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Elisaveta Sayn-Wittgenstein nee Nabokova in Court Dress by Olga
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Фрейлина Александры Фёдоровны Набокова (Сайн-Витгенштейн, Лейкман), Елизавета Дмитриевна (1877-1942). Дочь Д.Н.Набокова. В первом браке с князем Г. Ф. Сайн-Витгенштейн (1879-1919). Во втором - с Р.Ф.Лейкманом


A few of the lovely photos posted by the Danish Royal Court today in memory of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the late husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark. 

HRH Prince Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was born on October 29th, 1934 in Giessen, Germany. He married Princess Benedikte of Denmark on February 3rd, 1968 at Fredensborg Palace Church. They were married for 49 years and lived primarily at the Castle of Berleburg. Together they had three children - Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 1969); Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 1970); and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 1975). The couple also had four grandchildren together. 

Richard passed away suddenly on March 13th, 2017 at Berleburg Castle. His funeral is scheduled for March 21st, 2017 in Bad Berleburg, Germany and the Danish Royal Family, amongst other royals, are slated to attend.


Various royals in attendance for the funeral of Prince Richard on March 21, 2017 in Bad Berleburg, Germany.  Prince Richard leaves behind his wife, Princess Benedikte who he married in 1968 and his three children, Prince Gustav, Princess Alexandra, and Princess Nathalie.  He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Konstantin Johannsmann, and Louisa Johannsmann. 

Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images


Heinrike once viewed Flight Lieutenant Schnaufer as a rival due to their similarities in age and accomplishments. After learning of the hardship Heidemarie had experienced, Heinrike’s views of her softened and nowadays she secretly thinks of her as a true friend. She also helps her behind the scenes without sparing any effort. Unaware of Heinrike’s feelings, Heidemarie has criticism for her: “She is a scary person. Sometimes she is nice to me, but I can’t comprehend why at all.”

“Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn” (1843) (detail) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873).

“Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn” (1843) (detail) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873).

January Birthdays

A few of the royal birthdays we can look forward to this month:

January 5- Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg: 95

January 5- King Juan Carlos of Spain: 78

January 8- Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark: 5

January 9- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: 34

January 12- Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg: 47

January 15- Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (or Serbia): 34

January 15- Princess Michael of Kent: 71

January 17- Princess Farah of Iran: 12

January 18- Princess Claire of Belgium: 42

January 19- Princess Kalina of Bulgaria: 44

January 19- Princess Margriet of the Netherlands: 73

January 19- Princess Bigitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern: 79

January 20- Queen Mathilde of Belgium: 43

January 20- Sophie, Countess of Wessex: 51

January 21- Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway: 12

January 23- Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco: 59

January 24- Princess Athena of Denmark: 4

January 25- Princess Charlene of Monaco: 38

January 30- King Felipe VI of Spain: 48

January 30- Prince Hashem of Jordan: 11

January 30- King Abdullah II of Jordan: 54

January 31- Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands: 78