Prince Alexander John of Wales

Prince Alexander John of Wales

Infobox British Royalty|royal
name =Prince John
title =Prince Alexander John of Wales
full name =Alexander John Charles Albert
titles ="HRH" Prince Alexander John of Wales
royal house =House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
father =Edward VII
mother =Alexandra of Denmark
date of birth =birth date|1871|4|6|df=y
place of birth =Sandringham House, Norfolk
date of christening =6 April 1871
place of christening =Sandringham House, Norfolk
date of death =death date|1871|04|7|df=yes (age for infant|1871|04|6|1871|04|7|df=yes)
place of death =Sandringham House, Norfolk
place of burial =Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham|

Prince Alexander John Charles Albert of Wales (6 April 1871 - 7 April 1871) was the youngest son and sixth child of Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and his wife Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales.


Prince Alexander John Charles Albert of Wales was born prematurely at 2:45 p.m. on 6 April 1871 at Sandringham House. As a result of his premature birth, he was a sickly baby and he died twenty-four hours after his birth. He was christened privately in the evening after his birth by Reverend W. Lake Onslow. Both the Prince and Princess of Wales, a lady-in-waiting and a doctor who had been at the birth attended the christening. [] Although he was christened Alexander John Charles Albert, his family always referred to him as John. Forty-eight years later, when his brother (who by then was George V) buried his youngest son The Prince John, the king recorded in his diary (21 January 1919): "dear little Johnnie was laid in the churchyard next to brother John." Similarly, Queen Alexandra also wrote, "now our two darling Johnnies lie side by side." The prince was buried below the wall of Sandringham Church (the Church of St Mary Magdalene), Norfolk.

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*6–7 April 1871: "His Royal Highness" Prince Alexander John of Wales


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1= 1. Prince Alexander John of Wales
2= 2. Edward VII of the United Kingdom
3= 3. Alexandra of Denmark
4= 4. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
5= 5. Victoria of the United Kingdom
6= 6. Christian IX of Denmark
7= 7. Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
8= 8. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
9= 9. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
10= 10. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
11= 11. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
12= 12. Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
13= 13. Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
14= 14. Prince William of Hesse
15= 15. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
16= 16. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
17= 17. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
18= 18. Emil, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
19= 19. Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
20= 20. George III of the United Kingdom
21= 21. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
22= 22. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (= 16)
23= 23. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf (= 17)
24= 24. Frederick Charles Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
25= 25. Countess Friederike von Schlieben
26= 26. Charles of Hesse
27= 27. Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
28= 28. Prince Frederick of Hesse
29= 29. Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
30= 30. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway
31= 31. Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin


For the royal family, the name John has brought bad luck upon the bearer. Buried beside Alexander John at Sandringham is his nephew, The Prince John, the youngest son of George V. Also buried at Sandringham is John Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died within ten hours of his birth on 12 January 1960.


*Marlene A. Eilers, "Queen Victoria's Descendants". Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987

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