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Benedikte of Denmark

Bad Berleburg Cemetery – The Princely Family of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Bad Berleburg Cemetery houses the graves of the princely family of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who have made their home in the nearby Bad Berleburg Castle. The latest burial is that of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in 2017 and his grave remains unmarked for now. The princely family lies in the corner of the cemetery and is [read more]

Caroline Reuss of Greiz

Schloss Bückeburg – A most unhappy marriage

While doing research for my next book, I stumbled upon a wedding that took place at Schloss Bückeburg, between Princess Caroline Reuss of Greiz and Wilhelm Ernst, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Their wedding took place there as the young woman’s parents had passed and she was under the guardianship of her maternal uncle, Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, who happened [read more]