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
Name Born Died Royal lineage Notes
First Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernest I 1784 1844 1st son of Francis I Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1826–1844
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand 1785 1851 2nd son of Francis I Title held from brother's ascension to death.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium King Leopold I
1790 1865 3rd son of Francis I Title held from brother's ascension to death.
King of the Belgians 1831–1865
Second Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernest II 1818 1893 1st son of Ernest I Title 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
1819 1861 2nd son of Ernest I Title 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
1816 1885 1st son of Ferdinand Title held from father's ascension until his death.
King of Portugal 1837–1853
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August 1818 1881 2nd son of Ferdinand Title held from father's ascension until his death.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold 1824 1884 3rd son of Ferdinand Title held from father's ascension until his death.
(‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Louis Philippe
Belgium The Crown Prince
1833 1834 1st son of Leopold I Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Leopold II
1835 1909 2nd son of Leopold I Born a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1865–1909
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philippe
Belgium The Count of Flanders
1837 1905 3rd son of Leopold I Born a Prince of Belgium.
Third Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert Edward
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King Edward VII
1841 1910 1st son of Albert Born 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
1844 1900 2nd son of Albert Born 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
1850 1942 3rd son of Albert Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
United Kingdom The Duke of Albany
1853 1884 4th son of Albert Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Peter
Kingdom of Portugal The Prince Royal
later, King Pedro V
1837 1861 1st son of Ferdinand II Born 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
1838 1889 2nd son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1861–1889
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha John
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Beja
1842 1861 3rd son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand
Kingdom of Portugal Fernando
1846 1861 4th son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Augustus
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Coimbra
1847 1889 5th son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Kingdom of Portugal Leopoldo
1849 6th son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Eugene
Kingdom of Portugal Eugénio
1816 7th son of Ferdinand II Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philipp 1844 1921 1st son of August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ludwig August 1845 1909 2nd son of August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tsar Ferdinand I
1861 1948 3rd son of August Tsar of Bulgaria 1908–1918
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
1859 1869 Only son of Leopold II Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Baudouin
Belgium Baudouin
1869 1891 1st son of Philippe Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
Belgium Albert
later, King Albert I
1875 1934 2nd son of Philippe Born 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
1864 1892 1st son of Edward VII Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha George
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King George V
1865 1936 2nd son of Edward VII Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1910–1936
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander John
United Kingdom Alexander John
1871 3rd son of Edward VII Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alfred
United Kingdom Alfred
1874 1899 Only son of Alfred I Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Arthur
United Kingdom Arthur
1883 1938 Only son of Arthur Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Charles Edward I
United Kingdom The Duke of Albany
1884 1954 Only son of Leopold Born 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
1863 1908 1st son of Luís I Born a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1889–1908
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Afonso
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Porto
1865 1920 2nd son of Luís I Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold Clement 1878 1916 Only son of Philipp
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Peter
Empire of Brazil Dom Pedro Augusto
1866 1934 1st son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August Leopold
Empire of Brazil Dom Augusto Leopoldo
1867 1922 2nd son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Joseph Ferdinand
Empire of Brazil Dom José Fernando
1869 1888 3rd son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ludwig Gaston
Empire of Brazil Dom Luís Gastão
1870 1942 4th son of Ludwig August
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Boris
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
later, Tsar Boris III
1894 1943 1st son of Ferdinand I Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Tsar of Bulgaria 1918–1943
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kiril
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Preslav
1895 1945 2nd son of Ferdinand I Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Leopold
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Leopold III
1901 1983 1st son of Albert I Born a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1934–1951
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Charles
Belgium The Count of Flanders
1903 1983 2nd son of Albert I Born a Prince of Belgium.
Fifth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Edward
United Kingdom The Prince of Wales
later, King Edward VIII
1894 1972 1st son of George V Born 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
1895 1952 2nd son of George V Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
King of the United Kingdom 1936–1952
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Henry
United Kingdom The Duke of Gloucester
1900 1974 3rd son of George V Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha George
United Kingdom The Duke of Kent
1902 1942 4th son of George V Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha John
United Kingdom John
1905 1919 5th son of George V Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alastair
United Kingdom The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
1914 1943 Only son of Arthur Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johann Leopold
United Kingdom Johann Leopold
1906 1972 1st son of Charles Edward I Born a Prince of the United Kingdom. (‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Hubertus
United Kingdom Hubertus
1909 1943 2nd son of Charles Edward I Born a Prince of the United Kingdom.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Friedrich Josias 1918 1998 3rd son of Charles Edward I
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Louis Philip
Kingdom of Portugal The Prince Royal
1887 1908 1st son of Carlos I Born a Prince of Portugal.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Manuel
Kingdom of Portugal The Duke of Beja
later, King Manuel II
1889 1932 2nd son of Carlos I Born a Prince of Portugal.
King of Portugal 1908–1910
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha August Clemens 1895 1908 1st son of August Leopold
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Rainer 1900 1945 2nd son of August Leopold
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philipp 1901 1985 3rd son of August Leopold (‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ernst 1907 1978 4th son of August Leopold (‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Antonius 1901 1970 Only son of Ludwig Gaston
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Simeon
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
later, Tsar Simeon II
1936 Only son of Boris III Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Tsar of Bulgaria 1943–1946
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Baudouin
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Baudouin I
1930 1993 1st son of Leopold III Born a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1951–1993
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albert
Belgium The Prince of Liège
later, King Albert II
1934 2nd son of Leopold III Born a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 1993–2013
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander
Belgium Alexander
1942 2009 3rd son of Leopold III Born a Prince of Belgium.
Sixth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Andreas 1943 1st son of Friedrich Josias
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Adrian 1955 2011 2nd son of Friedrich Josias (‡‡)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johannes Heinrich 1931 2010 Only son of Rainer
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kardam
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
1962 2015 1st son of Simeon II Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kyril
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Preslav
1964 2nd son of Simeon II Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kubrat
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Panagyurishte
1965 3rd son of Simeon II Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Konstantin-Assen
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Vidin
1967 4th son of Simeon II Born a Prince of Bulgaria.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Philippe
Belgium The Duke of Brabant
later, King Philippe I
1960 1st son of Albert II Born a Prince of Belgium.
King of the Belgians 2013–
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Laurent
Belgium Laurent
1963 2nd son of Albert II Born a Prince of Belgium.
Seventh Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Hubertus 1975 1st son of Andreas
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alexander 1977 2nd son of Andreas
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Johannes 1969 1987 Only son of Johannes Heinrich
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Boris
Kingdom of Bulgaria The Prince of Tarnovo
1997 1st son of Kardam Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Beltran
Kingdom of Bulgaria Beltran
1999 2nd son of Kardam Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Tassilo
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tassilo
2002 Only son of Kyril Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Mirko
Kingdom of Bulgaria Mirko
1995 1st son of Kubrat Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Lukás
Kingdom of Bulgaria Lukás
1997 2nd son of Kubrat Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Tirso
Kingdom of Bulgaria Tirso
2002 3rd son of Kubrat Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Umberto
Kingdom of Bulgaria Umberto
1999 Only son of Konstantin-Assen Born a Prince of Bulgaria
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Gabriel
Belgium Gabriel
2003 1st son of Philippe Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Emmanuel
Belgium Emmanuel
2005 2nd son of Philippe Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Nicolas
Belgium Nicolas
2005 1st son of Laurent Born a Prince of Belgium.
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Aymeric
Belgium Aymeric
2005 2nd son of Laurent Born a Prince of Belgium.
Eighth Generation
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Philipp 2015 Only son of Hubertus

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