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Cecilie Collection

"Cecilie: A Royal Journey Through Time and Love" Step into the captivating world of Cecilie, a name that resonates with elegance, grace, and historical significance

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus Hesse wedding

Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus Hesse wedding
Wedding group photograph following the marriage of Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, to Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine at the Schlosskirche

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Andrew of Greece and daughters

Princess Andrew of Greece and daughters
Princess Andrew of Greece (1885-1969), formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg, pictured with her four eldest children. From left, Princess Margarita (1905-1981), later Princess of Hohenlohe-Langeburg

Background imageCecilie Collection: Coastal defence battery near Middelkerke, Belgium, WW1

Coastal defence battery near Middelkerke, Belgium, WW1
A gun of the Cecilie coastal defence battery near Middelkerke in West Flanders, Belgium, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCecilie Collection: Herzogin Cecilie nearing Falmouth, Cornwall

Herzogin Cecilie nearing Falmouth, Cornwall
The Herzogin Cecilie, a German four mast barque (Windjammer), named after German Crown Princess Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), nearing Falmouth, Cornwall

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecilia Leitch in match against Harold Hilton, Walton Heath

Cecilia Leitch in match against Harold Hilton, Walton Heath
Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (13 April 1891 ? 16 September 1977), often known as Cecil - British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, Cumberland, England

Background imageCecilie Collection: Wedding of Princess Theodora of Greece (1906-69), sister of the current Duke of Edinburgh

Wedding of Princess Theodora of Greece (1906-69), sister of the current Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, to Prince Berthold, Margrave of Baden in 1931

Background imageCecilie Collection: Sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Portraits of the four sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured in 1930. Top left is Princess Margaret or Margarita of Greece (1905 -1981), Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Background imageCecilie Collection: Ocean Liners - 19 assorted postcards

Ocean Liners - 19 assorted postcards, including Kaiser Wilhelm, Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Mauretania, and Windsor Castle. Date: 20th century

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913

Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913
Front cover showing two German Princesses in Military uniform. (Left) Princess Victoria Louise (1892 - 1980), the only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II

Background imageCecilie Collection: Kronprinzessen Cecilie - Norddeutscher Lloyd

Kronprinzessen Cecilie - Norddeutscher Lloyd by W. Fred Mitchell

Background imageCecilie Collection: German Crown Princess at Assouan, Egypt

German Crown Princess at Assouan, Egypt
The Crown Princess of Germany (Cecilie of Mecklenberg-Schwerin) pictured leaving the German Church at Assouan (Aswan), Egypt in 1911

Background imageCecilie Collection: Crown Princess Cecilie greeting German Marine Flyers

Crown Princess Cecilie greeting German Marine Flyers
circa 1930s

Background imageCecilie Collection: The SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, c1910. Creator: Unknown

The SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, c1910. Creator: Unknown
The SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, c1910. Passenger ship named after the German crown princess, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecilie of Greece & Grand Duke Georg Donatus

Princess Cecilie of Greece & Grand Duke Georg Donatus
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured in an engagement photograph with her fiance, the Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecilie of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse - engagement

Cecilie of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse - engagement
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured in an engagement photograph with her fiance, the Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine

Background imageCecilie Collection: Marriage Cecile of Greece to Georg Donatus Hesse

Marriage Cecile of Greece to Georg Donatus Hesse
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, and Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine on their wedding day, 2 February 1931

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece

Princess Cecile of Greece
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, third child of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece (Alice of Battenberg)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse

Princess Cecile of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine who she married in 1931

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece and Hesse with her children

Cecile of Greece and Hesse with her children
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, wife of Prince Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine, and sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured with her children

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus Hesse & sons

Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus Hesse & sons
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine and their two eldest children

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece and Hesse with children

Princess Cecile of Greece and Hesse with children
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, wife of Prince Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine, and sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured with her children

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece and daughter Johanna

Princess Cecile of Greece and daughter Johanna
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse, known as Cecile together with her baby daughter Johanna

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece with Prince Ludwig of Hesse

Princess Cecile of Greece with Prince Ludwig of Hesse
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine with her eldest child, Prince Ludwig (1931-1937)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece on her wedding day

Princess Cecile of Greece on her wedding day
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), third child of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece (Alice of Battenberg), pictured on her wedding day when she married Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus of Hesse & Ludwig

Cecile of Greece, Georg Donatus of Hesse & Ludwig
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured with her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine and their eldest son, Prince Ludwig (1931-1937)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece with Alexander of Hesse

Princess Cecile of Greece with Alexander of Hesse
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine pictured with her second son, Prince Alexander of Hesse who was born 14 April 1933

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece wedding, Prince Philip in foreground

Cecile of Greece wedding, Prince Philip in foreground
Royal guests leaving the Schlosskirche in Darmstadt after the wedding of Princess Cecilie of Greece and Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse-Darmstadt on 2 February 1931

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princesses Theodora, Cecile & Margarita of Greece

Princesses Theodora, Cecile & Margarita of Greece
The three eldest children of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece (Princess Alice of Battenberg). From left, Princess Theodora, later Margravine of Baden (1906-69), Princess Cecilie (Cecile)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Daughters of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece

Daughters of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece
The four eldest children of Princess and Princess Andrew of Greece (Princess Alice of Battenberg). From left, Princess Cecilie (known as Cecile), later Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt (1911-1937)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Herzogin Cecilie

Herzogin Cecilie
circa 1930: The sailing ship Herzogin Cecilie under full sail. She was wrecked at Salcombe in Devon. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Crown Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Crown Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), wife of Crown Prince Friedrich of Germany. circa 1900

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile George Donatus of Hesse and sons

Princess Cecile George Donatus of Hesse and sons
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and by Rhine and their two eldest children

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Cecile of Greece with eldest child, Ludwig

Princess Cecile of Greece with eldest child, Ludwig
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1906-1969), Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, pictured with her first child, Prince Ludwig, born October 1931

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princess Theodora and Princess Cecile of Greece`

Princess Theodora and Princess Cecile of Greece`
Princess Theodora, later Margravine of Baden (1906-1969) with her younger sister, Princess Cecilie (known as Cecile), later Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt (1911-1937)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Herzogin Cecilie wrecked off Starhole Bay, Devon

Herzogin Cecilie wrecked off Starhole Bay, Devon
The Herzogin Cecilie, a German four mast barque (Windjammer), named after German Crown Princess Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), on the rocks off Starhole (Starehole) Bay

Background imageCecilie Collection: German & Prussian Crown Princess with two eldest sons 1909

German & Prussian Crown Princess with two eldest sons 1909
Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886 1954), German Crown Princess and Crown Princess of Prussia, married to German Crown Prince Wilhelm, with her two eldest sons

Background imageCecilie Collection: Norway Univ Woman 1882

Norway Univ Woman 1882
Ida Cecilie Thoresen is the first Norwegian woman to Matriculate at Christiania (Oslo) University. Date: 8 September 1882

Background imageCecilie Collection: Wartime Paper Recycling

Wartime Paper Recycling
In Holt, a Wiltshire village, Lady Cecilie Goff and members of the Womens Co-Operative Guild check sacks of paper collected to be recycled in order that it might be used in munitions manufacture

Background imageCecilie Collection: Cecile of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse - engagement

Cecile of Greece & Georg Donatus of Hesse - engagement
Princess Cecilie of Greece (1911-1937), known as Cecile, pictured in an engagement photograph with her fiance, the Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse & by Rhine

Background imageCecilie Collection: Prince Philips four sisters, 1922

Prince Philips four sisters, 1922
The daughters of HRH Prince Andrew of Greece, pictured in 1922, when they were bridesmaids at the wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Miss Edwina Ashley

Background imageCecilie Collection: WILHELM II (1859-1941). German Kaiser. Composite portrait of the royal family, c1907

WILHELM II (1859-1941). German Kaiser. Composite portrait of the royal family, c1907. Left to right: Prince August Wilhelm and Alexandra Victoria; Prince Eitel Friedrich

Background imageCecilie Collection: WILLIAM AND CECILIE, c1905. Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest, German Crown Prince

WILLIAM AND CECILIE, c1905. Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest, German Crown Prince, with his wife, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Photograph, c1905

Background imageCecilie Collection: Herzogin Cecilie

Herzogin Cecilie
circa 1900: The sailing ship Herzogin Cecilie under full sail. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCecilie Collection: William the German Crown Prince and his wife

William the German Crown Prince and his wife
Portrait of Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest, the German Crown Prince and his wife, the Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Background imageCecilie Collection: The Crown Prince of Prussias children

The Crown Prince of Prussias children in the late 1930s: (l to r) Friedrich (1911-1966), Cecilie (1917-1975), Wilhelm (1906-1940), Alexandrine (1915-1980) and Louis Ferdinand (1907-1994)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Prince Andrew of Greeces daughters

Prince Andrew of Greeces daughters
From left: Princess Theodora, Princess Sophie (the baby), Princess Margareta and Princess Cecilie of Greece, daughters of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg

Background imageCecilie Collection: Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia

Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia
Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, (1882-1951), eldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, with his wife, Cecilie of Mecklenberg-Schwerin (1886-1954)

Background imageCecilie Collection: Princes Wilhelm (standing) and Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Princes Wilhelm (standing) and Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
Queen Victorias first great-great-grandchildren, Princes Wilhelm (standing) and Louis Ferdinand of Prussia in the spring of 1908, children of Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie



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"Cecilie: A Royal Journey Through Time and Love" Step into the captivating world of Cecilie, a name that resonates with elegance, grace, and historical significance. From her remarkable achievements on the tennis court to her royal lineage as Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Cecilie Leitch's life was filled with extraordinary moments. One such moment took place during a thrilling match against Harold Hilton at Walton Heath. The intensity in their eyes mirrored their fierce determination to emerge victorious. Cecilie's skillful strokes left spectators in awe, showcasing her prowess on the court. Beyond her sporting triumphs, Cecilie's life intertwined with significant events that shaped history. As World War I raged on, she found herself near Middelkerke in Belgium at a coastal defense battery. Amidst the chaos of war, she stood strong alongside brave soldiers defending their homeland. Herzogin Cecilie graced the seas as it neared Falmouth in Cornwall—a majestic ocean liner carrying dreams and aspirations across vast waters. These grand vessels symbolized adventure and luxury—an era captured beautifully through 19 assorted postcards celebrating these magnificent ships. Love also played an enchanting role in Cecilie's story. The wedding between Cecile of Greece and Georg Donatus Hesse united two noble families amidst joyous celebrations—a union that would forever intertwine destinies. In 1913, Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile donned uniforms radiating regal splendor—an image etched into history books capturing their youthful spirit during a time when Europe teetered on the brink of change. The marriage ceremony between Princess Theodora of Greece and her beloved showcased love's enduring power—a testament to familial bonds strengthened by shared experiences within aristocratic circles. Princess Cecile of Greece embarked upon an extraordinary journey when she met Grand Duke Georg Donatus—two souls destined for each other despite societal expectations or geographical boundaries. Their engagement marked the beginning of a love story that would transcend time.