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Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg

Was the eldest child of Ernst II, the last reigning duke of Saxe-Altenburg
The basics
Date of birth Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Date of death Feb 16, 1989 Germany
Mother: Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe
Father: Ernst II Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Spouse: Prince Sigismund of Prussia
Brother(s): Georg Moritz Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Altenburg Friedrich Ernst Sachsen-Altenburg
Children: Princess Barbara of Prussia
The details

Princess Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg (German: Prinzessin Charlotte Agnes von Sachsen-Altenburg; 4 March 1899 – 16 February 1989) was the eldest child of Ernst II, the last reigning duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

Marriage and family

On 11 July 1919 at Hemmelmark, she married Prince Sigismund of Prussia, the second son of Prince Heinrich of Prussia, brother of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

They had two children:

  • Princess Barbara Irene Adelheid Viktoria Elisabeth Bathildis of Prussia (2 August 1920 – 31 May 1994); married Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and had issue.
  • Prince Alfred Friedrich Ernst Heinrich Conrad of Prussia (17 August 1924 - 5 June 2013); married Maritza Farkas (6 August 1929 – 1 November 1996), no issue.

Her granddaughters, Donata and Edwina, are the only remaining senior members of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles

  • 4 March 1899 – 11 July 1919: Her Highness Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg
  • 11 July 1919 – 16 February 1989: Her Royal Highness Princess Sigismund of Prussia


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