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Princess Mathilde of Saxony (b. 1936)

The basics
Date of birth Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Mother: Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
Father: Friedrich Christian Margrave of Meissen
Spouse: Prince John Henry of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Children: Prince Johannes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
The details

Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria, Prinzessin von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen; born 17 January 1936 in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany) is a Princess of Saxony and member of the House of Wettin by birth and a Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as consort to Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Mathilde is the fifth and youngest child of Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen and his wife, Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis, and a younger sister of Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, the late head of the Royal House of Saxony and senior claimant to the defunct throne of the Kingdom of Saxony.

Marriage and issue

Mathilde married Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eldest son of Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his first wife Johanna Károlyi de Károly-Patty, civilly in Munich on 15 October 1968 and religiously at Andechs Abbey on 12 November 1968. Mathilde and Johannes Heinrich divorced in 1993. The couple had one son:

  • Prince Johannes Albert Leopold Frederick Christian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Innsbruck, 17 November 1969 - Ortler, 21 August 1987); killed in a skiing accident.
Saxon royal family
Coat of arms of Wettin House Albert Line.png
  • HRH The Margrave of Meissen
    • HRH Prince Daniel
      HRH Princess Sandra
      • HRH Princess Anna-Catharina
      • HRH Prince Gero
    • HRH Prince Arne
      HRH Princess Sarah
      • HRH Princess Rosa
      • HRH Princess Frida
    • HRH Prince Nils
      HRH Princess Jedida
      • HRH Prince Moritz
      • HRH Princess Aurelie
      • HRH Princess Felicitas
  • HRH Princess Iris

  • HRH The Dowager Margravine of Meissen
  • HRH Margravine Elmira of Meissen
  • HRH Princess Maria Josepha
  • HRH Princess Mathilde

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 17 January 1936 – 15 October 1968: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 15 October 1968 – 1993: Her Royal Highness Princess Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess and Duchess of Saxony
  • 1993 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony


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