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Her Highness Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg welcomes you to the OSMTH website.

Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen, is the eldest daughter of the late Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and his wife, Duchess Anastasia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The House of Schleswig-Holstein is unique by virtue of its numerous junior lines that have occupied (and will be occupying) thrones besides that of the senior, ducal line, to which Princess Elisabeth belongs. Princess Elisabeth is the widow of Prince Ferdinand Heinrich of Ysenburg and Büdingen, and has two sons, Prince Johann Georg and Prince Ludwig.

In 1863, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg succeeded to the Danish throne –as King Christian IX. Also in 1863, King Christian IX’s younger son, Prince William became King of Greece, as King George I. Today, both King Constantine II of Greece and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark are members of the House of Schleswig Holstein. In the next generation, another European throne will be occupied by a Schleswig-Holstein prince. Though it is little realized, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain’s husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – born a Prince of Greece and Denmark – is also, paternally, a Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. So, in the next generation a Prince of Schleswig-Holstein will be King of Great Britain.

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