Saturday, June 13, 2015

Royal Profile: Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea Prinzessin von Hannover

Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea Prinzessin von Hannover was born 23 October 1937 as Alexandra Prinzessin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen {Source}. She was the daughter of  Otto Friedrich III Fürst zu Ysenburg und Büdingen &  Felicitas Anna Eleonore Cecilie Prinzessin Reuss zu Köstritz {Source}. She had one older brother, and three younger brothers, all but one are currently living, as well as sister-in-laws, and nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Wolfgang-Ernst  Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1936-)
    1. Leonille Elisabeth Victoria Barbara Margarete Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1941-)
      1. Casimir Alexander Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1967-)
      2. Ferdinand-Maximilian Philipp Heinrich Richard Thomas Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1969-)
      3. Felizitas-Magdalena Anira Ida Elisabeth Prinzessin zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1980-)
  2. Ferdinand Heinrich Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1940-1989)
    1. Elisabeth Marie Alexandra Prinzessin zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1945-)
      1. Johann Georg Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach(1976-)
        1. Anna Carolina Prinzessin von Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (2010)
      2. Ludwig Ferdinand Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1979-)
  3. Christian Albrecht Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1943-)
    1. Monika Baronin von Plessen. (1940-)
      1. Margita Prinzessin zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1966-)
      2. Johann Albrecht Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1968-)
      3. Donata Prinzessin zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1970-)
  4. Sylvester Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1949-)
    1. Hemma-Christiane von Goëss (1957-)
      1. Friedrich Leopold Prinz zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1983-)
      2. Dorothea Prinzessin zu Isenburg-Budingen-Wachtersbach (1986-)
She married Welf Heinrich Prinz von Hannover, son of Ernst August III Christian Georg Prinz von Hannover and Viktoria-Luise Adelheid Mathilde CharlottePrinzessin von Preußen, on 20 September 1960, in a civil marriage, a religious marriage took place the next day{Source}. Upon marrying into the Royal Family of Hanover, she became an aunt to the present titular Prince of Hanover, Prince Ernest August IV {Source}. Also through her marriage, she is an aunt to Queen Sofia of Spain and King Constantine II as they are children of her husband's sister Queen Friedrike of Greece{Source}.

During her lifetime, Alexandra served in German Politics. She was a representative of the Frankfut district of Niederrad on the Frankfurt City Council from 1980-2015 {Source}. She served as Chairwoman of the Culture and Leisure Committee  {Source}.

Alexandra Prinzessin Von Hannover died on 1 June 2015 at the age of 77 years {Source}. She had no children and her husband pre-deceased her.

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