Wittekind, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
|His Serene Highness|
|The Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont|
|Tenure||30 November 1967 – present|
|Predecessor||Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont|
|Born||9 March 1936|
Countess Cecilie von Goëss-Saurau
|Wittekind Adolf Heinrich Georg-Wilhelm|
|House||Waldeck and Pyrmont|
|Father||Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont|
|Mother||Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg|
He was born in Arolsen the son of Hereditary Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife, Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg (1903–2001). The Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany, Adolf Hitler and the Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron; SS), Heinrich Himmler were his godfathers. Wittekind, who has served in the German Armed Forces and held the rank Lieutenant Colonel, succeeded as head of the House of Waldeck and Pyrmont on the death of his father on 30 November 1967. He lives with his family at Arolsen Castle.
Marriage and issue
Wittekind was married on 19 May 1988 in Frohnleiten to Countess Cecilie von Goëss-Saurau (b. 1956). They have three sons.
- Carl-Anton, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1991)
- Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1993)
- Prince Johannes of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1993)
- 9 August 2001: Federal Cross of Merit of Hesse.
- Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. "Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume I Europe & Latin America, 1977, p. 287. ISBN 0-85011-023-8
- Petropoulos, Jonathan (2006). Royals and the Reich: The Princes Von Hessen in Nazi Germany. Oxford University Press. pp. 265, 266. ISBN 0-19-516133-5.
- "Aufgeschlossen für Wald, Kultur, Sport und Tradition". Waldeckische Landeszeitung. 9 August 2001. Retrieved 21 March 2008.[dead link]
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