Prince Alfred (Alfred Ernest Albert) (August 6, 1844-July 30, 1900) married Grand Duke Maria Alexandrovna, the only daughter of Russian Tsar Alexander II, with 5 daughters and 1 son . Their eldest daughter, Princess Mary, is the queen of Romania’s King Ferdinand I, his grandson is Romania’s Carol II, his great-grandson is the last Romanian King Mihai I; their eldest granddaughter, Romania’s Princess Elizabeth is the Greek King George II Queen; second granddaughter Princess Mary of Romania is the queen of Yugoslavia.
On August 6, 1844, Prince Alfred was born in Windsor Castle. His mother was Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and his father was Prince Albert, the second son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha . As the son of the British monarch, he was given the title of His Royal Highness The Prince Alfred at birth and became the British throne after her brother, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). The second in line heir.
On January 23, 1874, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Russian Emperor Alexander II and his wife, Maria Alexandrovna, the daughter of Hesse and the Grand Highway Dvorch II and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden The queen’s second daughter (the only surviving daughter), Grand Duke Maria Alexandrovna of Russia married in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
On July 30, 1900, the Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha died of throat cancer in the cottage near the Duke’s summer residence in the north of Coburg, Rosinau Castle. He was buried in the tomb of the ducal family in Coburg. Since the Duke’s oldest brother, the Duke of Connaught, and his son, Prince Arthur of Connaught, have renounced the right to inherit the Duchy of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, his title was ultimately replaced by his younger brother, the Duke of Albany, Leo. The posthumous son of Prince Pod, his nephew, the Duke of Albany, inherited by Prince Carl Edward.