Friday, September 16, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Hubertus Michael of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Duke of Saxony

Prince Hubertus Michael, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Duke of Saxony was born 16 September 1975 as the first son of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and of his wife, Carin Dabelstein{Source}{Source}. He has two siblings{Source}:

  1. Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (1972)
  2. Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (1977)
He was educated in Germany, and England. He studied Law at the University of Würzburg from 1997-1999{Source}. He attended the London School of Economics from 1999-2000 and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 2000-2003{Source}.Upon his University graduation, he worked as a lawyer for a bank in NYC, specializing in wealth management {Source}. Prince Hubertus worked as a lawyer for a bank in New York specialising in wealth management{Source}.

At the beginning of 2012 he moved back from New York to Coburg where he is on the board of the family Foundation - the Stiftung der Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha'schen Familie {Source}.He married Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt on 21 May 2009 (Civil) and 23 May 2009 (religious) {Source}.
Together, they have the following children{Source}:
Although, he holds no official role, he does attend certain royal family events, such as the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Through his greatx2 grandfather, he is a descendant of Queen Victoria. (Allow me to save you some googling: His greatx2 grandfather was Queen Victoria's son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany via his father and grandfather)
Yes, this means he is in line for the British throne-distantly.
He was also related to Queen Victoria via her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. He was Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld's greatx3 grandchild (I *think*).

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