After his secondary school exams he joined the army. He then studied business economics at Aachen for six semesters. He also trained in forestry and in 2003 together with his father Prince Ruediger he founded the Wettinische Forstverwaltung (Wettin Forest Service). Currently he works in the family business and organises exhibitions at one of the family palaces, Moritzburg Castle (which was the acclaimed baroque "hunting lodge" for ancestor Frederick Augustus the Strong or August der Starke in German).
Before 2002, for a year, he was engaged to singer Christina Linhardt (a couple songs allude to their affair on her CD Circus Sanctuary). In 2011 he married Sandra Scherer, a scientist, and on 13 January 2013 they welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Anna-Catharina Sophie. His hobbies include hunting, culture, art, new media, computers, Internet (he built the website for his family), history of Saxony and politics. He is also a golfer and a founder of the Wettiner Golf Cup.