Diphtheria was diagnosed the following morning, and soon the disease spread to Alice's children Alix, Marie, Irene, and Ernest. Her husband Louis became infected shortly thereafter. Elisabeth was the only child to not fall ill, having been sent away by Alice to the palace of the Princess Charles of Hesse, her mother-in-law.
10/11/2022 · Dubbed ‘The Four Graces’, princesses Irene, Victoria, Elizabeth (known as Ella) and Alexandra (known as Alix) were the daughters of Queen Victoria's third child, Princess Alice. In 1861, following Victoria's consent, Alice became engaged to Prince Louis of Hesse, with whom she got on ‘very well’.
Princess Victoria Alberta Elizabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (5 April 1863 – 24 September 1950), later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, was the eldest daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Wilhelm and Hermine were fourth cousins once removed through mutual descent from Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt and fifth cousins through common descent from King George II of Great Britain. In 1927, Hermine wrote An Empress in Exile: My Days in Doorn , an account of her life until then.
The Mountbatten family is a British dynasty that originated as an English branch of the German princely Battenberg family.The name was adopted on 14 July 1917, three days before the British royal family changed its name to “Windsor”, by members of the Battenberg family residing in the United Kingdom, due to rising anti-German sentiment among the British public during World War I.
Duchess Cecilie Auguste Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (20 September 1886 – 6 May 1954) was the last German Crown Princess and Crown Princess of Prussia as the wife of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, the son of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
Peter and Aimone's wife Irene descended from John William Friso and Marie Louise, but not Aimone himself, so the position of royal MRCA was held by John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1654 – 1686), who held the distinction alone since the descents came from both his marriages.