Princess Victoria Margaret of Prussia
Princess Victoria Margaret Elizabeth Marie Ulrike of Prussia (17 April 1890 – 9 September 1923) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. She was the eldest daughter of Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia and his wife Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. She married Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz and had two children.
Family and lineage
Victoria's paternal grandparents were Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Her maternal grandparents were Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
Victoria had three siblings: Prince Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, and Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia. Through her mother, Victoria was a niece of Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.
On 17 May 1913, she married Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz, a member of one of the oldest reigning houses in Europe. He was a grandson of Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach through his mother Princess Marie. Princess Victoria Margaret was led down the aisle on the arm of her uncle Emperor Wilhelm.
They had two children:
- Princess Marie Luise Reuss of Köstritz (9 Jan 1915 - 17 Jun 1985)
- Prince Heinrich II Reuss of Köstritz (24 Nov 1916 - 24 Dec 1993)
The marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1922. Princess Victoria Margaret died the following year of complications of influenza. She was buried at Glienicke Palace. He married again to the widowed American Allene Tew Burchard in 1929.
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- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Viktoria Margarete Elisabeth Marie Ulrike Prinzessin von Preußen". Retrieved 15 January 2010.
- "Royal Weddings", The Washington Post, 10 May 1914
- "Princess of Reuss, American, Divorced", The Washington Post (Paris), 26 June 1935