Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Viktoria, Countess Robert Douglas

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Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern (19 August 1890 – 29 August 1966) was the daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. In 1913, she married the deposed King Manuel II of Portugal. After his death, Augusta Victoria married a second time.

She was born in Potsdam, a daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern, sometime heir presumptive to the throne of the kingdom of Romania, (1864–1927) and his first wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

On 4 September 1913, Augusta Victoria married Manuel II of Portugal. They were second cousins, both being great grandchildren of Ferdinand II of Portugal. He had succeeded to the Portuguese throne with the assassination of his father Carlos I of Portugal and older brother Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza on 1 February 1908. He had been deposed by the 5 October 1910 revolution, resulting in the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. The bride was twenty-three years old and the groom twenty-four. They were second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Maria II of Portugal and Ferdinand II of Portugal. Manuel died on 2 July 1932, at Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. There were no children from this marriage.

On 23 April 1939, Augusta Victoria married her second husband, Count Robert Douglas, the 13th head of the Swedish comital house of Douglas, lord of Langenstein Castle in Baden and heir of the Mühlhausen fideicommiss/entail (the eldest son of Count Ludvig Douglas). The bride was almost forty-nine years old and the groom fifty-nine. There were also no children from this marriage. Douglas died on 26 August 1955. Augusta died at Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, aged 76.

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• Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site.


 
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