Friday, November 20, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth was born 20 November 1970, the 2nd eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}. She has two siblings{Source}:

  1. Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg(1969)
  2. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg (1975)

Under the succession rules set by her grandfather stating that she and her siblings needed to take up permanent residence in order in Denmark in order to succeed the throne{Source}. Due to her being raised in Germany, she is not in line for the Danish throne.

Little is known about her upbringing other than she was raised in Germany. Also because of this, she does not perform any public duties, she occasionally will appear with her family at events such as photocalls, weddings, and christenings. She does participate in the annual family photo calls (Summer 2013) and official family events (such as the christening of her 1st cousin 1x removed, Prince Henrik and wedding of her sister). However, she and her children are distantly in line for the British Throne.


She married on 6 June 1998 at the Danish Royal Family's summer residence to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth {Source}. Together, they have two children:

  1. Count Fredrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999) 
  2. Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003) 


She and her family primarily resided in Paris until this year, when they moved to Germany {Source}.
She is godmother to Maud Angelica Behn (who is her 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederik VIII of Denmark) {Source}{Source}.

For many years, she has worked for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre om Paris as apart of their Cultural Heriatage Conversvatory Committee for East and South Asia {Source}.

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