Heinrich Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Heinrich Donatus
Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Predecessor Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 23)
House Lippe
Father Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Marie-Louise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Heinrich Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (Ernst-August Alexander Wilhelm Bernhard Krafft Heinrich Donatus; born 13 May 1994) is the son of Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and thus heir to the German Princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Prince Heinrich Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe was born in Hanover to Alexander, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (born 1958), and Princess Marie-Louise ("Lilly") of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 1972), who had married in August 1993. His mother suffered a nervous breakdown in 1998, and left her husband in 2000 to move with her son from Hanover to Munich.[1] The couple divorced in 2002.

On the death of his father, Philip-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Alexander inherited the title Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, while his son became Hereditary Prince. In 2007, the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe married lawyer Nadja Anna Zsoeks. Princess Marie-Louise is now married to designer Lambros Milona, with whom she has a daughter, Lana.[2]

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
The Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style
  • 13 May 1994 – 28 August 2003: His Serene Highness Prince Heinrich Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 28 August 2003 – present: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

His current title in German is Heinrich Donatus Erbprinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe.



  1. ^ Welt am Sonntag: Das neue Leben der Prinzessin (The princess' new life), 20 May 2001, article retrieved 9 April 2011
  2. ^ Life: Wedding of Prince Alexander Schaumburg-Lippe, 30 June 2007, retrieved 9 April 2011