Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg

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Princess Charlotte
Princess Sigismund of Prussia
Ernst II family.jpg
Princess Charlotte with her family c. 1906. In the picture: Duke Ernst II, Princess Elisabeth, Hereditary Prince George Moritz, Duchess Adelaide with Prince Frederick, and in the back Princess Charlotte.
Born(1899-03-04)4 March 1899
Potsdam, Prussia
Died16 February 1989(1989-02-16) (aged 89)
Schloss Hemmelmark, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
BurialEsparza, Costa Rica
Prince Sigismund of Prussia
(m. 1919; died 1978)
IssueBarbara, Duchess Christian Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Prince Alfred
Full name
Charlotte Agnes Ernestine Augusta Bathildis Marie Therese Adolfine
FatherErnst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
MotherPrincess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe

Princess Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg (German: Prinzessin Charlotte Agnes von Sachsen-Altenburg; 4 March 1899 – 16 February 1989) was the eldest child of Ernst II, the last reigning duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

Marriage and family[edit]

On 11 July 1919 at Hemmelmark, she married Prince Sigismund of Prussia, the second son of Prince Heinrich of Prussia, brother of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.[1]

They had two children:

Her granddaughters, Donata and Edwina, are the only remaining senior members of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 March 1899 – 11 July 1919: Her Highness Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg
  • 11 July 1919 – 16 February 1989: Her Royal Highness Princess Sigismund of Prussia



  1. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants, page 162.