Cecilie, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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Cecilie of Goëss-Saurau
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1956-08-23) 23 August 1956 (age 61)
Frohnleiten, Austria
Spouse Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (m. 1988)
Issue Prince Carl-Anton
Prince Josias
Prince Johannes
Full name
German: Cäcilie Antoinette Maria Philippine
House Goëss-Saurau
Father Count Carl-Anton of Goëss-Saurau
Mother Baroness Maria Mayr of Melnhof

Countess Cecilie of Goeß-Saurau (German: Gräfin Cäcilie von Goeß-Saurau; born 23 August 1956) is the wife of Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, current head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Early life[edit]

Cecilia was born at Frohnleiten, Austria, the fifth child and second daughter of Count Carl-Anton of Goëss-Saurau (born 1921), and his wife, Baroness Maria Mathilde Mayr of Melnhof (1921–1996).

Marriage[edit]

Cecilie married on 19 May 1988 in Frohnleiten, to Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1936), fourth child and only son of Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (son Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe) and his wife, Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg (youngest daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin).

They have three sons.

  • Prince Carl-Anton of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 25 December 1991)
  • Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 7 July 1993)
  • Prince Johannes of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 7th July1993)

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 23 August 1956 – 19 May 1988: Countess Cecilie of Goëss-Saurau
  • 19 May 1988 – present: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Cecilie, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born: 23 August 1956
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg
— TITULAR —
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
19 May 1988 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Incumbent