- Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth Born 12 July 1967
Other names Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin Title Count of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth Spouse Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Children Richard, Ingrid Relatives Count Friedrich-August von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Astrid Maria Andres Styles of
Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
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His Illustrious Highness Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born 12 July 1967) is the son of Count Friedrich-August Rüdiger Albrecht von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Astrid Maria Andres.
He married Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on 6 June 1998, becoming the husband of a member of the Danish royal family. His wife is the daughter of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, whose elder sister is Queen Margrethe II. The couple were married at Gråsten Palace, the Danish royal family's summer residence in southern Jutland. According to an article in the Copenhagen Post, Princess Alexandra was granted Danish citizenship just prior to her marriage. The couple were sweethearts during their childhood years in Germany.
In Germany titles were abolished after the First World War, and incorporated into the surname. Jefferson's title in pretence is Graf, the English equivalent of Count. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, he would be known as a Greve.
Danish Royal Family
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HRH Princess Marie
The couple reside in Paris and have two children:
- Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson, born 14 September 1999 on Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet). Count Richard was christened in the chapel of Schloss Berleburg, Berleburg, Germany, on 18 December 1999. His godparents are Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philipp of Hesse, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Countess Andrea of Pfeil-Haag, and Nadine Kettaneh-Farah. He is named after his grandfather Prince Richard von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
- Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born 16 August 2003, at the Copenhagen University Hospital. Countess Ingrid was christened at the chapel, Schloss Berleburg, Berleburg, Germany. Her godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Georg of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, Martin Bleyer, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Countess Bettina von Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth. She is named after her great-grandmother Ingrid of Sweden.
- HRH The Crown Prince
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