The Hesse-Cassel and Greek royal families
The youngest daughters of Vicky, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Empress of Prussia, the Princesses Sophie and Margarete of Prussia with their husbands and children at Friedrichshof in 1904. Sophie is in the darker dress, standing beside her husband Constantine, Duke of Sparta. Margarete ('Mossy') is on the right, next to her husband Friedrich Karl of Hesse-Cassel. The children are, from the left, George of Greece (standing), Philipp of Hesse-Cassel, Helen of Greece, Maximilian of Hesse-Cassel, Paul of Greece (behind, in a dress), Wolfgang of Hsse-Cassel, directly in front of his elder brother Friedrich Wilhelm, Alexander of Greece in front of Richard of Hesse-Cassel and Christoph of Hesse-Cassel. Margarete was unusual in that out of her six sons, four of them were sets of twins.
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Philip I of Castile (1478-1506), known as Philip the Handsom
Philip I of Castile (1478-1506), known as Philip the Handsome or the Fair. He was the first member of the House of Habsburg to be King of Castile. Detail from the painting 'Emperor Maximilian I with His Family', 1516-20, by Bernhard Strigel (1461-1528). Oil on Wood.
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Hesse-Cassel - sons of Princess Margaret of Prussia
The six sons of Princess Margaret of Prussia, sister of the Kaiser and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. The tallest is Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel and next to him is Prince Maximilian - both were killed in World War I. The four remaining boys are two sets of twins - Prince Philipp and Prince Wolfgang, and Prince Richard and Prince Christoph. Prince Christoph married Princess Sophie of Greece, a sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and became a high-ranking Nazi. He was killed in a plane crash in 1943. Date: c.1911
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