Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999)

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Princess Alexandra
Full name
Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia[1][2]
House House of Hanover (by birth)
Father Ernst August, Prince of Hanover
Mother Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco
Born (1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 15)
Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, Austria
Religion Protestant
Hanoverian Royal Family
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Princess Alexandra of Hanover[3] (German: Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia Prinzessin von Hannover (born 20 July 1999)[2] is the only child of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco.[2] She was born in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, six months after her parents' marriage.[2][4][5]

Status[edit]

She is the only one of Princess Caroline's four children who bears any style or title. While she is formally styled as HRH, Princess Alexandra of Hanover in Monaco, elsewhere she is afforded the style and title per courtesy. The kingdom of Hanover no longer exists and former German royal, princely, and noble titles are only recognized as form of surnames. She is presently sixth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.[4] Through her father, she is included in the line of succession to the British throne.[6] The British Act of Settlement declares that no dynast may marry a Roman Catholic and retain a right of succession. Her father automatically forfeited his eligibility for the British crown upon his marriage to the Catholic Princess Caroline, however, this has no effect on the rights of Princess Alexandra, because her parents have raised her as a Protestant.

Background and family[edit]


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HSH The Prince
HSH The Princess


Alexandra was christened on 19 September 1999[1] in a ceremony at her father's hunting lodge Auerbach, near Grünau im Almtal, Upper Austria.[1] The princess's godparents are her paternal aunt Alexandra, Princess of Leiningen, half-sister Charlotte Casiraghi, Ulrike Ulmschneider, Maryam Sachs, Virginia Gallico, George Condo, and Eric Maier.[1] She was named for all of her godmothers.

She has half-siblings from each of her parents' previous marriages. From Prince Ernst's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Hanover and Prince Christian of Hanover.[5] From Princess Caroline's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi and one half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi.

Through her father, she is a descendant of King George III of the United Kingdom, the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, Christian IX of Denmark and of Queen Victoria.[5] Through her mother, she descends from Marie de Lorraine-Guise-Armagnac, Karl, Grand Duke of Baden, Stephanie de Beauharnais, Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton, Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly.

Education[edit]

After many years growing up outside Paris in Le Mée-sur-Seine, she moved in the summer of 2009 to Monaco, where she attends school.

Alexandra also figure skates and she has taken part in various competitions.

Title and style[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Netty Nynke Leistra (September 1999). "Royal News: September 1999". l/ Netty's Royalty Page. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d Paul Theroff. "HANNOVER". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  3. ^ a b In 1919 royalty and nobility were mandated to lose their privileges in Germany, hereditary titles were to be legally borne thereafter only as part of the surname, according to Article 109 of the Weimar Constitution.
  4. ^ a b c Prince's Palace of Monaco. Biography: HRH The Princess of Hanover
  5. ^ a b c d Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 73. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  6. ^ Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. vii. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999)
Cadet branch of the House of Welf
Born: 20 July 1999
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Charlotte Casiraghi
Line of succession to the Monegasque throne
6th position
Succeeded by
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
Preceded by
Prince Christian of Hanover
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Victoria, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria
Succeeded by
Prince Heinrich Julius of Hanover