Today in History - April 20th. 1929 - Death of Prince Henry of Prussia (Germany)

Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia was
born on August 14th. 1862 in the Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin.


Prince Henry of Prussia and his wife
Source picture: Wikipedia

Frederick III, German Emperor, and Victoria, Princess, Royal were his parents.
Prince Henry also was a grandchild of Queen Victoria.

Prince Henry was a younger brother of Emperor William II of Germany, though
the two had very little in common.

In 1877 Prince Henry went in the Imperal Navy. 

In 1888 he married his first cousin, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.
The sibblings of Princess Irene were inter alia: 
Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia
& the last Tsarina: Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.

The marriage displeased Queen Victoria because she had not been told 
about the courtship untill they had already deciced to mary.

However the couple were happily married and they were known in the
family as 'The aimable', because of their pleasant natures.

They had 3 children. Unfortunately, Princess Irene transmitted the
haemophilia to two of her sons. 

When the War ended, Prince Henry left the Navy. After the German Revolution
he lived with his family in Hemmelmarck near Eckernförde in Schleswig-Holstein.

He continued with sailing and motorcross. He popularized the 'Prince Henry Cap'
which was famous under sailers.

On April 20th. 1929, Prince Henry died due to throat cancer (like his father had
before).