Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999)

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Princess Alexandra
Born (1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 17)
Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, Austria
Full name
Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia[1][2]
House Hanover
Father Ernst August, Prince of Hanover
Mother Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Religion Protestant

Princess Alexandra of Hanover (Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia; born 20 July 1999)[2][3] is the only child of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst August, heir to the throne of the defunct Kingdom of Hanover.[2] She was born in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria.[2][4][5]

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.[5] 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. While she is formally styled as "Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover" in Monaco, she is afforded the style and title out of courtesy elsewhere,[4][5] as the kingdom of Hanover no longer exists, thus the title is not legally recognized. She is ninth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.[4] Through her father, she is in the line of succession to the British throne. As of 2016, she is 405 in line to the British throne.[6]

Alexandra lives with her mother and is being raised as a member of the Monegasque princely family. She is also a competitive figure skater, and represented Monaco in figure skating at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival, held in Austria.[7]

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. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XVIII. "Haus Hannover". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2007, pp. 23, 25–26. ISBN 978-3-7980-0841-0.
  4. ^ a b c Prince's Palace of Monaco. Biography: HRH The Princess of Hanover
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. vii. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  7. ^ "Albert de Monaco : Fier, il salue la prestation sur glace de sa nièce Alexandra". Pure People. 

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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
9th 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