Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1939)

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Prince Wilhelm
Born (1939-08-19) 19 August 1939 (age 77)
Spouse Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gelgenheimb (m. 1971)
Issue Prince Christian
Princess Desiree
Full name
Wilhelm Friedrich Harald Christian Ernst August Karl Gustav
House Schaumburg-Lippe

Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (Wilhelm Friedrich Harald Christian Ernst August Karl Gustav zu Schaumburg-Lippe, born 19 August 1939) is the head of the Nachod branch of the princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe. Wilhelm is the son of Prince Christian Nicholas of Schaumburg-Lippe, and the great-grandson of Frederick VIII of Denmark.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gelgenheimb on 17 January 1971. They had two children:

Although related to the Danish Royal Family, under Danish law he is not in line to inherit the throne, as he is not a descendant of Christian X. He is, however, in line of succession to the British throne, being a descendant of George II of the United Kingdom, through his daughter Queen Louisa of Denmark and Norway.[2]


Styles of
Prince Wilhelm
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Sir


  1. ^ "Living Members of The Former Ruling House of Schaumburg-Lippe, 1939-1945". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels (Limburg: C.A. Starke, 1951-present) Fürstliche Häuser 14:197