Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1939)

Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (Wilhelm Friedrich Harald Christian Ernst August Karl Gustav zu Schaumburg-Lippe, born 19 August 1939) is the head of the Nachod branch of the princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe. Wilhelm is the son of Prince Christian Nicholas of Schaumburg-Lippe, and the great-grandson of Frederick VIII of Denmark, twice over, since his parents were first cousins.[1]

Prince Wilhelm
Born (1939-08-19) 19 August 1939 (age 83)
Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gilgenheimb
(m. 1971)
IssuePrince Christian
Princess Desiree
Wilhelm Friedrich Harald Christian Ernst August Karl Gustav
FatherPrince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe
MotherPrincess Feodora of Denmark

Marriage and issueEdit

He married Ilona Hentschel Baronin von Gilgenheimb on 17 January 1971. They had two children:

  • Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1971); married Lena Giese in 2009.
  • Princess Desiree of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1974); married Michael Iuel and have three children.


Styles of
Prince Wilhelm
Reference styleHis Serene Highness
Spoken styleYour Serene Highness
Alternative styleSir



  1. ^ "Living Members of The Former Ruling House of Schaumburg-Lippe, 1939-1945". Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.


  • Bramsen, Bo (1992). Huset Glücksborg. Europas svigerfader og hans efterslægt [The House of Glücksburg. The Father-in-law of Europe and his descendants] (in Danish) (2nd ed.). Copenhagen: Forlaget Forum. ISBN 87-553-1843-6.