Douglas-Hamilton, Lady Mary Victoria

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Douglas-Hamilton, Lady Mary Victoria Gender: F
born on 11 December 1850 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°20' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 23°12'

Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1865 portrait)


English-born, Scottish great-grandmother of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the fashion designer Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, the socialite and actress Princess Ira von Fürstenberg and the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Karel Schwarzenberg. She was the daughter of William Alexander Anthony Archibald Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton and of his wife, Princess Marie Amelie Elizabeth Caroline of Baden. Through her maternal grandmother, she was a third cousin of Emperor Napoléon III of France. She was a first cousin of Queen Carola of Saxony, Queen Stephanie of Portugal, King Carol I of Romania, and Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders (mother of King Albert I of the Belgians).

Her first marriage, on 21 September 1869 at Château de Marchais, was to Prince Albert, only child and heir of Charles III, Prince of Monaco. Mary Victoria bore Prince Albert a single son, Louis, who would take the throne of Monaco upon his father's death. Their marriage was annulled by the Church on 3 January 1880 (although civilly it was dissolved only on 28 July 1880 by the Order of Prince Charles III).

Her second marriage, on 2 June 1880, was to Count Tassilo Festetics de Tolna. The couple had four children. During her 40-year marriage to Graf, and later Prince Festetics, Lady Mary oversaw enlargement and improvement of the Festetics' main seat, Festetics Palace, and its gardens, in Keszthely, western Hungary. On numerous occasions, she and her husband would entertain her brother the Duke of Hamilton, and his great friend, the Prince of Wales.

She died on 14 May 1922, aged 71, in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Agnelli, Clara (born 7 April 1920). Notes: Mother/ daughter-in-law, 1938-?


  • Relationship : Marriage 21 September 1869 (Prince Albert of Monaco)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 3 January 1880 (Prince Albert of Monaco, annulment)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 2 June 1880 (Count Tassilo Festetics de Tolna)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report from Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, 15 December 1850, p. 8: "Her ladyship gave birth to a daughter on Wednesday evening, at the family residence in St. James's Place..." Wikipedia wrongly gives birth place as Hamilton Palace, Scotland.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One annulment)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Five)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Douglas and Angus, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Grimaldi, by marriage)