Prince Karl of Leiningen


Prince Karl of Leiningen

Karl Vladimir Ernst Heinrich, Prince of Leiningen was born on 2 January 1928 in Coburg.

He was the son of Friedrich Karl, Prince of Leiningen (1898-1946) and Maria Kirillovna of Russia (1907-1951). Maria's mother was Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1876-1936), a granddaughter of Victoria and her husband Grand Duke Kyril of Russia (1876-1938). Karl was a great great grandson of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Alexander II of Russia

Karl married Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria in a civil ceremony in Amorbach on 14 February 1957. They also married in a religious ceremony in Cannes on 20 February 1957. The marriage produced two sons:

*Boris (b. 1960)
*Hermann (b. 1963)

Karl and Maria Luisa divorced on 4 December 1968.

He died on 28 September 1990 in Vered Hagalil, Israel.


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