Princess Helen of Waldeck and Pyrmont (later Duchess of Albany; 17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922) was a member of the British royal family by marriage. She was the fifth daughter and child of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont , and his first wife, Princess Helena of Nassau .
Marie was born in Arolsen, then part of the German Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Her younger brother, Friedrich , was the last reigning prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont . Two of her younger sisters, Emma and Helena , married her third cousin once removed William III of the Netherlands and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (youngest son of Queen Victoria ), respectively.
Her brother, Friedrich, was the last reigning prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Her sister, Helena , was the wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany , a son of Queen Victoria . Her maternal grandfather was William, Duke of Nassau , a grandson of Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau , through which she inherited a place in the line of succession to the Dutch Crown until 1887.
Prince Leopold (1853–1884) married Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861–1922) on 27 April 1882 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. They had 1 daughter and 1 son. He inherited the disease of haemophilia from his mother, Queen Victoria, and spent most of his life as a semi-invalid.
George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont: 6. George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont: 13. Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym: 3. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont: 14. William, Duke of Nassau: 7. Princess Helena of Nassau: 15. Princess Pauline of Württemberg
Waldeck-Pyrmont was arrested on 13 April 1945, and sentenced to life imprisonment by an American court at Dachau during the Buchenwald Trial on 14 August 1947. . The first of the two successful charges against him alleged that he was personally responsible for crimes at Buchenwald, since the camp was located in his jurisdictional area, notwithstanding the fact that he was never in command of ...
Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel: 1. Princess Antonia of Luxembourg: 12. John VI of Portugal and Brazil: 6. Miguel I of Portugal: 13. Infanta Carlota Joaquina of Spain: 3. Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal: 14. Constantine, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg: 7. Princess Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg: 15.