843 18 November 1851
husband's accession
20 September 1866
monarchy abolished
9 January 1907 George V

Spouses of the pretenders[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Queen Ceased to be Queen Death Spouse
Marie Hannover queen.jpg Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
[8]
Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
(Saxe-Altenburg)
14 April 1818 18 February 1843 20 September 1866
monarchy abolished
12 June 1878
husband's death
9 January 1907 George V
Princess Tira of Denmark.jpg Princess Thyra of Denmark
[8][9]
Christian IX of Denmark
(Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
29 September 1853 22 December 1878 14 November 1923
husband's death
26 February 1933 Ernest Augustus II, Crown Prince of Hanover
Victoria Luise Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg.jpg Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
[9][10][11]
Wilhelm II, German Emperor
(Hohenzollern)
13 September 1892 24 May 1913 14 November 1923
husband becomes pretender
30 January 1953
husband's death
11 December 1980 Ernest Augustus III, Prince of Hanover
Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
[9][11]
Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
(Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
19 December 1925 31 August 1951 30 January 1953
husband becomes pretender
6 February 1980 Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover
Countess Monika of Solms-Laubach
[9][11]
Georg Friedrich, Count of Solms-Laubach
(Solms-Laubach)
8 August 1929 16 July 1981 9 December 1987
husband's death
Chantal Hochuli
[9][11]
Johann Hochuli 2 June 1955 28 August 1981 9 December 1987
husband becomes pretender
23 October 1997
divorce
Ernest Augustus V, Prince of Hanover
Caroline, Princess of Hanover.jpg Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco
[9][11]
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(Grimaldi)
23 January 1957 23 January 1999 Incumbent

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