Elisabeth, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein

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Princess Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld
Princess of Schleswig-Holstein
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Elisabeth at Grünholz in November 2010
Spouse Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein
Issue Princess Sophie
Prince Friedrich Ferdinand
Prince Constantin
Prince Leopold
House House of Lippe
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Alfred, Prince of Lippe-Weissenfeld
Mother Baroness Irmgard Julinka Wagner von Wehrborn
Born (1957-07-28) 28 July 1957 (age 57)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Elisabeth, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein (née Princess Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld;[1][2] born 28 July 1957, Munich, Germany[1][2]) is the princess consort to the current Head of the Ducal House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. Elisabeth is the daughter of Alfred, Prince of Lippe-Weissenfeld and his wife Baroness Irmgard Julinka Wagner von Wehrborn.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Ducal Family of Schleswig-Holstein
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HH The Prince
HH The Princess

HH The Dowager Duchess

  • HH Princess Marita
  • HH Prince Alexander
    • HH Princess Helena
    • HH Prince Julian
  • HH Princess Ingeborg

Elisabeth married Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, son of Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe,[1][2] on 23 September 1981 at Damp, Schwansen, Schleswig-Holstein in a civil ceremony.[1][2] Elisabeth and Christoph were remarried in a religious ceremony on 3 October 1981 at Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[1][2] On their marriage Elisabeth became The Princess of Schleswig-Holstein with the style of Highness.


The Princess currently runs a business designing silk scarves and fabrics from her studio in Grünholz, the family's residence.[3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 28 July 1957 – 23 September 1981: Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld
  • 23 September 1981 – present: Her Highness The Princess of Schleswig-Holstein


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (20 July 2007). "Elisabeth Prinzessin zur Lippe-Weissenfeld". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 7 September 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Schloss Glücksburg Foundation (2008). "Glücksburg Castle website". Schloss Glücksburg Foundation. Retrieved 7 September 2008. 

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Elisabeth, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein
Born: 28 July 1957
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein
23 September 1981 - present
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy annexed by Prussia in 1866
Succeeded by