Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

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Princess Alexandra
Spouse Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Issue Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Full name
Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte
House House of Sayn-Wittgenstein
Father Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Mother Princess Benedikte of Denmark
Born (1970-11-20) 20 November 1970 (age 44)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (born 20 November 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark), is the first daughter and second of three children of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark).[1]

Under the succession rules set by King Frederik IX, since Princess Benedikte and her children, including Princess Alexandra, have not taken up permanent residence in Denmark, they have effectively waived their place in the line of succession to the Danish throne.[citation needed]

Marriage and children[edit]

Alexandra was married on 6 June 1998 at Gråsten Palace to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born 12 July 1967.

They have two children:

The family lived in Paris, where Count Jefferson was a managing director of the local branch of the bank Sal. Oppenheim. [3]

Since 2013 they live in Heidesheim, Germany, near Mainz. [4]

She is the godmother of Maud Behn, the daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Prince Odysseus-Kimon of Greece and Denmark and Amelia Morales y de Grecia.

Career and Royal duties[edit]

Princess Alexandra worked for UNESCO World Heritage Centre until 2013, in charge of preserving the cultural heritage of countries in the middle East and south Asia.[5][6]

She has no official royal role but takes part in Danish royal family events such as royal weddings and the annual summer photocall.

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Styles of
Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Dual Cypher of Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson.svg
Reference style Her Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
  • 20 November 1970 - 6 June 1998: Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg
  • 6 June 1998 - Present: Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg, The Countess Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth



External links[edit]

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Cadet branch of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein
Born: 20 November 1970
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth