Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Death of Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe (1940-2020)

Prince Waldemar
H.S.H. Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe died on 11 August 2020 in the United States. The prince was seventy-nine years-old. Prince Waldemar was a second cousin of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

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The 1937 wedding of Princess Feodora of Denmark and Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Waldemar Stephan Ferdinand Wolrad Friedrich Karl of Schaumburg-Lippe was born at Glienicke on 19 December 1940. Waldemar was the second child of Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (1898-1974) and Princess Feodora of Denmark (1910-1975), who married in 1937. Waldemar had one older brother, Prince Wilhelm (b.1939), and two younger siblings: Princess Marie-Louise (b.1945) and Prince Harald (b.1948). 

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Prince Henrik, and Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe.
On 10 September 1977, Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe married Anne-Lise Johansen (Copenhagen 8 August 1946-Dronningmole, Denmark 27 July 1994). Waldemar and Anne-Lise had one daughter, Princess Eleonore (b.1978). The couple divorced in 1991, and Anne-Lise died three years later. In 2001, Prince Waldemar married Karin Grundmann; the union was short-lived, ending in divorce in 2002. In 2002, Waldemar married Ruth Schneidewind; this marriage was dissolved in 2003. Lastly, in 2008, the prince married Gertraud Antonia Wagner-Schöppl.

Prince Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe
Princess Louise of Denmark
Prince Harald of Denmark
Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe was the paternal grandson of Prince Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe (1868-1945) and Princess Louise of Denmark (1875-1906). Waldemar was the maternal grandson of Prince Harald of Denmark (1876-1949; brother of aforementioned Princess Louise) and Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1888-1962).

Prince Albert II of Monaco with Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe
May the Prince Rest in Peace.
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  1. Prince Waldemar was also a second cousin of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and of King Harald V of Norway.

  2. Did anyone know where in the United States the prince passed away?