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Andreas
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Time 23 January 1998 – present
Predecessor Prince Friedrich Josias
Heir-Apparent Prince Hubertus
Spouse Carin Dabelstein
Issue
Princess Stephanie
Prince Hubertus
Prince Alexander
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
Born 21 March 1943 (1943-03-21) (age 66)
Styles of
Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sir

Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony (given names: Andreas Michael Friedrich Hans Armin Siegfried Hubertus; born 21 March 1943 in Kasel-Golzig) has been the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and titular Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha since 1998. He is the grandson of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the last ruling duke.

The Prince was born to Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the former Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth. He became heir-apparent to the Headship on 6 March 1954, when his father became the Head. Prince Andreas succeeded to the Headship on his father's death on 23 January 1998.

In Hamburg on 31 July 1971, Andreas married Carin Dabelstein (b. 16 July 1946). The marriage, although unequal, is not morganatic, and was authorized by Andreas's father. They have had three children, who inherit the ducal styles and titles:

  1. Princess Stephanie Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Hamburg, 31 January 1972).
  2. Hereditary Prince Hubertus Michael of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Hamburg, 16 September 1975), the heir-apparent to the Headship.
  3. Prince Alexander Philip of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Coburg, 4 May 1977).

He is in the line of succession to the British throne being a great-grandson of Queen Victoria's youngest son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. However, were the Dukedom of Albany to be restored, he would not be the holder. Instead, Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha would inherit the dukedom as heir-male of the last Duke of Albany through his grandfather Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.[1] Prince Andreas has both German and British nationality. He performed military service from 1966 to 1968. Prince Andreas completed a traineeship in timber management from 1969 to 1971.

Ancestry

Notes

  1. ^ HGSachsen-CG at heraldica.org

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Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 21 March 1943
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Friedrich Josias
— TITULAR —
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
23 January 1998 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy abolished in 1918
Incumbent
Heir:
Hubertus
British royalty
Preceded by
Renate Bracker
Line of succession to the British throne
275th position
Succeeded by
Hubertus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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