Karl of Leiningen, in his military finery, with his bride, Grand Duchess Marie Kirillovna of Russia, on their wedding day, 25 Nov. 1925. Marie was a daughter of Grand Duke Kirill, pretender to the czarist throne. Karl and Marie had 7 children. In 1946 Karl, who'd been forced to join the German army, died of starvation in a Soviet POW camp. Marie, grief stricken and nearly broke, died of a heart attack 5 years later. She was only 44.