Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (Friederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharina; 7 May 1767 – 6 August 1820) was a Prussian princess by birth and a British princess by marriage. She was the eldest daughter of King Frederick William II of Prussia and the wife of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany , second son of King George III of the United Kingdom .
Princess Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte of Prussia (24 July 1860 – 1 October 1919) was Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen as the wife of Bernhard III, the duchy's last ruler. Born at the Neues Palais in Potsdam , she was the second child and eldest daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia , a member of the House of Hohenzollern who became Crown Prince of Prussia in 1861 and German Emperor in 1888.
Princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmina Marianne Charlotte of Prussia (21 June 1831 – 30 March 1855) was the eldest daughter of Prince Albert of Prussia and his wife Princess Marianne of the Netherlands. She died before her husband Georg of Saxe-Meiningen could succeed as Duke, making her Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Meiningen.
- Early Life
Frederica Charlotte was born in Charlottenburg, on 7 May 1767. She was the only child of her parents, whose union was extremely unhappy due to their mutual infidelities. After several affairs with musicians and officers, Frederica's mother, the Crown Princess, became pregnant in 1769. Then she planned to escape from Prussia with her lover, but she ...
On 29 September 1791 at Charlottenburg Palace, she married Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, the second son of George III. There was a second marriage at Buckingham House[disambiguation needed] on 23 November. The new Duchess of York received an enthusiastic welcome in London. Reportedly, the Prince of Wales, who was at the time, albeit no...
She died, on 6 August 1820, in Oatlands Park, Weybridge, Surrey, England and is commemorated by a monument, erected by the people of Weybridge, that stands on Monument Green, Weybridge.Jump up ↑ Mary Beacock Fryer, Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli: Lives of the Princesses of Wales (1984)Jump up ↑ Mary Beacock Fryer, Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli: Lives of the Princesses of Wales (1984)Jump up ↑ Mary Beacock Fryer, Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli: Lives of the Princesses of Wales (1984)Jump up ↑ Memoirs, ed. Reeve, vol. i, pp. 6 ,35
- Family and Early Years
Her parents' marriage was unhappy due to Prince Albert's several affairs, and finally was dissolved on 28 March 1849, after which Princess Marianne began to live with her former coachman Johannes van Rossum, with whom she had a son, Johannes William of Reinhartshausen. The custody of Charlotte and her two surviving siblings Albert and Alexandrine w...
On 27 January 1855, their second son, Georg died. Charlotte followed him two months later, dying of childbirth complications on 30 March at the age of twenty-three. Georg was inconsolable, but would eventually remarry to Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in order to provide a mother to his remaining children.He succeeded his father as Duke o...Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1 April 1851 - 16 January 1928); married Princess Charlotte of Prussiaand had issue.Prince Georg Albrecht (12 April 1852 - 27 January 1855); died in infancy.An unnamed son (29 March 1855 - 30 March 1855).
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was born as Princess Friederike Luise Charlotte Wilhelmine of Prussia, at the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin on 13 July [O.S. 1 July] 1798. She was the eldest surviving daughter and fourth child of Frederick William III, King of Prussia , and Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz , and a sister of Frederick William IV and of William I, German Emperor .