Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Queen Margrethe’s sister, will soon resume her official duties in Denmark. It has been a hard time for Princess Benedikte and her children after her husband, Prince Richard, died on 13 March of this year. After her husband’s death, the Princess spent some time in the town of Bad Berleburg in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia at the family castle. She had no official duties as Princess of Denmark in the last month.
The Danish Royal Court has announced that Princess Benedikte will hold a board meeting for her mother’s memorial foundation, Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat on 20 April. This will take place at the Tivoli in Copenhagen.
His Highness Prince Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin was the 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. He was born 29 October 1934 in Giessen, Germany and had been the head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg since the death of his father in 1969. He is the husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, the younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
His Highness was the head of the family business, which owns more than 13,000 hectares of land and has ownership in a number of firms. Prince Richard is seated at the family castle, Schloss Berleburg. Together, Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard have three children. Prince Richard was appointed Knight of the Elephant Order in 1968.
Politicians and royals from all over Europe mourned Prince Richard’s death. They have all sent their condolences to Princess Benedikte and her family. However, many of Europe’s royal families have chosen to send their condolences privately and have not published official statements, while several politicians have issued written official condolences.