Stephan, Prince of Lippe

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Prince of Lippe
Wappen Deutsches Reich - Fürstentum Lippe.png
Born (1959-05-24) May 24, 1959 (age 58)
Detmold, West-Germany
Spouse Countess Maria of Solms-Laubach
Issue Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Lippe
Prince Heinrich of Lippe
Prince Benjamin of Lippe
Princess Luise of Lippe
Princess Mathilde of Lippe
House Lippe
Father Armin, Prince of Lippe
Mother Traute Becker
The princely castle at Detmold

Stephan, Prince of Lippe (Stephan Leopold Justus Richard) was born on 24 May 1959 in Detmold, Germany.[1] He is the son of Armin Leopold Ernst Bruno Heinrich Willa August Prince of Lippe and Traute Becker, and the head of the House of Lippe since 2015.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Countess Maria of Solms-Laubach, daughter of Otto, 10th Count of Solms-Laubach and Princess Madeleine of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, on 15 October 1994 in Detmold. The wedding was attended by European royalty, among them the bridegroom's uncle Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld and his wife, former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, the bride's maternal uncle Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Princess Benedikte of Denmark, the bride's second cousin, Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia, and many other members of formerly ruling families of Germany.

The coupe is living at Detmold and have five children:

  • Hereditary Prince Bernhard Leopold Baptist Ernst George Ludwig of Lippe (b. 9 September 1995)
  • Prince Heinrich Otto Gustav-Adolf Michael Wico of Lippe (b. 8 April 1997)
  • Prince Benjamin Hans Karl Maximilian Paul of Lippe (b. 12 October 1999)
  • Princess Luise Anna Astrid Christiane Viktoria of Lippe (b. 9 April 2001)
  • Princess Mathilde Pauline Anna Elisabeth of Lippe (b. 7 September 2003)


Stephan, Prince of Lippe
Born: 24 May 1959
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Armin
Prince of Lippe
20 August 2015 - present
Reason for succession failure:
Principality abolished in 1918
Prince Bernhard


  1. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1977). Burke's Royal Families of the World. 1. Burke's Peerage. p. 228. Retrieved 18 March 2011.