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Happy Birthday Your Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe

His Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe is one of the highest ranked princes of Europe. He is the son of HRH Princess Feodora of Denmark and HH Prince Christian Schaumburg-Lippe (founders of Hamburg, Lübeck and Kiel).

He established HyggeThe Happiness Rule – in his mothers Kingdom of Denmark (Europe’s oldest monarchy). Denmark is known as the world’s happiest country. … According to the World Happiness Report, happiness is closely linked to social equality and community spirit – and Denmark leads on both.

He was born on December 19th 1940. His family relatives reign in 25 countries and fourteen British Overseas Territories worldwide . The family resides in Austria, Germany and Monaco and is known for being benefactor and philanthropist for numerous select charities since several generations.

His Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe is married to Her Highness Dr. Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe a former member of the legislative counsel in Austria. The princess is a worldwide renown author, key note speaker, special feature editor, journalist and tv-personality. Prince Waldemar has two children. His Highness Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, award winning EMMY’s Judge, TV-host, Bertelsmann-Randomhouse author, Keynote SpeakerRecording Artist and Lee Strasberg actor and Her Highness Princess Eleonore Christine Schaumburg-Lippe who serves as marketing specialist of several entities. The children of Prince Waldemar hold several academic degrees of universities, colleges and institutions from Austria, Germany, Denmark, England, Romania and the United States of America.

H.H. Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Sekundogenitur Nachod – THE PRINCE ZU SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE-NACHOD, was born in Germany at Klein-Glienicke Palace in Berlin.

H.H. Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe is a heir to the Nachod-Branch of the princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe, coming from Nachod Palace, a 1000 Room mega-estate north of Prague. His grandfathers endeavors included a bank, several villages, Nachod winter-palace and Ratiborice summer-palace, one of europe´s biggest art collections and a publishing and photographic devision. 1842 the royal Danish descent Nachod-Branch of His Highness Prince Waldemar, split off the other branch in Germany, and Prince Waldemar and his family completely disassociate themselves from that other family branch. 

His Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe is the son of Her Royal Highness Princess Feodora of Denmark and His Highness Prince Christian Schaumburg-Lippe Being born at the royal Glienicke palace in Berlin, his lineage being the great-grandson of His Majesty King Frederick VIII of Denmark he is related to all current European monarchs. His currents cousins are the reigning kings and queens of Europe (Head of States).

He is part of the line of succession to the British throne and cousin of Her Majesty Queen Margreth II. of Denmark: His parents are Her Royal Highness Princess Feodora of Denmark, and his father His Highness Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe, Sekundogenitur Nachod, the proprietor of Náchod- and Ratiborice Palace in Bohemia and Manager of the Genitur Bückeburg. Many years he lived in Germany and worked as a sales manager of IBERIA. After the death of his parents he moved to Denmark and got married.  His Cousin Her Majesty Margrethe II of Denmark appointed him as Royal Danish Court Photographer and he was in duty for the Royal House, his own family (mother Princess Feodora of Denmark), for many years in Denmark. He also became managing director of the private company Elfelt Royal (1893), one of the global pioneers of photography. He served the people of his country as government representative and became a director of a board.

The Schaumburg-Lippe family founded Hamburg, Lübeck and Kiel in Germany. The prince has appeared in numerous German, Austrian, Suisse, Scandinavian and American television-programs. 

As a child he grew up together with his related royals H.M. King Karl Gustav of Sweden, H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, H.M. Queen Elizabeth of England. One of his closest mentors has been his uncle H.M. King Olav of Norway. At the house of his uncle H.R.H. Prince Peter of Denmark he has celebrated the birthday of the Dalai Lama.

Related Royal Families

Related Royal Houses to Prince Waldemar and his family are the Heads of State and Royals of the following european monarchies: Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of the Netherlands, United Kingdom (England), Kingdom of Spain, Grandduchy of Luxembourg, Principality of Liechtenstein and Principality of Monaco.

Most of Europe’s reigning and formerly reigning royal families are like H.H. Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe direct descendants of King Christian IX. and the current European monarchs descended from him are Queen Margrethe II. of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth II. of the United KingdomKing Philippe of Belgium, King Harald V. of Norway, King Felipe VI. of Spain and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. The consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and former consort Queen Sofia of Spain are also agnatic descendants of Christian IX, as is Constantine II., the former and last King of the Hellenes, and his consort the former Queen Anne-Marie, King Michael I. of Romania and his wife Queen Anne of Romania are also descendants of King Christian IX.

His beloved relative Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Waldemar share the mutual direct lineage ancestor King Christian IX. of Denmark.Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe’s more then 1000 years of history dates back to King Gorm the Old (936).

Royal Danish lineage through H.R.H. Princess Feodora of Denmark:

936, d.958 King Gorm the Old
d. latest 987 King Harald Bluetooth
d. 1014 King Sweyn Forkbeard
1014-1018 King Harald II
1018-1035 King Canute the Great
1035-1042 King Hardicanute
1042-1047 King Magnus the Good
1047-1074 King Sweyn Estridsen
1074-1080 King Harald Hén
1080-1086 King Canute the Holy
1086-1095 King Oluf Hunger
1095-1103 King Eric Egode
1104-1134 King Niels
1134-1137 King Erik Emune
1137-1146 King Eric Lamb
1146-1157 King Sweyn Grathe, Valdemar the Great Canute V
1157-1182 King Valdemar I the Great
1182-1202 King Canute VI
1202-1241 King Valdemar the Victorious
1241-1250 King Eric Ploughpenny
1250-1252 King Abel
1252-1259 King Christopher I
1259-1286 King Eric Clipping
1286-1320 King Eric Menved
1319-1332 King Christopher II
1332-1340 Interregnum
1340-1375 King Valdemar IV Atterdag
1375-1387 King Oluf II
1387-1412 Queen Margrete I
1412-1439 King Eric of Pomerania
1440-1448 King Christopher of Bavaria
1448-1481 King Christian I
1482-1513 King Hans
1513-1523 King Christian II
1523-1533 King Frederik I
1533-1534 Interregnum
1534-1559 King Christian III
1559-1588 King Frederik II
1588-1648 King Christian IV
1648-1670 King Frederik III
1670-1699 King Christian V
1699-1730 King Frederik IV
1730-1746 King Christian VI
1746-1766 King Frederik V
1766-1808 King Christian VII
1808-1839 King Frederik VI
1839-1848 King Christian VIII
1848-1863 King Frederik VII
1863-1906 King Christian IX
1906-1912 King Frederik VIII
1876-1946 Prince Harald
1910-1975 Princess Feodora
1940 His Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe Nachod of Germany and Her Highness Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe Nachod of Germany

Children: His Highness Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe of Germany and Her Highness Prinsesse Eleonore-Christine af Schaumburg-Lippe.

Official styles and titles 
His Highness Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe-Nachod
His Highness Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe
His Highness Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe-Nachod

Tony Zu

Tony is a Senior Editor with a more than 20 year long experience in journalism.
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