Marie Alix, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein

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Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe
Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Tenure 10 February 1965 – 30 September 1980
Born (1923-04-02) 2 April 1923 (age 97)
Bückeburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

(m. 1947; died 1980)

Issue Princess Marita, Baroness von Plotho
Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Alexander
Princess Ingeborg, Mrs. Broschek
House Lippe
Father Prince Stephan of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Duchess Ingeborg Alix of Oldenburg

Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe[1][2] (born 2 April 1923 at Bückeburg, Lower Saxony, Germany[1][2]) was the Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein and the mother of the current Head of the House of Oldenburg, Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. Marie Alix is the daughter of Prince Stephan Alexander Viktor of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Duchess Ingeborg Alix of Oldenburg.[1][2] Her paternal grandfather was Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and her maternal grandfather was Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg.

Marriage and issue

Marie Alix married Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, son of Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,[1][2] on 9 October 1947 in Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[1][2] Marie Alix and Peter had four children:[1][2]

  • Princess Marita of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (born 5 September 1948), married Baron Wilfred Eberhard Manfred von Plotho (born 10 August 1942 in Bliestorf, Germany) on 23 May 1975 in Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and had two children:
    • Baron Christoph von Plotho (born 14 March 1976 in Eckernförde, Germany)
    • Baroness Irina von Plotho (born 28 January 1978 in Eckernförde, Germany)
  • Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein (born 22 August 1949)
  • Prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (born 9 July 1953)
  • Princess Ingeborg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (born 9 July 1956), married Nikolaus Broschek (born 1942) on 1 June 1991. They have a son, Alexis, born 1995.

Titles and styles

  • 2 April 1923 – 9 October 1947: Her Serene Highness Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 9 October 1947 – 10 February 1965: Her Highness The Hereditary Princess of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 10 February 1965 – 30 September 1980: Her Highness The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 30 September 1980 – present: Her Highness The Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein