Marie of Edinburgh

Princess Marie Alexandra Victoria of Edinburgh, called “Missy” by her family.

Daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who succeded as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1893, (1844-1900) and his wife Maria Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (1853-1920)

Born: Eastwell Park, Kent 29. Oct 1875

Christened: Private Chapel, Windsor Castle 15. Dec 1875


Married: Sigmaringen, Germany 10. Jan 1893 Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Romania, who succeded to the throne as Ferdinand I. King of Romania in 1914 (1865-1927), son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1835-1905) and his wife Antonia, Infanta of Portugal (1845-1913).


Prince Mircea might have been the child of her long-time lover Prinţul (Prince) Barbu Alexandru Ştirbey (1873-1946)

Died: Peleş Castle, Sinaia, Romania 18. Jul 1838  

Buried: Curtea de Argeş Cathedral, Romania



Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997;  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