Princess Helen of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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Princess Helen of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Duchess of Albany
Princess Helen, by Alexander Bassano in circa 1875
Born (1861-02-17)17 February 1861
Arolsen Castle, Waldeck and Pyrmont
Died 1 September 1922(1922-09-01) (aged 61)
Tyrol, Austria
Spouse Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (m 27 April 1882)
Issue Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Full name
English: Helen Frederica Augusta
German: Helene Friederike Auguste
House Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother Princess Helena of Nassau
Burial 8 September 1922
Hinterriß, Tyrol, Austria

Princess Helen of Waldeck and Pyrmont VA, CI, RRC, GCStJ (later Duchess of Albany; 17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922) was a member of the British royal family by marriage. She was the fifth daughter and child of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and his first wife, Princess Helena of Nassau.



Issue[edit]

  1. Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (25 February 1883 – 3 January 1981) married Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone and had issue.
  2. Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (19 July 1884 – 6 March 1954) married Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein and had issue.


Titles and styles[edit]

  • 17 February 1861 – 27 April 1882 Her Serene Highness Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
  • 27 April 1882 – 28 March 1884 Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany.
  • 28 March 1884 – 1 September 1922 Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Albany.