Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Born (1958-12-25) 25 December 1958 (age 65)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Princess Marie Luise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
(m. 1993; div. 2002)
Nadja Anna Zsoeks
(m. 2007; div. 2018)
Mahkameh Navabi
(m. 2020)
ChildrenHeinrich Donatus

Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (Ernst August Alexander Christian Viktor Hubert; born 25 December 1958) is the head of the House of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Bückeburg Palace


He was born in Düsseldorf, the second son of Philipp-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1928-2003) and his wife Baroness Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler (1927-2013).[1] At the time of the death of his grandfather, Prince Wolrad in 1962, Alexander was unlikely to succeed to the headship of the princely house. However following the death of his older brother Hereditary Prince Georg-Wilhelm in a motorcycle accident on 31 July 1983, Alexander became the heir apparent and new Hereditary Prince.[1] He succeeded as head of the princely house following his father's death on 28 August 2003.

He studied law at Göttingen and moved into Bückeburg Palace upon his succession, managing the properties of the House. He is also known as a devoted jazz pianist, and has occasionally given concerts together with his friend Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern, a saxophonist.

Marriage and children[edit]

Alexander married Princess Marie Luise "Lilly" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 1972), daughter of Otto Ludwig Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife, Annette Baroness von Cramm, at Bückeburg on 27 August 1993;[1] they had one son before divorcing in 2002:

  • Ernst-August Alexander Wilhelm Bernhard Krafft Heinrich Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe (born 13 May 1994).[1]

Alexander married Nadja Anna Zsoeks (born 20 February 1975) civilly at Bückeburg on 28 June 2007 and religiously at Bückeburg two days later, 30 June.[citation needed] They officially announced that they had separated on 27 March 2015. Nadja is an attorney in Munich. Before their divorce in June 2018, the couple had two daughters:

  • Friederike Marie-Christine Elisabeth Thaddaea Benita Eleonore Felipa of Schaumburg-Lippe (born 1 December 2008).
  • Philomena Sylvia Huberta Amelie Juliana Vera Marie-Anna of Schaumburg-Lippe (born 10 July 2011).

At the family seat Bückeburg Palace, Alexander married Iranian pianist Mahkameh Navabi on 12 September 2020.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b c d Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XVI. "Haus Schaumburg-Lippe". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2001, pp. 159-163. ISBN 978-3-7980-0824-3.
  2. ^ Cope, Rebecca (17 September 2020). "Handsome European royal Prince Heinrich Donatus attends wedding of his father". Tatler. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe und Mahkameh Navabi: Fürstenpaar gibt sich das Ja-Wort". (in German). Retrieved 20 September 2020.

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Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: December 25 1958
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
28 August 2003 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1918