- Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Andreas Michael Friedrich Hans Armin Siegfried Hubertus) (b.
Kassel, March 21 1943) has been the head of the Ducal Family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and titularDuke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha since 1998, as he is descended from the House of Wettinwho ruled Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The Prince was born to Prince Friedrich Josias and the former Countess
Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth. He became heir-apparentto the Headship on March 6 1954, when his father became the Head. Prince Andreas succeeded to the Headship on his father's death on January 23 1998.
Hamburgon 31 July 1971, Andreas married Carin Dabelstein(b. 16 July 1946). The marriage, although unequal is not morganatic, and was authorized by his father. They have had three children, who inherit the ducal styles and titles:
#Princess Stephanie Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Hamburg,
31 January 1972).
#Hereditary Prince Hubertus Michael of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Hamburg,
16 September 1975), the heir-apparent to the Headship.
#Prince Alexander Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Coburg,
4 May 1977).
He is currently in the
line of succession to the British thronebeing a great-grandson of Queen Victoria's youngest son Leopold, Duke of Albany. However, were the Dukedom of Albany to be restored, he would not be the holder. Instead, Hubertus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha would inherit the dukedom as heir-male of the last Duke of Albany through his grandfather John Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[http://www.heraldica.org/topics/royalty/HGSachsen-CG.htm] . Prince Andreas has both German and British nationality. He performed military service from 1966 to 1968. Prince Andreas completed a traineeship in timber management from 1969 to 1971.
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1= 1. Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
3= 3. Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein
6= 6. Count Hans of Solms-Baruth
7= 7. Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
9= 9. Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
12= 12. Friedrich, 2nd Prince of Solms-Baruth
13= 13. Countess Luise of Hochberg
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein(= 10)
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg(= 11)
Albert, Prince Consort
Victoria of the United Kingdom
George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
19= 19. Princess Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg
Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe
Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
24= 24. Friedrich, 1st Prince of Solms-Baruth
25= 25. Rosa Teleki de Szek
26= 26. Hans Heinrich XI of Hochberg, Prince of Plesse
27= 27. Marie von Kleist
Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg(= 20)
Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe(= 21)
Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein(= 22)
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg(= 23)
* [http://www.sachsen-coburg-gotha.de/ House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]
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