Today in History - November 25th. 1876 - Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

On November 25th. 1876 Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
was born in San Anton Palace (Malta).



Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - Source picture: Wikipedia

Princess Victoria was the third child and second daughter of
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha &
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.




















Parents of Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - 
Source picture: Wikipedia

She was a grandchild of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and
Tsar Alexander II of Russia as well.

See also on top of my blog on the page Descendants of Queen Victoria:
http://allaboutroyalfamilies.blogspot.com/p/descendants-of-queen-victoria.html

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg married twice.
In 1894, she married Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse.

Their marriage was a huge event.
Most of the European Royals attended the wedding like:
- Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom;
- Kaiser Wilhelm II;
& the Prince of Wales (Queen Victoria's son).

On their wedding the engagement of the later Tsar Nicholas II
of Russia and Alix of Hesse (sister of Ernest Louis) was announced.





















Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and her first husband

Princess Victoria Melita and Ernest of Hesse divorced in 1901.
That was unusual for that time in Royal Families....
In 1905, she remarried Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich of Russia.




















Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and her second husband 
Source picture: Wikipedia

She died on March 2nd. 1936 in Amorbach (Germany).
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