Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has been separated from Alexander Johannsmann for some time. The Danish Royal Court now confirms the pronunciation of the divorce. The niece of Queen Margrethe II and her ex-husband are parents of two children.
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Divorce of Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann
They were married civilly in 2010, then religiously in 2011. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann were treated to a fairytale wedding. Princess Nathalie, 47, is the sister of the current head of the German princely family of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She is also the daughter of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and the niece of two queens: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.
Princess Benedikte, second daughter of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid, had three children. Her son, Prince Gustav has just married his great love at the beginning of the summer, Princess Alexandra is already remarried. She was twice married to an earl and had two children with her first husband.
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Princess Nathalie, mother of Konstantin Johannsmann, 12, and Louisa Johannsmann, 7, is now officially divorced from the father of her children. Nathalie and Alexander already lived separately. Alexander was no longer present alongside Nathalie in the photos taken during the last family gatherings.
The Danish Royal Court confirmed the divorce on August 15, 2022 to Billed Bladet. “Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann have already agreed joint custody of their two children”, says the Court. Nathalie and Alexander show here that they want to continue to “to work closely together as parents, even after the divorce”.
Princess Nathalie, who like her brother and sister bears the predicate of Highness in Denmark, does not appear in the order of succession to the Danish throne because Princess Benedikte did not respect the rule imposed by her father concerning the education of his children. These grew up in the stronghold of Bad Berleburg, outside Danish territory.
Princess Nathalie is known for her brilliant equestrian career. In 2017, Princess Nathalie took over from German Rudolf Zeilinger as coach of the Danish national dressage team. Princess Benedikte’s daughter obtained this position after 15 years of personal experience as a rider in international dressage competitions, where she represented Denmark at 7 European Championships, three World Championships and two editions of the Games Olympics. She won team bronze at the 2008 Hong Kong Olympics with Anne van Olst and Andreas Helgstrand.