Helena
Helena Augusta Victoria Helena Augusta Victoria


≈Helena Augusta Victoria Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
b. 25 May 1846, d. 9 June 1923
Residence - Cumberland Lodge. Windsor Park

H.R.H. married 5 July, 1866, married Prince Friedrich Christian Karl August Prinz von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, As a result of her marriage, styled as Prinzessin Helena von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.

Issue:
Christian Victor Albrecht Ernst Anton Prinz von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 14 Aug 1867, d. 29 Oct 1900

Albert John Charles Frederick Arthur George Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 27 Mar 1931

Helena Victoria Prinzessin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 3 May 1870, d. 13 Mar 1948

Marie Louise Prinzessin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 12 Aug 1872, d. 8 Dec 1956

Harald Prinz von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 12 May 1876, d. 20 May 1876

stillborn von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
b. 7 May 1877, d. 7 May 1877
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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was a member of the British Royal Family, the fifth-born child and the third daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1866 she married Prince (Frederick) Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Helena devoted much time and effort to charitable causes. She set up and helped to supervise a holiday house for deprived and handicapped London children near Cumberland Lodge, and she was a founding member of the Red Cross. She was active in voluntary work during the First World War. In 1872 she became founding President of the School of Art Needlework, later the Royal School of Needlework, set up to provide employment for women.

Princess Helena was also known as "Lenchen." She was born a "blue baby," possibly because her mother was at the height of anxiety over the loss of her first trusted Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. Her name lives on in today's royal family -- one of Princess Eugenia's middle names is Helena.





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Helena, Queen Victoria and (front) Louise Windsor

Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

1856

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Helena, Louise 1856

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Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein; Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Duchess of Argyll
April 1858

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Apr 1859

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1861

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1862

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1863

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Helena and Louise

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Helena and Louise
1864

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The Princess Helena Augusta Victoria
1864

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Helena, Queen Victoria

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5 Jul 1866

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Wedding

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5 Jul 1866

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1866

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Helena Augusta Victoria

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1875

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Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

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