Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

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Corinna Larsen Adkins
Corinna Larsen

(1965-01-28) 28 January 1965 (age 53)
Other namesCorinna Adkins
OccupationDirector of Apollonia Associates
Known forRelationship with King Juan Carlos I of Spain
Spouse(s)Philip Adkins (1990–1995)
Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (2000–2005)

Corinna Larsen Adkins (born 28 January 1965) is a German philanthropist.

Early life[edit]

Corinna Larsen was born on 28 January 1964, Frankfurt, Germany. She is the daughter of Finn Bönning Larsen and Ingrid Sauer; she was born a Danish national.[1]


She serves as the Director of Appolonia Associates.[2]

In the summer of 2013, Albert II, Prince of Monaco designated Sayn-Wittgenstein as a representative to attract business and conduct external relations for Monaco.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1989, she married Philip Adkins, an English businessman. In 1992, they had a daughter, Anastasia. They were divorced three years later, in 1995.[1] In 2000, she married German prince Johann Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, son of Alexander, Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. In 2002, they had a son, prince Alexander Kyril.[4] They divorced in 2005 but she keeps using his last name.

She is a friend of King Juan Carlos I of Spain.[5] In 2012, she accompanied him on an elephant-hunting safari to Botswana.[6]

She resides in Monaco.[when?][citation needed]

She is one of the people named in the Paradise papers scandal.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Leo van de Pas, Genealogics
  2. ^ Natalia Junqera, "Operación Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein", El País (27 February 2013).
  3. ^ "Corinna, su nueva vida 'alejada' de España". Chance. Europa Press. 2014-11-27. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ Vanitatis
  5. ^ "King's friend Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein accused of usurpation". El Confidencial.
  6. ^ "The Reign in Spain is Mainly on the Wane? King Juan Carlos's Controversies". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.