Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (Irene Luise Marie Anne; 11 July 1866 – 11 November 1953), later Princess Henry of Prussia, was the third child and third daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. Her maternal grandparents were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
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Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine was born on 11 July 1866 as the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and the future Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. She was their third daughter, following Victoria and Elisabeth. Brothers Ernest Louis and Friedrich would follow, as would two more sisters; Alix and Marie.
The wedding ceremony of Prince Heinrich of Prussia and Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine at Charlottenburg Palace, 24 May 1888. The bride and groom are visible in the lower left-hand corner; the groom’s parents, Emperor Friedrich III and Empress Victoria, are at the upper left of the image.
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine was the third daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, and Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine. She is often overlooked, as history tends to focus on two of her sisters – Ella and Alix – who both married into the Russian Imperial Family and tragically lost their lives at the hands of the ...
Irene had been hoping for a girl while her sister Alix, now Empress of Russia, was fervently praying for a son. Empress Frederick was by then seriously ill with cancer. Irene was among those who hurried to be by her side at Friedrichshof. She died, after a long and excruciating deathbed, on 5 August 1901.
Alexandra's sister Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine and first cousin Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were also carriers of the haemophilia gene, and they had haemophiliac sons. Alexandra felt immense guilt that she had passed down the disease to her son.
As the youngest child of Princess Alice and Prince Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, her parents naturally doted on their daughter. In a letter, Alice described her having “fair hair, marked eyebrows and speaking eyes” like her sister, the Crown Princess of Germany. Growing up, Marie shared a close relationship with her older sister, Alix.
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864–1918) Despite the disagreement that she had over the conversion of her two sisters to Russian Orthodoxy, she remained close with all of her siblings. In 1907, Irene helped arrange what later turned out to be a disastrous marriage between Elizabeth’s ward, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia ...
Maternal Princess. Irene Luise Marie Anne was born in the New Palace, Darmstadt, on 11 July 1866 and was the third daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Alice of the United Kingdom. The name Irene was taken from the Greek word for peace and was thought to be fitting as the princess was born at the end of the Austro-Prussian War.