Sunday, March 4, 2012

Interesting Line of Shared Descent Between Descendants of Queen Victoria and her half-siblings

There are quiet a few European royals who are descended from Queen Victoria and her two siblings, Carl of Leiningen and Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Some are descended from Carl and Victoria, while some are also descended from Feodora and Victoria.

This is how the three dynasties (Leiningen, Hohenlohe-Langenburg- Windsor) have remained genealogically close.

I believe that only the Leiningen are the ones who descend from Queen Victoria, Fürstin Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Fürst Carl of Leiningen.

Shared Descent from the three children of the Duchess of Kent:

Carl (1804-1856), Queen Victoria's half-brother – Ernst (1830-1904) – Emich (1866-1939) who married Feodora's granddaughter Feodora – Karl (1898-1946) who married Queen Victoria's great-granddaughter – Emich (1926-1991) – Andreas (b. 1955) who married Alexandra Hannover, a great-great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Shared Descent from both Feodora and Victoria:

Feodora (1807-1872), Queen Victoria's half-sister – Hermann (1832-1913) – Ernst II (1863-1950) who married Queen Victoria's granddaughter Alexandra Edinburgh – Gottfried (1897-1960) who married Queen Victoria's great-great-granddaughter Margarita Greece – Kraft (1935-2004) – Philipp (b. 1970)

Victoria (1819-1901) – Alfred (1844-1900) – Alexandra (1878-1942) – Gottfried (1897-1960) – Kraft (1935-2004) – Philipp (b. 1970)

Victoria (1819-1901) – Alice (1843-1878) – Victoria (1863-1950) – Alice (1885-1969) – Margarita (1905-1981) – Kraft (1935-2004) – Philipp (b. 1970)

Victoria (1819-1901) – Victoria (1840-1901) – Wilhelm II (1859-1941) – Viktoria Luise (1892-1980) – Ernst August (1914-1987) – Alexandra (b. 1959) – Ferdinand (b. 1982), Olga (b. 1984), Herman (b. 1987)

These connections will be the core of a book that I started working on, VICTORIAN LEGACY – The Longstanding Links Between The House of Windsor and the Princes of Hohenlohe-Langenburg From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

 Fürstin Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807-1872)

Fürst Carl of Leiningen (1804-1856)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)


  1. I cant wait for this book to come out! I have always found feodora interesting, but there is so little concentrated info on her life, only references here and there. This is very exciting...

  2. lovely article, i, too, can't wait to do this book. i did a little bit of an article sometime back in the Journal on Feodora. i always felt she was highly overlooked as a really exceptional woman of her time, certainly she gave her beloved sister such constant support.