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Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Birth 22 Jan 1831 Augustenborg, Sønderborg Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
  • Death 28 Oct 1917 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Memorial ID 6137253

European Royalty. Born Frederick Christian Charles Augustus in Augustenborg, Denmark, the second son of Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg House of Oldenburg, and his wife, Louise of Danneskjold-Samsøe. In September 1865, he met the British Princess, Helena, a daughter of HRM Victoria and Prince Albert. The couple became engaged in December of that year. They married at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on July 5, 1866. The couple would have six children. The Queen appointed him a Knight of the Garter and a member of the Privy Council. He became an aide-de-camp to the Queen in 1897. During WWI, anti-German sentiment in Britain led the couple to drop the territorial designation; Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderberg-Augustenburg from their names entirely. He died at Schomberg House, Pall Mall at eighty-seven. He was buried at Frogmore Royal Burial Ground.

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6137253
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (22 Jan 1831–28 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6137253, citing Royal Burial Ground, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .