Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1939)
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|Born||19 August 1939|
|Spouse||Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gelgenheimb (m. 1971)|
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.
Marriage and issue
He married Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gelgenheimb on 17 January 1971. They had two children:
- Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1971); married Lena Giese in 2009.
- Princess Desiree of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1974)
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.
|Reference style||His Serene Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Serene Highness|
- "Living Members of The Former Ruling House of Schaumburg-Lippe, 1939-1945". Retrieved 23 January 2011.
- Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels (Limburg: C.A. Starke, 1951-present) Fürstliche Häuser 14:197
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