Princess Mathilde of Saxony (b. 1936)

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Princess Mathilde
Duchess of Saxony
Spouse Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Issue Prince Johannes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Full name
German: Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria
House House of Wettin (by birth)
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry
(by marriage)
Father Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen
Mother Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
Born (1936-01-17) 17 January 1936 (age 78)
Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria, Prinzessin von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen;[1][2] born 17 January 1936 in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany[1][2]) is a Princess of Saxony and member of the House of Wettin by birth and a Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as consort to Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Mathilde is the fifth and youngest child[1][2] of Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen and his wife Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis and a younger sister of Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen,[1][2] the late head of the Royal House of Saxony and senior claimant to the defunct throne of the Kingdom of Saxony.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Mathilde married Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eldest son of Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his first wife Johanna Károlyi de Károly-Patty,[1][2] civilly in Munich on 15 October 1968[1][2] and religiously at Andechs Abbey on 12 November 1968.[1][2] Mathilde and Johannes Heinrich divorced in 1993.[1][2] The couple had one son:[1][2]

Saxon Royal Family
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  • HRH The Margrave of Meissen
    • HRH Prince Daniel
      HRH Princess Sandra
      • HRH Princess Anna-Catharina
    • HRH Prince Arne
      HRH Princess Sarah
      • HRH Princess Rosa
      • HRH Princess Frida
    • HRH Prince Nils
      HRH Princess Jedida
      • HRH Prince Moritz
      • HRH Princess Aurelie
  • HRH Princess Iris


Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 17 January 1936 – 15 October 1968: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 15 October 1968 – 1993: Her Royal Highness Princess Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess and Duchess of Saxony
  • 1993 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria Prinzessin von Sachsen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-01-04.