Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Alexander
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Tenure Since 28 August 2003
Predecessor Prince Philipp-Ernst
Born (1958-12-25) 25 December 1958 (age 58)
Düsseldorf
Spouse Princess Marie Luise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (m. 1993; div. 2002)
Nadja Anna Zsoeks (m. 2007; separated 2015)
House Lippe
Father Prince Philipp-Ernst
Mother Baroness Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler

Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (Ernst August Alexander Christian Viktor Hubert) (born 25 December 1958) is the head of the House of Schaumburg-Lippe, which ruled the sovereign principality of the same name within the German Empire until 1918.

Biography[edit]

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.

Marriage and children[edit]

Alexander married Princess Marie Luise "Lilly" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 1972) at Bückeburg on 27 August 1993;[1] they had one son before divorcing in 2002:

Alexander married Nadja Anna Zsoeks (born 20 February 1975) civilly at Bückeburg on June 28, 2007 and religiously at Bückeburg two days later, June 30.[2] They officially announced that they had separated on March 27, 2015. Nadja is an attorney in Munich. The couple has two daughters:

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

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style
  • 25 December 1958 – 29 July 1983: His Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe.
  • 30 July 1983 – 28 August 2003: His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe.[1]
  • 28 August 2003 – present: His Serene Highness Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ Online Gotha. Schaumburg-Lippe. retrieved January 31, 2015

External links[edit]

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