Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1939)

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Prince Wilhelm
Born (1939-08-19) 19 August 1939 (age 82)
Spouse
Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gilgenheimb
(m. 1971)
IssuePrince Christian
Princess Desiree
Names
Wilhelm Friedrich Harald Christian Ernst August Karl Gustav
HouseSchaumburg-Lippe
FatherPrince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe
MotherPrincess Feodora of Denmark

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, twice over, since his parents were first cousins.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gilgenheimb 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); married Michael Iuel and have three children.

Ancestry[edit]

Styles of
Prince Wilhelm
Coat of Arms of the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe.svg
Reference styleHis Serene Highness
Spoken styleYour Serene Highness
Alternative styleSir

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Living Members of The Former Ruling House of Schaumburg-Lippe, 1939-1945". Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bramsen, Bo (1992). Huset Glücksborg. Europas svigerfader og hans efterslægt [The House of Glücksburg. The Father-in-law of Europe and his descendants] (in Danish) (2nd ed.). Copenhagen: Forlaget Forum. ISBN 87-553-1843-6.