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Princess Alexandra
Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-berleburg, Princess of Denmark, Countess Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Spouse Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Issue
Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-berleburg
Princess Ingrid of Sayn-Wittgenstien-berleburg
Full name
Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte
House House of Sayn-Wittgenstein
Father Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn Wittgenstein berleburg
Mother Princess Benedikte of Denmark
Born 20 November 1970 (age 46)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte; born 20 November 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark), is the first daughter and second child of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn Wittgenstein berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

As of February 2017, Princess Alexandra is twelfth-in-line to succeed the Danish throne after her mother, Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

Early Life Edit

Princess Alexandra was born on 29 November 1970 at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark. As the second child and elder daughter of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn Wittgenstein berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Her father is the eldest child and son of the late Gustav Albercht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-berleburg and Princess Margaretha, Dowager Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstien-berleburg. Her mother is the second child and daughter of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden.

Princess Alexandra has two siblings, one older brother and one younger sister.

Education and Career Edit

Princess Alexandra followed in her mother, sister and aunts footsteps by being educated at N. Zahle's School, a private school in Copenhagen, followed by stays at a boarding school in England and a Swiss finishing school.

Princess Alexandra worked for UNESCO World Heritage Centre until 2013, in charge of preserving the cultural heritage of countries in the Middle East and South Asia.

Princess Alexandra speaks her native language Danish and German but also speaks English and is fluent in French.

Marriage and family Edit

Princess Alexandra married Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth on 6 June 1998 at Gråsten Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Children Edit

Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson have two children together.

Titles, styles and honours Edit

Titles Edit

  • 20 November 1970 - 6 June 1998Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg, Princess of Denmark
  • 6 June 1998 - presentHer Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg, Princess of Denmark and Countess Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth

Honours Edit

National honours Edit

  • Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant (20 November 1988, her 18th birthday)
  • Denmark: Royal Family Order 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 350th Anniversary Medal of the Danish Royal Life Guards
  • Denmark: Recipient of the 70th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  • Denmark: Recipient of the Ruby Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II
  • Denmark: Recipient of the 75th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II

Foreign honours Edit

  • Sweden: Grand Commander Cross of the Order of the Polar Star
  • Sweden: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf

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