The Nine Surviving Nephews and Nieces of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The family of the Duke of Edinburgh: Prince Andrew, Princess Alice, Princess Margarita, Princess Theodora, Princess Cecilie, Princess Sophie, and Prince Philip.

In addition to his British family, the late Duke of Edinburgh leaves behind many close relatives on the Continent. Prince Philip was the youngest of five siblings, the elder four of whom were sisters. The eldest sister Margarita married Gottfried zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. The next eldest sister Theodora married Berthold of Baden. The third sister Cecilie married Georg Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine. The fourth sister Sophie married Christoph of Hesse; after being widowed, Sophie married Georg Wilhelm of Hannover. From the five marriages of his four sisters, the Duke of Edinburgh is survived by six nephews and three nieces. 

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Margrave Max of Baden at the funeral of his first cousin Fürst Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Born on 3 July 1933 at Salem, Margrave Max of Baden was the first son and second child of Margrave Berthold of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Max, his brother Ludwig, and his cousin Karl of Hesse attended the 1960 wedding of Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones. In 1966, Margrave Max married Archduchess Valerie of Austria (b.1940). Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden have four children, three sons and one daughter: Princess Marie Louise (b.1969), Hereditary Prince Bernhard (b.1970), Prince Leopold (b.1971), and Prince Michael (b.1976). In 1999, Princess Marie Louise married Richard Baker (b.1936). In 2001, Hereditary Prince Bernhard married Stephanie Kaul (b.1966). In 2015, Prince Michael married Christine Höhne. 

Prince Ludwig of Baden at the funeral of his first cousin Fürst Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Born on 16 March 1937 at Karlsruhe, Prince Ludwig of Baden was the second son and third and final child of Margrave Berthold of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. In 1967, Prince Ludwig married Princess Marianne von Auersperg-Breunner (b.1943). Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne have three children: Princess Sophie (b.1975), Prince Berthold (b.1976), and Princess Aglaë (b.1981). In 2019, Princess Aglaë married Wolf von Trotha (b.1974)

Prince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg at the funeral of his brother Fürst Kraft.

Born on 24 November 1938 at Schwäbisch-Hall, Prince Andreas zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg was the second son and third child of Fürst Gottfried zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark. In 1968, Prince Andreas married Princess Luise von Schönburg-Waldenburg (b.1943). Prince Andreas and Princess Luise have two daughters: Princess Katharina (b.1972) and Princess Tatjana (b.1975). In 2002, Princess Katharina married Prince Nikolaus zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (b.1970). In 2010, Princess Tatjana married Hubertus Stephan (1970-2018).

Princess Dorothea of Hesse and her husband Prince Friedrich zu Windisch-Grätz.
Photograph (c) Getty Images/Gamma-Keystone.

Born on 24 July 1934 at Schloß Parker, Princess Dorothea of Hesse was the second daughter and second child of Prince Christoph of Hesse and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. In 1959, Princess Dorothea married Prince Friedrich zu Windisch-Grätz (1917-2002). Dorothea’s wedding was attended by her grandmother Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark (née Battenberg) as well as by King Umberto II of Italy. Princess Dorothea and Prince Friedrich had two daughters: Princess Marina (b.1960) and Princess Clarissa (b.1966). In 1985, Princess Clarissa married Eric de Waele (b.1962). In 1988, Princess Marina married Gyula Jakabffy (b.1962).

Prince Karl of Hesse with his daughter Princess Irina at her wedding, 1999.
Photograph (c) Seeger-Presse

Born on 27 March 1937 at Berlin, Prince Karl of Hesse was the first son and third child of Prince Christoph of Hesse and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. In 1966, Prince Karl married Countess Yvonne Szapáry von Muraszombath, Széchysziget u.Szapár (b.1944). Prince Karl and Princess Yvonne have two children: Prince Christoph (b.1969) and Princess Irina (b.1971). In 1999, Princess Irina married Count Alexander von Schönburg-Glauchau (b.1969), the brother of Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis.

Prince Rainier of Hesse.

Born on 18 November 1938 at Kronberg, Prince Rainier of Hesse was the second son and fourth child of Prince Christoph of Hesse and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Prince Rainier has never married and has no children. The prince is an historian.

Princess Clarissa of Hesse, her mother Princess Sophie, and her stepfather Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover arrive in London for the wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent, 1963.
Photograph (c) Alamy.

Born on 6 February 1944 at Kronberg, Princess Clarissa of Hesse was the third daughter and fifth and last child of Prince Christoph of Hesse and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Clarissa was a bridesmaid at the 1960 wedding of her cousin Lady Pamela Mountbatten to David Hicks. Princess Clarissa of Hesse was also an attendant to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark at Anne-Marie’s 1964 wedding to King Constantine II of Greece. In 1971, Princess Clarissa married Claude Jean Derrien (b.1948); the couple divorced in 1976. Clarissa of Hesse has one daughter, Johanna (b.1980).

Prince Georg of Hannover and his mother Princess Sophie in 1996
Photograph (c) Seeger-Presse

Born on 9 December 1949 at Salem, Prince Georg of Hannover was the second son of Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover (1915-2006) and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914-2001). In 1973, Georg of Hannover married Victoria Ann Bee (b.1951), the daughter of Robert Bee (1920-1994) and Countess Eleonore Fugger von Babenhausen (1925-1992), who married in 1946 and divorced in 1959. In 1961, Victoria’s mother Eleonore took as her second husband Prince Burchard of Prussia (1917-1988), son of Prince Oskar of Prussia (1888-1958) and his wife Countess Ina Marie von Bassewitz (1888-1973; created Countess von Ruppin in 1914; recognised as Princess of Prussia in 1920). Victoria of Hannover’s mother Eleonore was thus married to the first cousin (Prince Burchard of Prussia) of Victoria’s father-in-law Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover. Prince Georg and Princess Victoria of Hannover have two daughters: Princess Vera (b.1976) and Princess Nora (b.1979). In 2006, Princess Vera married Manuel Dmoch (b.1977). Princess Nora is married to Christian Falk (b.1972).

The first visit of the now Prince of Wales to Germany in 1963.
Left to right: Princess Sophie, Prince Charles, Princess Frederica, Prince Georg Wilhelm, and Prince Georg.
Photograph (c) Alamy.

Born on 15 October 1954 at Salem, Princess Frederica of Hannover was the only daughter and third and last child of Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Together with her elder half-sister Clarissa, Frederica was a bridesmaid at the 1960 wedding of Lady Pamela Mountbatten to David Hicks. In 1979, Princess Frederica married Canadian Jerry William Cyr (b.1951). Princess Frederica and Jerry Cyr have two children: Julia (b.1982) and Jean-Paul (b.1985).  

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was predeceased by seven nephews and five nieces. Among Princess Margarita’s children, the following nephews and nieces passed away before their uncle: an unnamed Princess zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b.and d.1933), Fürst Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1935-2004), Princess Beatrix (1936-1997), Prince Albrecht (1994-1992), and Prince Rupprecht (1944-1978). Among Princess Theodora’s children, the following niece passed away before her uncle: Princess Margarita of Baden (1932-2013; married Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia). Among Princess Cecilie’s children, the following nephews and niece passed away before their uncle: Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine (1931-1937), Prince Alexander (1933-1937), Princess Johanna (1936-1939), and an unnamed Prince(ss) of Hesse and by Rhine (b.and d.1937). Among Princess Sophie’s children, the following niece and nephew passed away before their uncle: Princess Christina of Hesse (1933-2011; married Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia) and Prince Welf of Hannover (1947-1981).

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