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Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

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The Prince in Stockholm at Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's wedding celebrations, June 2010
Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
PredecessorGustav Albrecht
SuccessorPrince Gustav
Born(1934-10-29)29 October 1934
Giessen, Germany
Died13 March 2017(2017-03-13) (aged 82)
(m. 1968⁠–⁠2017)
IssuePrince Gustav
Princess Alexandra
Princess Nathalie
Full name
Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin
HouseHouse of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
FatherGustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
MotherMargareta Fouché d'Otrante

Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin; 29 October 1934 in Giessen, Germany – 13 March 2017 in Berleburg[1]) was the head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

In July 2003, he underwent surgery for treatment of prostate cancer. He had undergone treatment for skin cancer.[2]

Prince Richard died on the evening of March 13th, 2017 at castle of Berleburg in Germany from a suspected heart attack. Prince Richard's death was sudden. [3] He was 82.

References[change | change source]

  1. Paulsen, Tommy M. (14 March 2017). "HH Prince Richard Has Died". kongehuset.dk (in Danish). Royal Family of Denmark. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. "iEuropa – News > Infos concernant iEuropa". Ifrance.com. Archived from the original on 2005-04-27. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
  3. "His Highness Prince Richard passes away". The Danish Monarchy - Front Page. 14 March 2017.