Saturday, February 18, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra Irene of Hanover, Princess of Leiningen

Princess Alexandra Irene Margaretha Elisabeth Bathildis of Hanover, Princess of Leiningen was born 18 February 1959 as the youngest daughter of Prince Ernst August IV of Hanover & Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Princess Marie Viktoria of Hanover, Countess von Houchburg (1952)
    1. Count Michael von Houchburg (m. 1982)
      1. Count Conrad Hans-Heinrich Ernst-August von Hochberg(1985)
      2. Count George von Hochberg (1987)
  2. Prince Ernst August V of Hanover (1954)
    1. Chantall Hochuli (m. 1981, d. 1997)
      1. Prince Ernst August of Hanover (1983)
        1. Ekaterina Malysheva (engaged 2016)
      2. Prince Christian of Hanover (1985)
    2. Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess by birth of Monaco (1957, m. 1999)
      1. Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Marym Virginia of Hanover (1999)
  3. Prince Ludwig of Hanover (1955-1989, suicide after his wife's death)
    1. Isabella Gräfin von Thurn und Valsássina-Como-Vercelli (m. 1987, d. November 1988 of a drug overdose)
      1. Prince Otto of Hanover (1988)
  4. Princess Olga of Hanover (practically her birthday twin! Alexandra was born on the 18th, Olga on the 17th!)
  5. Prince Henrich of Hanover (1961)
    1. Thyra Donata Sixtina (m 1999)
      1. Prince Albert of Hanover (1999)
      2. Princess Eugenia of Hanover (2001)
      3. Prince Julius of Hanover (2004)
On 5 October 1981, she married Andreas, Hereditary Prince of Lieningen in a civil ceremony, they were married religiously six days later{Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
  1. Prince Ferdinand Heinrich, Hereditary Prince of Lieningen (1982)
  2. Princess Olga Margarita of Lieningen (1984)
  3. Prince Herman of Leiningen (1986)
She is the godmother of her niece, Princess Alexandra of Hanover. She shares a birthday with The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

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