Monday, January 12, 2015

Royal Profile:Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was born 12 January 1969 as the only son and eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark & Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg {Source}. He has two sisters, two brother-in-laws, a niece and two nephews, and another niece or nephew due in February:
  • Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg (1970)
    • Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth(1999)
    • Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003)
  • Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg (1975)
    • Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010)
    • Baby #2 due in February

He was raised in Germany, alongside his two sisters. However, in their adult lives, he is the only one who still resides there. Princess Alexandra has since moved to France and Princess Nathalie resides in Denmark.At present, he is unmarried and in a long-term relationship with former American model and children's book illustrator Carina Axelsson. If he should remain unmarried and childless at his death, the Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg throne will pass to his uncle Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
He shares a birthday with Archduchess Zsófia Mária Tatjana Monika Erzsébet Katalin von Hasburg (Sophie Maria Tatiana Elisabeth Catherine).

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