Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert of the United Kingdom, styled Duke of Albany in 1881.

Son of Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861) and Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Born: Buckingham Palace, London 7. Apr 1853

Christenend: Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace 28. Jun 1853


Married: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 27. Apr 1882 Helene, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1861-1922), daughter of Georg Viktor, Sovereign Prince (Fürst)  of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1831-1893) and Helene, Princess of Nassau (1831-1888).


The Duke of Albany suffered from haemophilia.

Died: Cannes, France 28. Mar 1884 after he had injured his knee when he slipped and fell. Apparently his death was caused by the morphin he had been given and the wine he had been served for supper.

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor



Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997;  Charlotte Zeepvat: Prince Leopold. The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son. Sutton Publishings 1998; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt; for christening see Yvonne Demoskoff: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page;