Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar

Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar (née Lady Augusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox; 14 January 1827 – 3 April 1904) was a British aristocrat whose marriage to Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar made her a kinswoman of the British Royal Family and a member of the royal court.[1]

Augusta Katherine
Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar
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BornAugusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox
(1827-01-14)14 January 1827
Goodwood House, Chichester, England
Died3 April 1904(1904-04-03) (aged 77)
London, England
Spouse
Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar
(m. 1851; died 1902)
FatherCharles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond
MotherLady Caroline Paget

Lady Augusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox was born on 14 January 1827 at Goodwood House to Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791–1860) and his wife Lady Caroline Paget (1796–1874), daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey. She descends in the male line from Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Louise de Kérouaille.

On 27 November 1851 Lady Augusta Katherine married, morganatically, Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (1823–1902) at London. He was a son of Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and his wife Princess Ida of Saxe-Meiningen, the sister of Adelaide, queen consort of King William IV of the United Kingdom. Lady Augusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox was created Gräfin von Dornburg (Countess of Dornburg) by the uncle of her future husband Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach the day before the wedding. They had no children.[2]

In 1885 Queen Victoria granted her permission to share her husband's princely title. Henceforth she was known as Her Serene Highness Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar, albeit only in Great Britain, while in Germany she remained only Countess of Dornburg. Her husband died on 16 November 1902 and she died on 3 April 1904 aged 77 in London.

Her sister Cecilia was the great-great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales through her daughter Rosalind.

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  • 14 January 1827 - 26 November 1851: Lady Augusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox
  • 26 November 1851 - 1885: Augusta Katherine, Countess of Dornburg
  • 1885 - 3 April 1904: Her Serene Highness Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar

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