Princess Margarita of Baden
|Margarita of Baden|
|Princess of Baden
prev. Princess Tomislav of Yugoslavia
|Spouse||Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia|
|Margarete Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica|
|House||House of Zähringen|
|Father||Berthold, Margrave of Baden|
|Mother||Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark|
|Born||14 July 1932|
|Died||16 January 2013
Princess Margarita of Baden (Margarete Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica) (14 July 1932 – 15 January 2013) was the daughter of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.
Princess Margarita's paternal grandparents were Prince Maximilian of Baden and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover, a great great granddaughter of George III. Her maternal grandparents were Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was therefore a niece of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband and consort of Elizabeth II. She was a first cousin to The Prince of Wales and his siblings.
She was in the Line of succession to the British throne. Following the death of Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark in 2007, Princess Margarita became the most senior female in the line of descent from Queen Victoria, of whom she was a great-great-great-granddaughter.
She came to live in London in 1948, and trained as a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital. She attended the 1953 Coronation. While in London, she met Prince Tomislav, a member of the exiled Yugoslav royal family.
On June 5, 1957, Princess Margarita married Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, younger brother of King Peter II of Yugoslavia in a civil ceremony in Salem  followed by Lutheran and Serbian Orthodox church services on June 6. Prince Philip and King Simeon of Bulgaria were among the witnesses.
From this marriage were born Prince Nikolas (1958) and Princess Katarina (1959).
The couple settled in the UK, running a fruit farm near Billingshurst in Sussex. They were divorced in 1981. Princess Margarita did not remarry.
Later years and death
Princess Margarita experienced ill-health in her later years. She was seen sitting in a wheelchair at Westminster Abbey as an invited guest at the wedding of her first cousin once removed, HRH The Duke of Cambridge in 2011.
Princess Margarita died in Farnham, Surrey, on 15 January 2013 after a long illness. Her funeral was held at Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Sava in Notting Hill on 24 January 2013. Her uncle Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Serbia were among the mourners. 
Princess Margarita was buried in the family cemetery at Stefansfeld near Baden, Germany, on 28 January 2013.
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Princess Margarita of BadenBorn: 14 July 1932