Prince Robin of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Prince Robin
Born (1938-01-29) 29 January 1938
Gießen, Germany
Spouse Birgitta af Klecker
(m. 1970; div. 1979)

Marie-Christine Heftler-Louiche
(m. 1979)
Issue Prince Sebastian
Princess Natascha
Princess Marie
Full name
Robin Alexander Wolfgang Udo Eugen Wilhelm Gottfried
House Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Father Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Mother Margareta Fouché

Prince Robin of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Robin Alexander Wolfgang Udo Eugen Wilhelm Gottfried; born 29 January 1938 in Gießen, Germany) is the son of Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife, Franco-Swedish noblewoman Margareta Fouché d'Otrante.[1]

A banker, he married, firstly, in New York 29 January 1970 (and divorced in 1979) Birgitta af Klercker, born in Stockholm in 1942, with whom he had issue;[2]

He married, secondly, 29 November 1979 Marie-Christine Heftler-Louiche, born in Paris 1938, and had issue.[2]

Robin is a younger brother of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Because she did not discontinue her responsibilities as a princess in her native land after marriage and spends a substantial portion of her time there, she retained the prospect of transmitting Danish succession rights to her own children under specific conditions.[4] No final ruling on the dynastic status in Denmark of his brother's unmarried son, Hereditary Prince Gustav having been issued, Robin and, after him, his son Sebastian and grandson Ferdinand follow Gustav in the line of succession to inherit the Berleburg legacy in the event Gustav were to renounce it to take up permanent residence in Denmark, or if he were to die without any direct male heirs.[2][5]


  2. 1 2 3 Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XIX. "Sayn-Wittgenstein". C.A. Starke Verlag, 201317-318, pp.522-529. ISBN 3-7980-0824-8.
  4. Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Daughters. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp.100, 158, 179. ISBN 91-630-5964-9
  5. Conditional Consent, Dynastic Rights and the Danish Law of Succession at the Wayback Machine (archived August 7, 2009), Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.

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