Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Infobox British Royalty|highness
name =Princess Caroline Matilda
title =Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
spouse =Karl Andree (1946–1947)
Max Schnirring (1938–1944)
Friedrich Wolfgang Otto, Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1931–1938)
issue =Count Bertram of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Conradin of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Victoria of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Calma Schnirring
Dagmar Schnirring
Michael Schnirring
full name =Caroline Matilda Helen Louisa Augusta Beatrice
_de. Caroline Mathilde Helene Ludwiga Augusta Beatrice
titles ="HH" Princess Caroline Matilda of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
"HH" The Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
"HH" Princess Caroline Matilda of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
royal house =House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
father =Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
mother =Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein
date of birth =birth date|1912|6|22|df=y
place of birth =Callenburg Castle, Coburg
date of death =death date and age|1983|9|5|1912|6|22|df=y
place of death =Erlangen, Germany|

Princess Caroline Matilda of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Caroline Matilda Helen Louise Augusta Beatrice; 22 June 19125 September 1983)

Early life

Princess Caroline Matilda, known in the family as "Calma", was born at Callenburg Castle, near Coburg, on 22 June 1912, the fourth child and second daughter of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein.

Her paternal grandparents were Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany. Leopold was the fourth and last son of Queen Regnant Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Caroline was a younger sister of Prince Johann Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (mother of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden), and Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She was also an older sister of Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Marriage

Princess Caroline married three times; firstly, on 14 December 1931, she married Friedrich Wolfgang Otto, Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (27 June 190611 June 1940). She ultimately abandoned him, amid much controversy and scandal. On 2 May 1938 in Berlin, Caroline and Friedrich were divorced. He was killed in action during World War II, flying over England.

Secondly, on 22 June 1938, she married Captain Max Schnirring (20 May 18957 July 1944). He was also killed in a flying accident. Thirdly, on 23 December 1946, she married Karl Otto Andree (10 February 1912–1984). They divorced on 10 October 1949.

Later life

The Saxe Coburg family was left virtually penniless for their actions during World War II. Caroline had a difficult time adjusting, becoming estranged from some of her children. She had numerous relationships with different men and became a shoemaker. Caroline died in 1983.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*22 June 191214 December 1931: "Her Highness" Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
*14 December 19312 May 1938: "Her Highness" The Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
*2 May 19385 September 1983: "Her Highness" Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Issue

Ancestry

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1= 1. Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2= 2. Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
3= 3. Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
4= 4. Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
5= 5. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
6= 6. Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
7= 7. Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
8= 8. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
9= 9. Victoria of the United Kingdom
10= 10. George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
11= 11. Princess Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg
12= 12. Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
13= 13. Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe
14= 14. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
15= 15. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
16= 16. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
17= 17. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
18= 18. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
19= 19. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
20= 20. Georg II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
21= 21. Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
22= 22. Wilhelm, Duke of Nassau
23= 23. Princess Pauline of Württemberg
24= 24. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
25= 25. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
26= 26. Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
27= 27. Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont
28= 28. Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
29= 29. Countess Louisa Sophie of Danneskjold-Samsöe
30= 30. Ernst, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
31= 31. Princess Feodora of Leiningen


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