Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
|Birthname||Leopold Charles Edward George Albert|
|born on||19 July 1884 at 23:25 (= 11:25 PM )|
|Place||Esher, England, 51n23, 0w22|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°36' 22°17 Asc. 11°29'|
British-born German royalty, the second child and only son of Prince Leopold of England and Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1900 until his death in 1954, and until 1919, a Prince of the United Kingdom and held the British title of Duke of Albany. His father died four months before his birth, the result of his haeomophilia.
Loyal to Germany during the First World War, due mainly to his title, he later became a central member of the Nazi party.
He died in Coburg, Germany on 6 March 1954.
- child->parent relationship with Leopold, Prince of England (born 7 April 1853)
- sibling relationship with Alice, Princess (1883) (born 25 February 1883)
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland (July 21, 1884, p. 3):
"The Duchess of Albany was safely delivered of a son at Claremont at eleven o'clock on Saturday night. Both Her Royal Highness and the infant Prince are doing well."
Queen Victoria's journal quoted on that day:
“...about 6, got a telegram, asking me to come at once, else I might be sent for in the night. Lo, I quietly got every thing ready & left, reaching Claremont at 1/4 to 9. It was a beautiful evening for the drive very pleasant, but dusty....I went at once to Helena’s rooms, meeting Pauline (?), at the door of Helena’s sitting room. I remained with dear Helena off (?) (?) the whole time, till the Baby was born, a strong boy, who screamed very loudly, on coming into the world...only got to bed after 2.”
On 7 October 2014, Sy Scholfield adjusted the time to 11:25pm, quoting The London Gazette, 21 July 1884, p. 3321: "at twenty-five minutes past eleven o'clock P.M." https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25378/page/3321
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