(1866-07-11)11 july 1866 new palace, darmstadt, grand duchy of hesse, german empire
11 november 1953(1953-11-11) (aged 87) schloss hemmelmark, barkelsby, schleswig-holstein, west germany
15 november 1953
schloss hemmelmark, barkelsby, schleswig-holstein, germany
prince henry of prussia (m.1888; died 1929)
prince waldemar of prussia prince sigismund of prussia prince henry of prussia
irene luise marie anne
louis iv, grand duke of hesse and by rhine
princess alice of the united kingdom
grand ducal family of hesse and by rhine
victoria, marchioness of milford haven
grand duchess elizaveta feodorovna of russia
irene, princess heinrich of prussia
alexandra feodorovna, empress of russia
princess irene of hesse and by rhine (irene luise marie anne, princess of hesse and by rhine, 11 july 1866 – 11 november 1953) was the third child and third daughter of princess alice of the united kingdom and louis iv, grand duke of hesse and by rhine. her maternal grandparents were queen victoria and prince albert of saxe-coburg and gotha. her paternal grandparents were prince charles of hesse and by rhine and princess elizabeth of prussia. she was the wife of prince henry of prussia, a younger brother of wilhelm ii, german emperor and her first cousin. the ss prinzessin irene, a liner of the north german lloyd was named after her.
her siblings included princess victoria of hesse and by rhine, wife of prince louis of battenberg, grand duchess elizabeth feodorovna of russia, wife of grand duke sergei alexandrovich of russia, ernest louis, grand duke of hesse and by rhine, and empress alexandra feodorovna of russia, wife of tsar nicholas ii of russia. like her younger sister, the empress, irene was a carrier of the hemophilia gene, and irene would lose her sisters alix and elisabeth in russia to the bolsheviks.