Princess Charlotte of Prussia

Princess Charlotte of Prussia (Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte ; 24 July 1860 – 1 October 1919) was Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen from 1914 to 1918 as the wife of Bernhard III, the duchy's last ruler. Born at the Neues Palais in Potsdam, she was the second child and eldest daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia, a member of the House of Hohenzollern who became Crown Prince of Prussia in 1861 and German Emperor in 1888. Through her mother Victoria, Princess Royal, Charlotte was the eldest granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Portrait of Charlotte while Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Meiningen.
Duchess consort of Saxe-Meiningen
Tenure 25 June 1914 – 10 November 1918
Born (1860-07-24)24 July 1860
New Palace, Potsdam, Prussia
Died 1 October 1919(1919-10-01) (aged 59)
Baden-Baden, Weimar Republic
Spouse Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (m 18 February 1878)
Issue Feodora, Princess Heinrich XXX Reuss of Köstritz
Full name
Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte
House Hohenzollern
Father Frederick III, German Emperor
Mother Victoria, Princess Royal

Issue edit

  1. Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen (12 May 1879 – 26 August 1945) married Prince Heinrich XXX Reuss of Köstritz but had no issue.

Titles and styles edit

Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Born: 24 July 1860 Died: 1 October 1919
German royalty
Title last held by
Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Meiningen
25 June 1914 – 10 November 1918
Monarchy abolished
Titles in pretence
None — TITULAR —
Duchess consort of Saxe-Meiningen
10 November 1918 – 1 October 1919
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy abolished in 1918
Title next held by
Klara-Maria of Korff genannt Schmising-Kerssenbrock