25 July 2012

† Margrave Maria Emanuel of Meissen

Margrave Maria Emanuel of Meissen, the Head of the Royal House of Saxony passed away on Monday 24.07.2012 in his home at la Tour de  Peilz near Vevey. He was born in 1926 as oldest son of Margrave Friedrich Chirstian of Meissen and his wife Elisabeth Helene, née Princess of Thurn and Taxis and was a grandson of the last reigning King of Saxony Friedrich August III. In 1968 he succeeded his father as head of the Royal House. In 1962 he married Princess Anastasia Luise of Anhalt but their marriage remaind childless. As also his younger brother Prince Albert who married morgantic has no descendats ther was the Question of the future sucession. In the 1990's at a Family meeting all male dynastic members agreed that the succession should pas to Pince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe a nephew of the Margrave (son of his sister Princess Maria Anna) who was adopted by the Margrave. Later Prince Albert changed his mind
So no both Prince Alexander who is married to Princess Gisela of Bavaria and has 3 sons, and Prince Albert claim the Headship of the Royal House.

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