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
Father Ernst August, Prince of Hanover
Mother Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco
Born (1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 15)
Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, Austria
Religion Protestant

Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia of Hanover (born 20 July 1999)[2] is the only child of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst August, pretender to the throne of the defunct Kingdom of Hanover.[2] She was born in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria.[2][3][4]

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] Her godparents are her paternal aunt Alexandra, Princess of Leiningen, maternal half-sister Charlotte Casiraghi, Ulrike Ulmschneider, Maryam Sachs, Virginia Gallico, George Condo, and Eric Maier.[1] She was named after her godmothers.

She has half-siblings from each of her parents' previous marriages. From Prince Ernst's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Prince Christian of Hanover.[4] From Princess Caroline's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi, and one half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi.

Alexandra is the only one of Princess Caroline's four children who bears any style or title. She is formally styled as "Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover",[3][4] though the kingdom of Hanover no longer exists. She is eight in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.[3] Through her father, she is in the line of succession to the British throne.[5]

She is the first cousin of Pauline and Louis Ducruet through her maternal aunt Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Through her maternal uncle, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, she is the first cousin of Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, and Alexandre Coste.

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 c Prince's Palace of Monaco. Biography: HRH The Princess of Hanover
  4. ^ a b c Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 73. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  5. ^ 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
8th position
Succeeded by
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
Preceded by
Prince Christian of Hanover
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria
Succeeded by
Prince Heinrich of Hanover