Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

This is a list of Princes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from the accession of Ernest I to the throne of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1826. Individuals holding the title of prince will usually also be styled "His Highness" (HH). The wife of a Saxon prince will usually take the title and style of her husband.

Styling of Princes

The title Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Saxony and the use of the style "Highness" has generally been used by to the following persons:

Ducal Line

  • When Prince Albert married Queen Victoria their children where styled HRH, but Queen Victoria issued two letters patent, first in 1864 which stated that her male-line Grandchildren will be styled HRH and second 1898 which stated that children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales will be styled HRH.

Koháry Line

Belgian Line

  • When Prince Leopold became King Leopold I of the Belgians in 1831, his descents were to be styled HRH.

List of Saxon princes since 1826

Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by the sovereign
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from birth
(†) - In Letters Patent dated 20 November 1917, King George V restricted the title of Prince to the children of the sovereign, the children of the sovereign's sons, and the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.
(‡) - By an Order in Council dated 28 March 1919, as authorized by the Titles Deprivation Act 1917, King George V suspended the British peerage titles, princely dignities and honours of those who had sided with Germany in World War I.
(‡‡) - Had morganatic marriage/morganatic children.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - Title in the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Belgium - Title in the Kingdom of Belgium
Empire of Brazil - Title in the Empire of Brazil
Kingdom of Bulgaria - Title in the Kingdom of Bulgaria
Kingdom of Portugal - Title in the Kingdom of Portugal
United Kingdom - Title in the United Kingdom
List of Princes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
NameBornDiedRoyal lineageNotes
First Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernest I178418441st son of Francis IDuke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1826–1844
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand178518512nd son of Francis ITitle held from brother's ascension to death.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium King Leopold I
179018653rd son of Francis ITitle held from brother's ascension to death.
King of the Belgians 1831–1865
Second Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernest II181818931st son of Ernest ITitle held from father's ascension to own ascension in 1844.
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1844–1893
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
United Kingdom The Prince Consort
181918612nd son of Ernest ITitle held from father's ascension until his death.
Consort of the United Kingdom 1840–1861
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand
Kingdom of Portugal King Ferdinand II
181618851st son of FerdinandTitle held from father's ascension until his death.
King of Portugal 1837–1853
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August181818812nd son of FerdinandTitle held from father's ascension until his death.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold182418843rd son of FerdinandTitle held from father's ascension until his death.
(‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Louis Philippe
Belgium The Crown Prince
183318341st son of Leopold IBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Leopold II
183519092nd son of Leopold IBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1865–1909
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philippe
Belgium The Count of Flanders
183719053rd son of Leopold IBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Third Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert Edward
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King Edward VII
184119101st son of AlbertBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1901–1910
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alfred I
United Kingdom The Duke of Edinburgh
184419002nd son of AlbertBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1893–1900
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Arthur
United Kingdom The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
185019423rd son of AlbertBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
United Kingdom The Duke of Albany
185318844th son of AlbertBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Peter
Kingdom of Portugal The Prince Royal
later, King Pedro V
183718611st son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1853–1861
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Louis
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Porto and Viseu
later, King Luís I
183818892nd son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1861–1889
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha John
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Beja
184218613rd son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand
Kingdom of Portugal Fernando
184618614th son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Augustus
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Coimbra
184718895th son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Kingdom of Portugal Leopoldo
18496th son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Eugene
Kingdom of Portugal Eugénio
18167th son of Ferdinand IIBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philipp184419211st son of August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ludwig August184519092nd son of August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tsar Ferdinand I
186119483rd son of AugustTsar of Bulgaria 1908–1918
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
18591869Only son of Leopold IIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Baudouin
Belgium Baudouin
186918911st son of PhilippeBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
Belgium Albert
later, King Albert I
187519342nd son of PhilippeBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1909–1934
Fourth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert Victor
United Kingdom The 1st Duke of Clarence and Avondale
186418921st son of Edward VIIBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha George
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King George V
186519362nd son of Edward VIIBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1910–1936
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander John
United Kingdom Alexander John
18713rd son of Edward VIIBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alfred
United Kingdom Alfred
18741899Only son of Alfred IBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Arthur
United Kingdom Arthur
18831938Only son of ArthurBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Charles Edward I
United Kingdom The Duke of Albany
18841954Only son of LeopoldBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1900–1918
(‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Charles
Kingdom of Portugal The Prince Royal
later, King Carlos I
186319081st son of Luís IBorn a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1889–1908
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Afonso
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Porto
186519202nd son of Luís IBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold Clement18781916Only son of Philipp
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Peter
Empire of Brazil Dom Pedro Augusto
186619341st son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August Leopold
Empire of Brazil Dom Augusto Leopoldo
186719222nd son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Joseph Ferdinand
Empire of Brazil Dom José Fernando
186918883rd son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ludwig Gaston
Empire of Brazil Dom Luís Gastão
187019424th son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Boris
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
later, Tsar Boris III
189419431st son of Ferdinand IBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Tsar of Bulgaria 1918–1943
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kiril
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Preslav
189519452nd son of Ferdinand IBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Leopold III
190119831st son of Albert IBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1934–1951
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Charles
Belgium The Count of Flanders
190319832nd son of Albert IBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Fifth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Edward
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King Edward VIII
189419721st son of George VBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1936
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
United Kingdom The Duke of York
later, King George VI
189519522nd son of George VBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1936–1952
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Henry
United Kingdom The Duke of Gloucester
190019743rd son of George VBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha George
United Kingdom The Duke of Kent
190219424th son of George VBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha John
United Kingdom John
190519195th son of George VBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alastair
United Kingdom The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
19141943Only son of ArthurBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johann Leopold
United Kingdom Johann Leopold
190619721st son of Charles Edward IBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom. (‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Hubertus
United Kingdom Hubertus
190919432nd son of Charles Edward IBorn a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Friedrich Josias191819983rd son of Charles Edward I
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Louis Philip
Kingdom of Portugal The Prince Royal
188719081st son of Carlos IBorn a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Manuel
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Beja
later, King Manuel II
188919322nd son of Carlos IBorn a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1908–1910
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August Clemens189519081st son of August Leopold
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Rainer190019452nd son of August Leopold
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philipp190119853rd son of August Leopold(‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernst190719784th son of August Leopold(‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Antonius19011970Only son of Ludwig Gaston
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Simeon
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
later, Tsar Simeon II
1936Only son of Boris IIIBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Tsar of Bulgaria 1943–1946
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Baudouin
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Baudouin I
193019931st son of Leopold IIIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1951–1993
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
Belgium The Prince of Liège
later, King Albert II
19342nd son of Leopold IIIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1993–2013
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander
Belgium Alexander
194220093rd son of Leopold IIIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Sixth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Andreas19431st son of Friedrich Josias
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Adrian195520112nd son of Friedrich Josias(‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johannes Heinrich19312010Only son of Rainer
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kardam
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
196220151st son of Simeon IIBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kyril
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Preslav
19642nd son of Simeon IIBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kubrat
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Panagyurishte
19653rd son of Simeon IIBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Konstantin-Assen
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Vidin
19674th son of Simeon IIBorn a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philippe
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Philippe I
19601st son of Albert IIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 2013–
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Laurent
Belgium Laurent
19632nd son of Albert IIBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Seventh Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Hubertus19751st son of Andreas
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander19772nd son of Andreas
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johannes19691987Only son of Johannes Heinrich
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Boris
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
19971st son of KardamBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Beltran
Kingdom of Bulgaria Beltran
19992nd son of KardamBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Tassilo
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tassilo
2002Only son of KyrilBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Mirko
Kingdom of Bulgaria Mirko
19951st son of KubratBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Lukás
Kingdom of Bulgaria Lukás
19972nd son of KubratBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Tirso
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tirso
20023rd son of KubratBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Umberto
Kingdom of Bulgaria Umberto
1999Only son of Konstantin-AssenBorn a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Gabriel
Belgium Gabriel
20031st son of PhilippeBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Emmanuel
Belgium Emmanuel
20052nd son of PhilippeBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Nicolas
Belgium Nicolas
20051st son of LaurentBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Aymeric
Belgium Aymeric
20052nd son of LaurentBorn a Prince of Belgium.
Eighth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Philipp2015Only son of Hubertus

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