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Princess Charles of Prussia
Spouse Prince Charles of Prussia
Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia
Louise, Landgravine of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
Anna, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
Full name
Marie Luise Alexandrina
House House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
House of Hohenzollern
Father Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Mother Maria Pavlovna of Russia
Born 3 February 1808(1808-02-03)
Died 18 January 1877 (aged 68)

Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar was born on 3 February 1808 in Weimar. She was the daughter of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.


Marriage and Issue

She married Prince Charles of Prussia on 26 May 1827 in Charlottenburg. They had three children:

Court life

Marie's younger sister Augusta was married to the then Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. Marie consequently had lower status, being married to a mere Prince.[1] She and her husband always resented their inferior position at court. While Charles took out his frustrations on womanizing and political schemes, Marie vied with Augusta over clothes, wigs, and jewels. Charles and Marie ran a fashionable household, surrounding themselves with high society, unlike the sober Wilhelm and intellectual Augusta.[2]

Marie loathed both her sister and her successor Victoria, Princess Royal (married to the then Crown Prince Frederick. As Victoria was British, most of the vehemently anti-British court was in agreement with Marie that it would have been better had the marriage never occurred. In one letter, Victoria wrote her mother Queen Victoria stating that she overheard Marie telling her sister-in-law the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin how "she never ceased regretting that there is an Englishwoman in the family".[3]


She died on 18 January 1877 in Berlin.



  1. ^ Pakula, p. 105.
  2. ^ Pakula, p. 105.
  3. ^ Pakula, p. 212.


  • Pakula, Hannah (1995). An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0684842165. 


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