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Predecessor  Gustav Albrecht
Heir apparent  Prince Gustav
Name  Richard, Prince

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Born  29 October 1934 (age 81) Giessen, Germany (1934-10-29)
Issue  Prince Gustav Princess Alexandra Princess Nathalie
House  House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Father  Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Mother  Margareta Fouche d'Otrante
Spouse  Princess Benedikte of Denmark (m. 1968)
Children  Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Parents  Margareta Fouche, Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Grandchildren  Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Grandparents  Richard, 4th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess Hedvig Douglas
Similar People  Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Gustav - Hereditary Prince of, Princess Nathalie of Sayn‑Wittgenstein‑Berleburg, Princess Alexandra of Sayn, Count Jefferson von Pfeil

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Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin; 29 October 1934 – 13 March 2017) was the head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

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Biography

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Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin was the eldest son of Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, a highly decorated German army officer declared missing in 1944 yet only legally declared dead in 1969, and Margareta Fouché d'Otrante, a descendant of Napoleonic statesman Joseph Fouché. Richard was raised in Sweden with his maternal grandfather, the Duke of Otranto, at Elghammar Castle. He attended the boarding schools Viggbyholm and Sigtuna.

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Having studied arboreal science at Munich University, Prince Richard obtained his forestry diploma at the University of Göttingen in Lower Saxony. He took post-graduate training as Forstreferendar, obtaining a degree as Assessor des Forstdienstes after passing the second-level examination at the North Rhine Westphalian State Forestry Service.

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In July 2003, he underwent surgery for treatment of prostate cancer; previously, he had undergone treatment for skin cancer.

Conservation

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Prince Richard engaged in several conservation programmes, while responsible for managing his family's extensive lands in Germany. He launched a project to re-introduce European bison to the native continent on part of his 32,000 acre estate in North Rhine-Westphalia, credited as a success by Rewilding Europe as part of a larger effort to restore depleted animals across Europe.

Marriage

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Richard married Princess Benedikte of Denmark at Fredensborg Palace Church on 3 February 1968. She is the second daughter of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden and younger sister of Margrethe II of Denmark. The couple lived at Berleburg Castle. Pursuant to the marriage contract, in Denmark Richard and his children by Princess Benedikte were to be attributed the style of Highness, rather than the unknown Durchlaucht ("Serene Highness") to which the Sayn princes were historically entitled in Germany.

While the couple were raising their family Princess Benedikte reduced her royal engagements in Denmark, where she spent only about a quarter of her time.

Death

Prince Richard died suddenly on 13 March 2017 at the castle of Berleburg in Germany. He was 82.

Children and grandchildren

  • Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 12 January 1969)
  • Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 20 November 1970). On 6 June 1998 at Gråsten Palace, she is married to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, an investment consultant based in Paris prior to the wedding. The couple have two children:
  • Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (born 14 September 1999)
  • Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (born 16 August 2003).
  • Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 2 May 1975). On 27 May 2010, she married Alexander Johannsmann. The couple have two children:
  • Konstantin Johannsmann (born 24 July 2010).
  • Louisa Johannsmann (born 28 January 2015)
  • Titles

    His Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

    National honours

  •  Germany: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1st Class
  •  Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant (R.E.)
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the 50th Anniversary Medal of the Arrival of Queen Ingrid to Denmark
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the Silver Anniversary Medal of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the 100th Anniversary Medal of the Birth of King Frederik IX
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the Queen Ingrid Commemorative Medal
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the 75th Birthday Medal of Prince Henrik
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the 70th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  •  Denmark: Recipient of the Ruby Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  • Foreign honours

  •  Sweden: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar Star
  •  Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
  •  Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown
  • References

    Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Wikipedia


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