Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany

Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont (17 February 1861 - 1 September 1922) was the daughter of George Victor of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1831-1893) and his wife Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg (1831-1888).

She was born in Arolsen, capital of Waldeck principality, in Germany.

On 27 April 1882 in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, she married HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow, the youngest son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She was now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany.

They had two children, HRH Princess Alice of Albany (1883-1981), and HRH Prince Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884-1954).

She was the sister of Queen Emma of the Netherlands (mother of Queen Wilhelmina and great-grandmother of Queen Beatrix). Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont died in Hinterris in the Tyrol, in Austria.

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