Today in History / On This Day - June 22nd. 1912 - Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

June 22nd. 1912 marks the birth of Princess Caroline Mathilde Helene
Ludwiga Augusta Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. This event took
place at the Callenburg Castle in Coburg.

Her parents were Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and
Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein. They called the girl:
'Calma'.


 the baptism of Princess Caroline - Source picture: Wikipedia


Family ties

Her paternal grandparents were Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and
Princess Helene, Duchess of Albany. Leopold was the fourth and last
son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Carolina was the younger sister of inter alia:
Prince Johan Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
Princess Sybilla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
(mother of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)

See also my page descendants of Queen Victoria (Great Grandchildren)
(8.2) on top of my blog and on next link.

Love & Marriage

Princess Caroline Mathilde married three times!

On December 14th. 1931 she married Friedrich Wolfgang Otto, Count of
Castell-Rüdenhausen. This marriage wasn't happy, she abandoned him, which
caused a scandal. During World War II he was killed in action, while he was
flying over England.

On June 22nd. 1938 she married Flight Captain Max Schnirring. He also was
killed in a flight accident.

On December 23rd. 1946 she married Karl Otto Andree and they divorced on
October 10th. 1949.

Death

Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha died on September 5th.
1983 at the age of 71.