Caroline Princess Reuss of Greiz
- Category : 1884-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (34,54)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
German royalty, a Princess Reuss of Greiz by birth, and a Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach as the first wife of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst.
Caroline was a daughter of the reigning Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz by his wife Princess Ida, daughter of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Her mother died in 1891, and her father died in 1902.
Princess Caroline married Wilhelm Ernst, the reigning Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach since 1901, on 30 April 1903.
The marriage was unhappy, as Caroline found the rigid Weimar court etiquette intolerable. The court was generally considered to be one of the most stifling and etiquette-driven in Germany. Caroline caused a scandal by seeking refuge in Switzerland; her husband followed soon after, as it was made understood that she had not fled the marriage but instead had simply sought to be away from her entourage in Weimar.
She was eventually induced to return, but soon lost health and lapsed into melancholia. She died eighteen months after their marriage, on 17 January 1905, under mysterious circumstances. The official cause of death was pneumonia following influenza; other sources however have suggested suicide. The couple had no children together.