In the record of Denmark’s flashy (but underrated) royals lies the daughter of Princess Benedicta and the late Prince Richard: Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
The eyes of Denmark and the world are put in the heir Prince Frederick —Who just got the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine — and his wife, the princess mary. But within the danish royal house lie other equally fascinating characters, such as the niece of the Queen Margaret of Denmark. We refer to the Princess 50 years old (the same as Máxima from Holland), Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Daughter of Princess Beatrice, younger sister of Margaret of Denmark
Princess Alexandra was born on November 20, 1970. Her parents are princess beatrice (the second of three sisters, including the eldest, Margaret of Denmark) and the deceased prince richard (6th prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg who died unexpectedly at the age of 82).
Due to the succession rules set by the King Frederick IX, Princess Beatrice’s children have no residence in Denmark (they were raised outside the country), so they gave up their place on the Danish throne. And therefore, no one else in this family would have direct access to the monarchy.
First marriage and mother of a young man who in the future will be one of the most coveted
At 28, she married him for the first time count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Member by birth of the former house of the Pfel a Klein-Ellugh with noble ancestry). This one became member of the Danish royalty.
They had two children: Count Federico (1999) and Countess Andrea (2003). The eldest son – currently 21 years old – also bears the name Ricardo in honor of his grandfather; But despite the weight of his descendants, he is not a member of royalty, he is not part of the official duties and he is not in the line of succession. Anyway, it has a distant relationship to the British throne and is linked to one of the European monarchs present. Watch out for future generations semi-royals!
Second marriage at age 48
Who would say that 20 years later, Princess Alexandra would find love again and, just two years after being divorced, she would marry again. On May 18, 2019, she married him count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (member of the noble family of the Ahlefeldts).
By then, Alexandra was 48 years old, and it was his third marriage. The princess wore a stunning modern wedding dress with flower appliqués and the Ahlefeldt floral tiara, of her husband’s family.
– The Royal Watcher (@ saadsalman719) May 18, 2019
Curiously, Alexandra’s mother was the Count’s godmother, so their love and friendship “flourished” until the wedding took place. There was a short list of guests, among them recognized royals like the controversy Marta Luisa and the princess Sumaya.