Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Photograph (c) Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Today, Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha celebrates his forty-second birthday.

Prince Andreas and Princess Carin with their children Stephanie, Hubertus, and Alexander

HH Prince Alexander Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born at Coburg on 4 May 1977 as the second son and third child of Prince Andreas (b.1943), Head of House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha since 1998, and his wife Princess Carin (b.1946; née Dabelstein), who wed in 1971. Alexander joined two older siblings, Princess Stephanie (b.1972) and Hereditary Prince Hubertus (b.1975).

A 2004 portrait of Prince Alexander by artist Hans Christian Ribbe
Photograph (c) Hans Christian Ribbe

Alexander studied forestry and was involved in the work of the family’s property at Callenberg. His father, Prince Andreas, then suggested that Alexander should look after Greinburg Castle, at Grein, Austria, and its surroundings. For some years now, the prince has been committed to overseeing the administration of this property and its resources.

Eurohistory wishes Prince Alexander a very Happy Birthday. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

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